Medical Minute: Nasal Boils

Nasal boils

Rapper T.I.’s niece, Kamaya Harris, posted the following photos on her Instagram page today. In the caption she wrote:

I wasn’t going to post this but I wanted to share my flow for the past 3 days… They have been very miserable, very sleepless, & very painful but thru it all God is good almost over & I’ll be back to myself soon

The “boil” is real

Based on the information in her caption, I’m guessing she is suffering from a painful boil (Furunculosis, Folliculitis) inside her nose that can be caused by Streptococcus pyogenes or Staphylococcus aureus bacteria.

You may recall my discussion on Staphylococcus Aureus in my Medical Minute post on MRSA. I told you that Staph lives on our skin and inside our noses. When the bacteria colonizes our noses it becomes necessary to decolonize the nose with antibiotics to prevent recurrent infections.

Nasal boils

Though Staph lives in our noses, the bacteria usually only causes a problem when there is a break in the skin such as cuts, abrasions or insect bites. Infections inside the nose can be caused by ingrown hairs or picking the nose with your finger.

The boil usually grows inside the anterior nasal wall. It is very painful and may drain a yellowish pus fluid. The pus/fluid dries and forms a yellowish-brown crust that must be removed (lanced by a doctor or nurse) to speed healing. The boil may burst on its own without treatment. The drainage is contagious and can be spread among family members or among school children.

Signs & Symptoms

  • Pus-filled boil/pimple inside the nostril that is red and very painful
  • Nasal swelling and redness
  • Facial edema
  • Untreated infections can develop into an abscess or cellulitis, a serious infection that causes redness and inflammation of the surrounding tissues (facial edema).

    TREATMENT

    The preferred treatment of nasal boils is antibiotics such as Mupirocin 2% ointment or Bactroban ointment. Doctors may also prescribe oral antibiotics.

    Mupirocin ointment is applied by squeezing the ointment inside both nostrils. The ointment is supplied in a 30 gram tube or in individual single-dose tubes. Continue to use the ointment as prescribed even after the infection clears.

    When the boil bursts (or lanced) place a gauze bandage to catch the drainage.

    Placing a warm (or hot) compress or wash cloth over the nose speeds the drainage and decreases the boil.

    This has been your Medical Minute.

    More Info On The Web

    Boils, Skin Problems and Treatment – WebMD

    Nasal Folliculitis – MayoClinic.com

    Impetigo – About.com

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    • luVn_liFe…

      :shock:

      GEEEEEZUZ!

    • CALI CHA

      NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO SHE WASNT READY :cry:

    • Caramel Rain

      UMMM…OK!

      Can you do one for post nasal drip? I am sick of the glob of mucus stuck in the back of my throat.

    • Caramel Rain

      HOpe she feels better

    • SOTHERNGRL

      Oh my God this poor girl. She didnt even look like herself. Glad she is better.

    • The Master Beta :D

      Dang hope she gets well soon that’s bad

    • SOTHERNGRL

      She is very pretty. I like the necklace she has on.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

      wow it turned her into eeyore.

      get well soon, baby girl.

    • http://www.ashland86.com TheRealAshland

      Thanks for
      Discussing this ,. Glad to see you get my emails,. Even though you don’t respond,..
      That Evan Ross one was good tea though :tea:

    • luVn_liFe…

      Her swelling is going down more and more. Dang that must have been frightening to wake up like that.

    • Who Dat

      Damn!

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      @ TheRealAshland: I see you didn’t read my post. I also emailed you. :coffee:

    • Smonae

      Damn :no:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      ooooh shyt :hide: she needs some Colodial Sliver stat ! :eek:

    • http://www.ashland86.com TheRealAshland

      I read it, I’m talking about the email I sent of that picture of a very feminine Evan Ross brushing a super flamboyant joe Simpson hair,. That gavel the creeps :re:

    • Caramel Rain

      Colodial Sliver
      *****
      old school. LOL

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      :hide: Boils are no joke :no: I wouldn’t have even showed my face

    • SOTHERNGRL

      Colodial Sliver
      (((((((((((
      @Jennie what is this? When I first looked I read Codliver

    • luVn_liFe…

      Sandra Rose says:

      @ TheRealAshland: I see you didn’t read my post. I also emailed you.
      ~~~~~~~~~
      HrmPH!
      i emailed you too sandriTa :rolleyes: but the story has came and went

    • http://www.caboki.com/index.html Man, I just don’t care™

      Dayum!
      :shocked:

      She look like she phucked with Sharkeisha!

