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Sore On The Inside Of Nostril
Assuming a cold sore that scabbed inside my nostril. Not oozing. Can I kiss and have sex with wife without her getting it? Thanks
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
Pins and needles on top lip also nose really sore inside the left nostril.. Any ideas or reasons for this?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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?
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
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
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
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