A fibrous papule on the nose.
A fibrous papule on the nose.

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A fibrous papule on the nose.

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.

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Self-Care Guidelines

Follow a normal skin-cleaning routine.

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Treatments

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

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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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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.