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Doctor insights on: Abscess In Nostril

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Dr. Theodore Davantzis
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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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I have a boil just inside my right nostril. It's making my whole right side hurt and my right eye is blurry. What should I do for it?

I have a boil just inside my right nostril. It's making my whole right side hurt and my right eye is blurry. What should I do for it?

Inner nostril boil: Put some Bacitracin on a Q-tip on the boil inside the nostril twice daily. If it doesn't improve soon, see your physician for treatment with an oral antibiotic if necessary. You may also try sterile saline in your nostril twice daily. ...Read more

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Reasons why left nostril is itchy?

Reasons why left nostril is itchy?

Many possibilities: There are many types and causes of skin rashes. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause rashes on the skin. Insect bites can also be the cause of a rash on the skin. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Help, I can't breathe through nostrils?

Help, I can't breathe through nostrils?

Nasal obstruction: Greetings. Nasal blockage that comes on suddenly (as I suspect in your case) is usually a result of allergies or possibly a virus. Recommendation would be to consider Afrin nasal spray as directed for no longer than 5 consecutive days. This should help to resolve your blockage. If this doesn't resolve this problem, then see your ENT doctor. ...Read more

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Could cocaine make your nostrils bigger?

Not that I know of: but what it can do is cause the nasal septum, the piece of cartilage that separates the left and right nostrils, to deteriorate, ultimately develop a hole and potentially collapse, causing the nose to flatten. It can cause nosebleeds and sinus infections, as well as all the systemic problems - heart attack, stroke, paranoia, aggression, depression etc. If this is you, get help with stopping now. ...Read more

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My left nostril is always swollen inside?

My left nostril is always swollen inside?

Have it evaluated: You should have your physician examine the area to rule out a medical condition that can be treated. ...Read more

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What is a hard white spot in side nostril?

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. ...Read more

Nostril (Definition)

Also called naris, is one of the 2 ...Read more