Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
1inch blister like lump on nose that repeatedly itches and swells
I am a very  healthy 30  year old female. 7 weeks ago I went skiing, whilst there my nose got very sun burnt I noticed a small pimple sized bump on my nose that was weeping and would not heal. On returning from holiday the lump continued to grow. I went to the doctors who prescribed two different antibiotics (amoxicillian and erythromycin) neither which made any difference.
One doctor thought it may be a keratoacanthoma as there was quite a big scab on the lesion, however I am not convinced as the scab has now disappeared but the lump continues to grow.
In 7 weeks it has gone from a pimple size to approx one inch, it almost covers the entire tip of my nose. I have repeatedly requested a referral to a specialist for a biopsy and am still waiting.

The lump round and is quite soft to the touch and tends to itch and swell up for about 3 days and then slightly flatten for a couple of days before itching and swelling again. it appears to have a red border.

Thank you
Cancel
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
563773 tn?1374250139
Hello,
This red pimple can be due to a cyst, actinic keratosis(small rough or scaly areas of skin due to damage from sun exposure), keratoacanthoma(rapidly growing skin cancer usually appearing as a volcano-like bump on the sun-exposed skin of middle-aged and elderly individuals), sebaceous hyperplasia or some malignancy. Since the bump is painless and has been present for quite some time, hence I suggest you to get an examination done from a dermatologist as soon as possible.

It is very difficult to precisely confirm a diagnosis without examination and investigations and the answer is based on the medical information provided. For exact diagnosis, you are requested to consult your doctor. I sincerely hope that helps. Take care and please do keep me posted on how you are doing



Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
I have had this too happen to me ...I am 20 now but , my last year of highschool . I got the same thing ... at first it appeared as a pimple. but as it started to itch and swell ... I was under the impression it was a bite of some sort ... It got so bad I had to wear a band aid over it for almost a month. it finally healed over I thought that was the end of it until now, apparently it has returned after almost 3 year and in the same spot and the time couldn't be more perfect I just started my 2013 classes... I think I'm going to have alil chat with my doctor about his previous diagnosis.  Anyways, I was just wondering if you ever found out the proper name for what ever this is? ..      
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Dermatology Community Resources