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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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Nasal (Definition)

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