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How to treat a nasal infection from a zit inside?

How to treat a nasal infection from a zit inside?

Leave it alone: You are probably a nasal staphylococcal carrier as are 25% of normal people. If you pull out a nasal hair or use a nasal hair clipper you can get a nasal pimple. Leave it alone or soak with hot water until it resolves. Do not squeeze it or it could get much worse. Consider getting a prescription for bactroban (mupericin) ointment twice a day for 7-10 days to try to decolonize. ...Read more

Dr. Tanya Russo
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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My nose hurts and is crusty is that a nasal infection?

My nose hurts and is crusty is that a nasal infection?

Probably: You are probably a nasal staphylococcus aureus carrier (as is 25% of the population). You probably have a superficial nasal infection. If it persists you may need treatment with topical Mupirocin ointment or oral antibiotic treatment. An alternative explanation would be that you have allergic rhinitis that needs treatment with antihistamines or topical corticosteroid sprays. See your md prn. ...Read more

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Why can mucus of a nasal infection have a odor?

Why can mucus of a nasal infection have a odor?

Infection: The odor is from the by-product of the bacteria that is causing the infection. ...Read more

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I need my tonsils removed and i nasal infection cured. How can I get this done?

I need my tonsils removed and i nasal infection cured.  How can I get this done?

See ENT Dr: You need evaluated by an ENT dr--who would be the one doing the surgery if indicated--to do an exam, treat you to clear up any active infection, and decide if surgery best option for you. ...Read more

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Can pores white stuff from nose effect the noise and cause to nasal infection like sinus? Please be helpful

Can pores white stuff from nose effect the noise and cause to nasal infection like sinus? Please be helpful

Sinusitis: This condition may produce congestion, difficulty hearing if the congestion involves the tubes leading to the middle ear, purulent nasal discharge, facial swelling, headache and occasionally fever. See a doctor and have this diagnosed after history and exam. Good luck and get better soon. ...Read more

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Can an ear or nasal infection cause tremors?

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Can an ear or nasal infection cause tremors?

Tremor: Not likely, unless it relates to anxiety or after-effects of klonopin (clonazepam). ...Read more

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I was diagnosed with a nasal infection 3 days ago and they gave me bactrim. I think I just have the flu ad my conditions haven't changed after being in the medication now and i'm not seeing any improvement. Should I go back and request regular antibioti

I was diagnosed with a nasal infection 3 days ago and they gave me bactrim. I think I just have the flu ad my  conditions haven't changed after being in the medication now and i'm not seeing any improvement. Should  I go back and request regular antibioti

No: Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) is a "regular antibiotic", called sulfamethoxazole. It's a pretty potent drug. As for your symptoms, most nasal congestion is caused by viral infections or allergies, not bacterial infections. Most infections take 10-14 days to pass, and if it's viral (like the flu) there is no antibiotic that will treat it. Your body simply has to fight off the infection on its own. ...Read more

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I had sex gently last night while recovering from nasal infection. Does this benefit me or make it worse as I am getting headaches n fever now?

I had sex gently last night while recovering from nasal infection. Does this benefit me or make it worse as I am getting headaches n fever now?

Sex and infection: Doubt that the fact that you had sex last night had any effect whatever on your infection. You should see a doctor and have the infection checked out if you really have fever and headache. ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

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