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Nostril (Definition)

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


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Small hard bump on my finger, small pin head size. It was red and is now black and sore when pressed. Looks like small mole under a few layers of hard skin. Had for months. Turned black last 2-3 weeks.?

Small hard bump on my finger, small pin head size. It was red and is now black and sore when pressed. Looks like small mole under a few layers of hard skin. Had for months. Turned black last 2-3 weeks.?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining the lesion. What you described suggests a wart. You may wish to try over the counter treatment for a wart, if that does not help, it would be useful to see a doctor.
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For the last 2 or 3 years on the inside of my left nostril I have had hard dry skin. I have been peeling. What can I use as inside noseis soreandruns?

For the last 2 or 3 years on the inside of my left nostril I have had hard dry skin. I have been peeling. What can I use as inside noseis soreandruns?

Exam: First thing you need to do is have it examined. It could be simply a result of allergies or eczema or a sign of skin cancer to wegeners granulomatosis. See a doc ...Read more

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What causes a congested left nose nostril. Looks red inside and blocked as if its almost skin to skin contact (narrowing) also makes it hard to breath?

What causes a congested left nose nostril. Looks red inside and blocked as if its almost skin to skin contact (narrowing) also makes it hard to breath?

Septal deviation: A deviation can b congenital or acquired by injury. This can b corrected surgically by an ENT surgeon. Get in 2 c 1. ...Read more

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Cartilage growing outside skin in nostril, should I be concerned?

Cartilage growing outside skin in nostril, should I be concerned?

Cartilage in nose: Greetings. The cartilage is probably an asymmetric anatomical deformity. Probably of little to no significance except for cosmetic reasons. See your ENT doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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How can I cure the red dry itchy bumpy skin on my cheeks around my nostrils?

Red rash around nose: Dry, red, itchy rash around nose could be seborrheic dermatitis or perioral dermatitis. They are treated differently. Topical steroid creams that help seborrheic dermatitis would make perioral dermatitis significantly worse. Heavy moisturizers can make perioral dermatitis worse too. It is usually treated with topical rosacea meds and oral antibiotics. Please see dermatologist for proper diagnosis. ...Read more

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My right nostril sometimes bleed first thing in the morning or throughout the day when I'm bending my head over, what could be the issue?

My right nostril sometimes bleed first thing in the morning or throughout the day when I'm bending my head over, what could be the issue?

Nasal irritation?: This or allergies can cause bleeding. The inside of the nose can be very dry. The nose will bleed more when head is in down position. It is not uncommon early in AM Do you pick your nose or blow hard? Try some petroleum jelly in the nose both sides at night and see if this will help to stop the AM bleeding. If your nose is irriated or itchy then will need to see ENT. ...Read more

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A small bump between the nostrils about pin head size and 1mm tall. It is shaped like a pin point point. Was painless but now hurting. What is it?

A small bump between the nostrils about pin head size and 1mm tall. It is shaped like a pin point point. Was painless but now hurting. What is it?

Cyst: This may be a small inclusion cyst I was suggest you try applying some moist heat but the condition should settle itself eventually without doing anything else ...Read more

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About 14 years ago I was in a store. When things begin to fall off the shelve and hit my head. Since then my right nostril bleeds. On and off. Why?

Nose?: If you remember, did any of those things hit your nose? If there was a break of the bridge or septum of the base of the nose, there could be a vascular angulation that would be prone to bleeding from pressure. You may want to get an Xray of the nasal bones to see if there's an old fracture. ...Read more

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Pinch/shock like feeling in one nostril that causes a temporary head pressure. What is this?

Pinch/shock like feeling in one nostril that causes a temporary head pressure. What is this?

Likely benign: Some form of trigeminal irritation of a terminal nasal nerve branch which is hypersensitive for any number of reasons & activates the trigeminovascular system of the brainstem in the mildest of ways to produce what could be interpreted as a very subtle "knock on the door" of what under other scenarios could become a migraine headache. If you don't have headaches I'd just watch this for now. ...Read more

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What causes sores in my nostrils. It's like something is eating away the skin in my nose. Help! ?

What causes sores in my nostrils. It's like something is eating away the skin in my nose. Help! ?

Be Seen!: You need a thorough physical exam by an ent. It might be something simple as a cellulitis or a complicated as an aggressive lymphoma which can cause destruction of the septum. But only a physical exam and biopsy (if necessary) will determine the cause of your symptoms. While you are waiting to be seen start with applying neosporin to your nose three times a day. But please be seen. ...Read more

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My right nostril is stuffy and the right side of my head hurts. It's been a couple of days. What to do?

