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For the past couple months I've been repeatedly getting these crusty sores inside my RIGHT nostril only, never the left.  It seems like they start out as a tiny white bump (inside my actual nostril) almost like a pimple and then turn into a sore which eventually goes away and turns up again somewhere else in my nostril.  I didn't think it would be anything major so I googled and then found that sores inside your nose that don't heal can be cancer! :(  Now I'm scared.

The logical side of me says maybe it's from the cold, dry air which makes the inside of my nose itchy and then I scratch it, causing little pimples or whatever they are and maybe the dry air causes the sores.  They also come and go which seems to add merit to that idea - but as soon as one goes away, another appears so it's almost constant, though not the same one if that makes sense.  But of course all I can think about now is squamous cell carcinoma.  Does anyone else get anything like this or know if there is a benign cause?  Trying not to freak out...
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Anyone?  Or is this just me?  :(
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You answered your own question...

You said you googled and it said "sores that don't heal may be cancer". Then you said yours come and go.

Even if it was a constant sore, I HIGHLY doubt it would cancer.
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You answered your own question...

You said you googled and it said "sores that don't heal may be cancer". Then you said yours come and go.

Even if it was a constant sore, I HIGHLY doubt it would cancer.

I suppose so... but I guess I'm not just concerned that it could be cancer, but that it could be something ominous in general since it keeps coming right back as soon as it goes.

Anyone else have/had this at any point?
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Anyone at all?  :( 
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I've never had this happen to me personally, but when they say sores that don't heal, they mean sores that NEVER heal. You get a sore that never goes away. Not sores that heal and then new sores pop up elsewhere. Winter weather does that, not cancer. Infections cause that, not cancer. It could be bacterial or viral or something like that, but it's definitely not cancer.
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Thanks, stephtronic.  You're probably right and while that's a relief, I'm still worried about why this keeps happening and if I should go to the doctor.  If it's bacterial I'm not sure if I could treat it with OTC antibacterial ointments and hydrogen peroxide or if I need something Rx strength.  Thing is, I've been to the doctor so many times recently for dumb things and my husband's not too pleased about the bills that are coming in :-\  So I'm not sure if this warrants a visit or not.  Should I be concerned?

Also, if it were caused by winter weather, as you say it can be, could it affect just one nostril?
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