for over a year now, I have had recurrent sores in both nostrils...I have been to my PCP who tested me for staph infection, which came back positive each time; he then directed me to an ENT who diagnosed me with Foliculitis Barbae; she prescribed Mupirocin to be applied with a Qtip to the inner lining of my nostril; before seeing the ENT, my PCP prescribed different antibiotics each time I saw him before referring me to the ENT; I do not agree with the diagnosis of Foliculitis Barbae as the Mupirocin hasn't helped at all; the sore would eventually go away with multiple prescriptions of antibiotics but eventually come back or never fully go away; In the past year, I have only been spared maybe 2 months not having any sores in my nose (Nov and Dec); the sores are very painful as the only relief I have found is to moisten my nose while in the shower while massaging to loosen the sores/scabs and literally blow them out; the relief is short-lived as once they start to form back, it feels like someone is ripping the insides out of my nose; once the scabs/sores fully form, I can barely breathe b/c they block my airway in my nose and it literally feels like my nose if full of "boogers" (sounds horrible, but that is my best description); can anyone please help me !! I am so tired of the pain and discomfort from this !!! Thanks.View Thread
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