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Fibrous Papule of Nose
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 & Symptoms
The fibrous papule will not cause any symptoms like pain or itching. However, papules may become inflamed or bleed when irritated or scratched.
Follow a normal skin-cleaning routine.
For cosmetic purposes, you may choose to have the papule removed by shave excision. This may leave a scar.
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.
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