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Recurring spots inside nose!

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ItchySeveredFoot Tue 26-Nov-19 22:09:25

For the past few months I've been getting painful spots inside both nostrils. They come and go but I have one at the moment that's painful and is even making the outside of my nose red.
Would it be overkill to go see my gp? I googled it and obviously now I'm gonna die from a horrible bacteria. Anyone know anything about this?

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KanelbulleKing Tue 26-Nov-19 22:13:55

I believe it's called perioral dermatitis and it's really annoying. Don't use hydrocortisone cream as that makes it worse.

ItchySeveredFoot Tue 26-Nov-19 22:19:27

So will it just go away by itself?

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ItchySeveredFoot Tue 26-Nov-19 22:21:01

But the spots are right inside my nose.

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enjoyingscience Tue 26-Nov-19 22:24:15

Go to the GP. I had this once and it was so annoying - kept recurring and ended up with a really swollen gland in my neck from low level infection dragging on. Was prescribed an antibiotic cream (naseptin) and it cleared up in under a week. I was so cross with myself I didn’t go earlier!

IVEgotthetinselBITCHES Tue 26-Nov-19 22:24:37

Are you pregnant? This happened to me in my last two pregnancies

KanelbulleKing Tue 26-Nov-19 22:25:31

I get them inside my nose too. Mine goes away on it's own and then comes back, then goes again. It's never quite bad enough or long enough to warrant the effort involved in getting a dr's appointment for me.

KanelbulleKing Tue 26-Nov-19 22:27:28

Having seen enjoyingscience reply, I might have to get off my arse and make the effort.

ItchySeveredFoot Tue 26-Nov-19 22:28:32

No definitely not pregnant. I think I might be getting a cold as well.

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nitgel Tue 26-Nov-19 22:31:32

I had this and as above naseptin cured it. If i feel them coming back i just use a little bit if the cream and it goes.

tricky29 Tue 26-Nov-19 22:36:46

Definitely see your GP or nurse practitioner. I struggled with this for a couple of months last year so I know how irritating it is. I eventually saw a practice nurse who prescribed a naseptin (as above). She was actually quite stern that I’d messed around and taken so long to go and said if it happened again I’d to go straight back.

It works really quickly too.

ItchySeveredFoot Wed 27-Nov-19 06:42:04

Thanks everyone for the advice. I'll definitely get it checked out but I've now come down with a stomach bug so it'll have to wait unfortunately.

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