Fibrous Papule of Nose

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Overview

A fibrous papule of the nose is a harmless, small, raised pimple-like growth (papule) on the nose or central face that feels firm to the touch and is skin-colored or pink. There is usually a single papule, but you may have multiple papules.

Who's at risk?

Fibrous papules of the nose are seen in equal numbers of middle-aged men and women, regardless of race or ethnicity.

Signs and Symptoms

The fibrous papule will not cause any symptoms like pain or itching. However, papules may become inflamed or bleed when irritated or scratched.

Self-Care Guidelines

Follow a normal skin-cleaning routine.

When to Seek Medical Care

If the papule changes in appearance, or other symptoms develop, you should contact your doctor to rule out other possible causes. Your doctor may perform a biopsy to make sure of the diagnosis.

Treatments Your Physician May Prescribe

For cosmetic purposes, you may choose to have the papule removed by shave excision. This may leave a scar.

Trusted Links

MedlinePlus: Nose Injuries and Disorders
Clinical Information and Differential Diagnosis of Fibrous Papule of Nose

References

Ko CJ. Chapter 66: Dermal hypertrophies and benign fibroblastic/myofibroblastic tumors. In: Goldsmith LA, Katz SI, Gilchrest BA, Paller AS, Leffell DJ, Wolff K, eds. Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. 8th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2012:707-717.

Taylor RS, Srivastava D. Appendage tumors and hamartomas of the skin. In: Goldsmith LA, Katz SI, Gilchrest BA, Paller AS, Leffell DJ, Wolff K, eds. Fitzpatrick's Dermatology in General Medicine. 8th ed. New York, NY: McGraw-Hill; 2012:1337-1362.