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What causes recurrent sore spots inside both nostrils when under stress?

What causes recurrent sore spots inside both nostrils when under stress?

Pimples or herpes: Yep. Either you pick your nose when you're stressed or you have a breakout of herpes. Try and get them looked at one time when they're in full bloom - should be easy to sort out. In the interim try not to get so stresses... ...Read more

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Is there any nasal preparation can be bought for sore scabs inside the nostrils?

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Is there any nasal preparation can be bought for sore scabs inside the nostrils?

Bacitracin ointment: You can use that for nasal vestibulitis twice a day for 10 days. See ENT doctor if sores persists. ...Read more

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Is antibiotic ointment safe to use on sore spot inside nostril?

Is antibiotic ointment safe to use on sore spot inside nostril?

Antibiotics: Many antibiotic ointments do not recommend their use intranasally. Some antibiotics can be, but it would be best to see your doctor to determine 1) if antibiotics are the best treatment for your problem and if so which one to use, 2) if not, what medicine is appropriate. ...Read more

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I have a horrible cold sore inside of my right nostril. I have also had right eye pain that has coincided with the cold sore. Related possibly?

I have a horrible cold sore inside of my right nostril. I have also had right eye pain that has coincided with the cold sore. Related possibly?

Cold sore: Nasal lesions and eye pain can be associated with viral diseases the most serious being Herpes Zoster or shingles. Cold sores can also cause this. Touching your cold sore before touching your eyes can cause eye infections. Herpes Simplex infections could also cause this. Serious eye infections eye damage can result. Seek immediate medical attention if you have redness or decreased vision. ...Read more

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Pins and needles on top lip also nose really sore inside the left nostril.. Any ideas or reasons for this?

Pins and needles on top lip also nose really sore inside the left nostril.. Any ideas or reasons for this?

Sounds Like:: It sounds like a herpes flare. I would get in to the doctor to get on medicine, to be tested for both herpes viruses and to begin to learn about this common problem. ...Read more

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Cold sore on top lip and inside nostril, sore gums and roof of mouth?

An outbreak. : Sounds like you have an outbreak of cold sores. They do come in numbers sometimes and the best thing do is go to your dentist or md and get a script for acyclovir. If you are prone to these outbreaks or even singular sores..Then have some of that drug on hand at all times. ...Read more

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My 3year old has a sore inside edge of his left nostril. He keeps picking at it and it bleeds. Not sure where its from. What can I do?

My 3year old has a sore inside edge of his left nostril. He keeps picking at it and it bleeds. Not sure where its from.  What can I do?

Impetigo: Impetigo is a common skin conditions in young children, and is usually caused by nose picking. Treatment consists of topical antibiotic ointment and rarely oral antibiotics. We recommend having your child seen by their doctor so that proper diagnosis and treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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Cold sore INSIDE nostril. How to treat??

Valacyclovir: Whether in a nostril or on lips or face, the standard recommendation for recurrent oral or facial herpes is valacyclovir (Valtrex®) 2 grams twice, 12 hours apart. Acyclovir also OK, but more doses. Do it ASAP; after 2-3 days, nothing will speed healing. If this is an atypical location for you, best to see doctor or clinic to confirm the diagnosis. But don't wait to treat; no harm if not herpes. ...Read more

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Have a sore inside nostril it's brown and it hurts could it be cancer?

Have a sore inside nostril it's brown and it hurts could it be cancer?

Nasal Sores: Sores in the nose can cause a discomfort and pain. They can be scaly, crusty and can bleed when picked at. Nasal sores can be caused due to bacteria, virus or due to other reasons. Nasal impetigo and herpes simplex virus are the the most common reason behind sores in nose. ...Read more