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Had stuffy nose, sore throat, headache, now yellow scab in nostril. Used nasal drops, plucked, same. Help?

Hi,
I have recently had a cold (stuffy nose, sore throat, headache.) and I have noticed a yellow scab in my right nostril. I've gotten the same thing in the past, but I think it just sort of went away. Whenever I pick it and remove it because of the uncomfortable feeling, it just comes back in about 10-15 minutes. It also formed into 2 different scabs, one larger than the other but still the same thing.
When I picked the scab off, something like a yellow liquid or pus-type substance filled its place and I'm assuming created the next scab.
Is there something that can make the uncomfortable feeling go away, or remove it altogether?
I also put some vaseline to moisture it, and I used nasal drops while I was sick.
Thanks for your time! Sorry if it was a little confusing.
Asked On : Wed, 16 Oct 2013
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Welcome to HCM.
Stuffy nose with yellow scab,sore throat,headache indicates bacterial upper respiratory tract infection.
You have to take complete course of proper antibiotic like amoxy/clave 625.
Take nsaid with decongestant to subside headache,stuffy nose.
Steam inhalation will be helpful.
You can apply any good moisturizer.
Avoid oily,spicy food.Avoid chilled water,cold drinks.
Consult your physician for better medical management.

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General Surgeon Dr. M Y Shareef's  Response
Hi !Good evening. I am Dr Shareef answering your query.

From your history, it seems that you had a bacterial nasal infection which could have followed a viral upper respiratory infection. If I would have been your doctor, I would have advised you not to poke/pick your nose to avoid dissemination of the infection, and prescribed for you an antibiotic, a decongestant drug with an anti allergic, and simple steam inhalation about two to three times a day , which might relieve your symptoms.

In case of no relief/increase in intensity of symptoms, you should consult a ENT specialist in your area to exclude any chance of a concurrent sinus infection.

Thanks for using healthcaremagic for query on your health. Wishing you an early recovery.
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Stiffy nose easy to manage have steam inhalation three to four time in day, have hot drink many times in day chicken soup would be best, drink little hot water, have hot water shower, try saline nasal drops, do not blow nose do not use any anti histamine, no antibiotic will come around soon have nice day.
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