    • SOTHERNGRL

      Dayum!

      She look like she phucked with Sharkeisha!
      ****************
      You so damn ignant

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Caramel Rain says:

      Colodial Sliver
      *****
      old school. LOL
      _____________________

      Chile this is the best stuff chile…….. I use this now…. good for any infection ……. I swear :yes: good shyt !

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      SOTHERNGRL says:

      Colodial Sliver
      (((((((((((
      @Jennie what is this? When I first looked I read Codliver
      _________________

      Its a supplement google it :yes: Thank me later :winky:

    • luVn_liFe…

      DAMMIT !!!
      the KNicks are taking offers to trade any and everyone on the roster exCept MELO :hahaha:

    • http://www.ashland86.com TheRealAshland

      @luvin sandy be acting fancy some times ain’t That right sandra darling :tea:

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      Did you hear about the man who got blood poisoning or something from colodial silver? Turn his ass blue, but he lived awhile even after

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      San ah make ya dance says:

      :hide: Boils are no joke :no: I wouldn’t have even showed my face
      ____________________

      Ok !!!!! Chile she did not have to prove nothing :no:

    • luVn_liFe…

      TheRealAshland says:@luvin sandy be acting fancy some times ain’t That right sandra darling :tea:
      ~~~~~~~
      I know
      :tape:

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      Ok !!!!! Chile she did not have to prove nothing :no:
      ————-
      NOT A ONE

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      San ah make ya dance says:

      Did you hear about the man who got blood poisoning or something from colodial silver? Turn his ass blue, but he lived awhile even after
      ___________________

      That ass was probrably taking that shyt every day without dilluting

    • Smonae

      Man, I just don’t care™ says:

      Dayum!

      She look like she phucked with Sharkeisha!
      ———————
      :hahaha:

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      Look like she took them off now :no:

    • SOTHERNGRL

      @Jennie I did. Thanks

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      @Jenie, I think he did go crazy with it. Although, he said every medical problem he had before that went away, so he kept taking it :yes:

    • MzTisch

      DAMN! *in my Smokey from Friday voice*

      :huh:

      Morning All…… :waves:

      It’s :cold: as heyul here in the Windy City.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      I had a boil under my arm pit… put a drop (a drop now) on it…. the next day it was gone…. My coworker told me about. :yes: apparently he use to get boils all the time. Well his caused a couple of staph infection….. he started using the silver on the boil and it went away damn near the same day he used it….

      My nephew had a huge pimple on his nose. I put a drop on there … :tea: it went down that same day ….

      My daughter also had a sore in her head….. I tried everything to clear it up….. even prescribed ointment. Put a drop on there,,, chile it was gone the next morning :bow:

    • CALI CHA

      San ah make ya dance says:

      :hide: Boils are no joke :no: I wouldn’t have even showed my face

      She is rapper so you know how that goes….Any publicity is good publicity :yes: SHE BOUT TO BLOW UP (no pun intended)

      OAN she favor Zonnique

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      :thumbsup: Those are the kinds of solutions I be looking for.

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      San ah make ya dance says:

      @Jenie, I think he did go crazy with it. Although, he said every medical problem he had before that went away, so he kept taking it
      __________________

      Yeah you can’t be taking that stuff like that :no: hell he must have been sick as hell :lol: I heard it was good for sinus infection, and the way I get sinus infection, I will be taking it. My mom used it the other day….. she had a lot of drainage in her throat, she dilluted it with water, sprayed in her nose, followed by saline spray…. her drainage is gone chile :nun:

    • SummerBaby

      I saw this on IG earlier today. I hope she gets well soon.

    • OutsidetheBox

      *side eye*

      * :huh: *

      *mutters Why..*

      * :lipsneer: *

      * :eyeroll: *

      :newpost: Please.

    • essenze

      Damn, thats crazy. Ugh. I am glad that her swelling is going down.

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=temAjb9d-5s 69

      So I see Sandra ain’t doing a post on Erykah and her bull horn nose or R.Kelly and his PR backfire…

      But we can get a post on the following:

      Rita Okra
      Parasite Hilton
      A non-celebrity
      A “cold item”
      A lil white boy who just doing what God intended for him to do…

      I’m taking bets a Drysnatchian post is up next… :shrug:

      Now if this R.Kelly mess had happened to Jay-Z or Kanye or NeYo :kona:

    • OutsidetheBox

      She look like she phucked with Sharkeis
      ____________

      :giggles: You seen what Ye said about turning Kim into Bey? :hollers:

      How was the concert anyway??

