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Doctor insights on: Occasional Nose Swelling

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

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


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Blood tinged nasal mucos, pain in cheek and teeth, swollen cheek?

Blood tinged nasal mucos, pain in cheek  and teeth, swollen cheek?

2 possibilities: Could be infected sinus (see md/do) or infected upper back tooth (see dds/dmd). Your problem will have to be seen to be properly diagnosed. Please call your physician or your dentist as a starting point. ...Read more

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Congestion/stuffy nose and mild couphing ?

Congestion/stuffy nose and mild couphing ?

Viral uri: These symptoms are consistent with a viral upper respiratory tract infection which usually runs its course in several days and doesn't require specific treatment. If you develop fever or worsening cough or prolonged sinus congestion, see your physician for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Runny nose with (nasal congestion), headache, sneezing, sore throat in the morning only. Occasional blood tinged mucous embedded on floor of throat?

Runny nose with (nasal congestion), headache, sneezing, sore throat in the morning only. Occasional blood tinged mucous embedded on floor of throat?

Allergy?: Most likely allergy, although a mild viral upper respiratory infection would have these symptoms too. An exam could settle which it is. If you have fever or aches then it's most likely a virus. See your doctor if it persists. ...Read more

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Post nasal drip/facial swelling around the nose/mild cheek swelling. No other symptoms. Any clue?

Post nasal drip/facial swelling around the nose/mild cheek swelling. No other symptoms. Any clue?

Drainage and swellin: Your symptoms are most likely allergy related with 'allergic shiner' facies. However, facial swelling is unusual with allergies, unless severe (or angioedema). If the cheek swelling is on one side only then I'm even more concerned about sinusitis or something 'weird' in your nose or sinuses. I recommend an ENT exam (by ENT) just to be safe. ...Read more

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My Other is experiencing nasal drainage, nasal congestion (stuffiness), sinus pain and difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) .

My Other is experiencing  nasal drainage, nasal congestion (stuffiness), sinus pain and difficulty breathing through nose (side: both) .

URI: Upper Respiratory Infection, most probably viral, rest as much as you can, fluids, soup, saline nasal washes,, and pain killers, if no improvement in two to three days, see doctor, good luck ...Read more

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Unusual pain bridge of nose?

Unusual pain bridge of nose?

Nasal Pain: Did you have any trauma or recent irritation to the region? Sounds silly but you might have even slept on it weird if you sleep on your stomach. If doesn't resolve on its own, see an ENT for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Persistant itching in nose and runny nose all the time?

Persistant itching in nose and runny nose all the time?

Allergies: I hate to say it, but itching/sneezing/runny nose, provided you're not sick at the time with a viral infection, is usually the result of environmental or seasonal allergies. Even if you've never had them before, you can actually develop allergies at any age, though don't give up hope as you can lose them too. It's worth checking your environment; any new exposures that could account for this? ...Read more

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Stuffy nose only on left nostril causing headache & pain near brow bone. Also Pain inside left nostril. No runny nose. Almost 2weeks already. Cancer?

Stuffy nose only on left nostril causing headache & pain near brow bone. Also Pain inside left nostril. No runny nose. Almost 2weeks already. Cancer?

Unlikely: It is unlikely that you have cancer in the nose. You may have a deviated nasal septum that, in addition to some other trigger, is causing the symptoms. It would be prudent to consult an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Pain in nose and redness inside?

Pain in nose and redness inside?

Infection: Could be a staph infection. Need to have checked by your gp. ...Read more

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I'm having pain around the bridge of my nose, congestion, ear pressure, irritated throat and nasal dripping. How can I soothe burning nasal passages?

I'm having pain around the bridge of my nose, congestion, ear pressure, irritated throat and nasal dripping. How can I soothe burning nasal passages?

Sinusitis?: You could be developing a sinus infection. Consider a saline spray or have doctor prescribe a steroid nasal spray. Also consider irrigating passages with saline by using a system like netti-pot. Consider adding antibiotics also. ...Read more

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Sudden sore throat and stuffy/runny nose and a slight fever.?

Common cold: Allergy is not associated with fever, unless you develop a complication, such as an ear infection. Your symptoms suggest a viral upper respiratory infection (common cold). You should rinse your nose with a saline spray, an otc decongestant spray (oxymetazoline=afrin) for 4-5 days, a lozenge such as cepacol and Acetaminophen (tylenol) or Ibuprofen (advil). No better in 5 days - see a physician. ...Read more

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Sore throat slight dry cough blocked nose and slight burn sternum area ?

Sore throat slight dry cough blocked nose and slight burn sternum area ?

Bronchitis?: This sounds as if you may have a bronchitic infection, which is due to a virus in over 90% of cases. If this persists or worsens it will help to see your family doctor. Best wishes for a speedy recovery. ...Read more

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Ear pain and also feeling "full", runny stuffy nose, congested, cough, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, & now slight jaw pain when swallowing. Advice

Ear pain and also feeling "full", runny stuffy nose, congested, cough, sore throat, swollen lymph nodes, & now slight jaw pain when swallowing. Advice

Dentist now!: Do not wait! there are so many symptoms that you are describing. Start with your dentist or get a good referral. From that visit a determination will be made as to treatment by either that provider or a referral to an oral surgeon or an ENT or an endodontist. ...Read more

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Extreme throat pain. Ears conjested. Tongue hurts. Teeth hurt. Sinus pressure. Runny nose. Drainage from eyes. Bad cold? Or need antibiotic?

