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I have a small hard white bump on the inside of my nose. What could if be!

I have a small hard white bump on the inside of my nose. What could if be!

Nose Knows: Does it hurt? Is there surrounding redness? Have you had any trauma to the nose?

It you have no other symptoms, it could just be a prominent medial crural footplate (nasal cartilage). If it hurts, drains pus or gets bigger, you may want to get it checked out by an ENT doctor.

Importantly, don't mess with it. If it is a normal structure, manipulation with your finger can lead to an infection. ...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?

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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Hard, small, white bump in inner corner of eye, no head, will not pop or go away, been there for about 6 weeks, no visible head, what is this?

Hard, small, white bump in inner corner of eye, no head, will not pop or go away, been there for about 6 weeks, no visible head, what is this?

Growth on eye: This small white bump may represent a small cyst or blister. In this case, there is nothing to do about it as long as it's not bothering you. This also may represent a normal structure on your eye. If it persists, have an ophthalmologist evaluate it. ...Read more

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I have "kernels" inside my nose that are extremely painful. These bumps are in between the skin and never come to a head. They make it hard to breathe?

I have "kernels" inside my nose that are extremely painful. These bumps are in between the skin and never come to a head. They make it hard to breathe?

Nasal Vestibulitis: If these "kernels" occur right around the nostril openings, it can be a small infection of the nostril hair follicles called nasal vestibulitis. These can be painful and tender bumps from an infected hair follicle. The best treatment and prevention for this is to try bactroban or Mupirocin 2% ointment in the nostrils two to three times a day. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on the inside of my Nose that seems to be spreading what could that possibly be?

I have a white bump on the inside of my Nose that seems to be spreading what could that possibly be?

Need exam..: Difficult to say with your description. Would need to be evaluated by a physician in person to determine etiology. Could be nasal polyp, swollen turbinate, or other growth. See your doctor for a more comprehensive physical exam. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on the inside of my Nose that seems to be spreading what could that possibly be?

I have a white bump on the inside of my Nose that seems to be spreading what could that possibly be?

Nasal lesion: A common lesion is Squamous Papilloma (wart) and it tends to enlarge with time. See an ENT doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What can I do about a white bump next to my nose piercing that won't go away?

What can I do about a white bump next to my nose piercing that won't go away?

See your PCP: For consultation. She/he may schedule a follow-up appointment or refer you to a specialist to determine a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a pea sized white bump in the crease of my nose that hurts when pressure is put on it.

I have a pea sized white bump in the crease of my nose that hurts when pressure is put on it.

Skin infections: Pus filled bumps on the skin are usually the symptom of a skin infection. When they become red, warm to touch and painful it is called cellulitis. Treatment of this includes oral antibiotics and occassionally drainage. See your doctor, because resistant infections are becoming more common and require special treatment. ...Read more

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I had a bump on the inside of my right nostril the tip of it was white. While blowing my nose I popped the white. Bump is still there and is painful?

I had a bump on the inside of my right nostril the tip of it was white. While blowing my nose I popped the white. Bump is still there and is painful?

Pop! GoesTheNostril: Sounds like it was a little pimple or infected hair follicle (doncha just love them nose hairs?). So you blew the top off and out came the pus. Yummy. But there's still infection there. It's still swollen, but will go down with time. Just don't pick at it, apply a thin smear of antibiotic ointment and then hope for the best. But if it starts getting worse, get it checked out. That's a sensitive area ...Read more

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I have a small white bump on my right upper conner eyelid like closer to my nose. It has been their for awhile. Dosent hurt unless pressure.

I have a small white bump on my right upper conner eyelid like closer to my nose. It has been their for awhile. Dosent hurt unless pressure.

See your doctor: This type of bump is usually a benign condition, such as a skin tag or blocked oil gland. An eye doctor or dermatologist can evaluate it for you and offer treatment options. ...Read more

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I've a white bump on the inside corner of my left eye on the pink flesh near to nose for years and no pain. Now seems like it's popping n slight pain?

Inflamed pinguecula: You may have had a pinguecula (a white /tan bump on the white of the eye related to sun exposure /allergies/ and other irritants) that is now inflamed.
If the eye is red and painful you should get an eye exam to determine the exact cause and etiology of your pain ...Read more

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I have a small white bump in my right eye in the corner closest to my nose. It's not painful although a little iratating maybe because I know it there?

I have a small white bump in my right eye in the corner closest to my nose. It's not painful although a little iratating maybe because I know it there?

