A 32-year-old female asked:
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what causes sores in my nostrils. it's like something is eating away the skin in my nose. help! ?

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Dr. Farhad Sigari
19 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Be Seen!: You need a thorough physical exam by an ent. It might be something simple as a cellulitis or a complicated as an aggressive lymphoma which can cause destruction of the septum. But only a physical exam and biopsy( if necessary) will determine the cause of your symptoms. While you are waiting to be seen start with applying neosporin to your nose three times a day. But please be seen.
Answered on Jul 31, 2017
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