Scab inside of left nose not healing

Posted by ofbushido @ofbushido, Mar 27 8:13pm

Hello All,

I have a scab inside my left nose for the last couple of months that won't heal. It's on the mucous membrane. I reached out to my doctor who later referred me to an ENT, but their treatment is not working, so I'm looking for someone who experienced this before and could perhaps help me out. They think it's just dry nose.

At first I noticed the scab when I was blowing my nose and saw dried blood and felt stinging. When I looked inside my nose with an otoscope, I saw the attached pictures, which I sent to my doctor. He said it's an infection and put me on a 10 day Mupirocin ointment with instruction to keep it moist for a week after that antibiotics course is done. So I applied saline gel every two hours for a week straight, but as you can see from the pictures the scab is back at full force, so I don't think it's related to dryness, but I'm not a doctor.

Here is a description of the pics:
Pic 1: before the Mupirocin treatment started
Pic 2: halfway through the treatment
Pic 3: after the Mupirocin treatment ended
Pic 4: now

Any help would be appreciated.

Thank you.

p.s. "SECARIS" is just an over the counter gel here in Canada could be in USA too…not suggesting you stop your antibiotic but maybe used in conjunction with?

Medicinal Ingredients:
Mixture of Polyethylene Glycol 15% and Propylene Glycol 20% in a gel adjusted to pH 5.5
Non-medicinal Ingredients:
Purified water, Carbopol 934-P, Carboxel X-395-F, sodium hydroxide, sodium chloride, potassium chloride, benzalkonium chloride.
Dosage:
Apply a small amount of gel into each nostril every 4 hours or as needed

*only thing I don't like is benzalkonium chloride… so my go to now in winter for prevention is good old Vaselne!

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@ofbushido

@loribmt Hi Lori. I hope you are well. I saw the on Thursday. He said it's just a minor bacterial infection. He said to continue using the antibiotics for three weeks. Hopefully that will do the trick 🙂

Ya, you are right about the dry air. I think that's the culprit.

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Great! I’m glad that’s all it is. It’s worth the trip to the doctor for the peace of mind! ☺️

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@lacy2 photo uploads have improved and now are much smaller, so share away!

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@amandajro

@lacy2 photo uploads have improved and now are much smaller, so share away!

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oh good, my nose is big enough ! x

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p.s. .. now i wish i could delete comment/photos. Thing is I also have a list other more drastic illnesses but this tubes of mucous started a year ago and is day and night on top of louder and longer tinnitus, all night long too; ear pain and pressure and pain around jaw and cheeks. Wont even list my other issues… if this is normal, ok, i just dont know why it started and from what "orifice" this is coming from, a box of kleenex every 2 days. Anyway, moderator, just delete if you can…. its not top of my list by any means. lol

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@lacy2

p.s. .. now i wish i could delete comment/photos. Thing is I also have a list other more drastic illnesses but this tubes of mucous started a year ago and is day and night on top of louder and longer tinnitus, all night long too; ear pain and pressure and pain around jaw and cheeks. Wont even list my other issues… if this is normal, ok, i just dont know why it started and from what "orifice" this is coming from, a box of kleenex every 2 days. Anyway, moderator, just delete if you can…. its not top of my list by any means. lol

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@lacy2 I deleted your previous comment and photos per your request.

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