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How do you tell the difference between a pimple in/around nose and a nasal ulcer?

How do you tell the difference between a pimple in/around nose and a nasal ulcer?

Nasal lesion: A pimple has a red convex surface with an occasional papule (white spot with pus) in the center. An ulcer has a concave surface, but it too can be red. If it does not go away within a few days, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


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Does HIV ars symptoms appear at 6 weeks and at the 7th week do people have genital ulcers. I had a runny congested nose with other ars symptoms?

Does HIV ars symptoms appear at 6 weeks and at the 7th week do people have genital ulcers. I had a runny congested nose with other ars symptoms?

Get tested: Early HIV infection may have flu like symptoms, but so do many other things. If you have concern about HIV infection, get tested. If you do not have a doctor, contact your county of city health department for advice. ...Read more

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I'm always having weird annoying symptoms, mouth and nose ulcers, uncontrollably itchy skin, anxiety achy body etc. ANA positive, but can't get diagno?

I'm always having weird annoying symptoms, mouth and nose ulcers, uncontrollably itchy skin, anxiety achy body etc. ANA positive, but can't get diagno?

Rheumatologist : Can definitely help with such symptoms and a positive ANA, further blood work after careful history and physical examination, would help establish a working diagnosis ...Read more

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Why do I get nasal ulcers? I do have an autoimmune disease.

Why do I get nasal ulcers? I do have an autoimmune disease.

Many causes: Nasal ulcers can occur due to a variety of things. Nasal sprays, when sprayed on the septum (the divider between l and r halves of the nose) can cause irritation and ulcers. Physical trauma (e.g., nose picking) can cause ulcers. Cocaine will stop blood flow to the lining of the nose, leading to ulcers. Vasculitis can cause bleeding or ulcers. Discuss your symptoms with an otolaryngologist (ent). ...Read more

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I have ankylosing spondylitis and recently started to get nasal ulcers. Is it related?

I have ankylosing spondylitis and recently started to get  nasal ulcers. Is it related?

Possibly Related: Ankylosing spondylitis is caused by immune system dysfunction. Nasal ulcerations can also result from immune system problems. ...Read more

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I've had severe reoccurring ulcers in mouth for years.Im having outbreak in my vaginal area nasal and mouth now.What could cause this?

I've had severe reoccurring ulcers in mouth for years.Im having outbreak in my vaginal area nasal and mouth now.What could cause this?

Be seen: Many things can cause ulcers such as infections (herpes/hiv), habits/toxic exposure, and even medications. Once ulcers start to appear i worry about some unusual systemic causes. One rare cause that can cause ulcers in the mucous membranes is behcet's syndrome. The best way to determine what is going on is to have someone do a good history and exam. Good luck! sounds painful. ...Read more

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I am constantly (24 hrs.) using an oxygen machine. But nasal cannulas insertion is cause the ulcer of my nasal septum and bleeding. ?

Humidified oxygen: Try using humidified oxygen or switch to a nasal mask or collar instead of a nasal canula. Try using saline nasal gel. ...Read more

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Transnasal endoscopy vs upper endoscopy! which is better to see a stomach ulcer? I prefer to do nasal one cause i heard you can be awake.

Transnasal endoscopy vs upper endoscopy! which is better to see a stomach ulcer? I prefer to do nasal one cause i heard you can be awake.

Depends: If your doctor just wants to see if there is an ulcer there, then the transnasal is great. However often they will want to biopsy it. They cannot do this through the transnasal approach. So have a conversation with your gastroenterologist to see what the likelihood is that he/she will want biopsies. ...Read more

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Can Afrin Nasal Spray cause stomach ulcers if used for a prolonged period of a few months?

Can Afrin Nasal Spray cause stomach ulcers if used for a prolonged period of a few months?

Afrin: Hi, I don't believe so but using Afrin for more than 2-3 days can cause rebound congestion, also it can increase blood pressure and also causes dizziness. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

Ulcer is the medical term for erosion of a normal barrier (the lining on top) exposing the surface that is normally beneath this barrier. Ulcers can occurs at sites like the skin, the ...Read more


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Nasal (Definition)

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