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Small red dot on my nose, not a pimple, been there for 5 months. How do I get rid of it?

Small red dot on my nose, not a pimple, been there for 5 months. How do I get rid of it?

See ENT or Derm Dr.: An ENT doctor or dermatologist would be in a position to do a formal evaluation to determine the cause of the red dot on your nose and determine the best treatment. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Small red dot on nose painful to touch not a pimple?

Small red dot on nose painful to touch not a pimple?

Why not a pimple?: It sounds like a skin infection. Whether or not its a "pimple" treat it the same. Wash with soap, hot compresses and don't pick at it. If its not better in a day or so consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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I have a red dot on nose. Doesnt look like acne.

I have a red dot on nose. Doesnt look like acne.

See your derm: A red growth on your nose that is not a pimple should be checked by your dermatologist. My concern would be a skin cancer which in this area can mimic pimples. ...Read more

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Slight very small red dot on the tip of my nose. How do I get rid of?

Slight very small red dot on the tip of my nose.  How do I get rid of?

That depends: On the diagnosis of what the lesion/ "small red dot" is. Lesions, especially on sun exposed areas like the nose, are important to get looked at by a trained health care provider. Best wishes. ...Read more

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A red dot under right eye and nose, how do I get rid of it.?

A red dot under right eye and nose, how do I get rid of it.?

Intense pulsed light: Ipl technology offers delivers energy to target and destroy vascular and pigmented lesions associated with spider veins, reticular veins, rosacea, telangiectasias, hemangiomas, sun damage, and age spots, from face. These optimal wavelengths of light clear vascular and pigmented lesions by targeting the chromophores of hemoglobin (for vascular lesions) and melanin. (see plastic surgeon or derm). ...Read more

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I have a blocked nose and a cough and slightly stiff muscles, I feel well enough to do basic things like watch tv and eat but not much else. However I have now found that I have a small red dot on my arm and am scared of meningitis.

I have a blocked nose and a cough and slightly stiff muscles, I feel well enough to do basic things like watch tv and eat but not much else. However I have now found that I have a small red dot on my arm and am scared of meningitis.

You flunked the quiz: Sounds like you haven't bothered to find out what the symptoms of meningitis are. I fail to see what the red dot has to do with it. Do you have a fever, headache or stiff neck? If not, you don't have meningitis. I hope you were better at doing your homework in school than this. In any case, you can relax. You don't have Ebola or anything; at least not so far. ...Read more