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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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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).

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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.

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Montelukast and levocetrizine dihydrochloride tablet montgro-l has been prescribed for chest and nasal congestion and duodenal ulceration. Is that ok?

Montelukast and levocetrizine dihydrochloride tablet montgro-l has been prescribed for chest and nasal congestion and duodenal ulceration. Is that ok?

On duodenal ulcer?: I am not aware of any effect on ulcer from montelukast or levocetirizine. However montelukast does have potential beneficial effects on nasal and"chest" congestion (about 50% response rate). Both drugs have a good safety profile.

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What is the definition or description of: ulcerations in nose?

What is the definition or description of: ulcerations in nose?

Mucosal breakdown: Ulcerations in the nose are areas of superficial (partial) breakdown of the protective mucosal membrane. This creates shallow regions of inflammation, redness, and crusting in the nose.

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What does ulceration of the mucous membrane of the nose do to you?

What does ulceration of the mucous membrane of the nose do to you?

Infection risk: The nose is one of your primary lines of defense against disease. The nasal membranes filter most of the airborne viruses, bacteria, pollutants, and other nasty stuff that you're constantly inhaling into it. When those membranes are damaged, the nasties go directly into your air passages and increase the chances that you will get sick.

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What problems result from ulceration of the mucous membrane of the nose?

What problems result from ulceration of the mucous membrane of the nose?

Nasal vestibulitis: A raw area in the nose is frequently caused by a bacterial infection of the lining of the nose. Sometimes this is MRSA (methicillin resistant staph aureus). If not going away it should be looked at by an ent. Frequently treated with Mupirocin ointment, sometimes in combination with Doxycycline antibiotic pills.

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

I've had severe reoccurring ulcers in mouth for years. I'm 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.

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

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Never had a cold sore. Get ulcers inside mucous membrane mouth nasal vag. Only. Was diagnosed with herpes. How? Neg. Herpes tests. Help!

Never had a cold sore. Get ulcers inside mucous membrane mouth nasal vag. Only. Was diagnosed with herpes. How? Neg. Herpes tests. Help!

Other causes: A much rarer cause for sores in your mucous membranes is behcets disease - worth discussing with your primary care doc. You can't tell a patient they have herpes if the test is negative. Check with your pcp and your obgyn good luck.

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On Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Bactroban for nasal foliculitis. Day3: Sore throat and lip ulcers. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) switched. Day4: Sane w/ more ulcers. Skip Bactroban tonight?

On Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) & Bactroban for nasal foliculitis. Day3: Sore throat and lip ulcers. Bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) switched. Day4: Sane w/ more ulcers. Skip Bactroban tonight?

Ask your doctor: The doctor who prescribed these meds is properly the one to ask. In fact, he/she may be highly annoyed with you upon finding out that you asked a lot of remote-access doctors who don't have a doctor-patient relationship with you instead of him/her. This is not really responsible behavior. Don't be afraid to call your doc and ask. He/she would want you to. If he/she doesn't, find another doctor.

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What causes ulcers in nose and mouth?

What causes ulcers in nose and mouth?

Virus: Most ulcers in the nose and mouth are caused by viruses, and resolve in 5-10 days. They often recur.

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Are nose ulcers in lupus patients common?

Nasal ulceration: Nasal ulcers can occur in either discoid or systemic lupus. They can be very painful and sometimes get infected. See your rheumatologist who might want you to visit with an ear, nose and throat doctor for continued care.

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My nose feels like its been punched and there are what looks like ulcers in my nostrils. There's a funny smell too. Had it for 4 plus weeks. Help!

My nose feels like its been punched and there are what looks like ulcers in my nostrils. There's a funny smell too. Had it for 4 plus weeks. Help!

Tough to know: Several possibilities could explain these symptoms and include infection, environmental exposure, malignancy, and even systemic disease such as vasculitis. Suggest one-on-one discussion with a physician who will ask targeted questions and get more information about you. As a start, you could consider a virtual consult on Health Tap.

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Inside my nose feels like I have ulcers or scabs & when I look inside I seem to have sores/ulcers. They're flat, whitish, & mucus is white/yellow. Dx?

Inside my nose feels like I have ulcers or scabs & when I look inside I seem to have sores/ulcers. They're flat, whitish, & mucus is white/yellow. Dx?

Not possible to say: Without looking at them. Most likely local irritation and dryness, but you need to make sure it is not more serious condition. Show them to your doctor or ENT specialist just to be sure.

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What are some symptoms people have of hiv after being infected with it for3 years I have one lymph nose swollen in groin painless ulcers under tongue?

What are some symptoms people have of hiv after being infected with it for3 years I have one lymph nose swollen in groin painless ulcers under tongue?

Possible, unlikely: HIV almost never would cause these as the only symptoms. If you also have fever, weight loss, dry skin, or others, HIV could be responsible. But your symptoms really don't matter: if you have HIV, follow your doctor's advice. If not but have been at risk (which you probably have been, otherwise you wouldn't ask in the first place), get tested. You cannot rely on symptoms to know if you have it.

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