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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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