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Nasal Vestibular Furunculosis Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Remedies

   

Nasal vestibular is a bacterial infection which occurs in the vestibule of nose. When hair follicle is involved in the infection, then it is termed as nasal vestibular furunculosis. It is a common infection. It is a localized infection and limits to a single hair follicle. Staphylococcus aureus is the cause of nasal vestibular furunculosis. Redness occurs along with inflammation which confirms its diagnosis. Sometimes the involved hair follicle become hard and dry and forms a crust. Itching occurs most of the time. Nasal vestibular furunculosis may be secondary to hair plucking or cutting within the nostrils.


Nasal Vestibular Furunculosis Causes


Staphylococcus aureus is the main cause of infection. It is a bacterial infection. It can occur in reaction to external particle like dust and pollen grains. Plucking hair in nostril can be the cause. Basically abscess occurs in hair follicle. Furunculosis is the term used for abscess. Any other follicle infection inside the nostrils can lead to nasal vestibular furunculosis. Sometimes trimmed nasal hair remain inside nostrils and cause nasal vestibular furunculosis. Some rare causes may be folliculitis, respiratory infections (upper or lower and viral or bacterial), chronic rhinorrhea and hair picking or trimming on regular basis.

Nasal Vestibular Furunculosis Symptoms, Causes, Treatment, Remedies


Nasal Vestibular Furunculosis Symptoms


The common symptoms of nasal vestibular furunculosis are:

Inflammation of nostril, localized redness, severe pain accompanying inflammation, pain also occurs on the skin covering nasal vestibule. Redness occurs according to the area involved because it is a localized infection. Abscess formation is rare. Systemic symptom occurs in rare cases. Pustules usually does not occur. These are the only symptoms associated with nasal vestibular furunculosis. The re-occurrence chances are high because, patient already exposed to staphylococcus aureus which contributes in re-occurrence. Whenever patient plucks nasal hair, the follicle exposed to the staphylococcus aureus which causes infection.

Nasal Vestibular Furunculosis Treatment


As it a bacterial infection, so antibiotics are prescribed for the treatment. At initial stage, combination of three antibiotics is used I.e. polymyxin, bacitracin and neomycin. If resistance occurs, then topical antibiotics are used which consist of two antibiotics I.e. mupirocin and retapamulin. The healing process becomes fast with topical antibiotic ointment. It is prescribed two times a day and advised to Apply with cotton. Direct contact should be avoided. Ointment should be continued for almost 3 days. Following this treatment guideline will completely heal infection within days. Antibiotics are the only treatment option for nasal vestibular furunculosis.

Nasal Vestibular Furunculosis Remedies


Along with allopathic treatment, some home remedies helps a lot in reducing the symptoms like pain, swelling, inflammation and redness. The best remedy is applying onion because onion has antiseptic and antimicrobial activity. Onion increases the healing time. Likewise garlic also have antimicrobial, antiseptic and anti inflammatory properties. It is a natural detoxifier of body. Garlic is applied directly on the spot for reducing inflammation. Turmeric is a topical antiseptic and helps a lot in healing. Other remedies involve use of tea tree oil, steam of mint tea and drinking lemon water every day.

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