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Nasal Vestibulitis

What is Nasal Vestibulitis?

Nasal Vestibulitis refers to the inflammation of the tissues within the nasal vestibule. It is often caused by bacteria Staphylococcus aureus. Nasal Vestibulitis can be classified into two types: Acute and Chronic.

  • In Acute Nasal Vestibulitis, there is redness, swelling and secretion of thin/thick liquid at the nostril opening.
  • In Chronic Nasal Vestibulitis, the symptoms are same as Acute Nasal Vestibulitis along with hardening of the skin tissue and forming crust leading to itching. 
What causes Nasal Vestibulitis?

The various causes for Nasal Vestibulitis are:

  • Infection (bacterial or viral)
  • Allergens
  • Body contagions
  • Nose picking
  • Chronic rhinorrhea
  • Folliculitis
  • Viral upper respiratory infections


What are the symptoms of Nasal Vestibulitis?

The signs and symptoms of Nasal Vestibulitis include:

  • Redness, swelling and pain in nostrils
  • Mucus drainage
  • Bump at the opening of nostril
  • Difficulty breathing through nose 
How can Nasal Vestibulitis be treated?

The treatment for Nasal Vestibulitis depends on the severity of your condition and may include:

  • Antibiotics
  • Manual drainage of pus