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Why Does My Nose Feel Like It Has Scabs Up Both Of My Nostrils All Of The Time
Over 2 months...yellow crusty scab forms in left nostril in same place all the time. When I pick it off, the odor is not pleasant. What is this?
Nasal vestibulitis: This can be a chronic condition caused by a low grade colonization of bacteria just under the mucus membrane of the nasal vestibule(nostril opening). Sometimes the hair follicles of the vestibule are infected. This can be aggravated by frequent plucking or trimming of nose hairs and picking at the scabbed area. See MD for help. Usually responds to nasal antibiotic ointment and an antibiotic. ...Read more
2 months ago I had a blister (I think) on the tip of my nose and inside nostril. The tip part cured, not the inside. Scabs/bleeds. What is it? Help
Sounds like: Some sort of infection, maybe viral. Infection in the nose can spread to brain, so you should see a doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more
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
Nose picking? : It is really unusual to have scabs in your nose without trauma. You can get nose bleeds with allergies or other reasons. Sometimes people get nose bleeds with blood disorders. You can also get nosebleeds with blood cancers like leukemia. If you don't pick your nose, you need an evaluation ...Read more
Have a scab in my nostril that tends to rip off when I blow my nose, rebuild, and repeat the cycle. What can I do to get this area to heal properly?
Have scabs and puss bumps in nostrils which are creating holes in nasal cavity what could this be?
Staph Infections: This is serious. I hope you are getting appropriate antibiotics and are taking them. There is no reason to wait. This can be very serious. ...Read more
Scab on inside of left nostril. Been there for a month. Causing swelling on the outside if my nose. Will normal cleaning and neosporin help it?
May be: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor as persistent of a scab for a month is not usual. ...Read more
I have a recurring scab inside my right nostril. Everytime I blow my nose it comes out, but then reappears. Not painful, but restricts airflow.?
Need to let it heal: What you have is an ulcer or sore that has to heal. As annoying as it maybe you need to get some cotton and cover it with bacitracin. Put that in your nostril and change it 3 times a day. In about 5 days your nose should be healed. The key is to avoid irritation and dryness. ...Read more
Gushing nosebleeds that last 20 mins or longer when I wash my face or shower & at random. I have had 7 in the past 3 days. No scabs visible in nostril?
I have a scrape/burn/scab from blowing my nose too much. Anything to make it heal fast or go away? Under nostrils. Could it look better in 5 days??
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
Have soreness redness some swelling on underside & tip of nose due to infection/pimple inside r nostril near edge. Some puss now scab. What do I do?
Herpes? Impetigo?: This could be a herpes outbreak (cold sore, fever blister). Or maybe impetigo, a superficial infection with strep or staph bacteria, either of which might need an antibiotic prescription. See a doctor ASAP for diagnosis and treatment, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis, and for effective treatment if it's herpes. ...Read more
Nose: It is difficult to say what is going on with your nose. I would suggest you go have it examined. It could be an infection, an ulcer, or just a dry spot. The treatments are very different. ...Read more
Keep it moist: A scab in the nostril often is from trauma and usually improves with moisturization, including saline spray or ointment. Occasionally, an antibiotic ointment is required. A scab with severe pain, swelling, or foul drainage can indicate an infection. If the scab fails to improve, medical consultation is recommended to evaluate anything more serious, such as a tumor, is causing the scab. ...Read more
Yellow scab in left nostril tomorrow will make a week it's been there! It don't seem like it's spreading, no pain now. Help please! I'm worried!
Every 24-48 hours the same scab forms inside my right nostril. I have to remove it or it cuts off my breathing. Why does it keep forming?
Gross alert! Right inside the wall of my nostril I get a yellow scab that always comes back I can feel it but no I'm not a picker?
ENT doctor can check: For a spot in the nostril that doesn't heal, people usually try otc neosporin cream (neomycin and polymyxin b). If that doesn't work, the primary care doctor may do a culture to see what bacteria are there, and may use prescription bactroban ointment. If it still doesn't heal or if it comes back, the ENT doctor can check it out to be sure it is not something really bad. ...Read more
Hi, I had a bad cold which left my nasal mucosa on one of my nostrils very sore and dry, the scab came off which left my nostril raw and there are lit?
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
5 weeks 2 days post op septoplasty/turbinate red is my nose supposed to still be creating scabs and feel tight and painful at times?
Possibly: Drying, crusting of mucous may all be normal if your nose is now more open and allowing dry, cold air and allergens in. Nasal saline can be a big help. However, there could also be delayed healing, infection or other issues. I would follow up with your surgeon for an exam. ...Read more
Hi, you need to see a dermatologist to make sure it's nothing serious,
Good luck. ...Read more
I have a rash or something in the back of my head what could it be?& there is a lum and it itches all the time. I think scabs or something comes off.
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