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Membrane in nose looks worn out, red and dry with white discharge. What is it?

Hi, need a problem cleared up i have what looks like worn away the membrane or skin on the inside of my nose looks very red and dry and on occasion a small strand of tough white stuff comes out of what looks like a slit split in the bottom of the inside of my nose and then seems to stop and dry out and go then will happen say a few months later at first i thought this my be cartilage but am unsure and very concerned about it , i would be extremely grateful for a reply no one can seem to give me a straight answer to what it maybe thanks
Asked On : Fri, 5 Apr 2013
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hello alex
If it is coming out then its not the cartilage.because cartilage is adhered to the inside skin(mucosa) very tightly.and if it comes out then the shape of nose gets that doesnt seem to be the can use normal saline nasal sprays which you can consult your ent specialist for..that saline spray will help in cleaning up the nose...and try to prevent going out in dry air,dust,strong perfumes.
Answered: Sat, 6 Apr 2013
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