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What causes scabs to form in my nose?

What causes scabs to form in my nose?

Dry: Most of the time, the nose is crusty because it is dry. See an ENT for exam. Simple measures to help include nasal saline mist or nasal gel. Other problems may be present that need attention, so see md. ...Read more

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Hard snot - scabs in nose - blood - only in mornings. What can cause this?

Hard snot - scabs in nose - blood - only in mornings. What can cause this?

Dry: Dry nasal passages. Low humidity. Picking nose. Certain drying meds (allergy). Diseases (Sjogren's). Try humidifier at home, increase water intake, apply petroleum jelly just inside nostrils, nasal lavage (from pharmacy).
If symptoms persist, see ENT doc. ...Read more

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I have a previously diagnosed cyst on my head. Recently scabs have developed around it and I'm not sure why. Is this cause for concern?

I have a previously diagnosed cyst on my head. Recently scabs have developed around it and I'm not sure why. Is this cause for concern?

Depends: It is likely a sebaceous or epidermal inclusion cyst. Such cysts can rupture into the tissue or to the outside. It the cyst gets infected it could lead to complications. Have you considered getting it removed. It could probably be removed under local anesthesia.
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What can cause scabs and sores in nostril?

What can cause scabs and sores in nostril?

Infection/dryness: This may be due to an infection in the nasal vestibule, where hair is located, or may also be due to dryness. Best to see your otolaryngologist fof exact diagnosis. ...Read more

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A week ago the inside of my nose on both sides seemed to get red/pink in the back. Now I have a small scab on the bottom, what could of cause this?

A week ago the inside of my nose on both sides seemed to get red/pink in the back. Now I have a small scab on the bottom, what could of cause this?

Nose scab: Sometimes when the inside of our nose gets dry, you can get some breakdown and cracks in the fragile skin - that can cause irritation, mild bleeding and scabbing. Picking, scratching or rubbing the inside of the nose can do the same. If it's persisting and the scab's not healing, make sure you see your doc! Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Scab in left nostril won't go away, 5 months now. Causes nose bleeding every few weeks. Cancer? If not, how can I remedy this? I am a Non smoker.

Scab in left nostril won't go away, 5 months now. Causes nose bleeding every few weeks. Cancer? If not, how can I remedy this? I am a Non smoker.

See ENT doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and your symptoms warrant evaluation by a physician. Five months is long enough to wait and watch, it is time to see an ENT doctor and if needed have the lesion removed. ...Read more

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Scabs up my nose, why?

Scabs up my nose, why?

Dryness, infection: It is very common for the front of the nose to be infected due to local irritation, nose blowing and dryness. Mucous will form in the nose which can lead to scabbing and irritation. You might want to try some Bacitracin ointment inside your nostrils several times a day. There is also a product called ponaris oil which is like chapstick for the nose. This can be very helpful as well. ...Read more

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When should my nose stop making large painful scabs after septoplasty. Almost 6 weeks out.

When should my nose stop making large painful scabs after septoplasty. Almost 6 weeks out.

Painful Scabs: To prevent scabs from forming which slow down the healing process, try using aquaphor ointment 2-4 times a day on the septoplasty. ...Read more

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Can vasoline help scabs inside my nose?

See your doctor: While vaseline can help soothe scabs in your nose, you may require an actual treatment in order to get rid of them. Many people carry staph aureus bacteria in their nose. Others carry the herpes virus in their nose. Your doctor can culture the affected area to help you treat the scabs more effectively. ...Read more

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Stuffy nose and scabs, how should I treat this?

See family doctor: See your family doctor to find out if there may be an infection (particularly staph aureus) and give you something to relieve your nasal obstruction. ...Read more

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Why does my nose feel like it has scabs up both of my nostrils all of the time?

Why does my nose feel like it has scabs up both of my nostrils all of the time?

Snot!: Elegantly described "crusting" is normal. Large amounts may indicate sinus infection or may be related to a deviated septum, hole in the septum, dehydration, etc. You may try vaseline in the nose and saline rinse / spray as simple over-the-counter treatment. ...Read more

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How do you deal with scabs in your nose that keep bleeding every time you blow your nose?

How do you deal with scabs in your nose that keep bleeding every time you blow your nose?

Gentle Care: The most frequent cause of nose bleeding is trauma. Avoid blowing too hard and absolutely no nose picking. The nasal mucosa is one cell layer thick and easily disrupted which exposes blood vessels and makes them likely to bleed. Use a saline spray several times per day to moisturize and aid in clearing your nose of mucus and mucus crusts. If no improvement, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Severe sinus pain with bad odor and large scabs when blowing nose. Any recommendations thankful.

Severe sinus pain with bad odor and large scabs when blowing nose. Any recommendations thankful.

Diagnosis: The best advice I can give you is to see an ENT specialist and have an appropriate diagnosis. The ENT specialist can document three things. 1.) a specific and proper diagnosis, 2.) perhaps a cat scan to document that diagnosis and 3.) appropriate medical or surgical treatment based on the diagnosis. Remember, always, diagnosis precedes treatment. ...Read more

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I keep getting scabs in my nose. Could this be due to allergies?

I keep getting scabs in my nose. Could this be due to allergies?

Scabs in nose: Scabs occur as the body tries to heal from an intense inflammatory response. While these are sometimes seen with allergies, they may be more common due to infection or trauma inside the lining of the nose. Rarely, scabs may signify an underlying autoimmune condition such as wegener’s granulomatosis where nasal blood vessels become chronically inflamed. A biopsy may be helpful to determine a cause. ...Read more

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