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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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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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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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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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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

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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?

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