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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 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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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?

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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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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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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Can chronic dry nasal passages along with sores and scabs inside the nose lead to infection in the bronchial area accompanied by cough?

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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What are these symptoms a sign of more than likely?: white bumps in nose, sores in mouth; burning rectum

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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Hello, I've been suffering from sores inside my nose for a few months & worsening. My Dr ruled out bacteria infection and cold sores. Ringworm? Lupus?

Hello, I've been suffering from sores inside my nose for a few months & worsening. My Dr ruled out bacteria infection and cold sores. Ringworm? Lupus?

Hard to know: We will certainly can sitter a variety of possibilities. If you've seen in your ear nose and throat doctor that might help. ENT. This could be at the aphthous stomatitis There are medical conditions that can cause this. You might ask your physician to have you see rheumatologist to clarify the diagnosis ...Read more