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Is having somethng like cold sores in the nostrils a bad sign?

Is having somethng like cold sores in the nostrils a bad sign?

No: Herpes simplex lesions can reoccur at any mucous membrane junction with skin. Lips and nostrils are the most common sites. It's just random where (or if) yours show up. ...Read more

Nostril (Definition)

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


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Always have white hard bumps on septum with recurrent sores that are painful. Both nostrils, though left is worse. What could this be?

Always have white hard bumps on septum with recurrent sores that are painful. Both nostrils, though left is worse. What could this be?

Sores in Nose: The white hard bumps could be milia which are superficial cysts under the skin. Sores in the nose are usually caused be a bacteria called staph. Prescription topical Mupirocin applied inside the nose is helpful for this skin condition. ...Read more

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One of my nostrils continuously gets blocked with thin bloody sores which I have to pick to be breathe comfortably. How can I make the sores go away?

One of my nostrils continuously gets blocked with thin bloody sores which I have to pick to be breathe comfortably.  How can I make the sores go away?

Sores in the nose: You need to apply topical antibiotic ointment into your nostrils four times per day to heal the wounds inside. If you suffer from allergies, i would recommend taking some allergy medicines and nasal spray to feel better. If no better, consult with your physician. ...Read more

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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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What causes sores in my nostrils. It's like something is eating away the skin in my nose. Help! ?

What causes sores in my nostrils.  It's like something is eating away the skin in my nose.  Help! ?

Be Seen!: You need a thorough physical exam by an ent. It might be something simple as a cellulitis or a complicated as an aggressive lymphoma which can cause destruction of the septum. But only a physical exam and biopsy( if necessary) will determine the cause of your symptoms. While you are waiting to be seen start with applying neosporin to your nose three times a day. But please be seen. ...Read more

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My husband has 2 large sores each one is on the center wall of the nostrils. They are red & have a yellowish pus like bumps. It has a slight crust.

Could be: bacterial or viral infection. Anything on the nose could spread directly to brain, so he needs immediate medical attention. Get him to a doctor asap. ...Read more

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...Nostril sores. My nephew was at the hospital for something called mars. I looked it up but all i found was mrsa. I hope i don't have either. Do i?

Possibly: Nasal sores sounds like nasal colonization and infection with staphylococcus aureus. This could be methicillin sensitive mssa or methicillin resistant mrsa. A nasal culture would confirm the diagnosis and the exact organism. It could be treated with intranasal bactroban(mupirocin) ointment and hibiclens soap showers and shampoos. If this doesn't work there are oral antibiotics that can be used. ...Read more

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My cold sores got worse. They appear every month in small amounts either in my nostrils or lip. What should I do? I apply acyclovir

My cold sores got worse. They appear every month in small amounts either in my nostrils or lip. What should I do?  I apply acyclovir

See a Derm: There is actually a very effective oral medicine that you can take. The dosage varies based on the number of outbreaks, either just when you feel one coming on or daily suppression. This would be something you could discuss. ...Read more

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Foul smell in nose, sores through both nostrils with light bleeding and pus. Strong Antibiotic cleas it but it comes back. What could this be? 1yr+now

Foul smell in nose, sores through both nostrils with light bleeding and pus. Strong Antibiotic cleas it but it comes back. What could this be? 1yr+now

Chronic sinusitis: Requires ENT evaluation. You may have sinus abscesses or infected, degenerating nasal polyps. You will need sinus cultures and fiberoptic nasal exam. ...Read more

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Could this be nasal cancer? Blister or crusty sores inside nostril every few weeks.

Could this be nasal cancer? Blister or crusty sores inside nostril every few weeks.

Auto-immune: An autoimmune disorder affecting the nasal mucos is more likely than cancer. You are urged to see your doctor to get an evaluation and forestall complications. ...Read more

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Is there a way to differentiate between a cold sore or impetigo inside nose? Get occasional cold sores on outer edge of nostril. Dangerous to brain?

Is there a way to differentiate between a cold sore or impetigo inside nose? Get occasional cold sores on outer edge of nostril. Dangerous to brain?

With impetigo: You get honey crusting sores and very contagious. Best treated with bactroban (mupirocin) / Mupirocin ointment. Need to heal the mucosa to stop the sores completely. ...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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Massive outbreak of cold sores on top lip and nostril. Sore tongue, sore gums and sore throat?

Massive outbreak of cold sores on top lip and nostril. Sore tongue, sore gums and sore throat?

First episode?: This sounds like primary herpes simplex gingivostomatitis. Untreated it may last 3 weeks but Acyclovir (zovirax) or valayclovir (valtrex) should lessen it substantially. Hope you feel better. ...Read more

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How to prevent collapsing nostrils?

Get evaluated. : There are many causes for nasal collapse such as trauma, congenital, and post surgical. You should be evaluated by a experienced rhinoplasty surgeon. There is nothing that you can do except protecting your nose from injury. ...Read more

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Why do newborns flare there nostrils?

Opens airway...: ...Wider so that breathing is easier. This can sometimes be a sign of respiratory distress. ...Read more

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Help, I can't breathe through nostrils?

Nasal obstruction: Greetings. Nasal blockage that comes on suddenly (as I suspect in your case) is usually a result of allergies or possibly a virus. Recommendation would be to consider Afrin nasal spray as directed for no longer than 5 consecutive days. This should help to resolve your blockage. If this doesn't resolve this problem, then see your ENT doctor. ...Read more

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How to get rid of dry flakes in nostrils?

How to get rid of dry flakes in nostrils?

Check out this link: Take care! http://www.Livestrong.Com/article/299046-extremely-dry-nose/#page=1.

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How can I prevent collapsing nostrils etc?

How can I prevent collapsing nostrils etc?

Nostril collapse: Nostril collapse is most often secondary to over resection of cartilage during surgery. If this is what you are experiencing, additional nasal reconstruction can help you. ...Read more

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How do I breathe properly with both nostrils?

In and out...: if you're not able to breathe in and out successfully without effort seek specialist care or referral to a specialist (an ENT)

we can evaluate you for deviated septums, seasonal or nonseasonal allergies, polyps, turbinate hyerptrophy, traumatic issues, internal or external nasal valve collapse....and/or other things that may be causing issues

some have medical fixes, some surgical ...Read more

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What are mast cells in nostrils is that a tumor?

No: Mast cells one of the normal cell types in nearly all tissue, usually around blood vessels. ...Read more

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What to do about bloody snot from only one nostril?

What to do about bloody snot from only one nostril?

Nose: Usually from dryness so hydration, humidifier at night, no nose picking and a saline nasal gel may help. Check it out with an ENT ...Read more

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When I breathe the air feels cold in my nostrils. Why?

Evaporative cooling: wind over water causes evaporation which produces cooling. If your nose is very dry the effect is lessened. ...Read more

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Why is my left nostril half blocked? I need some advice.

Deviated septum: There are several possibilities. You could have a deviated cartilaginous septum, or a hypertrophic inferior turbinate, a large nasal polyp or some other mechanical mass. Consult an ENT doctor for a specific diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is there relationship between acidity and pluffy nostrils?

Yes: Patients with acid reflux have a much higher incidence of nasal congestion and post nasal drainage than those who don't. Most patients with both reflux and these symptoms will improve on antacids. Putting saline into distal esophagus does nothing to nose but installing acid makes the nose congested so there is a relationship. Consider bid antacid trial for at least a month as test. ...Read more