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Why has my nose turned purplish and big? Wc fields like.

Why has my nose turned purplish and big? Wc fields like.

Rhinophyma?: The "wc fields nose" is the lay term for rhinophyma, which is thought to be due to untreated rosacea. It was thought at one time that this appearance was associated with excess alcohol consumption, but this is not true. The skin of the nose becomes very thick and inflamed. This can be rather effectively treated surgically. ...Read more

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I got a purple spot on my nose, it doesn't hurt. It's smooth when i feel it. What could it be?

I got a purple spot on my nose, it doesn't hurt. It's smooth when i feel it. What could it be?

Vascularmalformation: Possibly a tangle of blood vessels. Hemangioma. It should b checked out however, since it could remotely be a malignancy like melanoma. ...Read more

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I washed my nose with a facial rock then it peel off my skin and dry it off now it's heeling but I have purple/dark spots on my nose what should I do?

I washed my nose with a facial rock then it peel off my skin and dry it off now it's heeling but I have purple/dark spots on my nose what should I do?

Wait for 2-4 weeks: Most facial peels take 2-4 weeks for primary healing and another 4-6 weeks for complete healing. The purplish spots are usually benign or indicate blood near the surface. Occasionally they can be more significant indicating conditions like rosacea or skin cancer. Wait at least 4 weeks, but preferably 10 weeks from the peel. If still visible, then see a skin doctor ...Read more

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What could make the end of my nose turn purple like a bruise? It doesn't hurt& spot is flat but the whole tip of my nose is swollen a bruise No trauma

What could make the end of my nose turn purple like a bruise? It doesn't hurt& spot is flat but the whole tip of my nose is swollen a bruise No trauma

Purpura: Hello, a non tender bruise may be due to trauma, or in the absence of any, a possible burst blood vessel due to infection or trauma that you may not have noticed. I'd try icing the tip of your nose for a few days with otc anti-inflammatory medications. If no change, check with your primary doctor for a further evaluation ...Read more

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I was picking at my nose. And made it bleed. Now it's a sore bruise-like red/purple mark on the side of my nose and how do I make it go away?

I was picking at my nose. And made it bleed. Now it's a sore bruise-like red/purple mark on the side of my nose and how do I make it go away?

Do not pick: your nose. May use a moistened tissue paper to remove dried up snort. It will resolve, however if pain or drainage occurs see a doctor as antibiotics will be indicated in such cases ...Read more

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I have a runny nose; headache, my anus area is like a purple swollen color. Loss of appetite. Any ideas ?

I have a runny nose; headache, my anus area is like a purple swollen color. Loss of appetite. Any ideas ?

Maybe not related...: ...but you sound appropriately concerned. Please seek medical evaluation for clarity of diagnosis so treatment can be targeted to your problem(s). ...Read more

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Have little red/purple lines running all through my nose. How can I get rid of them?

Rosacea?: Sounds like you have a form of roseaca. Take to a dermatologist to establish a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Across my cheeks and nose will turn red almost a sunburn look, sometimes almost purple then after a few days will peel, any thoughts?

Across my cheeks and nose will turn red almost a sunburn look, sometimes almost purple then after a few days will peel, any thoughts?

See a doctor: There are several medical conditions that can cause this. Have your doctor take a look at you and examine you when you are symptomatic. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of purplish red tint near blakheads (on my nose)?

How can I get rid of purplish red tint near blakheads (on my nose)?

Blackheads: there are some over the counter products to remove blackheads. Otherwise see a dermatologist to try to prevent this problem. ...Read more

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The tip of my nose has a purple spot after revision rhinoplasty 3 weeks ago i asked my dr and he said its nothing to worry about what could this be ?

The tip of my nose has a purple spot after revision rhinoplasty 3 weeks ago i asked my dr and he said its nothing to worry about what could this be ?

Ecchymosis: Bruising is normal after surgical procedures. Wait 6 weeks and see how your nose looks. If he is a good plastics you will look great. ...Read more

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Why would someones nose and lips turn purple and the cheeks you can see the vessels?

No idea: The best in these unusual complaint is to show yourself when you observe these changes on the nose and lips. I have never seen such a case therefore i can't be much of help to you! hopefully other colleagues responses will satisfy you more! ...Read more

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I have been bruising easily. Today my husband pinched my nose as a joke. I now have a purple bruise on the tip of my nose under where he pinched. Why?

I have been bruising easily. Today my husband pinched my nose as a joke. I now have a purple bruise on the tip of my nose under where he pinched. Why?

Easy bruising: You probably should have a general check up with your doctor and have some basic blood tests to investigate the issue, it may be nothing. Do you take over the counter meds/supplements? If so, stop them and see if things get better. ...Read more