According to the National Cancer Institute, sores inside the nose that do not heal can indicate nasal cavity cancer. Additional signs of nasal cavity cancer include headaches and pain in the sinus area, nosebleeds, lumps inside the nose, pressure in the ear and numbness or tingling of the face. It is important for anyone experiencing sores in the nose to consult with a physician to ensure an accurate diagnosis.Continue Reading
The Lupus Foundation of America explains that sores inside the nose are a common symptom of lupus, an autoimmune disease. Sores in the nose due to lupus are referred to as mucosal ulcerations and can also be found in the mouth and in vaginal tissue lining. In most cases, lupus ulcers do not cause pain and can resemble cold sores.
According to WebMD, sores around the nose are a symptom if impetigo, a condition that is common in children. Impetigo is caused by bacteria and often coincides with allergies and colds due to the fact that constant rubbing of the nose can create raw skin, making it easier for bacteria to enter the area; however, impetigo can develop on healthy skin. Impetigo sores are red and painful. The sores often ooze fluid and form crusts. Impetigo is diagnosed by visual examination and lab cultures that detect bacteria.Learn more about Wounds & Bruises
Pressure sores, also known as ulcers or bed sores, are treated by repositioning and padding the body and keeping wounds clean and dressed, Merck Manuals states. Doctors may prescribe medication to manage pain or perform surgical skin grafts to repair damaged skin and cover exposed bone.Full Answer >
If sores are caused by an allergic reaction or a bacterial abscess, prescription anti-histamines or antibiotics may be used, reports Medical-base.com. Prescription medication may also be used when these sores are caused by herpes. Cold compresses and proper hydration are home remedies for nasal sores.Full Answer >
If the mouth sores are underneath the dentures, patients should not use dentures until the sores heal, explains the American Cancer Society. If sores are not under the dentures, patients may wear dentures normally.Full Answer >
Raw skin in and around the nose can be treated by staying hydrated, using a vaporizer or humidifier in the home, and using a high quality moisturizer, according to HowStuffWorks. If the irritation is due to a runny nose from colds or allergies, using lotion-infused tissues can also help.Full Answer >