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Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
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What could cause bloody crusty sores inside nose?

Dr. Yash Khanna
Board Certified, Family Medicine
52 years in practice
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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 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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Nasal (Definition)

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Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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I have impetigo&have taken kelflex &bactroban for 10 days.The bactroban is making the sores& inside nose bright red & swollen. What do I do?

Dr. James Ferguson
Board Certified, Pediatrics
41 years in practice
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Stop the bactroban: You can be sensitive/allergic to the bactroban & 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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Dr. Daniel Lebowitz
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Dr. Charlene Sojico
Board Certified, Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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Is there a way to differentiate between a cold sore or impetigo inside nose? Get occasional cold sores on outer edge of nostril. Dangerous to brain?

Dr. Charlene Sojico
Board Certified, Pediatrics
36 years in practice
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Is there a way to differentiate between a cold sore or impetigo inside nose? Get occasional cold sores on outer edge of nostril. Dangerous to brain?

With impetigo: You get honey crusting sores and very contagious. Best treated with bactroban / Mupirocin ointment. Need to heal the mucosa to stop the sores completely. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
40 years in practice
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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?

Dr. Robert Uyeda
Board Certified, General Surgery
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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?

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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Dr. William Lewis
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
46 years in practice
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Recurrent painful sores inside my nose?

Dr. William Lewis
Board Certified, ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
46 years in practice
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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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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Board Certified, Endodontics
39 years in practice
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I have little scabs inside my nose that don't hurt when i touch them, but could they be cold sores? I don't get them there but have blown my nose a lot

Dr. Kenneth Grossman
Board Certified, Endodontics
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I have little scabs inside my nose that don't hurt when i touch them, but could they be cold sores? I don't get them there but have blown my nose a lot

Yes: Cold sores can occur on any mucous membrane. Also could be a staph infection. See an ENT doc and have a biopsy taken so your problem can be treated properly. ...Read more

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Dr. Charles Gordon
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I have cold sores inside my nose. Is it bad if I blow my nose and use tissue to clean the inside of my nose? Will it make it worse?

Dr. Charles Gordon
Board Certified, Adolescent Medicine
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I have cold sores inside my nose.  Is it bad if I blow my nose and use tissue to clean the inside of my nose?  Will it make it worse?

No.: There are good oral meds for herpes infections. Speak to your doc about getting a prescription. ...Read more

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Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area accompanied by cough?

Dr. Martin Raff
Board Certified, Infectious Disease
51 years in practice
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Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area  accompanied by cough?

Difficult: First, why do you have nasal ulcers? How do you know you have bronchitis, which is predominantly a viral infection.? You can develop cough from post-nasal drip if you have congested or infected sinuses. But why not see a doctor and get this worked out? ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Resnik
Board Certified, Dermatology
26 years in practice
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What are these symptoms a sign of more than likely?: white bumps in nose, sores in mouth; burning rectum

Dr. Barry Resnik
Board Certified, Dermatology
26 years in practice
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Diagnosis: There is no way to make a diagnosis on the internet. You are going to have to bite the bullet and see a doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
51 years in practice
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What could cause sores in nose ?

Dr. Alfredo Garcia
Board Certified, Pediatrics
51 years in practice
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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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