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Nostril (Definition)

Also called naris, is one of the 2 ...Read more


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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

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Why is the middle of my nostrils sore?

Why is the middle of my nostrils sore?

Possible vestibuliti: Some cases of sore nostrils can be related to a bacterial colonization around the entrance to the nose. This is often a staphylococcus problem. ...Read more

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Why is my nostril sore inside all the time?

Vestibulitis: We generally refer to this as vestibulitis. Most common cause is trauma to the tissues (picking your nose, wiping your nose with an abrasive paper towel, etc). If you get this, gently apply an antibacterial ointment (like bacitracin) to your nostrils several times a day and avoid trauma! if it does not get better in a few days, see your doctor to rule out other possible, serious problems! ...Read more

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My left nostril is hard and it's really sore, and it hurts to touch it.. Wht is this?

My left nostril is hard and it's really sore, and it hurts to touch it.. Wht is this?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a sore in my left nostril for the last 6 weeks that will not heal. Please help?

ENT doctor: An ENT doctor would be in a good position to do an exam and determine what treatments would be necessary. There is a wide range of causes for the symptoms you describe, some of which are more annoyances, and some of which are more serious conditions. ...Read more

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I've had a sore in one nostril for a little over a week due to dry air (i believe). What would you recommend to do to help it heal?

I've had a sore in one nostril for a little over a week due to dry air (i believe). What would you recommend to do to help it heal?

Very small amount of: Moisturizer. Let me emphasize, very small amount of moisturizer applied to the nostril at night. Do not use more than a trace as larger amount can get in the lungs and cause trouble. Try a humidifier, especially in your bedroom. ...Read more

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In both my nostrils on the lateral wall, not the divider wall. I have red lumps, one is sore because I keep picking at it. What are these?

Probable infection: The area described is probably ,in the skin portion of the nasal vestibule and is susceptible to pimples; Picking at these can aggravate them ...Read more

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Hi, I have the inner first part of one of my nostrils sore like the first layer of skin peeled. Can i put any ointment, as it's been a month now?

Olive oil: Not evidence based medicine, but it is very effective. You need to moisten the inside of my sore nostrils with an olive oil. Apply gently on a cotton swab before going to bed. ...Read more

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Gave up smoking 3 weeks ago now the inside of my nostrils are sore scant and dry. Is this due to quitting and what can I do and how long will it last?

Moisturizer: There are a variety of moisturizing agents you can use, including lubriderm, around the area of your upper lip and nostril. Increased humidification is important, particularly in winter when we are indoors with heating systems and very low humidity. If these do not help, would consult a dermatologist. Am not sure this is related to quitting, though. Congrats on a great decision - stay quit! ...Read more

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Inside of nostril is sore and I have a minor headache. What could be wrong?

Nasal soreness: Greetings. The inside our noses sometimes get inflamed and possibly infected with the staph bacteria that normall loves inside our nostrils. This is called nasal vestibulitis and may benefit from a topical application of an antibiotic ointment called mupiricin. This is an antibiotic that requires a prescription. See your ENT doctor for confirmation. ...Read more