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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Nasal Abscess

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What causes nasal abscesses?

What causes nasal abscesses?

See below: 25% of people have nasal staphyloccus aureus colonization. Any trauma inside the nose like pulling out a nose hair can precipitate an infected pimple or abscess. ...Read more

Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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Can staph aureus cause pus inside tonsils but no abscess ? I have post nasal drip and positive for staph aureus and i have heard its normal flora

Can staph aureus cause pus inside tonsils but no abscess ? I have post nasal drip and positive for staph aureus and i have heard its normal flora

Yes: Contamination without infection. Many bacteria live with us, or within us. Usually pus - white cells is a sign of infection beyond contamination. ...Read more

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Can inhaling chemicals through the nose cause a brain abscess?

No: If a person has had a brain abscess and the underlying cause isn't clear (iv drug abuse, heart infection, cystic fibrosis, tetralogy, etc.), look for osler-weber-rendu and for an atrial septal defect. These two allow systemic venous blood to bypass the lungs where bacteria-laden microparticles are often removed. ...Read more

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How can you remove a nose piercing without getting an abscess?

How can you remove a nose piercing without getting an abscess?

Nose Piercing: There are several types of piercing devices that I have seen in the nose. The most common has a small ball on the inside part of the device. A common problem with these is that patients get dried mucous around the ball, which makes it that much bigger. First step is to clean this crust of mucous. Once that's gone, gently try to pull out. If it won't come out, you need to cut the ball off. ...Read more

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Abscess on nose wont go away on anti-biotics. What do I do now?

Abscess: If you have a true abscess, this is not uncommon. The problem is that once an abscess forms, there is a pocket of pus and there is no good blood supply to take the antibiotics to the infection. An abscess needs to be drained. This can be done by your local friendly ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Can you get an abscess in the side of your nose from a nose piercing?

Can you get an abscess in the side of your nose from a nose piercing?

Yes: An abscess is an infection and if the procedure was done with unclean instruments or the area is not kept clean an infection may develop. See your md--internist, family medicine or dermotologist for evaluation. ...Read more

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Had abscess fixed on front tooth but why does my nose hurt now?

Had abscess fixed on front tooth but why does my nose hurt now?

Inflamed nerves: The nerves in the face have a very close proximity to one another, and the abscess may be affecting the nasopalatine nerve, causing you your discomfort. See the dentist who treated you to make sure the infection is gone. ...Read more

Dr. Jack Mutnick
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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more