Dermatology Expert Forum
Blister outbreaks on nose
About This Forum:

This forum is for questions regarding Dermatology issues, such as: rashes, acne, birthmarks, skin infections, rosacea, and general skin care. All questions will be answered by a medical professional.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
This expert forum is not accepting new questions. Please post your question in one of our medical support communities.
Blank Blank

Blister outbreaks on nose

My Husband keeps getting these blister like outbreaks on his nose. Normally caused by weather change. Sometimes it is months between outbreaks , this month alone its happened twice. It starts with  a small water like blister, breaking , then turning into a scab. What could this possibly be? He is currently 30 years old. This has been happening for about 5 years.
563773_tn?1374250139
Hello,
Thanks for posting your query.

I can understand your concern and for these blister like sores on the nose, cold sores caused by HSV 1 should be ruled out.

The herpes simplex virus (HSV) can cause blisters and sores almost anywhere on the skin and HSV1 causes them on the face and mouth. What your husband may be having is recurrent infection which can occur after exposure to the primary exposure.

To confirm the diagnosis, swab from the infected skin (culture) may be taken and sent to the laboratory for analysis. Oral anti-viral medications such as acyclovir, famciclovir, or valacyclovir have been developed to effectively treat herpes infections. If HSV 1 infection is confirmed then these drugs can be taken.

Hope that this information helps and hope that you will get better soon.

Wishing you good health.







Blank
Continue discussion Blank
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
RSS Expert Activity
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488_tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543_tn?1371753642
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
Jan 27 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGDBlank