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is there harm in dabbing mentholatum ointment right outside of nostrils why not to dab just inside nostrilsl

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Dr. Carin Van Gelder
25 years experience Emergency Medicine
Absorption.: Putting anything inside the nares will cause absorption of the substance, and in the case of anything menthol, it's toxic. Most products designed to ... Read More
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Dr. Milton Mintz
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Don't stick it: Up, just outside does whatever good it will do.
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Dr. J. Lawrence Dohan
57 years experience Dermatology
OK for occasional: Methyl salycilic acid is also sold as ben gay.. It is used in menthol cigarettes.
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A 57-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pedro Hernandez
40 years experience Geriatrics
Pneumonia/mentholatu: While placing a small amount of mentholatum inside your nostrils will not cause long-term problems with your nose or nasal passages, it is not recomme ... Read More
Dr. Patrick Melder
27 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Myospherulosis: Myospherulosis - a granulomatous reaction containing saclike structures with spherules; associated with lipid medications being applied to open wounds ... Read More
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Dr. Robert Killian
28 years experience General Practice
Viral illnesses: Nope. Antibiotics treat bacterial infections. The cold and flu illnesses are caused by viruses. There are no antibiotics for viruses.
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A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. Norma jo Waxman
33 years experience Family Medicine
Nose picking? : It is really unusual to have scabs in your nose without trauma. You can get nose bleeds with allergies or other reasons. Sometimes people get nose b ... Read More
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Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
36 years experience Pain Management
Olive oil: Not evidence based medicine, but it is very effective. You need to moisten the inside of my sore nostrils with an olive oil. Apply gently on a cotton ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Gregory Lewis
44 years experience Urology
See answer : A scarf or face mask will provide some protection, but it is not clear how much. Unlikely to block the penetration of small virus particles but likely ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No: Antibacterial ointment will not help prevent a person from catching the flu virus. Just wear a mask like the doctors do. Masks can be purchased at any ... Read More
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A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Pack
Dr. Mark Pack answered
31 years experience General Surgery
Antibiotics: Many antibiotic ointments do not recommend their use intranasally. Some antibiotics can be, but it would be best to see your doctor to determine 1) if ... Read More
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Dr. Barry Press
44 years experience Plastic Surgery
Consider a biopsy: The chance that this is a cancer is very small, but certainly, in my practice, a skin or mucosa lesion that does not heal warrants a biopsy. This is a ... Read More
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