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Is There Harm In Dabbing Mentholatum Ointment Right Outside Of Nostrils Why Not To Dab Just Inside Nostrilsl
Is there harm in dabbing mentholatum ointment right outside of nostrils? Why not to dab just inside nostrils?L
Absorption.: Putting anything inside the nares will cause absorption of the substance, and in the case of anything menthol, it's toxic. Most products designed to be ingested use a very dilute form of it, but this site discusses some of the reasons why certain forms should not be ingested. The ointment form is pretty concentrated. ...Read more
What could result if didn't know for yrs inhalation of menthylatum ointment right inside nose was toxic? Did it with colds for yrs.
Myospherulosis: Myospherulosis - a granulomatous reaction containing saclike structures with spherules; associated with lipid medications being applied to open wounds or being injected. There are solid subcutaneous or dermal nodules (definition)... It is unlikely you have any issues if you don't have any "chronic sinus" issues. So if you don't have symptoms i wouldn't be concerned - otherwise see your local ent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to dab a small amount of abx ointment inside nostrils to prevent a cold/flu? If not, what's a good preventative measure? Any good products?
Nose picking? : It is really unusual to have scabs in your nose without trauma. You can get nose bleeds with allergies or other reasons. Sometimes people get nose bleeds with blood disorders. You can also get nosebleeds with blood cancers like leukemia. If you don't pick your nose, you need an evaluation ...Read more
Hi, I have the inner first part of one of my nostrils sore like the first layer of skin peeled. Can i put any ointment, as it's been a month now?
Olive oil: Not evidence based medicine, but it is very effective. You need to moisten the inside of my sore nostrils with an olive oil. Apply gently on a cotton swab before going to bed. ...Read more
Need flu shot but had to wait due to illness. Will breathing through my scarf protect me from airborn droplets @the drs? Also heard putting ointment in nostrils can help?
See answer : A scarf or face mask will provide some protection, but it is not clear how much. Unlikely to block the penetration of small virus particles but likely helpful in reducing contact or viral load from coughing and sneezing-related sprays and splashes. Most effective prevention is minimizing contact with others, frequent hand-washing and avoiding touching your face, nose, eyes with hands and fingers. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will sailine rinses help get dry painful crusty boogers out of nostrils? The rinse seem to help but make the nose bleed more. Do ointments help?
Nasal Irrigations: Nasal saline irrigations are excellent for chronic sinus symptoms. Antibiotic ointment available over the counter is useful for irritation within the nose. Increase the humidity within the home can help with dryness, if not possible, inhale steam. Absolutely avoid placing anything into the nose other than ointment just at the base. Do not shove tissue into the nose. ...Read more
My right nostril is sore inside and is creating crust. Not sure what's going on in there but using bactroban nasal ointment in it. Will it suffice?
Saw a doc for red, puffy, infected nostril. He prescribed Bactroban (mupirocin) ointment. Is this standard of care, or should I be taking oral antibiotic too?
Vestibulitis: Greetings. Great question. Personally, I recommend the same treatment for an infected nostril area. The topical ointment soothes sore membranes and kills the Staph bacteria that is most commonly responsible for this problem. IF the symptoms don't improve after 5 days of treatment, then I usually will prescribe an oral antibiotic like Cefadroxil. I hope this helps. You can consult me if needed. ...Read more
Last nght,I worked outside for 10 minutes.The temp.was 18-20 deg. F.It was very windy.I didn't wear a hat.Can this harm my head,brains,nerves,arteries?
No: could have hurt your ears , lips, but your head, brains are protected. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more
Hydroxyzine: I have found that the best way to relieve thoughts and urges for self harm in someone whose psychiatric conditions are otherwise well treated, is psychotherapy combined with off label use of Hydroxyzine 10 to 25 mg up to four times a day. This is a technique that i learned from one of the advisers in my residency program. I have found it to work extremely well and i know longer have any cutters in my practice as a result. Even the worst self-mutilators have stopped self mutilating. Those with chronic thoughts of suicide find that those thoughts die down and the urges to act on them in particular go away. ...Read more