By Gary M. White, MD

Fibrous papule of the nose

The fibrous papule of the nose is a relatively common, small, benign papule on the nose of an adult. It may look red or vascular with fine telangiectasias on the surface.


This benign condition is commonly mistaken for a small nevus. Typically, a small, 2-4 mm flesh-colored or red, solitary papule occurs on or about the nose.


No treatment is needed. A shave biopsy for cosmesis may be done.

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A FP, here on the cheek.
Fibrous papule of the cheek


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