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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). ...Read more
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
How long ago was: It done? Red, hot, swollen, tender, painful — can be signs of infection. I ...Read more
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
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
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. ...Read more
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
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. ...Read more
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
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?
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?
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?
Maybe: It may help if it was due to a recent scar, if not it probably will not. ...Read more
Need to see a MD: If this has been present for three years, need to see an otolaryngologist. ...Read more