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Causes Of Nasal Sores
Nasal vestibulitis: An infection of the lining of the nose can make it feel raw and bleed a bit. Use of nasal sprays sometimes causes these symptoms as well. The treatment is usually a prescription nasal ointment, mupirocin, and sometimes an antibiotic like doxycycline. Sometimes the infection is mrsa, (methicillin resistant staph aureus) which can be serious, and contagious. ...Read more
Bloody crusty sore: These are caused by bacterial infection, usually staph but can be sreptococcal as well.You need to see your doctor, get a culture done . It is treated with Bactroban (mupirocin) Cream or ointment to be used locally and depending on the lesions you may need oral antibiotics. The condition is caused folliculitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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. ...Read more
Hv had phlegm stuck in back of throat for 3wks after clearing sores in nose with kenacomb oint dr says allergies is 3wks too long what causes this flm?
See your doctor: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
I have sores in my nose that crust i've been told it could be bacterial. Could a bacterial infection cause enlarged lymph nodes ?
See below: You are probably a nasal staphylococcus aureus carrier and have a bacterial shinitis. Nasal Bactroban Ointment and hibiclens soap showers and shampoos may help. Bacterial infections can cause enlarged lymph nodes in the area of lymphatic drainage from an infection. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes, but...: Sores in your nose can make your neck lymph nodes enlarged. But the lymph nodes above your collarbone are less likely to be enlarged from sores in your nose. These lymph nodes can be enlarged from something going on in your lungs, chest wall, thyroid, or mouth. Cancer of the lymph nodes (lymphoma) makes them rubbery and swollen but not painful. If these don't get better soon, see a doctor! ...Read more
Depends: Have you had surgery in your ears or craniotomy? Do you have a severely deviated septm with allergies. If you had surgery, your postnasal drip on one side could be spinal fluid. If you have a severely deviated septum, instead of having drainage through your nostril, it goes backwards. Get it checked out. ...Read more