I had a red blood-type spot on right side of my nose that resolved in a week. Could it be cancer?

Q. What can be the cause for a red blood-type spot on right side of the nose that resolved in a week?

Answered by
Dr. Dhepe Snehal Madhav
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Jun 19, 2022 and last reviewed on: Sep 13, 2023


Last week I noticed a small, blood-type spot on the right side of my nose. It has not gone away in over a week. I am in the sun a lot but put a lot of sunscreen on my nose. I have had actinic keratosis on my nose in the past. Could it be cancerous?



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I read your query and understand your concern. It is nothing serious. I have these suggestions for you. You can use 2 % Nadibact cream (Nadifloxacin) twice daily for ten days. You must use a photostable sunscreen daily at 9 AM, 12 PM, and 3 PM for two months. You must avoid scratching and rubbing lesions. You must wash your face with Cetaphil cleanser (water, glycerin, Cocamidopropyl Betaine, Disodium Laureth Sulfosuccinate, Sodium Cocoamphoacetate, Panthenol, Niacinamide, Pantolactone, Acrylates, Alkyl Acrylate Crosspolymer, Sodium Benzoate, Sodium Chloride, Citric Acid) twice daily for two months. Is the lesion painful or tender? Are you diabetic? Thank you.

Thank you, doctor,

Do you have any idea what it is? It is not painful or tender. And I do not have diabetes.



Welcome back to icliniq.com.

I read your query and understand your concern. It is hemangioma which is a benign lesion. No treatment is needed if it is not painful or tender. I have the following suggestions for you. You must avoid popping, pricking, scratching, or rubbing the lesion. You must get routine blood workup done like complete blood count (CBC), platelet count, bleeding time, and clotting time(BT and CT) to rule out vascular disorders. For cosmetic concerns, CO2 laser (carbon dioxide laser) is the treatment of choice. Otherwise, no treatment is needed if it is not troublesome. Thank you.

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