Dr. Pimple Popper treated a man with bubbling grape-sized nose growths that prevented him from breathing
Editor’s note: This post contains graphic images and descriptions of dermatological conditions.
During this week’s episode of the show “Dr. Pimple Popper,” dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee helped a man who had trouble breathing because of his grape-sized nose growths.
55-year-old Tony said the condition had been growing for five years and other doctors said they had no way to help him.
Lee diagnosed Tony with a rhinophyma, a benign tumor that can appear bumpy and red.
To remove the growths, Lee used a heated wire to burn off excess skin and a scalpel to cut them off.
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In this week’s episode of the hit TLC show “Dr. Pimple Popper,” dermatologist Dr. Sandra Lee treated a man with potentially life-threatening nose growths that prevented him from breathing.
Tony, a 55-year-old resident of Clinton, Tennessee, had two grape-sized growths dangling from his nose, which had smaller bump-like growths on its tip.
According to Tony, whose last name wasn’t mentioned, the growth are often pus-filled and give off a bad odor that smells “like rancid fish oil.”
The growths started to develop five years ago when Tony began taking heart-health medication. Soon after starting the medication, he said it felt like his nose was bubbling and then the growths started to form and grow quickly.
Eventually, they become so heavy Tony had trouble breathing because the growths blocked his nose. He said if he breathed in too hard through his nose, the growths would trap air from entering. To prevent this, Tony breathed lightly or physically held his growths out of the way to stop himself from suffocating.
At night, Tony wore a breathing mask with a strap that kept his nose growths out of the way. It also pushed air into his nose so he could get oxygen while sleeping. Without the mask, Tony said he …read more
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