Acute sinusitis: Can be caused by vital or bacterial infection. Is a common condition, but if you have signs or symptoms that may indicate a serious infection: severe headache confusion, double vision, stiff neck shortness of breath call your pcp. In any case is always good to see your doctor preventing future complications and decide for the proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a mild fever sinus pain pressure and persistent runny nose post nasal drip tightness in cheat coughing yellowish green mucus up all day, is it?

I have a mild fever sinus pain pressure and persistent runny nose post nasal drip tightness in cheat coughing yellowish green mucus up all day, is it?

Infection: Depending on how long you have had the symptoms it can lead one to treat it as a viral infection versus a bacterial infection. Typically less than 5 days is viral. ...Read more

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What causes eye swelling after nose blowing?

What causes eye swelling after nose blowing?

Sinus defect: This problem usually means there is a connection with the nasopharnyx ( back of the nose) and the orbit. It may be due to trauma, sinus surgery or sinus infection or an infection of the tear sack (dacryocystitis). Your ENT doctor can help you with this problem. ...Read more

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Best way to reduce swelling on your nose?

Best way to reduce swelling on your nose?

Depends on source: Nose swelling can be of traumatic origin, or other explanation, an md can help you sort it out. Swelling usually responds to ice and advil. Find the source, and treat that. ...Read more

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Should i worry about a nose break with a child without swelling?

Should i worry about a nose break with a child without swelling?

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

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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. ?

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. ?

Broken nose?: If you think you may have a broken nose, especially if it's painful and swollen and black-and-blue, then you really need a X-ray to make sure that it's not broken. ...Read more

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I. Have swelling , redness and pain on my nose?

I. Have swelling , redness  and pain on my nose?

Staph: Common infection from pimples on outside or hair follicle inside. Local warm compresses, may drain. If internal a dab of neosporin ointment can be of help. If worsening may need systemic antibiotic.Feber, chills, dangerous. ...Read more

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Could septoplasty swelling make nose look crooked?

Could septoplasty swelling make nose look crooked?

Septoplasty swelling: Could make your nose look different but once the swelling goes down, you nose should be what it was prior to your procedure. If your nose is truly crooked after a septoplasty, you should be discussing this with your surgeon. ...Read more

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Need to know if you get nasal swelling from picking nose?

Need to know if you get nasal swelling from picking nose?

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

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I have a swelling on my outer side of the nose what could it be?

I have a swelling on my outer side of the nose what could it be?

Most common pimple: so apply heat and see if it doesn't go away. ...Read more

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I have a large swelling developing on my nose, its getting larger by the week?

I have a large swelling developing on my nose, its getting larger by the week?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more

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Slight swelling of nose. Feels like extra cartilage in tip. Tip Softer/puffier than used to be. No other symptoms. ?

Slight swelling of nose. Feels like extra cartilage in tip. Tip Softer/puffier than used to be. No other symptoms. ?

More info: needed...How and When did you notice this "change" Google "Body Dysmorphia"...just a thought. Ask again with more info Dr Z ...Read more

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Last week My son hit my nose with his back head,bleeding and swelling was there which stopped later.when I touch my top part of nose I have pain.pls a?

Bone contusion: is the most likely cause of the persistent pain and may take a few weeks to settle down, but it is also possible to have nasal bone fracture. If your nose looks distorted or you have blockage of your nasal passage, then consult yourPCP or ENT to evaluate. Non displaced fractures heal well without treatment, but now is the time to realign the tissue if displaced. ...Read more

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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

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What helps swelling from a broken nose?

What helps swelling from a broken nose?

Nose fracture: Ice packs are helpful to reduce swelling. Head elevation also helps. Afrin nasal spray cvan be used to help the nasal congestion which is usually present for a few days. Be sure to be checked by an ENT within 5-7 days after the swelling goes down to see if surgery is needed. If you wait more than 10-14 days, surgery may be much more difficult and invasive. ...Read more

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My nose is aching and swelling. What may be the cause?

My nose is aching and swelling. What may be the cause?

Many causes: A nose that aches and swells could be from trauma, a cold or a sebaceous cyst. Too many to describe here. If it continues, see your md. Good luck! ...Read more

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What can swelling on one side of bridge of nose be?

What can swelling on one side of bridge of nose be?

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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How long does the swelling last after getting hit in the nose?

How long does the swelling last after getting hit in the nose?

Depends: The time depends upon: where on the nose your sustained the trauma, how hard you were hit (did you have a nose bleed), has your nose lost symmetry (even though swollen) if so could be broken. Generally if it were just a good bump to the nose, the swelling should in majority resolve in a week or more. Did you get black eyes? That would indicate a hard blow and broken blood vessels...Hard to tell... ...Read more

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Nasal (Definition)

NaSal is a nasal preparation which is a kind of ...Read more