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Occasional Nose Swelling
Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more
I think I may have broken my nose. How should I be able to tell if it is for sure or not and how should I make the pain and swelling go down. ?
My nose has been swelling on and off for 9 months now, the tip area is hard and it feels like the swelling is getting worse, what should I do? Thanks!
Nose swelling: Hello, the nasal swelling you are experiencing needs to be evaluated by your doctor. It could be an infection that needs medical therapy. ...Read more
I have a swelling on my nose from the bridge and its paining, can't even blown my nose nor touch that area. This is happened since 4 days.
Needs evaluation: Sometimes a nasal infection not necessarily a sinus infection can do this. It usually requires an antibiotic to alleviate it. It could be an external problem with the skin of the nose, but there should be redness of the skin or some sign of localized irritation. See a doctor for rx. ...Read more
Possibly: If you are having problems with excessive crusting, you should address this rather than constantly picking the nose. I recommend something called ponaris oil. It is hard to find but very effective. In my practice, I have seen cases where the person has picked a hole through the septum, so be careful. ...Read more
Nose pain @ r tissue around lateral crus. Inside of nose swelling. No history of injury. Pws that side. Prev light smkr of 20 yr, quit 3 yr, started again?
Cellulitis: Cellulitis is soft tissue infection. Go see your family doc to see if you have an infection of your nose and are in need of antibiotics. In meantime, warm compresses are good if you think you have an infection while cold compresses (or ice packs) are good for injuries. What is pws (http://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/pws)? No good reason to start smoking again. It's time to quit (again). Good luck! ...Read more
Broken nose: If there is no breathing obstruction or nose bleed correction can wait until the child is older. If cosmetic correction is needed then surgery should be considered for the present. ...Read more
Nose swelling: It can be a sinus infection. If it doesn't go away quickly, see your doctor to be evaluated. ...Read more
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