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
- 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
- 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:
- Cold & Flu: Home Testing:
Conditions listing medical symptoms: Red nose:
The following list of conditions
have 'Red nose' or similar
listed as a symptom in our database.
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