My right nostril is stuffy and the right side of my head hurts. It's been a couple of days. What to do?

Sinus infection?: Sounds like sinus problems with pressure in the sinuses. It may even be infected and give little other signs. ...Read more

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Hi, I have the inner first part of one of my nostrils sore like the first layer of skin peeled. Can I put any ointment, as it's been a month now?

Hi, I have the inner first part of one of my nostrils sore like the first layer of skin peeled. Can I put any ointment, as it's been a month now?

Olive oil: Not evidence based medicine, but it is very effective. You need to moisten the inside of my sore nostrils with an olive oil. Apply gently on a cotton swab before going to bed. ...Read more

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After I took oxyelitepro just 1 pill not more now my head feels tight and one of my nostril block alternative for 2 months what could be going on!

They r side effects: Of the meds. Stop it for now. Go see your dr for blood pressure check, ekg, lab work to include tsh/ thyroid. Hope u feel better! ...Read more

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I have loads of little black dots under my skin on my nose, around my nostrils and my chin, I've tried everything to getnrud and nothing can you help?

I have loads of little black dots under my skin on my nose, around my nostrils and my chin, I've tried everything to getnrud and nothing can you help?

Seems Black heads?: You may want to go to estatitian and get deep facial cleansing. This happens because of Oily skin after puberty. If this has not helped you ask dermatologist. Correct Dx can be made if we can see what does this look like. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I have a pimple in my nostril should I be concerned. I've had it a couple days and now it looks like a white head. In afraid it's something serious.

I have a pimple in my nostril should I be concerned. I've had it a couple days and now it looks like a white head. In afraid it's something serious.

Watch & wait: It is unlikely to be any thing serious. Keep an eye on it. Do not try to pop it. If it bleeds, gets bigger, interferes with breathing, it would be time to see a doctor. ...Read more

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The small skin coloured papule on the side of my nostril does not get bigger but when scratfhed it does bleed and won't go away. What could this be?

The small skin coloured papule on the side of my nostril does not get bigger but when scratfhed it does bleed and won't go away. What could this be?

Unusual growth: At your age, there are a lot of reasons for things to appear on the face including acne, enlarged pores, etc. You may have a simple skin tag there that is excess skin that protrudes like a tag. It would bleed if traumatized. Get to a doc and have them remove it. It is simple and fairly painless procedure that will end your worries. ...Read more

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I have a cold, and when my right nostril is blocked the right side of my head gets a massive migraine. Same for the left. Why?

I have a cold, and when my right nostril is blocked the right side of my head gets a massive migraine. Same for the left. Why?

Sinusitis.: Nose block is common and its temporary.
during cold
u don't have migraine as it seems acute sinusitis- no drainage of sinus and so it will get inflamed
one sided pain for one sided maxillary sinusitis is common. More severe blockage in cold can give severe pain. Take STEAM TAKE ANALGESIC OR ANTIBIOTIC AS YOUR E N T, MD ADVISES ...Read more

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I seem to have dry skin round the nostrils of my nose and sometimes it goes red and inflamed. I was wanting to know what causes it?

I seem to have dry skin round the nostrils of my nose and sometimes it goes red and inflamed. I was wanting to know what causes it?

Seborrhea: Seborrheic dermatitis is the most common cause of redness around the nose. If an otc anti-seborrhea cream doesn't take care of it, have a dermatologist examine you directly, because several other less-common conditions can also cause it. ...Read more

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Left nostril I have a cut where the skin is seperated quiet a bit I get very dry nose at work started using nose gel which helps but cut not healing?

Nasal Staph: Greetings. The reason your nose isn't healing is probably due to Staph bacteria causing a nasal vestibulitis. See your doctor for a topical ointment. I usually prescribe Mupiricin with an oral antibiotic. ...Read more

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After I took 1 dosage of oxyelitepro and protein shake nostril altr my head is so tight and I don't feel normal for 5 months now what's happening?

After I took 1 dosage of oxyelitepro and protein shake nostril altr my head is so tight and I don't feel normal for 5 months now what's happening?

Headache: You probably have a food allergy to something in the shake. Take the components out individually if you can after you stop using it for a month then see what it is you are reacting to. A sort of food challenge. ...Read more

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I have pain infront of head, red eyes, watery fluid in nose and redness in the nostrils?

I have pain infront of head, red eyes, watery fluid in nose and redness in the nostrils?

Allergies?: Sounds like springtime allergies. Consider some sort of antihistamine such as loratidine for a trial for a week and see if that helps. If not, see your primary care provider for a more complete evaluation. Hope this helps! ...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