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How can I heal a sore in my nose?

How can I heal a sore in my nose?

Nasal sore: Hello, a sore inside your nose ay be related to a condition called nasal vestibulitis. This is usually caused by a staph bacteria. I usually prescribe an antibiotic ointment. Be careful with the otc ointments. See your doctor. I have seen nasal problems become much worse with the use of otc medications within the nasal amity. ...Read more

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I've had a sore in my nose for about two weeks. What should I do?

I've had a sore in my nose for about two weeks. What should I do?

Bactroban (mupirocin): Agree with not manipulating the sore. However, I recommend bactroban (mupirocin) or Mupirocin ointment which requires a prescription to make sure staph aureus is treated. ...Read more

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I have a very bumpy scratch/sore in my nose that is very painful and I have had it for a month now. It's getting deeper?

I have a very bumpy scratch/sore in my nose that is very painful and I have had it for a month now. It's getting deeper?

Ok here: Is what you need to do. Rinse your nose with warm water or saline solution. Dry with a q-tip and apply neosporin antibiotic ointment inside the affected nose 3-4 times per day for 7 days. Do not pick your nose! Let it heal and you will be good as new. You need to take allergy meds as indicated. ...Read more

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I have a sore in my nose that started out very small about 2 weeks ago. But now has gotten pretty large! Very concerned as to what it could be?

I have a sore in my nose that started out very small about 2 weeks ago. But now has gotten pretty large! Very concerned as to what it could be?

Sore in nose: Could be a staph infection. Start using antibiotic ointment on the sore and see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Wash your hands well, as the infection could spread.. ...Read more

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What can I put on a cold sore in my nose?

What can I put on a cold sore in my nose?

Nose sore: A small dab of oragel numbs the area. It is safe in nose. A tiny dab of neosporin with pain relief ointment helps. ...Read more

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I have had a sore in my nose for a few months that won't go away. It has a scab and sometimes bleeds. Do I need to see a doctor?

I have had a sore in my nose for a few months that won't go away. It has a scab and sometimes bleeds. Do I need to see a doctor?

Sores in the: Usually heals better when treated with antibiotic ointment. If impetigo is present, you will need a script from your doctor for bactroban (mupirocin) or Mupirocin ointment. Clean your nose with saline solution and keep it moist with aquaphor ointment, vaseline or a;d ointment. It will bleed everytime the scabs come off, the seal is gone. Go see your doctor if this does not help. ...Read more

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I get a yellow crusty sore in my nose frequently? Herpes?

I get a yellow crusty sore in my nose frequently? Herpes?

Or impetigo: Yellow crusty sores in the nasal area are usually impetigo (bacterial skin infection) - but if the sore is always in the exact same spot, and starts with painful blisters, it could be herpes simplex. There are treatments for both, so you should see your doctor or a dermatologist the next time it happens, get it cultured, and find out which it is. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a sore in my nose from blowing to much from allegies, how can I get rid of it please?

Ointment: A small amount of antibiotic ointment can help. Hydrocortisone can too. Saline irrigation of the nose can help the allergies quickly and cheaply. Other over the counter meds can help too: loratadine, cetirizine, fexofenadine (without sleepiness). Otherwise, see your doc. ...Read more

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Hi, I'm worried about syphillis. I had blood test after 4 weeks for syphillis which came back negative. But 6.5 weeks later noticed a sore in my nose.

Hi, I'm worried about syphillis. I had blood test after 4 weeks for syphillis which came back negative. But 6.5 weeks later noticed a sore in my nose.

Not syphilis: Syphilis is exceedingly unlikely, even if you were intimately exposed to a known infected person. I've never heard of a primary syphilis lesion involving the nose, and 6 weeks is too late; syphilis onset usually 10-20 days. To be even more certain, have another blood test now. The blood tests are conclusive anytime after six weeks. You can expect it to be negative. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have a cold sore in my nose or shingles?

How do I know if I have a cold sore in my nose or shingles?

