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One of my nostrils always looks swollen in the back. When I get sick it gets completely blocked and the other one never does. Why is this?

One of my nostrils always looks swollen in the back. When I get sick it gets completely blocked and the other one never does. Why is this?

A bit unusual: Generally, nasal swelling will switch sides so that one side is more congested, but the side that is more congested alters. If congestion is due to local infection (sinus infection for example), then the swelling may remain unilateral. There may be a polyp on the one side, which may be visible on exam or by ct scan. more background information would be helpful. ...Read more

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Ones side of nostril is swollen! It been going on for about 1 yr now! It doesn't hurt or anything. I feel like blood is rushing in my nose.?

Ones side of nostril is swollen! It been going on for about 1 yr now! It doesn't hurt or anything. I feel like blood is rushing in my nose.?

Deviated septum or: It is likely that you have a deviated septum causing the one side of your nose to feel congested/swollen. It is also possible to have a polyp or a mucoid cyst in the nasal cavity causing your symptoms as well. Either one, it is quite easy to diagnosis and so I would recommend seeing your doc. If appropriate, you will likely be referred to an ear-nose-throat physician for further care. Good luck. ...Read more

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I ve been sneezing and have had a stuffy nose but I took some clarinex (desloratadine) d and I'm clear but the inside of one of my nostrils has a red swollen bump almost touching the other side. It does not hurt.

I ve been sneezing and have had a stuffy nose but I took some clarinex (desloratadine) d and I'm clear but the inside of one of my nostrils has a red swollen bump almost touching the other side. It does not hurt.

Turbinates: What is swollen in your nose are called turbinates and they swell up with a cold and allergies and can block your nose (you have 3 on each side). Every 2 hours the swelling switches from right to left and back. ...Read more

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The ball of septum piercing jewelry is irritating inside of my nose; red/sore One nostril swollen. 5 day old piercing. What can I do to calm it?

The ball of septum piercing jewelry is irritating inside of my nose; red/sore One nostril swollen. 5 day old piercing. What can I do to calm it?

Best cure is removal: Of piercing. Infections on nose can be dangerous because it can spread to brain. Antibiotics might control infection, but you would be taking an unnecessary risk. Consult a doctor immediately. ...Read more

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It hurts when I swallow, back of throat feels swollen, one nostril hurts when I breathe & I've got a headache. This all came out of the blue. Help?!

It hurts when I swallow, back of throat feels swollen, one nostril hurts when I breathe & I've got a headache. This all came out of the blue. Help?!

It sounds like a: Viral infection. Try otc cold/cough meds and vitamin c. Drink lots of liquid and gargle with warm salt water or listerine. Go see your dr if u get worse! ...Read more

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Have a swollen upper lip with a blister like swelling across where the top lip and skin above it meet and also a fleshy lump in one nostril on septum?

Have a swollen upper lip with a blister like swelling across where the top lip and skin above it meet and also a fleshy lump in one nostril on septum?

See a dentist: It is not easy to diagnose without a clinical exam but what your describing can be a severe dental infection that has reached the floor of your nose. See a dentist immediately. ...Read more

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My left nostril is always swollen inside?

My left nostril is always swollen inside?

Have it evaluated: You should have your physician examine the area to rule out a medical condition that can be treated. ...Read more

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My left inside of my nostril is swollen why?

My left inside of my nostril is swollen why?

Possibly an infection.: If it's swollen and it hurts it is most likely a staph infection of the hair follicles inside your nostril. If there is no pain then it may be a benign cyst or some other process. An ENT doctor should be able to easily look inside your nose and tell. ...Read more

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The upper part of my left nostril is swollen?

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Why is my left nostril kind of swollen and sore?

Why is my left nostril kind of swollen and sore?

Need more info: How long ago did this happen. Did you hurt yourself? Are you having a cold? You may watch and wait. If it does not get better in a week or so, see a doctor.
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What's a good way to check if my nose is stuffy or my nostrils are swollen?

Stuffy: Stuffy nose is a symptom that you experience, making it difficult to breathe through your nose. You may not be able to appreciate swollen nares (the internal nasal channels divided by a septum) without a physician exam. Go see a doctor and have them look at this. Hope it clears up soon. ...Read more

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Can I draw water through my nostril (in or out) when the nostril is swollen shut?

Technically no: If the nostril is indeed sealed by swelling then water would not pass either way. You would have to evaluate the degree of swelling to have a valid answer. ...Read more

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The inside of my nostril is swollen, it hurts to touch. What is this and what causes it? Feels like a huge lump inside.

Infection: The most likely cause is a pimple-like infection. Often occurs inside the nostril and usually affects a hair follicle. The infection is usually self-limited and will resolve without intervention. However, more significant infections may require antibiotics to eradicate. If you have any concern that the condition is worsening, seek medical advice from a local physician. ...Read more

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2day I had two fillings done on the right upper side, now the outside of my left nostril is swollen and painful. Is this just a coincidence?

