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What could cause bloody crusty sores inside nose?

What could cause bloody crusty sores inside nose?

Bloody crusty sore: These are caused by bacterial infection, usually staph but can be sreptococcal as well.You need to see your doctor, get a culture done . It is treated with Bactroban (mupirocin) Cream or ointment to be used locally and depending on the lesions you may need oral antibiotics. The condition is caused folliculitis. ...Read more

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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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I have impetigo&have taken kelflex &bactroban (mupirocin) for 10 days.The bactroban (mupirocin) is making the sores& inside nose bright red & swollen. What do I do?

Stop the bactroban (mupirocin): You can be sensitive/allergic to the bactroban (mupirocin) & should stop it immediately. Call your dr so the information can be reviewed & get into your medical record. If your dr wants to continue an ointment for the sores there are others out there that can be used. ...Read more

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What could cause sores in nose ?

What could cause sores in nose ?

Nasal sores: Sores in the nose could be caused by vitamin b deficiency, irritation (cocaine users) and infection. More common infections are caused by viruses (herpes) and and bacteria (staph, strep). ...Read more

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Recurrent painful sores inside my nose?

Recurrent painful sores inside my nose?

Infection: This may be nasal vestibulitis...An infection, usually staph, or a viral infection ..... Best to see your otolaryngologist for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Sores in nose is this a bacterial infection ?

Sores in nose is this a bacterial infection ?

Maybe: Could be bacterial. Could be viral. Could be fingernail. If it is accompanied by discharge and crusting, and if it fails to self resolve after several days to a week, it might be bacterial and require an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Meth sores in nose after smoking meth is there anything i can do to help it besides stopping meth?

Meth sores in nose after smoking meth is there anything i can do to help it besides stopping meth?

Yes: I would be concerned about a staph infection. But I am most concerned that despite some serious xXxX you are not prepared to ask for help in stopping the meth. This constitutes a life threatening addiction. I pray you can find some help with it as well as being checked out for a staph infection. ...Read more