The nose is known to harbor and be colonized with Staphylococcus aureus. Colonization is different... while an infection can never occur w/o colonization.
I suspect that your physician concerned that your nasal sore...
It is an infection on a bigger scale than before. Treat yourself with tepid salt water (mild concentration) with an eye-dropper and your head tilted back. Also gurgle salt water. Do it several times a day, or at least 2x. Tak
Body Aches and Runny noses.......by
Rhett and I are sick. Blech......sore throat, runny nose, and body aches... like I have been hit my a semi, and my nose hurts so bad from constantly blowing, I am getting sores...
Why am I getting recurrent sore throats?by
Dr. Gabe M.
in your nose also prevents simple cuts from healing.
Staph grows so luxuriously in the wet nasal membranes..., your nose and your mate. One study showed that beta strep, which causes rheumatic fever, was grown...
For those of you who want to know the "rest of the story," my nose has been healing nicely... briefly that it would hurt to pull the knot out of my healing (almost fully healed) nose.