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Small red dot on my nose, not a pimple, been there for 5 months. How do I get rid of it?

Small red dot on my nose, not a pimple, been there for 5 months. How do I get rid of it?

See ENT or Derm Dr.: An ENT doctor or dermatologist would be in a position to do a formal evaluation to determine the cause of the red dot on your nose and determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Small red dot on nose painful to touch not a pimple?

Small red dot on nose painful to touch not a pimple?

Why not a pimple?: It sounds like a skin infection. Whether or not its a "pimple" treat it the same. Wash with soap, hot compresses and don't pick at it. If its not better in a day or so consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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Slight very small red dot on the tip of my nose. How do I get rid of?

Slight very small red dot on the tip of my nose.  How do I get rid of?

That depends: On the diagnosis of what the lesion/ "small red dot" is. Lesions, especially on sun exposed areas like the nose, are important to get looked at by a trained health care provider. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a blocked nose and a cough and slightly stiff muscles, I feel well enough to do basic things like watch tv and eat but not much else. However I have now found that I have a small red dot on my arm and am scared of meningitis.

I have a blocked nose and a cough and slightly stiff muscles, I feel well enough to do basic things like watch tv and eat but not much else. However I have now found that I have a small red dot on my arm and am scared of meningitis.

You flunked the quiz: Sounds like you haven't bothered to find out what the symptoms of meningitis are. I fail to see what the red dot has to do with it. Do you have a fever, headache or stiff neck? If not, you don't have meningitis. I hope you were better at doing your homework in school than this. In any case, you can relax. You don't have Ebola or anything; at least not so far. ...Read more

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I have a small lump like feeling under my nose and it hurts very badly. All you can see in a mirror is redness. And its right under my nose opening.

I have a small lump like feeling under my nose and it hurts very badly. All you can see in a mirror is redness. And its right under my nose opening.

Likely Staph: It sounds like possibly superficial infection of skin. If there is crusting or and drainage, antibiotics will help. Usually, any antibiotics that cover Staph infection and topical mupirocin cream will probably help. ...Read more

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How to cure small wound inside the nose?Accidentally had it when cleaning.It has few red when using tissue.

How to cure small wound inside the nose?Accidentally had it when cleaning.It has few red when using tissue.

Topical antibiotic: Can put small amount of antibiotic ointment on cotton tip swab and rub gently inside nostril 2-3 times /day to moisturize and protect it--should improve in few days. If persists, see your dr for exam and possible ENT referral. ...Read more

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My friend told me that she has a small painful and quite large red bump under her nose on the right side. She doesn't know what it is and is scared.

My friend told me that she has a small painful and quite large red bump under her nose on the right side. She doesn't know what it is and is scared.

See a physician: She should see an emergency physician if situation getting worse, or be seen by an ear nose throat doctor to evaluate the area. May be something simple, but may require antibiotic therapy and drainage if infected. Do not delay in being seen by a doctor, as this can be a danger area for infection. ...Read more