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Why do I have sores in my nose that won't heal?

Why do I have sores in my nose that won't heal?

NEED FOR EXAM: May be due to an infection, but as they are not healing, should see an otolaryngologist fof exam and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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I have sores in my nose that won't heal. I thought maybe its from the dry air, but its going on now for a month what can I use to heal them?

I have sores in my nose that won't heal. I thought maybe its from the dry air, but its going on now for a month what can I use to heal them?

Rx nasal sores: You could try otc antibiotic ointment which could be applied 3 times daily but i'd recommend getting a checkup so that the sores can be visualized to rule out anything more serious than a simple nasal excoriation or abrasion. ...Read more

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I have sores all over my nose. They are red and nasty looking. They are from me squeezing blackheads on my nose. What do I do to heal them? & quickly?

I have sores all over my nose. They are red and nasty looking. They are from me squeezing blackheads on my nose. What do I do to heal them? & quickly?

See your doctor.: You may have impetigo, a bacterial skin infection. If so, you may need antibiotics orally or topically. The only way to know is to have it looked at by a medical professional. ...Read more

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I wear a c-pape machine and sometimes I get a sore on one or both sides of my mouth and my mask just covers my nose and my nose and my nose get dry like a plastic coating around my nostrils. What can I buy to help heal the sores and make my nose stop hurti

I wear a c-pape machine and sometimes I get a sore on one or both sides of my mouth and my mask just covers my nose and my nose and my nose get dry like a plastic coating around my nostrils. What can I buy to help heal the sores and make my nose stop hurti

This: This is a common problem I see with patients who use a c-pap. The proper treatment depends a bit on the exact location and clinical observation so I would recommend you consult a dermatologist. Sometimes I recommend Hydrocortisone cream with a thin layer of zinc oxide paste over that to help reduce inflammation and irritation. Other cases, just a little bit of vaseline. I hope that helps. ...Read more

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I have sores and scabs on the back of my head that are taking a while to heal?

I have sores and scabs on the back of my head that are taking a while to heal?

Acne keloidalis: If the "sores and scabs" are bumps arising from hair follicles, and possibly coalescing into each other, you may have something called acne keloidalis nuchae. (sounds fatal, I know, but it's more of a nuisance than anything, although it can cause hair loss.) if it's not going away, you really should see your doctor or a dermatologist for treatment. ...Read more

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I feel constantly tired & have sores on my head, back, arms that won't heal. Still have 2 huge sores on my arm from mosquito bites that I got in june.

I feel constantly tired & have sores on my head, back, arms that won't heal. Still have 2 huge sores on my arm from mosquito bites that I got in june.

Simply Complex: There are many factors that allow our bodies to heal and most people should heal any open wounds quickly. When a wound fails to heal, there can be many causes ranging from using medications that prevent healing to other factors such as poor nutrition, circulation, ongoing stress, pressure on the site, etc. A woundcare specialist is trained to look at the many factors and get you healed. ...Read more

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I'm constantly tired with achy joints. I have sores on my back, head & arms that won"t heal.

I'm constantly tired with achy joints. I have sores on my back, head & arms that won"t heal.

Get seen: By somebody competent. I'm not going to sugar-coat it. You have one of the vasculitis syndromes until proven otherwise. Even if not, chances are that you are seriously sick. Don't settle until you get a definitive diagnosis. Three of several possibilities are wegener's, churg-strauss and rheumatoid arthritis. Trusting also you do not have endocarditis or tb. ...Read more

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Sores (red&scabby) on head/scalp from dandruff/pimples. Cant stop picking them. How do I stop so they can heal?

Sores (red&scabby) on head/scalp from dandruff/pimples. Cant stop picking them. How do I stop so they can heal?

See Your Doctor Now: Chronic scalp sores that wax & wane suggest possible Tinea Capitis (aka ringworm); a fungal skin infection. Does NOT involve worms as name implies. Causes flaky, itchy scalp plaques in mild cases; can progress to scalp sores, blisters, hair loss. Is contagious; requires oral anti-fungal therapy. Do not pick sores, can lead to bacterial infection. See doctor now for prompt diagnosis & treatment. ...Read more

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Spot on side of nose that won't heal, should I be concerned?

Spot on side of nose that won't heal, should I be concerned?

Can't state since: There is little info here. The prudent approach would be dermatological evaluation. ...Read more

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Always getting sores in my nose, what are these?

Always getting sores in my nose, what are these?

Intranasal sores: Hello, these sores in your nasal cavity might be staph induced nasal vestibulitis. See your ENT doctor. This can be treated with a topical antibiotic ointment which may cure these sores. ...Read more

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What is causing scabbing sores in my nose?

What is causing scabbing sores in my nose?

Staph: Probably a superficial staph infection. I would try some Bacitracin ointment inside your nostril several times today and see if that makes it better. If not you may want to see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have llittle white sores in my nose that burn?

Maybe folliculitis: Sometimes the hair follicles inside the nose can become infected and irritated leading to a condition known as "folliculitis ". An antibiotic ointment like Bacitracin can often be of benefit applied with a clean finger several times a day. If this does not help you need to see an ENT doctor for a more careful examination. ...Read more

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Starting getting sores in my nose that is painful and bleeds when I clean my nose?

