A 35-year-old member asked:
What does ulceration of the mucous membrane of the nose do to you?
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Dermatology 44 years experience
Infection risk: The nose is one of your primary lines of defense against disease. The nasal membranes filter most of the airborne viruses, bacteria, pollutants, and other nasty stuff that you're constantly inhaling into it. When those membranes are damaged, the nasties go directly into your air passages and increase the chances that you will get sick.
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A 29-year-old member asked:
What problems result from ulceration of the mucous membrane of the nose?
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ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 34 years experience
Nasal vestibulitis: A raw area in the nose is frequently caused by a bacterial infection of the lining of the nose. Sometimes this is MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus). If not going away it should be looked at by an ent. Frequently treated with Mupirocin ointment, sometimes in combination with Doxycycline antibiotic pills.
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Last updated Oct 23, 2017
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