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Doctor insights on: Reducing Inflammation In The Nose

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Will Flonase make my nose bigger, i.e. steroid? or make my nose smaller by reducing inflammation?

Will Flonase make my nose bigger, i.e. steroid? or make my nose smaller by reducing inflammation?

Neither: Flonase is a topical steroid and has not effect on the size of your nose cosmetically. The reduction of inflammation hopefully will decrease the congestion of the turbinate mucosa inside your nose. ...Read more

Inflammation (Definition)

Inflammation is the body's attempt at self-protection; the aim being to remove harmful stimuli, including damaged cells, irritants, or pathogens - and begin the healing process. Inflammation is part of the complex biological response of vascular tissues to harmful stimuli, such as pathogens, ...Read more


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Sudden pain, redness, inflammation and painful to the touch of nose... possible cause?

Sudden pain, redness, inflammation and painful to the touch of nose... possible cause?

Most likely a pimple: if it is small and a bump, but if it is the entire nose other things are possible. Try applying warm compresses as often as you can think to do it, and if it doesn't improve then you will need to be seen. ...Read more

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Does putting ice cubes on either side of your nose help reduce nasal inflammation from a cold?

Does putting ice cubes on either side of your nose help reduce nasal inflammation from a cold?

No: Application of ice to the face can reduce inflammation of the facial tissues, and may help to control blood vessel dilation within the nose in the setting of nosebleeds, but it does not effectively reduce internal nasal inflammation from a cold. ...Read more

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Dry, scaly and flaky skin at around and at my nose. There is no inflammation. It occurs always.Please help.

Dry, scaly and flaky skin at around and at my nose. There is no inflammation. It occurs always.Please help.

Scaly skin: You probably have eczema which is a very common condition that comes and goes. It's not dangerous and can be treated with cortisone creams twice a day. Start with an over the counter preparation. If that doesn't work, see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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Tiny bumps with white stuff in them in t-zone and sometimes inside nose. Slight tingling but no itching or inflammation. Goes away and reoccurs?

Tiny bumps with white stuff in them in t-zone and sometimes inside nose. Slight tingling but no itching or inflammation. Goes away and reoccurs?

Glandular : Your symptoms appear to be related to some type of glandular activity in the skin, perhaps from sebaceous glands. As long as they are not inflamed- reddened, pus, local swelling - then just watch it. If inflamed or if you have cosmetic concerns, then see an Ear Nose Throat specialist or dermatologist for evaluation. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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For a little over a week my nose has been stuffed up, and whenever I blow my nose to clear it up, it's a mixture of blood and mucus. This is only happening in one nostril. Is this a nasal inflammation or something else?

For a little over a week my nose has been stuffed up, and whenever I blow my nose to clear it up, it's a mixture of blood and mucus. This is only happening in one nostril. Is this a nasal inflammation or something else?

Nasal drainage: A runny nose is common with any cold. However, if there is bleeding, your nose is likely dry and you may be blowing your nose too forcefully. You are better off using a saline rinse when you feel like blowing your nose and applying a saline based gel to humidify the nose. If the symptoms persist, I recommend you see a physician. ...Read more

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I have blocked nose everyday. My ENT surgeon told me I have chronic inflammation of the turbinates & need surgery. Does it has any repercussions pls?

I have blocked nose everyday. My ENT surgeon told me I have chronic inflammation of the turbinates & need surgery. Does it has any repercussions pls?

Turbinates: There are many different procedures to reduce turbinate hypertrophy, The goal is to reduce hypertrophied tissue while maintaining the mucosal surface, as the turbinates serve an important function. Be sure to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Dr said i ve non allergic rhinitis, i ve no runny nose/sneezing only nasal congestion & chronic inflammation of nasal lining, was it a correct dignosis?

Dr said i ve non allergic rhinitis, i ve no runny nose/sneezing only nasal congestion & chronic inflammation of nasal lining, was it a correct dignosis?

Were you tested?: If you were allergy treated and your test was negative, this is correct. Some individuals have nasal congestion from dust mites and pets but no other symptoms. If you have not seen an allergist, do so now. ...Read more

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Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f white?

Right side of face swollen and numb, cold, threads in eyes, scabs in nose, swollen itchy scalp scabs and inflammation, swollen fingers&toes 19 f  white?

Vague: Your symptoms are nonspecific and without a thorough history and physical, perhaps even some lab testing, it would be difficult to conclude what could be amiss. Time to follow up with a doctor! all the best! ...Read more

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Is there a natural approach to reducing nasal inflammation?

Is there a natural approach to reducing nasal inflammation?

Neti pots can: reduce nasal congestion. Mix ΒΌ tsp salt w 1 cup distilled lukewarm water. More salt can also be used. Place solution in neti pot. Tilt head & pour solution into 1 nostril. Blow nose lightly & spit out any liquid that drains into throat. Repeat on other side. This can be done in the evening before you go to bed & again in a.m. ...Read more

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How do I decrease my nasal inflammation?

How do I decrease my nasal inflammation?

Address the cause: Understanding and treating the cause of the nasal inflammation is a sure way to decreasing the symptoms. Control of environmental allergies, avoidance of nasal irritants such as smoke, smog, perfumes, and cleaning agents may also be helpful. Correction of non-allergic causes is also suggested, such as deviated nasal septum, nasal polyps, turbinate hyptrophy and conchae. ...Read more

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How do I treat nasal inflammation at home?

How do I treat nasal inflammation at home?

Saline rinses: Buffered saline nasal rinses have been shown to be as good, if not almost as good, as medicated intranasal steroids in relieving the subjective degree of nasal obstruction (snot-20 questionnaire). A simple mixture of sodium bicarbonate, sea salt and distilled water is all that is needed to relieve much of the nasal congestion that is felt on a daily basis. Failing this, an ENT evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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Nasal inflammation saline. Good?

Nasal inflammation saline. Good?

Absolutely: One function of the nose is to trap large particles from getting into the lung. Saline irrigation of the nose restores humidity, helps clear thick secretions and crusting, also removes pollen and other substances that stick to the lining of the nose. ...Read more

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Can nasal inflammation be due to allergies?

Can nasal inflammation be due to allergies?

Yes: There are three main causes of inflammation in the nose: allergies, infection, and autoimmune disorders, in which your immune system is attacking your own tissues. The first two are far more common. Persistent inflammation is most likely due to allergies and is often seasonal. ...Read more

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What could cause nasal inflammation due to allergies?

What could cause nasal inflammation due to allergies?

Inflammation: If you have allergies in your nose, by definition some degree of inflammation occurs due to the complex release of eosinophilic products relased as well as mast cell and neutrophil products and by products and cytokines. This is usually self perpetuating. ...Read more

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