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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 sore raised spot under my nostril. A clear fluid comes out and so has white stiff. How can I tell if staph infection. Fluid comes back quick?

I have a sore raised spot under my nostril. A clear fluid comes out and so has white stiff. How can I tell if staph infection. Fluid comes back quick?

Worsens: If infected with staph, then expect the spot to continue to grow and to become more painful. If it is not changing significantly and begins to improve within 2-3 days, will probably resolve. Sometimes a dab of neosporin or bacitracin ointment will help. Follow your instincts. ...Read more

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I've had a sore like spot on the bottom inside of my right nostril for over a year now, it seems to never heal. It scabs but doesn't totally heal why?

I've had a sore like spot on the bottom inside of my right nostril for over a year now, it seems to never heal. It scabs but doesn't totally heal why?

Ulcer: For a sore that is not healing, you need to see a dermatologist. It could be because the sure is being picked at or related to other causes that would need treatment. ...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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Why is the whole left side of my head numb? The soft spot in the back of my head is a little sore.

Why is the whole left side of my head numb? The soft spot in the back of my head is a little sore.

Numbness: Numbness is worrisome, especially unilateral (one sided) head numbness. You could be dealing with a nerve injury, spinal cord injury, herpes zoster, stroke, muscle tension, and even seizures. Honestly this type of problem requires an urgent medical evaluation. If you have not done so already seek medical attention right away. ...Read more

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The whole top left side of my head is numb why? The soft spot in the back of my head is a little sore.

Headaches: Your headaches could be coming from tension, dehydration, lack of sleep/poor sleep, skipping meals, stress, teeth grinding, sleep apnea/snoring, or chronic sinus problems among other things. See a doctor to get checked out so you can get som ehelp for your headaches. ...Read more

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Slammd crner of hatch door on top of head. I had a lg bump a day, sore to tch and tension hdache. Wk ltr, sore spot and hdache when spot tched.

Slammd crner of hatch door on top of head. I had a lg bump a day, sore to tch and tension hdache. Wk ltr, sore spot and hdache when spot tched.

Healing: Normally, the head bleeds easily and if it does not coe out with a cut will stay under the skin on the head. It is very sore but slowly goes away. At this point it is not serious just bothersome. It is healing so you do not need to worry. Warm showers over the head probably would help! ...Read more

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Hit my head very hard on a car trunk 5 hrs ago - no symptoms, but now have a sore spot on one side when I touch it & also hurts when I bend over. Ok?

Hit my head very hard on a car trunk 5 hrs ago - no symptoms, but now have a sore spot on one side when I touch it & also hurts when I bend over. Ok?

Contusion: Most likely. Put a cold pack on the sore spot so you don't get a lump, and don't take any aspirin (which can increase the bleeding). If you develop dizziness, nausea/vomiting, or difficulty concentrating be sure to see your doctor. Soreness should slowly resolve over the next few days. ...Read more

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Sore spots on my head, get shooting pains & then the spot is trender. Also hot to touch. There's 4 spots now. I've been stressed out. Fatal or tension?

Sore spots on my head, get shooting pains & then the spot is trender. Also hot to touch. There's 4 spots now. I've been stressed out. Fatal or tension?

Sore Spots in Head: Relax! Sore spots on your head are not fatal, but you need to make an appointment with your doctor to get a thorough evaluation and get to the root of the problem. Stress can cause a lot of physical signs and symptoms, and may well be underlying your problem, but it is always a good idea in these circumstances to consult your physician and get to the underlying cause. ...Read more

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Sore spot on the back of my head when I touch it, what can this be? Not a pimple, could it be a bot fly?

Lymph node: What you are feeling is likely to be a swollen lymph node. Lymph nodes generally drain areas of infection or inflammation. Check for infection else where ion your head. ...Read more

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I am almost 5 months post natal and have a sore area at the top of my head almost where you would find a babies soft spot. What could this be?

I am almost 5 months post natal and have a sore area at the top of my head almost where you would find a babies soft spot. What could this be?

Possibilities: Dermatology is pretty visual, so it's hard to know what is going on without seeing it. Tinea capitis (ringworm of the scalp) can present this way, as can an inflamed cyst, or even a localized bacterial infection (abscess or folliculitis). A dermatologist should be able to help sort this out either by close examination, culture, or perhaps skin biopsy. ...Read more

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Why do I get sore spots on my head when I have had my hair in a ponytail? My elastic band is lose and isn't always the same spot. They come and go

Why do I get sore spots on my head when I have had my hair in a ponytail? My elastic band is lose and isn't always the same spot. They come and go

Tension: The hair is being pulled back by the hairstyle causing low grade constant tension. This can lead to pain from the hair being pulled or from the muscles of the scalp spasming in response to the irritation. ...Read more

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When I stand up or bend down and pick my head up I get a throbbing sensation on the left side of my head and that spot is sore. What can it be? Serious?

