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How To Treat A Nasal Infection
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
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
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
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can I use regular Vicks on my 17 month olds feet? He has a nasal infection and is having difficulty breathing through his nose
Go to the doctor: Your child is ill. Has an infection. Please sign off of the internet and get this child to health care. ...Read more
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?
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