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My right nostril is clogged and crusty, and feels constricted..left

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Posted on Wed, 20 Feb 2019
Question: My right nostril is clogged and crusty, and feels constricted..left nostril affected, but not as noticeably. Is there an ointment I can get to start treating this?
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Answered by Dr. Michelle Gibson James (48 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
mucopirocin, saline, oral decongestant

Detailed Answer:
HI, thanks for using healthcare magic

You can try mucopirocin/ bactroban ointment , it is one of the creams that is sometimes used for infections in the nose.

In addition, saline washes with a nasal spray may be helpful to relieve the congestion and also the saline can help with any infected areas since it is one of the most common agents used to clean infections or wounds

You would use the saline spray/wash then you can apply the ointment.

An oral decongestant such as sudafed may also help relieve the congestion.

I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions
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My right nostril is clogged and crusty, and feels constricted..left

Brief Answer: mucopirocin, saline, oral decongestant Detailed Answer: HI, thanks for using healthcare magic You can try mucopirocin/ bactroban ointment , it is one of the creams that is sometimes used for infections in the nose. In addition, saline washes with a nasal spray may be helpful to relieve the congestion and also the saline can help with any infected areas since it is one of the most common agents used to clean infections or wounds You would use the saline spray/wash then you can apply the ointment. An oral decongestant such as sudafed may also help relieve the congestion. I hope this helps, feel free to ask any other questions