Scared nose problem is really Wegeners Granulomatosis
Have seen 3 ENT's because of crusting and soreness in nostrils. First one said to use Bacitracin for a year - did culture and had moderate staph and took Keflex for 10 days. Five days later did another culture and came back negative.
Second ENT said it was from a very dry nose and to keep it mosturized with saline spray and then saline gel many times a day and use Medihoney at nite. No improvement, in fact worse.
3rd ENT thnks I have Wegener Granulomatosis which is a death sentence from what I read. A vascular autoimmune disease. Did some blood tests put they will take a while and said he also would need to biopy. In the meantime, I am using Vaseline or Bacitracin and a lot of saline spray and gel and stay hydrated. Since Wegener Granulomatosis seems to be a death sentence I am scared. Apparently it starts in the upper respiratory and attacks the lungs and the kidneys and you die of renal failure. Doc said can take combo Prednisone (but I can't as my osteoporosis is bad) and a chemo type drug with toxic side effects that can kill you also (lymphoma, kidney failure, etc.)
Is there anyone out there with this problem. Please help.