Bumpy Rash Under Nose After Cold

Updated on April 22, 2011
M.C. asks from Saint Paul, MN
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Anyone ever had a bumpy red rash under their nostrils after having a cold. I think I might have just rubed the area too much but am not sure. My nose has been red and sore before after a cold but I have these small little bumps that hurt this time. I am not sure what to try to help the healing go faster. I have been putting neosporin on to ease the pain but not sure what else anyone might have use. Or if you think it may be unrealated to the cold what it might be.

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answers from Hickory on

i get those after i have a severe cold. i think its more like a cold sore or fever blister. so i buy Herpicin L and it works great with healing and pain....

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answers from Minneapolis on

I had something similar this winter. It finally went away went I tried some antibiotic cream -- just over the counter stuff like you would put on a cut. You might want to give that a try for a couple of days.



answers from Madison on

Are they just bumps, or so they look like they might be fever blisters/could pop? I got something like that once after I'd had a cold when I was about 12 years old. Didn't do anything about it, and the redness/rash/dryness increased under my nose (it got so that it hurt to move my nose, open my mouth; the dryness would crack and bleed).

When my parents finally took me to the doctor, he was furious. Apparently, I had a very bad, contagious infection (I forget what it was called now) that could have traveled up my nose to my brain and killed me. Like we knew. I had to take/use some very powerful antibiotics to get rid of it. I think it was some sort of staph infection, but I can't remember. All I know is, I only got it once. But I'll always remember what it was like so I'll never forget it, and believe me, I'll run to the doctor next time! It took months for it to finally go completely away.

Not trying to alarm you; just letting you know that sometimes, seeing the doctor is a good thing.


answers from Appleton on

It sounds like a cold sore. I use tea tree oil on them, heals them up in a day or two.



answers from Minneapolis on

I used to get little cracks around the nose and mouth. My mom said it was vitamin B deficiency. A few extra doses of vitamin B seemed to help for awhile.


answers from Bloomington on

I had that a few years back. I slathered on A&D ointment and it worked!


answers from Las Vegas on

Yeah, I had it the other month because I blew and rubbed my nose so much. I used foundation to cover it up and it went away after one or two weeks. I don't think I put anything on it, but neosporin may work... anything that heals chafed skin.

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