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Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Excellent Posted in: Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
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User :   hi doctor,
i seem to have two red lumps inside my left nostril, when i try to clean it with naseptin, which was prescribed to my mum from gp, it bleeds a bit, not heavy, but patches of blood on cotton bud, any idea of what it could ber?
Doctor :   Hi,
User :   hi
User :   hi doctor,i seem to have two red lumps inside my left nostril, when i try to clean it with naseptin, which was prescribed to my mum from gp, it bleeds a bit, not heavy, but patches of blood on cotton bud, any idea of what it could ber?
Doctor :   When did you notice the swellings ?
User :   just over a week ago
Doctor :   Are they painful ?
User :   only when i use cotton bud to clean it, not painful but a bit sore
Doctor :   Did you notice any pus while cleaning ?
User :   no pus
Doctor :   The swellings you have are probably because of folliculitis
Doctor :   hair root infection
User :   right, i got an appt with gp tommorow
Doctor :   due to the dust over there they tend to get infected soon and swell
User :   okay, yeah that does makes sense,
Doctor :   Thats fine , its better to get examined and be put on
User :   thank you
Doctor :   antibiotic ointment
Doctor :   Is there anything i can help you with ?
User :   no thank you very much, seems straight forward
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting , kindly provide your feed back
Doctor :   Bye for now
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