Distribution.: Cold sores are typically a single blister, or a small solitary group of blisters. Shingles would usually extend from your nose along one cheek, and around to the back of the head. But not every case is typical, and there are other causes of sores in the nose, such as bacteria, traumatic injury, and various tumors. If the sore persists, let your doctor take a look and tell you exactly what it is. ...Read more

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I have 3 small lumps in my armpit x 4 months. It started with one lump and is now 4. I have also had a sore in my nose that goes & comes x3 months?

I have 3 small lumps in my armpit x 4 months. It started with one lump and is now 4. I have also had a sore in my nose that goes & comes x3 months?

Two issues: You should be seen by a doctor and both the nodes in your armpit and your breasts and surrounding areas examined carefully.

The nasal sore may be recurrent herpes simplex infection, but the same doctor could confirm this more easily with an exam of the lesions. ...Read more

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I had posted that I have a sore in my nose and the next day the nostril was swollen and very sore now teeth hurt I have an appt. Tomm is it ok to wait?

I had posted that I have a sore in my nose and the next day the nostril was swollen and very sore now teeth hurt I have an appt. Tomm is it ok to wait?

Swelling: It depends on the extent of your swelling. If you can see obvious swelling near your eye and the pain is coming from your canine, then it might be best to stop by the er. ...Read more

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I was sick a few months ago & developed a sore on the front upper inside of my nose that is painful and won't heal.

I was sick a few months ago & developed a sore on the front upper inside of my nose that is painful and won't heal.

Need nasal exam: A internasal sore that has been present for a few months and has not healed does want further investigation and I recommend finding an ENT provider to evaluate and examine the inside of your nose. ...Read more

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Well I have a sore nose, what do with it?

Possibilities: Possibilities include infection or irritation among others. Best to see otolaryngologist for an exam and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Are there any home remedies for a sore nose?

Are there any home remedies for a sore nose?

Sore from congestion: ? Neti pots can
reduce nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ tsp salt w 1 cup lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head ; pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly ; spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed ; again in A.M. You can watch a video online to get the finer details down. ...Read more

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I had my sphenoids out when I was a teen but IV been had problem with nose very sence, my nose is so sore I can't touch it, what can I use?

Nasal Pain: It is very difficult to diagnose your problem without examining your nose. Your nasal pain could be due to chronic sinusitis or possible obstructing nasal polyps, causing facial pain and pressure. I would suggest following up with a board certified otolaryngologist (ENT) to further evaluate your complaints. Good luck! ...Read more

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Sore under nose won't heal, parasites?

Parasites: Highly unlikely. See a doctor and have this diagnosed appropriately. Good luck. ...Read more

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I feel like there's a soreness/pain behind my nose and I didn't put anything up there. The pain is minor but I don't know what it is?

I feel like there's a soreness/pain behind my nose and I didn't put anything up there. The pain is minor but I don't know what it is?

You Mean in Nostril?: Soreness or pain in nostrils is usually caused by infection like Folliculitis
Have it checked by your Doctor as you may need topical Antibiotics and/or oral antibiotics ...Read more

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Is an open sore below nose herpes?

Is an open sore below nose herpes?

Need a visual: Hard to tell without seeing it. Advise a medical visit to ascertain and treat if necessary. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from swelling & soreness inside nose?

How can I get relief from swelling & soreness inside nose?

Otolaryngology visit: I would Imagine that you have allergies. Possibly a prescription for allergies will be helpful. I would advise a visit to a PCP. ...Read more

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I always have sore nose or aching in my nose, what should I need to do to avoid it?

I always have sore nose or aching in my nose, what should I need to do to avoid it?

Have it looked at: You may have some underlying nasal issues, and a good exam with a professional health care worker looking into the nostrils and giving you a good exam may diagnose some underlying issue that can be treated best. ...Read more

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What would cause your nose always to have dry blood in it all the time and be very sore?

What would cause your nose always to have dry blood in it all the time and be very sore?

Infection?: This may be from a sinus infection or just excessive dryness in the nasal septum. A nasal infection may also cause soreness especially if you are a booger-picker. ...Read more