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What causes a red rash inside the nostril?

Hi there- i have a rash type reddness inside one nostril. its been spreading for a bout a week, now it burns, its sensative, its not a pimple or cold sore. the skin on my nose is becoming thick & inflammed....i was thinking shingles? the skin thats effected is dry, red & peeling away. nothing i put on it seems to sooth it, & its giving me a headache also- or im just stressing over it. what do u think? yes i have had chicken pox as a child.
Mon, 12 Nov 2018
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Hello,

It might be local inflammation like boils.

As a first line management, you can apply topical antibiotics like Mupirocin for symptomatic relief.

If symptoms persist you can consult an ENT specialist and evaluated.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Shinas Hussain,
General & Family Physician
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What causes a red rash inside the nostril?

Hello, It might be local inflammation like boils. As a first line management, you can apply topical antibiotics like Mupirocin for symptomatic relief. If symptoms persist you can consult an ENT specialist and evaluated. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Shinas Hussain, General & Family Physician