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I never get cold sores in my nose, but have blown my nose a lot and irritated it. 3 tiny scabs came that don't hurt to touch, could it be a cold sore?

I never get cold sores in my nose, but have blown my nose a lot and irritated it. 3 tiny scabs came that don't hurt to touch, could it be a cold sore?

Possibly: Possibly it could be an infection transmitted via contact but it could just be abrasion from multiple blowing the nose and wiping the nose. A medicated ointment would help. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Cold Sore (Definition)

Also referred to as fever blisters, cold sores are small, painful fluid-filled blisters that are usually found around the lips. Cold sores are generally caused by the herpes simplex virus 1 which is related to herpes simplex virus 2 that causes genital herpes. Cold sores are very contagious and can be spread by mouth to mouth contact. They can spread to the genitalia and cause genital ...Read more


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How to get rid of cold sores in your nose?

How to get rid of cold sores in your nose?

Cold sore: Although there is no cure for canker sores and they often recur, you may be able to reduce their frequency by: 1. Avoiding foods that irritate your mouth, including citrus fruits and acidic vegetables and spicy foods 2. Avoiding irritation from gum chewing 3. Brushing with a soft-bristled brush after meals and flossing daily, which will keep your mouth free of foods that might trigger a sore. ...Read more

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No fever but i feel fatigued, depressed, stuffed nose, eyes feel swollen, cold sores and unable to do much but sleep when i get home. Help!

No fever but i feel fatigued, depressed, stuffed nose, eyes feel swollen, cold sores and unable to do much but sleep when i get home. Help!

Flu Season: It is winter. It is the flu season. People are quite ill right now. If you are also depressed this will make the symptoms worse. ...Read more

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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! ...Read more

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Is there two types of cold sores and what is the difference with the one under the nose?

Let me explain: The virus that causes cold sores is known as the herpes simplex virus (hsv). There are two types of hsv, type i and type ii. Cold sores are usually caused by type i. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more