Starting getting sores in my nose that is painful and bleeds when I clean my nose?

You must see: A doctor for infections inside the nose, because it can lead to cavernous sinus thrombosis, which can lead to serious problems. You probably need to be on antibiotics. See your doctor for exam. ...Read more

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My bf hAs herpes, I went down on him several times and started gettin sores in my nose, thoyght it was something elsr, its not. Its herpes, now what?

My bf hAs herpes, I went down on him several times and started gettin sores in my nose, thoyght it was something elsr, its not. Its herpes, now what?

Herpes: If you have been diagnosed with herpes then there is a good chance you will get recurrent lesions. There are antiviral medications that you can take to suppress the number of episodes. ...Read more

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Nose that won't seem to heal for years. What would be a good home remedy to stop the nasal bleeding?

Moisturization: A dry irritated nasal lining can be painful, result in stuffiness and bleed. This is generally more common during the dry winter months, assuming you live in an area where it gets cold and dry. You can use vaseline in small amounts, ayr saline gel or ponaris nasal emollient (you may have trouble finding it but ask your pharmacist)all intranasally. If no better, see an ENT doctor. ...Read more

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I have had cold sores in my nose for 8 weeks now and it hasn't cleared up and every time I blow my nose clumps of blood is coming out what can I do?

I have had cold sores in my nose for 8 weeks now and it hasn't cleared up and every time I blow my nose clumps of blood is coming out what can I do?

Malignancy: Viruses, cysts, malignancy and the like can cause raw areas on the skin or inside your nose as described. Sniffing illicit drugs and/or the like can also cause similar symptoms. Please call you physician or ear/nose specialist as soon as possible to diagnose your problem! ...Read more

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I never get cold sores in my nose, but have blown my nose a lot and irritated it. 3 tiny scabs came that don't hurt to touch, could it be a cold sore?

I never get cold sores in my nose, but have blown my nose a lot and irritated it. 3 tiny scabs came that don't hurt to touch, could it be a cold sore?

Possibly: Possibly it could be an infection transmitted via contact but it could just be abrasion from multiple blowing the nose and wiping the nose. A medicated ointment would help. ...Read more

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I get kanker sores in my nose alot. And huge ones in my mouth. How can I avoid them? Especially the ones in my nose?

I get kanker sores in my nose alot. And huge ones in my mouth. How can I avoid them? Especially the ones in my nose?

Laser: We use dental lasers in my office to treat apthous ulcers (canker sore). We have been finding that they never reoccur in the same spot again after laser treatment. Find a dentist with a laser. ...Read more

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Sores in my nose. Could be herpes? I have blood clots in my nose as well. Been there for a month

Sores in my nose. Could be herpes? I have blood clots in my nose as well. Been there for a month

Possibly: You need to see a doctor for diagnosis and treatment. Nasal bleeding is common at this time of year due to the dryness of the air. Infections with bacteria, virus or fungus is also possible. You need to rule out a tumor as well for the source of bleeding. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Sores in my nose, severe gastrointestinal upest and occasional joint swelling and pain. Thoughts?

Sores in my nose, severe gastrointestinal upest and occasional joint swelling and pain. Thoughts?

Many possibilities: Many possibilities including inflammatory bowe disease, behcet syndrome, sjogren's syndrome, lupus. Needs rheumatologic eval. ...Read more

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What could be causing my tight chest? I have sores in my nose I'm wondering weather an infection could have spread to my chest. Maybe respiratory

Need to see Doc.: Chest tightness may suggest bronchial asthma, chronic sinus infection, polyps etc/ certainly a viral infection that spreads to the lung can cause chest tightness and wheezing. Respiratory evaluation, exam and spirometry is necessary. Saline nasal lavage and bronchodilators prescribed by your doc may help. ...Read more

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I've been told that sores in my nose could be staph I also seem to have a a lot of flem at times and what seems to be dry mucas at the top of my nose. I also can be a bit wheezy do you think it could have spread? I have a couple of enlarged lymph nodes

Need to see Doc.: Nose sores could be from infecctions, some people are carriers of mrsa (staph) and this may need to be eradicated. Dry mucus may be another reason. Need to use saline nasal lavage and avoid irritation of nasal passages.
Wheezing may suggest that you have allergic rhinitis together with bronchial asthma. Lymph nodes depending on its location are also of concern, that's why you need allergist/lung sp. ...Read more

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I have sores in my nose could this cause enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and collar bone?

I have sores in my nose could this cause enlarged lymph nodes in my neck and collar bone?

Yes, but...: Sores in your nose can make your neck lymph nodes enlarged. But the lymph nodes above your collarbone are less likely to be enlarged from sores in your nose. These lymph nodes can be enlarged from something going on in your lungs, chest wall, thyroid, or mouth. Cancer of the lymph nodes (lymphoma) makes them rubbery and swollen but not painful. If these don't get better soon, see a doctor! ...Read more

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Burst nose vessel won't heal?

Nose bleed: If the bleeding is from ulceration make sure it not infected with resistant bugs, have it cultured and get treatment. If is really from blood vessel, rule out blood pressure problem, bleeding problems, it may need to be cauterized, you should see an ENT surgeon ...Read more