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what problems result from ulceration of the mucous membrane of the nose?

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Dr. Thomas Benda, jr
33 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
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.
Answered on Nov 25, 2015
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