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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more


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Why is my nose red and puffy between my eyes?

Why is my nose red and puffy between my eyes?

See answer thx: Is it chronic or acute? Mild or severe? Could be as simple as poorly fitting glasses or even something like an allergy or infection I would have anything chronic checked by a physician. ...Read more

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Why is my nose constantly red?

Why is my nose constantly red?

Lots of reasons: Most common reason is rosacea a bacterium that causes redness and acne. Also, some meds can cause and natural skin color changes to sun or uv exposure. I hope this helps there are treatments to help, seek a more detailed consult from a doctor. ...Read more

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I'm a47 y/o female, don't drink or smoke. Why is my nose always red & shiny? Nowhere else, just my nose.

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). ...Read more

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Why my nose red with bump in it with puss and blood coming out?

Why my nose red with bump in it with puss and blood coming out?

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... ...Read more

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Please explain why is my nose piercing constantly red?

Please explain why is my nose piercing constantly red?

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. ...Read more

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Why is my nose piercing constantly red? I need some advice.

Why is my nose piercing constantly red? I need some advice.

How long ago was: It done? Red, hot, swollen, tender, painful — can be signs of infection. I ...Read more

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Doctors can you tell me why are the sides of my nose red?

Doctors can you tell me why are the sides of my nose red?

Red Nose: Without a picture the sides of the nose can be red due to rosácea, seborrheic dermatitis, perioral dermatitis, etc. I recommend seeing your PCP or Dermatologist. ...Read more

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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.

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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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I have had this redness underneath my nose for a couple years nose and no matter what I do it won't go away?

I have had this redness underneath my nose for a couple years nose and no matter what I do it won't go away?

Skin condition: It may be some sort of skin condition such as a rash, rosecea, or fungal infection. An exam by an expert is warranted. ...Read more

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Pain in nose and redness inside?

Pain in nose and redness inside?

Infection: Could be a staph infection. Need to have checked by your gp. ...Read more

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What to do if I have redness around crease of my nose?

What to do if I have redness around crease of my nose?

Red nose : It sounds like some irritation. Do you blow your nose a lot? An emollient cream may help. ...Read more

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Redness on the sides of my nose and upper cheeks. What can cause this?

Redness on the sides of my nose and upper cheeks. What can cause this?

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! ...Read more

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Sudden pain, redness, inflammation and painful to the touch of nose... possible cause?

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. ...Read more

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I have redness in the creases of my nose. No flakes or itch, just red. Can I use anything to help?

I have redness in the creases of my nose. No flakes or itch, just red. Can I use anything to help?

Requires exam/photo: Skin conditions cannot be diagnosed online and require visualization. The redness can be found in multiple skin conditions, especially rosacea. Please get examined and treated. ...Read more

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Today after applying my sunscreen, my nose became red, this redness gradually fades after 2 hrs, then I reapplied it again and redness appeared again!!

Today after applying my sunscreen, my nose became red, this redness gradually fades after 2 hrs, then I reapplied it again and redness appeared again!!

Sounds like a problm: This sounds like there is something in the sunscreen that your skin is sensitive to. Look at all the ingredients, there may be one fragrance or chemical that differs from other products you have used, and should be avoided. Consider doing a patch test (sample on bandaid applied to an out-of-the-way area for a day) on any lotion or cream you use before applying it to your face. ...Read more

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I have redness on each sides of my nose. It's irritating and more flakes of skin comes off im not really worried just want it gone so please help ty?

I have redness on each sides of my nose. It's irritating and more flakes of skin comes off im not really worried just want it gone so please help ty?

Need more info: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you and may be doing some tests. Persistent "rash" around the nose suggests a couple of things, rosacea and lupus. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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For 3 yrs i had broken capillaries on one cheek, now I have them on the other and redness over nose. I have rnp1.6 u1rnp >0.2, enapanel>0.2. Sign of ai?

For 3 yrs i had broken capillaries on one cheek, now I have them on the other and redness over nose. I have rnp1.6 u1rnp >0.2, enapanel>0.2. Sign of ai?

? rosacea, drug rash: Mulitiple possibilities. Could be some lupus, why the high bp? Rosacea is not uncommon perimenopausally. Would see a good derm first,? Kidneys ok? ...Read more

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Have redness around my nose that won't go away. Looks irritated, making it look like I have a never ending cold. I've tried ptetty much everything. Help?

Have redness around my nose that won't go away. Looks irritated, making it look like I have a never ending cold. I've tried ptetty much everything. Help?

Non-alchohol: Have you seen a doc? Get a diagnosis first, then avoid any skin creams that contain alcohol because they will dry out your skin. Lubricate from the inside w/good quality marine fish oil or coconut oil. ...Read more

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I. Have swelling, redness and pain on my nose?

I. Have swelling, redness and pain on my nose?

Staph: Common infection from pimples on outside or hair follicle inside.
Local warm compresses, may drain. If internal a dab of neosporin ointment can be of help.
If worsening may need systemic antibiotic. Feber, chills, dangerous. ...Read more

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What do you think, could Mederma work for redness on my nose?

What do you think, could Mederma work for redness on my nose?

Maybe: It may help if it was due to a recent scar, if not it probably will not. ...Read more

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What to do if I have redness under my nose for around 3 year now. How do I get rid of it?

Need to see a MD: If this has been present for three years, need to see an otolaryngologist. ...Read more