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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

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Stress (Definition)

Stress affects most people in some way. Acute (sudden, short-term) stress leads to rapid changes throughout the body. Almost all body systems (the heart and blood vessels, immune system, lungs, digestive system, sensory organs, and brain) gear up to meet perceived danger. These stress responses could prove beneficial in a critical, life-or-death situation. Over time, however, repeated stressful situations put a strain on the body that may contribute to physical and psychological problems. Chronic (long-term) stress can have real health consequences and should be addressed like any other health concern. Fortunately, research is showing that lifestyle changes and stress-reduction techniques can help people learn ...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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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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Help! could stress cause tender spot on scalp ?

Help! could stress cause tender spot on scalp ?

I don't know about: Having one specific tender spot. However, I have seen some people who have such severe tension headaches that their scalp muscles are sore to the touch. ...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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For the past few days, I've seen spots of blood when cleaning my nose, but only in one nostril.I don't have allergies, what is the cause and solution?

For the past few days, I've seen spots of blood when cleaning my nose, but only in one nostril.I don't have allergies, what is the cause and solution?

Nose: Usually its just dryness of the membranes of the nose. Drink lots of water, have a humidifier at night and use a saline nasal gel. Check it out with an ENT ...Read more

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I have a sore in my left nostril that looks white and hurts i also have blood in the left what could cause this I have had this for a few months?

Sore in nostril: It's hard to tell what caused it based on no much information provided. If it's been there for many months without improvement, you should see a doc locally. ...Read more

Nostril (Definition)

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