Nasal Lesions (acute)

Identify by searching anterior nose & especially its vestibule carefully, using either:
  • Penlight with nasal separator
  • Otoscope with large speculum
Possible Lesions:
  • Furuncles (Staph “boils”)  —  treat with hot compresses & topical antibiotic
  • Herpes simplex (Type-1 or -2)  —  suppression if recurrent
  • Rare Infections if immunocompromised

See posting Nasal Congestion.

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