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3 Potential Nasal Ulcer Causes

  1. 1.Head and Neck Cancer

    There are five main types of head and neck cancer, which are all named according to the part of the body where they develop: laryngeal (voice box), nasal cavity and sinus, nasopharyngeal (air passage way behind the nose), oral (mouth), and salivary gland cancers. Most of these cancers are squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs), meaning they begin in the flat (squamous) cells that make up the thin surface layer of the structures in the head and neck.

    Head and neck cancers span different types of cancer with variable prognosis so a consultation with an oncologist is required to determine outlook.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    loss of appetite, unintentional weight loss, hoarse voice, neck bump, ear canal pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Blistering Disease (Pemphigus)

    Pemphigus is an autoimmune disorder, meaning that the immune system attacks healthy cells in the skin and mouth, causing blisters and sores. This is a rare disease, and doctors are not completely sure of the cause.

    Disease resolves in 3/4 of treated people within 10 years.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nasal ulcer, skin peeling, hoarse voice, painful rash, red or pink, rough patch of skin
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Wegener's Granulomatosis

    An inflammation of the blood vessels by the body's immune system is a rare, but possibly dangerous problem. The inflammation can happen anywhere, but often in the sinuses, lungs, and kidneys.

    Uncertain

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, loss of appetite, joint pain, shortness of breath, fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Nasal Ulcer

  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?
  • Q.Do you have a rash?
  • Q.Have you lost your appetite recently?
  • Q.Have there been changes in your voice?

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Nasal Ulcer Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced nasal ulcer have also experienced:

    • 4% Bump in or on the Nose
    • 3% Congestion
    • 3% Nose Pain
  • People who have experienced nasal ulcer were most often matched with:

    • 38% Blistering Disease (Pemphigus)
    • 8% Head and Neck Cancer
    • 1% Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

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