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Goose Creek, South Carolina
A 35-year-old female asked:

my mrsa bump has not been drained but its black red puffy swollen my left nostril has been hurting what does mean?

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Dr. Andrea Brand
Specializes in Family Medicine
Infection: Your description suggests an infection that needs urgent treatment. Complicating this is your diabetes. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. The infection can cause serious illness.

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A 45-year-old member asked:

I have a white patch inside my left nostril? Is this normal?

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Deborah Wong
Family Medicine 34 years experience
DEPENDS: Most commonly these are apthous ulcers, the medical term for the white erosions people often get in their gums /inside their lips. This can happen in the nasal mucosa as well. Depending on your habits, or the humidity conditions or the status of your immune system it could be serious or something that will resolve with time.See your dr. And give your history so that you can get a clear diagnosis.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the effects of only being able to breath through one nostril?

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Dr. Nayana Trivedi
Internal Medicine 39 years experience
Sinusitis/ Headache: Deviated nasal septum or nasal polyp can block one nostril and can breath thru only one nostril this will cause headache, nasal twang or change in the voice sometimes and affects the ability to sing- reach high notes , sinusitis on the side where there is no air passage due to blocked sinus secretion.
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A 46-year-old female asked:

What is a hard white spot in side nostril?

1 doctor answer1 doctor weighed in
Dr. David Astrachan
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 37 years experience
Probably cartilage: Most likely it's a small amount of cartilage which is otherwise normal and nothing to be concerned about. If it bothers you you should see an ENT doctor for an evaluation.
Burlingame, CA
A 26-year-old male asked:

Why is a nostril always cloged up? Keeps switching sides but one always is.

1 doctor answer3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Taj Jiva
Dr. Taj Jiva answered
Internal Medicine 45 years experience
Need to see ENT: Clogged up nostril may suggest several different problems, including deviated nasal septum, polyps, chronic sinus disease, enlarged turbinates etc. Hence, an ENT evaluation is necessary to make sure there is no obstructive pathology. Endoscopic sinus exam is adviseable. Try saline nasal lavage to see if it helps.
United Kingdom (Great Britain)
A 30-year-old female asked:

I have a small white hard lump in my right nostril ?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Anna Meyer
Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 19 years experience
See a doctor: It's hard to say without a thorough history and exam. It could be something simple like a pimple or something less common. I'd have it looked at by an md.

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