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I have this pinkish/reddish thing inside my left nostril it doesn't hurt but its hard when i touch it. What could it be and how do i get rid of it.?

I have this pinkish/reddish thing inside my left nostril it doesn't hurt but its hard when i touch it. What could it be and how do i get rid of it.?

Nasal polyp: It could be a nasal polyp which you'll see in the upper nostril coming down it also might be one of your turbinates which is part of the normal anatomy and they can look red and round. You could have a foreign body in your nose he would probably remember putting something up. Start with your PCP good Health ...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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I have a cluster of small hard bumps on the edge of my left nostril aren't like spots r hard yellow inside Bleed If manage to get one.. What is this?

I have a cluster of small hard bumps on the edge of my left nostril aren't like spots r hard yellow inside  Bleed  If manage to get one.. What is this?

Bumps in nose: sounds like tiny sebaceous cysts that are forming - and if "popped" drain. You might try some topical over the counter antibiotic cream. However, MRSA can be colonized in the nose and requires a prescription antibiotic cream to erradicate. I would make an appointment with your doctor just to be safe. ...Read more

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Hi. I've been having persistent swelling, zits, etc. On the tip of my nose for about 5 months. They start out as a pinch type feeling then grow and usually come to a head inside the nostril. Skin gets very red and sore. Very annoying. Can you help?

These : These are probably small cysts or inflamed follicles in the nose (sort of like acne in the nose). This could be a manifestation of harboring a bacteria in the nose that is inflaming the follicles. I would recommend polysporin ointment for a week or so to the area. If not improved soon, consider a visit to a dermatologist who might perform a culture of the area and maybe prescribe an antibiotic. ...Read more

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I have a hard white bump on the inside of my left nostril. It doesn't hurt unless i touch is and it's been there for a while. What might it be?

Folliculitis?: It sounds like folliculitis, which is basically an infected hair follicle. You would need to have a doctor take a look in order to confirm, however. ...Read more

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