Psoriasis inside the nose.

** Originally posted by Tilldee **

I have this very dry spot inside my nose that I thought was just a sore, but it's been there for three weeks now and is not getting any better. It gets so dry and hurts and now I think it may be P instead of just a sore. Anyone else have this and if you do, what do you do for it? Guess I'll have to get to the Dr. Not sure if I should see my PCP or my Derm? Does it ever stop?:(

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** Originally posted by szorzi **

Tilldee, I also think I have one spot of P inside each nostril. But my rheumy and derm insist P does not attack mucous membrane. My PCP said to try some of my triamcinolone ointment on it and it cleared it right up, but of course it also came right back. I'm not sure it's safe to use that regularly in my nose. I really need to ask the derm or my PCP.

That is why I asked the question at the web seminar of Dr. Blauvelt. My question was, "Can P attack mucous membrane?" His answer - not usually but it is possible.

I conclude that yet again I'm one with an unusual case.

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** Originally posted by Ranger05 **

I bet it's just one of those little damn nose sores! They can last for quite awhile. I hate those things.

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** Originally posted by szorzi **

Ranger, but it's recurring all the time in the same place for 2 years.

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** Originally posted by fredngracie **

I have had a lot of allergies this year. I have had a sore nose from the post nasal drip. I put a little Neosporin on the spots and it clears it right up. I don't know if it's P or just an irritated membrane.

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** Originally posted by Tilldee **

I've tried polysporin and aquafor and nothing helps.

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** Originally posted by Ranger05 **

Ranger, but it's recurring all the time in the same place for 2 years.

mmm, yea that would be unlikely for a sore to recur in the same spot I guess. Never heard of P in the nose though, but hell I had never heard of P period before I got it :). So I guess anythings possible.

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** Originally posted by PeterPiper **

Hello!

Just stopping by to say hi and to say I can relate to, as I also have psoriasis inside the nose.

I thought it was just a hard booger, but even after removing it it seemed to grow back by morning. It is very very annoying as it feels kind of like a hard booger, that is permanent and sometimes i think it will last for all of eternity... :(

I've ripped it out by accident when plucking nose hairs.

i havent found anything that works yet, it annoying to the ultimate extreme...

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** Originally posted by MikeK **

But my rheumy and derm insist P does not attack mucous membrane.

That's very interesting, Szorzi! I think that both your rheumy and your derm are mistaken.

According to the NPF's discussion of psoriasis:

Psoriasis in and around the mouth and nose

For a very small number of people, psoriasis lesions appear on the gums, the tongue, inside the cheek, inside the nose or on the lips. The lesions are usually white or gray. Psoriasis in these areas can be relatively uncomfortable, and can cause difficulty in chewing and swallowing food.

Source: http://www.psoriasis.org/about/psoriasis/sites/eyes.php#mouth.

From time to time, we've had posts from people who've said that psoriasis inside their nostrils. Most of the threads are fairly old and I don't recognize most of the screen names, but here's the links to some previous discussions on the problem:

http://www.psoriasis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=32369&highlight=inside+nose

http://www.psoriasis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=16169&highlight=inside+nose

http://www.psoriasis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=15892&highlight=inside+nose

http://www.psoriasis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=20312&highlight=nostril

http://www.psoriasis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=9700&highlight=nostrils

http://www.psoriasis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=4670&highlight=nostril

Over the years, we've had people who said that they had psoriasis inside their mouths: http://www.psoriasis.org/forum/showthread.php?t=29720&highlight=paul+mouths . (My post will take you to several other discussions about the problem).

I hope this helps.

Mike

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** Originally posted by missaashcraft **

I have had those annoying painful sores for years, of and on. I use lanolin oint. and it helps them heal a little faster. You are technically not supposed to use strong steroid base oint or cream on the mucous membranes because the steroid can absorb into the bloodstream very easily on this type of tissue. But , I can also tell you that I have on many occasions used clobetesol on a number of mucous membranes when necessary!lol... I figure that my entire body is covered in it so whats a tiny bit more gonna hurt!

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** Originally posted by nanher **

I get a sore nose inside also, have had it for years. Mostly in the winter after it's starts getting dry in the house from the heat & woodstove. Gets very painful sore, bloody, hard etc. I try to keep it moist with vaseline etc. Its starting to get alittle better now that spring is coming , but still sore alittle & dry. I don't know if it is P or not, I've never asked a Dr.

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** Originally posted by Tilldee **

I'm sure glad I asked about this as it seems there are a lot of us with this problem. My spot is bright red and looks like it has a v cut in it. Very weird, but it just gets so dry and then you forget and rub your nose and wow, it sure hurts. I'll be asking the Dr on my next visit. Thanks for all the good info.

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** Originally posted by Precious8095 **

I use a little bit of Protopic and it seems to disappear for a week or so and then it might reappear again. It seems more frequent in the cold dry winter. Try the protopic.:rolleyes:

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** Originally posted by Pril79 **

I can't put anything in my nose it comes and goes as it needs to !
nothing like being a nose picker! LOL
joking!
;)

naw what ever worked on my face that liquid steriod worked nicely!
but it's back agian!
so i'm just going to let it sit there like the rest of my P! as i'm done with doctorized treatments hey i gave it a shot this year!
it made me worse!
i'll do what works tanning, mediation, and LOVING OTHER and getting some LOVE oh yea!

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** Originally posted by Cass1 **

Have your Dr or derm do a nasal swab. I had this dry spot that would come and go. After the dr tested it, it was nasal staph which is extremely common. They say almost 80% of the population gets it. He gave me an antibiotic cream and within days the sore disappeared. I continued the cream for about a month, just where the spot was and staph is now gone.

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