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Rash, herpes or infection?

I have a small what i believe to be a rash next to my nose. I does not bother me but i have had it for quite a while and im starting to wonder how i can take this off and what it is. I have no itchy feelings what so ever but i tried to use clearasile for acne and it didn't  work either. Please Help.
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563773 tn?1374246539
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
Please elaborate on the symptoms and description of the rash whether it is itchy, non itchy, discharging, dry, smooth, elevated etc so that a list of differentials can be made.

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.

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Its non itchy and it gets very dry at times. Not elevated at all but it has been getting a bit smaller then bigger. Doesn't seem to go away. Thank you for your time and help.
563773 tn?1374246539
MEDICAL PROFESSIONAL
Hello,
Seborrheic dermatitis is an important possibility from your symptoms. Seborrheic dermatitis is a common skin condition that causes flaky, dry, white to yellowish scales to form on oily areas esp under the nose or anywhere on face. It is usually caused by overgrowth of Malassezia furfur. This skin disease commonly affects adolescents and young adults, especially in warm and humid climates and is aggravated by sweating and humidity.

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.

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I had a condition like this and it had been affecting my nose for almost 2 years. The skin around my nose was flaky and dry and in the colder months, the skin around my most turned red. I went to my doctor so he could check things out and he took a sample of the skin around my nose to send it away for testing. When the results got back, I returned to my doctor to find out that i had a staff infection around my nose. He gave me a prescription and i went to the chemist and brought a cream called Bactroban and it has healed my nose completely. So... to sum that all up, i would just go to the doctor and have him check it out. Hope this helps!! :)
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