Recently I went to an urgent care clinic because I had a problem.
My nose was red and had these two little lines on each side near the tip that looked like cuts. If I touched inside my nose, it was crusty and would have blood if I picked anything.
I have a weakened immune system due to a medicine I am on for colitis. I get staph infections, cellulitis, and have even had MRSA before.
I didn't swab anything, but after an examination, my doctor treated me with an antibiotic, assuming it was a bit of an infection up there.
She said to come back if it didn't work and she would try anti-viral meds because maybe it was a cold sore (herpes virus) in my nose.
While the meds seem to be working after about a week (nose isn't as red, cuts seem to almost be gone), I am still worried maybe it is a cold sore or the nose herpes.
I am not worried for ME....I am worried about infecting someone else!
I have avoided going out to restaurants or anything for fear I will infect someone. I don't want to use a glass and have it get on there, and then they wash it and I get someone sick or something.
Is that possible? Should I keep quarantining myself? Or am I being OVERLY cautious....