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Nostril (Definition)

Also called naris, is one of the 2 ...Read more


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I have a small painful lump on the bottom inside my Right nostril. Help?

I have a small painful lump on the bottom inside my Right nostril. Help?

Probably: folliculitis, but infections inside of nose can spread rapidly to cavernous sinus and brain. You need to see a doctor to determine if you need to be on an antibiotic. ...Read more

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Lump inside nostril, scabs inside of nostril, painful, what could this be?

Lump inside nostril, scabs inside of nostril, painful, what could this be?

Scabs in nostril: It could be a localized infection like folliculitis around a hair follicle. A little antibacterial ointment for a few days may help resolve it. If it persists have your nose evaluated. ...Read more

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Good day, I have a painful lump in my right nostril (not visible)-painful if I blow my nose/touch it from inside/outside nostril. Please advise?

Nose pain: Frequently your symptoms are typical of nasal vestibulitis or nasal vestibular abscess. The latter is associated with swelling and pus drainage. The former occurs from the glands or hair follicles of the nasal hairs. Typically treatment include antibiotic ointment (bacitracin or bactroban) and warm compress. ...Read more

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I have a small lump in my nostril, very near the opening, on the actual nostril and not septum. It gets painful if I touch it a lot. I am worried it is cancer.

I have a small lump in my nostril, very near the opening, on the actual nostril and not septum. It gets painful if I touch it a lot. I am worried it is cancer.

Folliculitis: This is usually from an infection of a hair follicle inside the nostril. Keep your fingers out of your nose. Use a water based gel to keep your nose moist and if it doesn't improve you may need an antibiotic. Staph bacteria in particular like to reside there. ...Read more

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I had a cold this past week that I'm just getting over. Now, I notice I have a little hard lump at the tip of my nose inside my right nostril. It's painful to touch but if left alone pain will go away, I'm worried what this could be?

I had a cold this past week that I'm just getting over. Now, I notice I have a little hard lump at the tip of my nose inside my right nostril. It's painful to touch but if left alone pain will go away, I'm worried what this could be?

An infection: I suspect that this is from a bacterial infection (likely staph) which was likely introduced when you picked or blow your nose when you had the cold. See your doctor who may Rx you a topical antibiotic ointment for the lesion. Although your body may eventually fight it off, it may also spread if left untreated. ...Read more

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Hi my 5 yr old daughter has a red lump in her right nostril and it's very painful. Her right side keeps bleeding. What is the cause?

Staph Folliculitis: It sounds like staph folliculitis.

Do not squeeze this lesion. Apply a hot compress, if she will cooperate. If dilligently applied, this may result in "pointing" and rupture of the lesion.

She may need antibiotics. ...Read more

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Huge Swollen lump inside left nostril, entire left nostril swollen, left lymph nodes painful swollen, left jaw and eye in pain, what could this be?

Nothing good!!: This could be a bad infection and it is in a very sensitive area that could spread and cause some real trouble so go see a doctor now. I wouldn't wait. ...Read more

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I have a small white hard lump in my right nostril?

See your doctor: This problem mandates a real-time (face-to-face) meeting with a doctor. A history has to be taken along with a examination as well as labs and other tests. Only after all this will your doctor be in a position to tell you what's wrong and what needs to be done to help you. ...Read more

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I am a female, age 87. I have an obstruction in one nostril and can't get air through it. There is also a lump on the outside of the nostril.?

Nasal blockage: If this is new onset and one sided, please see an ENT doctor asap. I have recently seen several senior citizens with new onset unilateral nasal obstruction due to tumors! ...Read more

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Does a lump in my nostril point to herpes?

Probably not: Nasal anatomy is very complex so whether the bump is abnormal is unclear. A raise swelling on the inner nostril near the hairs is the most common complaint and is usually a bacterial infection that can improve with neosporin or equal. Herpes simplex 1 a cold sore can occur in the nose but usually is below the nose is ulcerated and weepy and needs prescription meds if recurrent. ...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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In both my nostrils on the lateral wall, not the divider wall. I have red lumps, one is sore because I keep picking at it. What are these?

Probable infection: The area described is probably, in the skin portion of the nasal vestibule and is susceptible to pimples; Picking at these can aggravate them ...Read more

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Lump in gum and bleeding from one nostril?

Sinusitis: This can be a serious sinus infection, you need to have someone check you asap. ...Read more

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I have a lump in my nostrils 1 moment 1 side will be stuffed and have that lump and the other side will be fine then it randomly switches sides?

Turbinate cycling: It sounds like you are discussing a normal phenomenon in which the inferior turbinate's alternatively congest and decongest. You will perceive this problem, if your nose is a little more congested than average from allergies for example. A deviated septum can make this worse. See an ENT to examine this. ...Read more

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I have a hard lump growth on one nostril, could it be cancer?

I have a hard lump growth on one nostril, could it be cancer?

It would be unlikely: Because of your age alone, it would be unlikely. However, you should see your physician to have it checked out. ...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 hard very sore lump in my right nostril, what could it be?

May be a Polyp: Need to see an ENT specialist to examine. It may be a benign polyp or some other mass. It's hard to say without being seen and examined- evaluated. ...Read more

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For awhile now, I've had these small lumps just under the entrance of my nostrils, one on each side, slightly off to the side. No pain. What are they?

Exam: Must be visualized to make any diagnosis. I suggest uploading a photo or get an exam from your physician.
Cannot be diagnosed as submitted. ...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