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Hard Lump Inside 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
Recurring hard small white lump in nostril. On middle wall. Doesn't clear on own (I pull off; hollow). What is it?
Lesion: Abnormal. Cannot diagnose online. See ENT doc for exam/recommendations. ...Read more
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
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.
I had a cold this past week that I'm just getting over. Now, I notice I have a little hard lump at the tip of my nose inside my right nostril. It's painful to touch but if left alone pain will go away, I'm worried what this could be?
An infection: I suspect that this is from a bacterial infection (likely staph) which was likely introduced when you picked or blow your nose when you had the cold. See your doctor who may Rx you a topical antibiotic ointment for the lesion. Although your body may eventually fight it off, it may also spread if left untreated. ...Read more
Hard white lump on septum in nose. Hasn't cleared up and painful of pressure applied. If picked no liquid inside. Visible from nostril opening. What is?
Hey I have a hard tender swollen lump in my left nostril wonder what it may be and do I need to seek an ENT for further examination?
White hard, non-moveable lump, in right side of nostril wall. Nose bleeds, post nasal drip, hard to breathe through nose. Smell has gone. Any clue?
Nasal polyp: There are several possible causes including polyps. See an ENT doctor and have it evaluated. ...Read more
Have it: Evaluated by your PCP or ENT for proper diagnosis. ...Read more
I am a female, age 87. I have an obstruction in one nostril and can't get air through it. There is also a lump on the outside of the nostril.?
Nasal blockage: If this is new onset and one sided, please see an ENT doctor asap. I have recently seen several senior citizens with new onset unilateral nasal obstruction due to tumors! ...Read more
Probably not: Nasal anatomy is very complex so whether the bump is abnormal is unclear. A raise swelling on the inner nostril near the hairs is the most common complaint and is usually a bacterial infection that can improve with neosporin or equal. Herpes simplex 1 a cold sore can occur in the nose but usually is below the nose is ulcerated and weepy and needs prescription meds if recurrent. ...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
In both my nostrils on the lateral wall, not the divider wall. I have red lumps, one is sore because I keep picking at it. What are these?
I have a lump in my nostrils 1 moment 1 side will be stuffed and have that lump and the other side will be fine then it randomly switches sides?
Turbinate cycling: It sounds like you are discussing a normal phenomenon in which the inferior turbinate's alternatively congest and decongest. You will perceive this problem, if your nose is a little more congested than average from allergies for example. A deviated septum can make this worse. See an ENT to examine this. ...Read more
Good day, I have a painful lump in my right nostril (not visible)-painful if I blow my nose/touch it from inside/outside nostril. Please advise?
Nose pain: Frequently your symptoms are typical of nasal vestibulitis or nasal vestibular abscess. The latter is associated with swelling and pus drainage. The former occurs from the glands or hair follicles of the nasal hairs. Typically treatment include antibiotic ointment (bacitracin or bactroban) and warm compress. ...Read more
Nose often feels blocked, esp on left side. When I look in it I see two big swollen 'lumps' in my left nostril that look quite red. What is this?
Nasal obstruction: You could have a variety of problems affecting your breathing through your nose. The 2 red lumps could be the inferior and middle turbinates, polyps in the nose, or other lesions. You also may have a deviated septum affecting breathing on the left side. See an ENT for exam and recommendations. You can be helped with this and should breathe better soon. ...Read more
I have a lump under my nose, located under the right nostril. It's painful when I make facial gestures and when it's touch. Had it 4 a couple of days
For awhile now, I've had these small lumps just under the entrance of my nostrils, one on each side, slightly off to the side. No pain. What are they?
Must be visualized to make any diagnosis. I suggest uploading a photo or get an exam from your physician.
Cannot be diagnosed as submitted. ...Read more
Nasal abscess: I would suggest an ENT evaluation. This area must be visualized, evaluated, diagnosed and treated. ...Read more
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
I have a small lump on the outside of my nostril. It feels as though it may be a pimple but everytime I pop it it just returns to being a small bump.
Inside my left nostril I have a slightly swollen red lump, I have very bad hayfever, could this be the cause? I'm very worried. Can't blow out of it?
I have a small painful lump on the base inside my Right nostril. I have a healed septum piercing but I doubt that's the problem. The lump hurts. Help?
Lump nose/? pierce: Best to see ENT doctor or Dermatologist to evaluate and treat. ...Read more