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Why would the tip of my nose swell just out the blue? its so swollen it hurt to touch. sometimes with redness and other times its not.

3 doctor answers8 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jerome Litt
Dermatology 71 years experience
Painful Swollen Nose: You may have an infection. Best to see you doctor about this. You may need an antibiotic.
Dr. Patrick Melder
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 27 years experience
See a doctor ASAP... nasal infections are in the "danger triangle" and can spread quickly.
Jan 18, 2012
Dr. Neil Giddings
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 39 years experience
See physician: Pain may be secondary to a superficial infection of the skin and tissue at the tip of the nose. It may also be a manifestation of relapsing polychondritis, which can cause recurring pain in the nose ears or other cartilage structures.
Dr. Marc Rosenthal
Specializes in ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Folliculitis: Infection of the hair follicles on the inside of your nose. Usually from manipulating the nose hair. Can lead to a serious infection of the face and even spread to the brain. Treated with antibiotics and antibiotic ointment in the nose.

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