BLEPHARITIS V STY: Based on symptoms it may be blepharitis vs STYE. Warm compresses will help. But you need to be examined it may require topical and oral antibiotics. If it is a STYE it may need to be injected or removed. ...Read more

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My 2 month old son has a white bump on the center of his tongue, what could this bump be? He sleeps with mouth open and has a stuffy nose.

My 2 month old son has a white bump on the center of his tongue, what could this bump be? He sleeps with mouth open and has a stuffy nose.

Nasal saline: For colds, gently removing the nasal mucus with saline and a bulb will help your son to breathe through his nose. The white bump on the tongue should be checked by your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I have a white bump in the corner of my eye, towards my nose, that is causing my eye to be blood shot, itchy and uncomfortable...what can I do?

I have a white bump in the corner of my eye, towards my nose, that is causing my eye to be blood shot, itchy and uncomfortable...what can I do?

More information: More information would be helpful. If the lesion is over the sclera (white part of eye), it could be an inflamed pinguecula. Can be caused by extended sun exposure. Treatments vary from artificial tears to anti-inflammatory prescriptions. ...Read more

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4 year old daughter has had bad cough and runny nose for 9 days. Now she has white bump on tongue and says it hurts. Related?

4 year old daughter has had bad cough and runny nose for 9 days. Now she has white bump on tongue and says it hurts. Related?

Likely: She has had a lengthy illness and her body may be having trouble fighting it. It may be an ulcer on her tongue related to this illness or a new illness, particularly if she is in a child are environment. Have her checked by your doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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I have a white bump on the inside of lower eyelid close to the nose. It is causing my eye to swell down to the cheek bone and waking up with that eye matted shut. After a hot shower the eye waters for hours. What could be the cause? And what to do about I

I have a white bump on the inside of lower eyelid close to the nose. It is causing my eye to swell down to the cheek bone and waking up with that eye matted shut. After a hot shower the eye waters for hours. What could be the cause? And what to do about I

Eye: This could be a plugged up eyelid gland, either a sweat gland (sty) or oil gland (chalazion). The usual treatment for both is hot packs applied to the site. If not better with that in a few days or if there is redness to the eye and/or discharge, you should get it checked by a doctor. ...Read more

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What is a white bump on my head it is itchy and I have had it for years?

Many possibilites: There are many types and causes of skin rashes that could cause itching. 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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Anything I can use on this painful bump inside my nose?

Anything I can use on this painful bump inside my nose?

Vestibulitis is. ..: An infection that occurs in the hair bearing area inside the nose. This usually starts as a tender area on the nasal tip or inside. It can progress to an abscess and even involve the entire nose and midface. Keep the area clean, keep the fingers out and use Bacitracin ointment 3x/day around the vestibule. See a doctor if it progresses. ...Read more

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I have a bump inside my nose for past 2 years and sometimes it hurts?

Probably time to: Get it checked by your physician or an ENT specialist. Take care. ...Read more

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Bump forming inside my nose after piercing. What do I do?

Bump forming inside my nose after piercing. What do I do?

Septal piercing?: Perichondritis can occur with septal piercing. Keloid scar may develop with piercing. Recommend evaluation by dermatologist at this time. ...Read more

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I have a bump inside my nose. What can I use to get rid of it?

Intranasal bump: Hello, the bump inside your nose should be evaluated by your doctor. It's hard to make specific recommendations for an unknown condition. You may be describing a septal spur, a normal cartilage, an infectious condition or a neoplasm. See your doctor for confirmation. ...Read more

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Small white bump bellow my Pennis head and O like peeling on the head of penis?

Small white bump bellow my Pennis head and O like peeling on the head of penis?

Penile lesion: You certainly need to be seen by a physician who is familiar with treating STDs. Evening the lesion resolves ease get evaluated. ...Read more

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What can I do about a bump inside my nose?

What can I do about a bump inside my nose?

Intranasal bump: Hello. It is hard to determine what to do about your problem because it's impossible for us to know exactly what your " bump" actually is. It could be an inferior septal spur, a polyp, a turbinate, a cyst, could be any number of possibilities. My point being; it is best to see your ENT physician who will determine exactly what you are referring to and what therapy is needed. Good luck. ...Read more

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What does it mean when I have a bump inside my nose?

What does it mean when I have a bump inside my nose?

Stop Picking!: Tiny bumps in the nose are common, and nearly all arise from one cause: picking. More precisely, excessive attention to nasal hygiene -- blowing the nose, cleaning it out with tissues, trying to remove all debris -- results in tiny scabs, forming over sore and healing areas, to be removed. This, then, keeps them from healing and eventually the body replaces the scab with scar: the bump! ...Read more