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My name is ***** *****. red area between nose and upper lip

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Customer: my name is ***** *****. red area between nose and upper lip
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Customer: My teenage daughter had a bad headcold had to wipe her nose a lot. Now, the area right above her upper lip and between her nose is very red. I've tried putting Vaseline on it but it looks larger today. Any ideas? She's very self-conscious about it.
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Submitted: 10 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 10 months ago.

Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.
I am here to address your concerns and provide great service.

The redness is likely due to the friction from nose clearing.

The irritated blood vessels in the skin cause this.

Will gradually improve over time.

If no pain, then topical hydrocortisone cream can be tried twice daily.
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