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaGotAwlTheMasterCopiesOfBren’sSecksTapes&NoWhipfinityWasUsedDuringTaping :phew:

      <——————-

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

      taking selfies? posting pix on the interwebz?

      recipe for narcissism or nah :thinking:

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaGotAwlTheMasterCopiesOfBren’sSecksTapes&NoWhipfinityWasUsedDuringTaping :phew:

      <—

    • SOTHERNGRL

      Did you hear about the man who got blood poisoning or something from colodial silver? Turn his ass blue, but he lived awhile even after
      *********************
      Its called argyria and they dont know how much of this will make you turn blue.

    • OutsidetheBox

      Awww :happybirthday: Prynnsexx :brokenheart: Miss you. :cry:

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaGotAwlTheMasterCopiesOfBren’sSecksTapes&NoWhipfinityWasUsedDuringTaping :phew:

      :cuss:

    • luVn_liFe…

      I’m taking bets a Drysnatchian post is up next…
      ~~~~~~~~~~~
      I Hope NOT I am Not here for that FILTHY slut

      B ~ Whats cracking girl i had a dream bout LBJ :ashamed:
      I thought about you when i woke out of it :|

    • http://santanasantana.wix.com/artist San ah make ya dance

      :hahaha: @Fay

    • luVn_liFe…

      :lol:
      FAY whatchU mad 4? lol

    • OutsidetheBox

      So I see Sandra ain’t doing a post on Erykah and her bull horn nose
      ___________

      Whet is this? :popcorn: Why we need to talk about BahDew? And why yall so hateful on broad noses? :huh: *caresses nose* Love thy roots. :lol:

    • OutsidetheBox

      Fay Im in this bitch like :eek: Straight up. Some chit just aint meant. Up next: her diarrhea photos? :shrug:

      Stupid.

      /annoyed :lol:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Fay Fay :hump: Luvyn, OTB :hug:

    • OutsidetheBox

      taking selfies? posting pix on the interwebz?
      recipe for narcissism or nah :thinking:
      _____________________
      :facepalm: LordT. I cant hardly stand it. :shrug: Im irrationally annoyed by this. i need some help. :lol:

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaGotAwlTheMasterCopiesOfBren’sSecksTapes&NoWhipfinityWasUsedDuringTaping :phew:

      Luvn

      :lol: i’m TRYNA pernt to Kev Hart’s face to express my feelins on this post. #unsuccessful :ashamed:

      i aint do the EDUCATION, therefore i aint got the ANSWERS as to what i’m doin wrong :cuss:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

      wait you can say bitch?

      bitch :grill:

    • luVn_liFe…

      JENIE :wave:

    • OutsidetheBox

      I’m taking bets a Drysnatchian post is up next…
      ~~~~~~~~~~~
      I Hope NOT I am Not here for that FILTHY slut
      B ~ Whats cracking girl i had a dream bout LBJ :ashamed:
      I thought about you when i woke out of it :|
      __________________

      :rofl: :rofl: Filthy slut tho…nothing much. Working, :phew: needed a minute to decompress! LuVie :hug:

      WHAT CHU DREAMED LUVIE :chase:

    • SOTHERNGRL

      Whet is this? Why we need to talk about BahDew? And why yall so hateful on broad noses? *caresses nose* Love thy roots.
      ************************
      @OTB Badu is the new face of Givenchy. She took photos with a bone or some chit in her nose.

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaGotAwlTheMasterCopiesOfBren’sSecksTapes&NoWhipfinityWasUsedDuringTaping :phew:

      Fay Im in this bitch like :eek: Straight up. Some chit just aint meant. Up next: her diarrhea photos? :shrug:

      Stupid.

      /annoyed

      :rofl: PRECISELY! i just CANT with social media nowadays. sup my sweets? :hug:

      JEN-NAYYYYYY!! :woohoo: sup luv muffin?

