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Why Is My Nose Red
I'm a47 y/o female, don't drink or smoke. Why is my nose always red & shiny? Nowhere else, just my nose.
Shiny Red Nose: Possibilities can include: allergies (would also have other signs like rhinitis, congestion, watery eyes), rosacea (would also typically see this on forehead and cheeks as well), seborrheic dermatitis (would have some flakiness & itching), overproduction of sebum in this area, several diseases that cause hypervascularity and vasodilation in the nose, erysipelas (usually group a strep infection).
Sore Nose: It sounds like nasal cellulitis often caused by staph. Have your pcp or ENT check it out right away... Infections in the t-zone can cause serious problems. It' easily treated in most cases so get in right away...
It could be infected: Especially if red, tender or swollen or has drainage. Or you could be allergic to the metal if it contains any nickle.
How long ago was: It done? Red, hot, swollen, tender, painful - can be signs of infection. I
Why does my whole nose get really red and hot to the touch for no apparent reason. This started after I had my deviated septum repaired 2 years ago.
Rosacea: You could have mild rosacea that causes the skin to get red and warm. This would not necessarily be associated with the surgery you had. If they worked on the tip of your nose at the same time as the septoplasty they may have thinned the skin of the nose which could make it appear more sensitive to temperature or flushing.See 1 more doctor answer
How to properly use a nasal steroid spray for a swollen nose. And why is my left nose middle septum red well the whole nose is red?
Aim away from septum: Intranasal steroid sprays are the most effective medication treatment for seasonal and year round allergies. The spray tip should be aimed "away" from the nasal septum to help decrease the risk of nose bleeds. The opposite nostril is plugged and when the sprayed, a gentle sniff in. Using a nasal steroid spray will make the nasal membranes appear red.
I have had this redness underneath my nose for a couple years nose and no matter what I do it won't go away?
Can someone help me please. I have this terrible redness on the upper sides of my cheaks/nose. It's been going on for years. It really bothers me?
See a dermatologist: You need to see a dermatologist. The redness could be due to many things.
Red nose: It sounds like some irritation. Do you blow your nose a lot? An emollient cream may help.
Many things: If chronic and recurrent and made worse by sun exposure or alcohol or certain foods, it is likely rosacea. If acute or painful, it could be an infection called erysipelas which needs diagnosed and treated. The malar (facial) rash of lupus needs to considered. See your doctor or dermatologist. They can usually tell difference by looking. A picture is worth a thousand words!
Relief: Sure. But first i'd figure out why the open skin. Acne?
Most likely a pimple: If it is small and a bump, but if it is the entire nose other things are possible. Try applying warm compresses as often as you can think to do it, and if it doesn't improve then you will need to be seen.
I have redness in the creases of my nose. No flakes or itch, just red. Can I use anything to help?
Today I rub my under my nose and recently I have Redness of the skin in this area THEN I USED ALFACORT CREAM A small amount for this area?
Use a moisturiser: This may be irritation because of rubbing. Apply moisturiser and try to leave it alone.See 1 more doctor answer