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Ulceration (Definition)

Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...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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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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I have been dealin with Post Nasal Drip 4 about 2 years. Drs have given me sinus sprays, acid meds, allegy stuff. Nothing works Now I got script 4 glycopypyrrolate 2 treat ulcers WHY? Have no ulcers ever!

I have been dealin with Post Nasal Drip 4 about 2 years. Drs have given me sinus sprays, acid meds, allegy stuff. Nothing works Now I got script 4 glycopypyrrolate 2 treat ulcers WHY? Have no ulcers ever!

GERD?: It sounds like your doctor thinks you have acid reflux or peptic ulocer disease-possible;hoever, I would strongly advise the need for formal allergy skin testing. Certainly ask about leukotriene inhibitor therapy(to prevent allergies) and antihistamine or immunotherapy. ...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 (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. ...Read more

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Does Ankylosing Spondylitis cause mouth throat nasal and public Ulcers? I've had 188 Since March

Rheumatologist: Your rheumatologist is best qualified to answer your question. Ankylosing spondylitis, being an autoimmune disorder, very likely has other autoimmune processes involving mucus membranes. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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My nose feels like it's 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 it's 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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 rarely would cause only these 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 HIV. ...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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Anemic, ulcerative colitis, & acid reflux- I burped up acid, copper w/a soapy taste & held down the vomit. Some cames up & out my nose? What do I do?

Anemic, ulcerative colitis, & acid reflux- I burped up acid, copper w/a soapy taste & held down the vomit. Some cames up & out my nose? What do I do?

Endosscopy?: Anemia in a 27-year-old female can be from a gyn source, but the ulcerative colitis, or inflammation i the esophagus from gerd could also contribute. Upper and lower endoscopy can help determine the extent of damage from gerd and the activity level of colitis. You should decide with your primary care provider and/or GI doc whether to have upper-lower endoscopy. ...Read more

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Mouth is continually getting dry and I have several ulcers and on palete too and a redish lump on tongue. Also, feels like running nose behind uvula...

Mouth is continually getting dry and I have several ulcers and on palete too and a redish lump on tongue. Also, feels like running nose behind uvula...

Oral surgeon: Could be a number of things. If present for more than a week, see oral surgeon. If less than week, treat symptomatically with saline rinse, OTC pain meds. ...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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I smetime get throat ulcers wid pain on swallowing radiating from back of the nose 2wards throat+ soreness+redness in throat [patchy], poss causes pls?

I smetime get throat ulcers wid pain on swallowing radiating from back of the nose 2wards throat+ soreness+redness in throat [patchy], poss causes pls?

No short answer: Herpes simplex virus can cause ulcers of the lips, mouth and throat and/or the genital area. It is infectious. It is usually recurrent & be quite painful. Your physician can get a test to make sure that is it and there is a medication that will help.
Another possibility is strep throat, which is a bacterial infection, if not treated it can lead to heart valvular problems.
Please go to the doctor. ...Read more

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Waiting another 2 years for nose surgery so I can breathe through my nose again, broke it as a kid, i breath through my mouth and grind my teeth and get mouth ulcers. What to do now? Mouth Guard? Pray?

Waiting another 2 years for nose surgery so I can breathe through my nose again, broke it as a kid, i breath through my mouth and grind my teeth and get mouth ulcers. What to do now? Mouth Guard? Pray?

Nose strips CPAP: First, why do you need to wait two years? If it is a medical issue preventing surgery, there are a few nonsurgical ways to try to improve breathing. Breathe Rite nasal strips can help to open up the nasal valve for some mild improvement. A mouth guard can help with the grinding, but may be hard to use as a mouth breather. Nasal CPAP may help force enough air through the nose to improve. ...Read more

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I have bumps on my hands, a large amount of mouth ulcers and an extremely sore nose. I do NOT have a fever. Muscles are sore. Any idea?

I have bumps on my hands, a large amount of mouth ulcers and an extremely sore nose. I do NOT have a fever. Muscles are sore. Any idea?

Mouth ulcers: The mouth ulcers are probably not related to the other symptoms. Bumps on the hands and mouth ulcers can be related if you have the condition pemphigus, but relatively rare. Go see your primary care physician. For the mouth ulcers, see your dentist or a periodontist. ...Read more

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