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Why is my nostril sore inside all the time?

Why is my nostril sore inside all the time?

Vestibulitis: We generally refer to this as vestibulitis. Most common cause is trauma to the tissues (picking your nose, wiping your nose with an abrasive paper towel, etc). If you get this, gently apply an antibacterial ointment (like bacitracin) to your nostrils several times a day and avoid trauma! if it does not get better in a few days, see your doctor to rule out other possible, serious problems! ...Read more

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After using nasonex (mometasone) for the first time it feels like i has this irritated painful sore in nostril. How long will it take for this to go away?

After using nasonex (mometasone) for the first time it feels like i has this irritated painful sore in nostril. How long will it take for this to go away?

Nasonex (mometasone): You should point the Nasonex (mometasone) tip away from the septum and towards the sides of your nose to avoid such irritation. You can use a saline gel to alleviate the side effect. ...Read more

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I've been using nasobec nasal spray for 3 days for blocked ears 2 sprays in each nostril 2 times a day now I have a really sore throat is this normal?

I've been using nasobec nasal spray for 3 days for blocked ears 2 sprays in each nostril 2 times a day now I have a really sore throat is this normal?

Yes: Nasal steroid sprays like Nasonex (mometasone) can commonly cause pharyngitis or sore throat as a side effect to the medication. This sensation could also be secondary to poorly controlled post-nasal drip which can also cause a sore throat sensation. ...Read more

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Why is the middle of my nostrils sore?

Why is the middle of my nostrils sore?

Possible vestibuliti: Some cases of sore nostrils can be related to a bacterial colonization around the entrance to the nose. This is often a staphylococcus problem. ...Read more

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My left nostril is hard and it's really sore, and it hurts to touch it.. Wht is this?

My left nostril is hard and it's really sore, and it hurts to touch it.. Wht is this?

Please see: Please see your dermatologist for evaluation and to discuss treatment options. ...Read more

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I have a sore in my left nostril for the last 6 weeks that will not heal. Please help?

ENT doctor: An ENT doctor would be in a good position to do an exam and determine what treatments would be necessary. There is a wide range of causes for the symptoms you describe, some of which are more annoyances, and some of which are more serious conditions. ...Read more

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I've had a sore in one nostril for a little over a week due to dry air (i believe). What would you recommend to do to help it heal?

Very small amount of: Moisturizer. Let me emphasize, very small amount of moisturizer applied to the nostril at night. Do not use more than a trace as larger amount can get in the lungs and cause trouble. Try a humidifier, especially in your bedroom. ...Read more

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Hi, I have the inner first part of one of my nostrils sore like the first layer of skin peeled. Can i put any ointment, as it's been a month now?

Olive oil: Not evidence based medicine, but it is very effective. You need to moisten the inside of my sore nostrils with an olive oil. Apply gently on a cotton swab before going to bed. ...Read more

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My 3year old has a sore inside edge of his left nostril. He keeps picking at it and it bleeds. Not sure where its from. What can I do?

My 3year old has a sore inside edge of his left nostril. He keeps picking at it and it bleeds. Not sure where its from.  What can I do?

Impetigo: Impetigo is a common skin conditions in young children, and is usually caused by nose picking. Treatment consists of topical antibiotic ointment and rarely oral antibiotics. We recommend having your child seen by their doctor so that proper diagnosis and treatment can be initiated. ...Read more

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