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Dr. William Lewis Dr. Lewis
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
47 years in practice
Jefferson Medical College of Thomas Jefferson University
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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.

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Dr. Stuart Erner Dr. Erner
Bariatrics
41 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Deborah Ungerleider Dr. Ungerleider
Pediatrics
32 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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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.

Dr. James Seward Dr. Seward
Dermatology
18 years in practice
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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.

Dr. Joseph Eastern Dr. Eastern
Dermatology
40 years in practice
UC San Francisco School of Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Michael Miller Dr. Miller
Wound care
32 years in practice
Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

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Dr. Ed Friedlander Dr. Friedlander
Pathology
40 years in practice
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Nayla Mumneh Dr. Mumneh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
25 years in practice
State University of New York Downstate Medical Center College of Medicine
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I have a dry horse cough, sores that won't heal, pain in breast, acid reflux badly, hard time swallowing head aches. What could this be?

I have a dry horse cough, sores that won't heal, pain in breast, acid reflux badly, hard time swallowing head aches. What could this be?

Reflux: First you need to stop smoking. Most of your symptoms are related to acid reflux, you can try an otc antacid, if it does not help you need to see your doctor.

Dr. Yun Tran Dr. Tran
Family Medicine
12 years in practice
University of Texas Southwestern Medical School at Dallas
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Dr. Neigatha Graney Dr. Graney
Pediatrics
33 years in practice
Wayne State University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Michael Tomeo Dr. Tomeo
Dermatology
34 years in practice
Temple University School of Medicine
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Dr. Heidi Fowler Dr. Fowler
Psychiatry
21 years in practice
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Robert Jackson Dr. Jackson
Dermatology
39 years in practice
Meharry Medical College School of Medicine
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Painful scabbing in nose that won't heal, the scabs are bloody?

Painful scabbing in nose that won't heal, the scabs are bloody?

See ent doc: You should see a ear nose and throat doctor because this could be caused by a cancer.

Dr. Franklyn Gergits Dr. Gergits
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
25 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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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.

Dr. David Astrachan Dr. Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. David Astrachan Dr. Astrachan
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
33 years in practice
Yale University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Robert Uyeda Dr. Uyeda
Surgery
41 years in practice
Boston University School of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Stephen Richards Dr. Richards
Obstetrics & Gynecology
38 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Michael Nordstrom Dr. Nordstrom
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
34 years in practice
University of Illinois College of Medicine
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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.

Dr. Steven Corben Dr. Corben
Dentistry - Cosmetic
36 years in practice
Tufts University School of Medicine
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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!

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