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Nostril (Definition)

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


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

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

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump growth on one nostril, could it be cancer?

I have a hard lump growth on one nostril, could it be cancer?

It would be unlikely: Because of your age alone, it would be unlikely. However, you should see your physician to have it checked out. ...Read more

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I have a hard very sore lump in my right nostril, what could it be?

May be a Polyp: Need to see an ENT specialist to examine. It may be a benign polyp or some other mass. It's hard to say without being seen and examined- evaluated. ...Read more

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There is a hard lump up my left nostril. Was wondering what it could beans if this is the cause to my constant sinusitis and headache.

There is a hard lump up my left nostril. Was wondering what it could beans if this is the cause to my constant sinusitis and headache.

Nasal obstruction: This needs to be looked at by an ENT doctor. You may have a pseudocyst, foreign body, tumor, or other form of partial obstruction to sinus drainage. That will, if present, cause sinusitis and headache. Go and get seen . Best wishes. ...Read more

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Lump inside nostril, scabs inside of nostril, painful, what could this be?

Scabs in nostril: It could be a localized infection like folliculitis around a hair follicle. A little antibacterial ointment for a few days may help resolve it. If it persists have your nose evaluated. ...Read more

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The inside of my nostril is swollen, it hurts to touch . What is this and what causes it ? feels like a huge lump inside .

Infection: The most likely cause is a pimple-like infection. Often occurs inside the nostril and usually affects a hair follicle. The infection is usually self-limited and will resolve without intervention. However, more significant infections may require antibiotics to eradicate. If you have any concern that the condition is worsening, seek medical advice from a local physician. ...Read more

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Small solid white lump 1cm up inside nostril on skin. First noticed after rhinoplasty 10 years ago! What could it be?

Small solid white lump 1cm up inside nostril on skin. First noticed after rhinoplasty 10 years ago! What could it be?

Rhinoplasty Lump: You should consult with your rhinoplasty surgeon. Lumps after surgery can be from scar tissue, permanent sutures, cartilage grafts or just the new shape of your tip cartilage. If the lump is painless and not growing, then it is likely benign. However, any new lumps in the nose must be evaluated to insure it is nothing dangerous. The best person to do this is your rhinoplasty surgeon. ...Read more

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