Introduction to nose blisters
When a person has a recurring case of nose blisters, it usually means that they have the herpes virus, which is a contagious viral infection, which has two types, herpes simplex type 1 and type 2.
Blisters in the nose are usually just cold sores, but most people believe that cold cores only appear around the mouth and lips, which is not true.
The herpes virus can cause sores to appear on any part of the face, even inside the nose.
When these sores manifest, the skin will be red and it will be painful and tender to the touch. After the pain, there will be itching sensations that will follow, along with some burning sensations, after which the blisters will develop, which will be small, clear and puss-filled usually.
Sometimes there will only be one blister, but other times they come in groups.
When the blister pops, the liquid oozes out and the skin then crust over and heals.
After the new skin has grown in, the crust will fall off and the skin redness will go away, just like in any other skin injury.
This is what usually happens when a person is infected with the type 1 virus.
However, the type 2 virus usually erupts by the genitals. This type is usually spread through sexual activity and blisters occur on the vagina, penis and buttocks.
Type 2 is very contagious however, and someone who has it can scratch themselves around the genitals, not wash their hands, touch their noses, and spread the virus to the face as well in that way.
It is definitely not a good idea to touch this area when the outbreak of blisters is active, and if you are scratching this area because it itches so much, you must be careful not to touch your face or any other people before cleaning the hands very thoroughly. Other causes
Another common cause of blisters in the nose is impetigo, which is a bacterial infection, not a viral one. It is caused by staph bacteria, which can infect the hair follicles that are found in the nose.
When a hair follicle is infected, the area will first be red and then bumps will appear on the infected area, after which the bumps will turn into pus-filled blisters.
Many people are familiar with this, since hair follicles often get infected when shaving and ingrown hairs come in afterwards. They can be very uncomfortable and painful.