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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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Nasal (Definition)

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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

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

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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 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?

See a dermatologist: you might have a bacterial infection and need a topical antibiotic called Mupirocin.this only has to be used for a few days before it solved the problem ...Read more

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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.?

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.?

Nasal scab: Do you have a deviated septum or septal perforation? Do you use oxygen with a nasal cannula or a CPAP machine? These can lead to localized drying of mucus in an area of turbulent air flow. Humidify the oxygen/ air. Use saline gel or saline spray regularly. Your regular doctor or ENT can confirm septal deviation. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Is there any nasal preparation can be bought for sore scabs inside the nostrils?

Is there any nasal preparation can be bought for sore scabs inside the nostrils?

Bacitracin ointment: You can use that for nasal vestibulitis twice a day for 10 days. See ENT doctor if sores persists. ...Read more

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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? ?

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? ?

Nasal scab: Localized skin infection. You can try applying antibiotic lotion or ointment, small amount three times per day. Neosporin is one brand name. Use sparingly so excess does not get up into nostrils. ...Read more

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Have scabs and puss bumps in nostrils which are creating holes in nasal cavity what could this be?

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

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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?

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

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I breathe through one nose most of the time.Air goes through both but one nostril takes most of it in and the other one takes a little. Normal?

I breathe through one nose most of the time.Air goes through both but one nostril takes most of it in and the other one takes a little. Normal?

Not normal.: It seems that you have the nose septum deviated. Or have some tissue growth on the side of the problem . Some over the counter medications will help with the symptoms, but if it's really bad, or worsens, you should see an specialist ;ent doctor (ear nose and throat). ...Read more

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Nostril (Definition)

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