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I've had a sore in my nose for about two weeks. what should i do?

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Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Bacitracin: Don't rub it or pick it. Get some Bacitracin ointment and with a clean finger put some on the sore 4 to 5 times a day. If not better within a week see an ENT doctor.
Dr. Anifat Balogun
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 29 years experience
Bactroban (mupirocin): Agree with not manipulating the sore. However, i recommend bactroban (mupirocin) or Mupirocin ointment which requires a prescription to make sure staph aureus is treated.

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Last updated Feb 29, 2016

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