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Nasal Vestibulitis


Overview of Nasal Vestibulitis

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Nasal Vestibulitis occurs when there is inflammation of the tissue around the entrance to the nose, the nasal vestibule. Minor infections at the opening of the nose may result in pimples at the base of nasal hairs (folliculitis) and sometimes crusts around the nostrils.

More serious infections result in boils, or furuncles. Cellulits, or spreading of the infection in the tissue layer under the skin, occasionally may involve veins draining from the brain. A life-threatening condition called cavernous sinus thrombosis can develop if the bacteria spread to the brain through these veins.

Causes of Nasal Vestibulitis

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It is most often a bacterial infection. Cavernous sinus infections involve bacteria that has spread backwards throught he veins to the region draining blood from and brain. It can lead to infections in the bread and clotting or obstruction of the veins draining the brain.

Signs and Symptoms of Nasal Vestibulitis

signs and symptoms

Symptoms include pain, redness, or a lump at the entrance to the nose. If the infections spreads, the skin may become increasingly red, hot and swollen. Involvement of the cavernous sinus may lead to swelling or proptosis of the eye, double vision and diminished vision.


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