Daily Archives: Thursday, February 22, 2007

Nasal sores? Some reasons they could be occurring

Since I’ve been having some difficulties getting a diagnosis for my own nose problems along with the hair loss I am experiencing, I figured the research I have done would be best shared with the cyber community. Maybe you have some of the same problems and this information will help you out.

Nasal impetigo- most cases of impetigo are caused by Staphylococcus aureus. Often people harbor the Staphylococcus bacteria inside their nose and don’t even know it because it does not cause an infection inside the nose. (Ecthyma is an ulcerative form of impetigo.) In some cases it can bring infection in the nasal passages.

Pemphigus foliaceus- an autoimmune skin disorder characterized by blistering of the skin and mucous membranes.

Lupus- SLE (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus) is an autoimmune disease that can affect virtually any system in the body. There are many types of lupus and they are discoid lupus, systemic lupus, drug induced lupus, subacute cutaneous lupus erythematosus, and neonatal lupus. As many as 30% of patients present with some dermatological symptoms (and 65% suffer such symptoms at some point), with 30% to 50% suffering from the classic malar rash (or butterfly rash) associated with the disease. Patients may present with discoid lupus (thick, red scaly patches on the skin). Alopecia (Hair loss), mouth, nasal, and vaginal ulcers, and lesions on the skin are also possible manifestations.

Churg-Strauss Syndrome- churg-strauss syndrome is a disorder that causes inflammation in blood vessels (vasculitis), which restricts blood flow to various organs. Sinus pain and inflammation (sinusitis) is a symptom. You may experience facial pain and develop nasal polyps, which are soft, benign growths that develop as a result of chronic inflammation.

Nasal polyps or Nasal polyposis – it’s hard to breathe, your nose drips constantly, and your sense of smell just isn’t what it used to be. If this sounds like you, you probably blame allergies or a chronic sinus infection. But in some cases, your signs and symptoms may be due to nasal polyps — soft, (benign) growths that develop on the lining of your nose or sinuses.

Cold sores, which are small and somewhat painful blisters that usually show up on or around a person’s lips, are caused by the herpes simplex virus-1 (or HSV-1). But they don’t just show up on the lips. They can sometimes be inside the mouth, on the face, or even inside or on the nose.

Thanks for stopping by. Until next time…