2day I had two fillings done on the right upper side, now the outside of my left nostril is swollen and painful. Is this just a coincidence?

It is a coincidence: There is no connection between the dental work you have described and the pain in your left nostril. ...Read more

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I squirted soap up my nose and now its very hard and swollen and hurts in the right nostril. Help?

I squirted soap up my nose and now its very hard and swollen and hurts in the right nostril. Help?

Soap up your nose: First of all, why did you squirt soap up your nose? Secondly, it sounds like your nasal passage is inflammed. As long as you don't have a problem with moving air in and out, you're ok for now. If that happens, go to the ER ASAP. In the mean time, you can consider using an ice pack to decrease the inflammation. It should improve spontaneously. If not, go see your primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have a wart in my right nostril on the left side. Now in the same nostril on the other side it’s swollen with sores. Should I be concerned?

I have a wart in my right nostril on the left side. Now in the same nostril on the other side it’s swollen with sores. Should I be concerned?

Infection?: It sounds like you have an acute infection of some sort. If so, it is unrelated to the previous wart problem. "Swollen with sores" suggests staph, strep, herpes, or other infection that needs immediate treatment. See your doctor ASAP. (Also get the "wart" checked, especially if it hasn't been professionally diagnosed. Facial warts are rare, maybe something else. ...Read more

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Nose often feels blocked, esp on left side. When I look in it I see two big swollen 'lumps' in my left nostril that look quite red. What is this?

Nose often feels blocked, esp on left side. When I look in it I see two big swollen 'lumps' in my left nostril that look quite red. What is this?

Nasal obstruction: You could have a variety of problems affecting your breathing through your nose. The 2 red lumps could be the inferior and middle turbinates, polyps in the nose, or other lesions. You also may have a deviated septum affecting breathing on the left side. See an ENT for exam and recommendations. You can be helped with this and should breathe better soon. ...Read more

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I have a red swollen right nostril it is not painful at all it gets a little bit more red if I have a glass wine. Sometimes I notice for like dots on?

Rosacea?: Rosacea occurs in middle. Age as localized acne like eruption on nose cheeks eyelids. It can be aggravated by foods. Mild cases respond to prescription cream, and or low dose doxycycline.If this bothers you see dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I used a neti pot last night & it didn't drain my other nostril very well & I felt worse after I used it my nose feels swollen & woke up feeln the same?

I used a neti pot last night & it didn't drain my other nostril very well & I felt worse after I used it my nose feels swollen & woke up feeln the same?

Sinus trouble: That side may be more congested. You should run neti pot on both sides. You can also use oxymetazoline spray (afrin) a few minutes before using the neti pot to see if that helps. A word of caution is that you should not use oxymetazoline spray more often than 2 or 3 days in a row. ...Read more

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Red swollen tip of nose is feverish when touched. Painful swollen nostril?

Nasal Vestibulitis: When the tip of the nose is painful, red and swollen, it is often due to infection of the tip of nose where the small hairs on the inside of the nose are involved. This is a form of folliculitis or infection of these small nasal hairs. It often requires treatment, but the best form of treatment is a topical antibiotic ointment. You'll need to see your provider for evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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My right nostril is swollen inside. Is it a pimple or an allergic reaction?

Is it painful?: Pimples are painful to touch, pushing on your nose would hurt. Allergic reactions that cause swelling in the nose are not painful. ...Read more

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In the back of my right nostril there is a swollen red lump like thing. What could it be?

Nasal abscess: I would suggest an ENT evaluation. This area must be visualized, evaluated, diagnosed and treated. ...Read more

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My MRSA bump has not been drained but its black red puffy swollen my left nostril has been hurting what does mean?

My MRSA bump has not been drained but its black red puffy swollen my left nostril has been hurting what does mean?

Infection: Your description suggests an infection that needs urgent treatment. Complicating this is your diabetes. Please see a doctor as soon as possible. The infection can cause serious illness. ...Read more

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How to treat a red swollen middle nose septum. My left nostril middle nose septum is red & swollen so what should I do to treat this?

How to treat a red swollen middle nose septum. My left nostril middle nose septum is red & swollen so what should I do to treat this?

Red, swollen septum: Greetings, your red swollen septum could be irritated from your allergies. Do you take medication? If not, over the counter antihistamines could help remove allergy and irritation. Does the nasal septum hurt to touch it? If so, this could've an infection and would need antibiotics quickly. See your ENT doctor to be sure. ...Read more

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I had nose sugery due to trauma, 3 months ago. I recently suffered another trauma on my septum and now my right nostril is swollen. Is it serious?

I had nose sugery due to trauma, 3 months ago. I recently suffered another trauma on my septum and now my right nostril is swollen. Is it serious?

Because: You have had recent surgery you need to see your ENT/Surgeon and get evaluated for additional damage!

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