When I stand up or bend down and pick my head up I get a throbbing sensation on the left side of my head and that spot is sore. What can it be? Serious?

It's hard to tell.: Get checked for hypertension, temporal arteritis/inflamed artery, migraine etc. Take care and God bless you!
http://www. Healthgrades. Com/symptoms/throbbing-headache ...Read more

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Red sore spot on tip of my nose, is this something to worry about?

Red sore spot on tip of my nose, is this something to worry about?

Keep a close: Watch on it to ensure that it doesn't develop into an infection. The area you describe is located in the "triangle of death" which means that this is a dangerous area to have an infection. If it is not resolving please have it evaluated by a dermatologist. Take care. ...Read more

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Hit my head on a door knob when going to stand up. Hit it really hard, have a sore spot on forehead and my neck is stiff. What should I do?

Ice it: Sounds like you have a bruise to your face. Assuming no vomiting, double vision or confusion/loss of consciousness, you should be fine. Apply ice for 15 minute periods. ...Read more

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My son says he has sore spots on his head. It's always random, never in the same spot. He says they feel like bruises but never had any injury.

My son says he has sore spots on his head. It's always random, never in the same spot. He says they feel like bruises but never had any injury.

Exam: Take a look at the area or areas in question. Is there hair loss in the area? Is the hair loss smooth, or are there differing areas of hair growth. Is there redness and swelling? Any notable bruises? What colors? You might submit photos for a prime consult we can help you figure it out! ...Read more

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Had a sore spot on the top of my head fot almost a month now. Sumtimes it causes pain in that area of my head too. Mild pain.

Had a sore spot on the top of my head fot almost a month now. Sumtimes it causes pain in that area of my head too. Mild pain.

Exam: More history and an exam are needed to begin to help you properly with this problem. Was there any trauma? Do you have any other signs and symptoms of an illness such as appetite loss, weakness, dizziness, etc. Trauma or a tumor should be considered as part of a differential diagnosis. So please go to a clinic as soon as possible where a complete history and exam should be done! ...Read more

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I have a small white raised spot on the head of my penis. Its not itchy or sore. What coukd it be?

I have a small white raised spot on the head of my penis. Its not itchy or sore. What coukd it be?

A wart?: Particularly if you mean the skin tone referred to as "white, " but may be even if looking like snow-white. No pain/itch can go with that as well. Should get it checked in case you are at risk of sharing it, or if anything else may have been shared with you! (be safe, use condoms!). ...Read more

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Soft, tender, sore spot on top/back of head. Feels squishy and tender when I touch it. Also having bad headaches. No trauma.?

Soft, tender, sore spot on top/back of head. Feels squishy and tender when I touch it. Also having bad headaches. No trauma.?

Sebaceous cyst: Is a likely diagnosis. These occur often on the scalp. The headaches may be related. Another possibility is a lipoma; both of them require surgery to remove. See a doctor ASAP, the problem will only get worse. ...Read more

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I've had a black spot on my gum for about 6 months and now it is getting a very small sore about the size of a pin head on it is it cancer?

I've had a black spot on my gum for about 6 months and now it is getting a very small sore about the size of a pin head on it is it cancer?

Show it to a Dr: Any black spot that is changing in color or growing in size needs to be checked by a medical or a dental professional (in your case). There is a small but real chance that it could turn into a melanoma, a type of Cancer. So get it checked...you may need a biopsy done if it is growing in size or dimensions. ...Read more

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I've had a mark just below my eye for around 4 to 5 months now. It looks like I've popped a spot as its always red but has no head and its not sore?

Skin lesion: May be a common skin disorder. Please see an ophthalmologist or dermatologist or ophthalmologist this week for a diagnosis. ...Read more

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I had pituitary tumor removal on 3/3. I home recovering, but still feel like my head have some kind of nerve thing going on, soreness and numb in spot?

I had pituitary tumor removal on 3/3. I home recovering, but still feel like my head have some kind of nerve thing going on, soreness and numb in spot?

Need more info: Really need more information such as location of the abnormality, its character and what type of surgery that you had to provide you with a more meaningful answer. ...Read more

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There is a tender spot on the left side of my head that is a bit sore when touched. Is it serious? What causes it?

There is a tender spot on the left side of my head that is a bit sore when touched. Is it serious? What causes it?

Not serious: You can get inflammation in the muscles or superficial nerves in the scalp. It may even be a bruise from pulling your hair back or wearing a ball cap. Take some Motrin and put some ice on it ...Read more

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I have a sore spot middle left side. It only hurts when I comb or touch my head there. Its been hurting right there for six months or more. What is wrong?

I have a sore spot middle left side. It only hurts when I comb or touch my head there. Its been hurting right there for six months or more. What is wrong?

Need exam: You may have a small skin lesion there. Have your primary care doctor take a good look at the scalp. No hurry - next available appointment should be fine. Hope this helps! ...Read more