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i have a piece of dry skin on the side of my nose that feels

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i have a piece of dry skin on the side of my nose that feels like a scab and no matter how often I exfoliate and moisturise it will not go away. When I apply make up it becomes more emphasised as it is so dry

Please help
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 4 years ago.

Mysticdoc :

Hi there,

I am Mysticdoc, experienced Internal Medicine Specialist.

I am here to help you with your concerns.

Mysticdoc :

This can be due to the fungal infection or an eczematous condition.

Mysticdoc :

Fungal infection often causes dry skin.

Mysticdoc :

Also, eczema can also cause dry skin.

Mysticdoc :

Clotrimazole ointment and hydrocortisone ointment can be tried twice daily for a week.

Mysticdoc :

Both are over the counter.

Mysticdoc :

Stronger prescription ointments also can be tried.

Mysticdoc :

Please discuss these options with your doctor.

Mysticdoc :

Best wishes,