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Diagnostic Tests for Red nose

Diagnostic Test list for Red nose:

The list of diagnostic tests mentioned in various sources as used in the diagnosis of Red nose includes:

  • Physical examination
    • Temperature to detect fever
    • Note characteristics of any nasal skin rash - e.g. macular, papular, pustular, vesicular, bullous, scaly, ulcers - will help determine the cause of the rash (e.g. a macular or papular rash may suggest contact dermatitis, exfoliative dermatitis or a drug reaction; a pustular rash may suggest staphylococcus or a fungal skin infection; a vesicular or bullous rash may suggest chicken pox, contact dermatitis or bullous impetigo; an ulcerative rash may suggest a basal cell carcinoma.
    • Full examination of the ears, nose and throat
    • Feel the lymph nodes in the neck for enlargement
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count and ESR
    • Electrolytes
    • Estrogen , FSH may provide information concerning menopausal status
    • Radioallergosorbent testing (RAST) - to test for specific allergens that may be triggering allergic rhinitis and eczema ( 90% relevant if negative, but only 20% relevant if positive).
    • Nasal smear and culture - for bacteria and fungi.
  • Skin tests
    • Skin prick allergy testing for specific allergens in allergic rhinitis
    • Skin biopsy may be necessary - e.g. may help diagnose rhinophyma, rosacea and nasal tumor.

Home Diagnostic Testing

These home medical tests may be relevant to Red nose causes:

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Red nose:

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