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August 1962

TREATMENT FOR NASAL VESTIBULITIS

Arch Otolaryngol. 1962;76(2):191. doi:10.1001/archotol.1962.00740050197016

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Abstract

The Editorial Board of the Archives invites its readers to submit letters to the Editor, which should be written in a constructive manner. A copy of the letter will be sent to the author(s) of articles commented on, or persons otherwise mentioned, who will be invited to prepare a brief reply, to be published along with the original letter sent to the Editor.

G. E. Shambaugh, M.D.

To the Editor: Readers of the Archives may find useful a very effective and simple treatment for the annoying, although usually minor, problem of nasal vestibulitis, or chronic folliculitis of the nasal vestibule. This condition is usually manifested by intermittent, low grade tenderness inside the nasal vestibule, which travels around from hair follicle to hair follicle and reoccurs after periods of quiescence.

Many patients have been treated for this by the use of Borofax ointment, sulfathiazole ointment and many other antibiotic preparations. In

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