    • luVn_liFe…

      :rofl: Cheddup FAY, and tell me bout the BLUE Peel?? I spoke to an Ofc in BOCA Raton, they said they should have it beginning of the new yr
      :tea:

    • http://www.gravatar.com/avatar/db78ef2b213fd6958c1aa6773fe9a6dc?s=80 jeniefrumdabloc

      Did anyone see the Conan Obrien skit with Ice Cube and Kevin Hart :lol: too funny

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaGotAwlTheMasterCopiesOfBren’sSecksTapes&NoWhipfinityWasUsedDuringTaping :phew:

      Whet is this? Why we need to talk about BahDew? And why yall so hateful on broad noses? *caresses nose* Love thy roots.
      ************************
      @OTB Badu is the new face of Givenchy. She took photos with a bone or some chit in her nose.

      :eek: where bouts? :pc:

    • luVn_liFe…

      B!
      It was s.e.x.ual :| woke up outta it and went right back in to the dream.
      :crying1:
      then rubbed up on hubby :oops:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

      so anyways…..it took me an hour and 3 stores but i got my Pleasure Bomb by Rihanna/Mac this morning.

      there was a line to get into the harlem store :eek: but NOBODY in the 5th avenue store. the times square store claimed they ran out :rolleyes: but I think they have them stashed in the back.

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      @ TheRealAshland: oh. I saw that. I can’t do Evan like that. I remember years ago when I chased his mom down in Miami for a photo and she refused to take one and he made her pose for me. He’s a sweetie pie. :yes:

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaGotAwlTheMasterCopiesOfBren’sSecksTapes&NoWhipfinityWasUsedDuringTaping :phew:

      uh-oh!

      lemme fine OWT Taye Diggs den came byke home?! :eek:

    • SOTHERNGRL

      Why is Matthew Knowles baby Momma getting $12,000 a mo child support? I guess he can afford it.

    • luVn_liFe…

      O.B. is in NYC :huh:
      I thought
      O.B. was . . nevamind :~

    • http://www.landofpure.net FaylaGotAwlTheMasterCopiesOfBren’sSecksTapes&NoWhipfinityWasUsedDuringTaping :phew:

      Cheddup FAY, and tell me bout the BLUE Peel?? I spoke to an Ofc in BOCA Raton, they said they should have it beginning of the new yr
      :tea:

      :cheer:

      That’s AWESOME guhl! u know i had said i wanted to wait till my 40th bday, but i want it NOW! :bounce:

      like feb/march. decisions, decisions :bite:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enpFde5rgmw Orange Blossom

      :tape:

    • luVn_liFe…

      FAY
      that’s what the few blogs are saying TAYE’s with a sis :tea:
      it took 10+ yrs

    • luVn_liFe…

      :bounce:
      I know FAY I KNOW!! :woohoo: Im ready now too, but im going away next week so I have to wait
      I caint BE in Clark Co favoring a SmuRF :|

    • OutsidetheBox

      @OTB Badu is the new face of Givenchy. She took photos with a bone or some chit in her nose.
      ________________

      :lol: I’m fukking with sixty niner. He know I’m sensi bout my nose.

    • luVn_liFe…

      :newpost: :newpost:

    • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jlSRgp76Ivg eveRyone knows thAt Jesus was white. what planet are you from, ZanZanini?

      That poor girl. :( hope she has a speedy recovery.

      I saw the Cohnan/Hart/Cube skit. “What’s a fo-ty, because I say FOURTY?” :lol:

      Then they asked him where the brown paper bag was! :rofl:

    • OutsidetheBox

      lemme fine OWT Taye Diggs den came byke home?! :eek:
      ___________

      Fay I WOULD BEG ANY BLACK WOMAN NOT TO DATE THIS FEWL! :shank:

    • OutsidetheBox

      B!
      It was s.e.x.ual :| woke up outta it and went right back in to the dream.
      :crying1:
      then rubbed up on hubby :oops:
      _________________

      I cant take no more of yall on my dream. :crying:

    • http://www.ashland86.com TheRealAshland

      Ohh ,.. I can understand that . I loves some ms ross,. lol of then ,.. Diana, tracee , chutney,. Rhonda and Evan too :tea:

      Imma remember this when I get famous I better have that tiny and Monica immunity

    • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

      Caramel Rain says:

      Can you do one for post nasal drip? I am sick of the glob of mucus stuck in the back of my throat.
      _________________

      Does it feel like a lump in the back of your throat? Do you have difficulty swallowing? Throat cancer is increasing among young black women. Please make an appointment to see your doctor. :(