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    05-28-2012, 11:34 AM
Question about redness in nostril

I will have had my gelding a year in July. I see him every day, twice a day. So I know every spot, bump, and lump that this horse has on his body!
I tend to be a little paranoid with him and have had the vet out a couple times for things that were otherwise a bit silly.
So when I noticed this weird shaped redness that suddenly appeared in his nose, I began to worry. I asked a couple trainers around my facility what they thought it was. Everyone said it looked like a sunburn. He's not sensitive to touch it, it's not raised, or hot to the touch... and i'm a medical professional so i'd like to think I know what a sunburn looks like, but this has been here now for a couple weeks and i'm a little worried. I've got it in my head that it might be cancer, but I have no idea if that's even possible.
What do you folks think?
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    05-28-2012, 11:44 AM
Has your horse been having any nasal discharge? Even just a tiny bit? Its allergy season and moisture due to allergies or even just because of increased dust and particles in the air could make the nostril a bit red like that. That looks like EXACTLY the path any discharge would run down, too.
    05-28-2012, 11:46 AM
He totally has! He even sneezes from time to time. I didn't know horses could have allergies. Can I give him something? Benadryl??
    05-28-2012, 11:50 AM
Yes, you can give him benadryl, but I don't know about long term and normally you'd only use it for something like a serious reaction to a bee sting, or hives or something. The other thing to consider is if your hay is dusty. If you've recently gotten hay from a new supplier, try shaking a flake apart out in the sun and see if it lets off a cloud of dust. If it does, soaking your hay may solve the problem.
    05-28-2012, 02:40 PM
Can I put something on it to keep it from being irritated? I tried to put some White Petrolatum on it but he wrinkled up his nose and was quite offended! Hahaha!

I have some Dexamethasone cream, as well as some Desitin...??
    05-28-2012, 02:52 PM
I don't know about inside of the nostril, but should this move more outside of the nostril, you might even try putting a little lotion on it to see if the dust, pollen, and other nonsense could be causing it to dry out.
    05-28-2012, 03:11 PM
Green Broke
Clean with a cool damp cloth, and hydrocortisone cream to help with any rashy itchy irritated skin.

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