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Dr. Jack Mutnick
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The tip of my nose has been getting swollen slowly for the past 1 1/2. Tender, mild needle like pain. No redness. The tip is stretching. I use to pick?

The tip of my nose has been getting swollen slowly for the past 1 1/2. Tender, mild needle like pain. No redness. The tip is stretching. I use to pick?

Stop picking: If the tipis getting swollen it may be boil that is coming or acne like lesion or some type of infection developing. Be careful how you cleanse your nose and see how it progresses. If persist you need to see an ENT> ...Read more

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I woke and the bridge of my nose was swollen, I can breathe fine through it. There is no redness, and little pain. I may have bumped myself in my sleep but I wanted to make sure it wasn't serious.

I woke and the bridge of my nose was swollen, I can breathe fine through it. There is no redness, and little pain. I may have bumped myself in my sleep but I wanted to make sure it wasn't serious.

Nasal Swelling: Apply an ice pack for a couple of minutes a few times today and see if the swelling regresses. If it worsens or doesn't improve then consider seeing a doctor. Also, take a picture since this can help the doctor. ...Read more

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Lside nose swollen and painful but NO redness bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and cephalexin 5 days now pain is worse and swelling spread to Rside and under eyes. Help?

Lside nose swollen and painful but NO redness bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and cephalexin 5 days now pain is worse and swelling spread to Rside and under eyes. Help?

Serious!: The location of this infection is the real problem. Infections in the region of the nose, forehead and upper lip can spread quickly and even track back to the brain. You may need IV antibiotics. Please return to your doctor or hospital right away. ...Read more

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Symptoms: I have Throat redness, Red swollen tonsils, Swollen uvula, gary furry tongue and runny nose, what is wrong?

Symptoms: I have Throat redness, Red swollen tonsils, Swollen uvula, gary furry tongue and runny nose, what is wrong?

Throat: Sounds like a virus. You should gargle and use OTC meds to treat it but if your throat is really sore get a culture to make sure its not bacterial ...Read more

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Bad pain L side of head & L eye w/swelling of eye, redness, L earlobe swollen & runny nose + congestion. L face feels funny. Cluster headache? Sinus?

Bad pain L side of head & L eye w/swelling of eye, redness, L earlobe swollen & runny nose + congestion. L face feels funny. Cluster headache? Sinus?

Sinus or virus: Most likely but could be clogged meibomian glands, beginning of shingles (if immunocompromised or under stress); see MD and eyeMD also to rule out narrow angle and other causes of headache. Or consult with us. ...Read more

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One side of my nose is red and swollen making it hard to breathe while the other side is just red and a bit swollen for months, what can I take?

One side of my nose is red and swollen making it hard to breathe while the other side is just red and a bit swollen for months, what can I take?

Possible infection: Sometimes the inside of the nostrils becomes infected and can cause the tip to become red and swollen. It usually improves with antibiotics applied inside the nostrils or oral antibiotics. If these measures don't work then may be autoimmune attack or vasculitis affecting cartilages. Since these can affect any cartilage in body then see md. ...Read more

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The end of my nose is red, swollen and it is painful to the touch.

The end of my nose is red, swollen and it is painful to the touch.

Sounds like: An infection. Nose infections need prompt treatment because it can spread directly to brain. See a doctor asap. ...Read more

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Tip of my nose has become swollen and shiny. It's bright red and very painful. So inflamed it makes it difficult to breathe. I also have a migraine.?

Tip of my nose has become swollen and shiny. It's bright red and very painful. So inflamed it makes it difficult to breathe. I also have a migraine.?

Doctor visit: Need to have an exam within the nose. You may have a infection, foreign body, polyp etc.
The Migraine headache will go away with sleep. It can be prevented after a thorough work up at the doctors. With medication you can take at the first start of the Headache and avoid the visual changes and painful Migraine headache. ...Read more

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The bridge of my nose is red on the sides and swollen. I have developed a mold- like smell in my right nostril also. What is going on?

The bridge of my nose is red on the sides and swollen. I have developed a mold- like smell in my right nostril also. What is going on?

Post-Operative: If you just had sinus surgery in the recent past you must get back into the ENT surgeon asap for evaluation. There is nothing else about it. ...Read more

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2 lymph nodes under my ears are swollen, hard, and immovable for 3 weeks now. The tip of my nose is also swollen but not red or hurt. What could it be?

2 lymph nodes under my ears are swollen, hard, and immovable for 3 weeks now. The tip of my nose is also swollen but not red or hurt. What could it be?

Swollen lymph nodes: Lumps on your neck are most commonly due to infection/inflammation related to viral or bacterial illness. Depending on your age, smoking status and characteristics of lymph nodes, one should have a heightened suspicion to confirm there is no tumor or even cancer. Older, smokers, with firm lymph nodes that continue to enlarge would need specialist evaluation and biopsy. ...Read more

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What is causing my nose to be red and swollen? It kinda disappeared and is now back again.

What is causing my nose to be red and swollen? It kinda disappeared and is now back again.

Very: Very difficult to answer without a picture. I would recommend you see a dermatologist for diagnosis and treatment options. One possible cause might be rosacea. Read more about it on the link below. I hope that helps! ...Read more

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Why does the inside of my nose get red, swollen and stuffy? I tried salina and it burned. Is that normal?

Why does the inside of my nose get red, swollen and stuffy? I tried salina and it burned. Is that normal?

Swollen nose: Maybe you have allergic symptoms- have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist. ...Read more

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Is it okay if saline nasal rinse hit the middle nose septum if it's red and swollen or will that help it?

Is it okay if saline nasal rinse hit the middle nose septum if it's red and swollen or will that help it?

Nasal saline: It is perfect to do this. You can make your own by mixing 1 tsp salt (not mortons) to 32 ounces of water. Use a syringe and use 50 cc to each nose 4 to 5 times a day. Use some bacitracin in the nose for ointment. It will soften the lining of the nose. Good luck and feel better! ...Read more

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A can of hairspray fell on the bridge of my nose and now it is red, swollen and bumpy, what do I do?

A can of hairspray fell on the bridge of my nose and now it is red, swollen and bumpy, what do I do?

Ice: If this happened in the last 2 days, you want to apply ice to the area off and on every 20 min for a few hours. If it has been more than 3 days or if the bump is really bad, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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My nose is ALWAYS red. No other part of my face. It's not swollen nor does it hurt. It's just always red. Any ideas as to why?

My nose is ALWAYS red. No other part of my face. It's not swollen nor does it hurt. It's just always red. Any ideas as to why?

Rosacea: Lots of triggers, especially alcohol drinks. Get a bottle of GENERIC Afrin [oxymetazoline] and apply a small drop to your nose. Makeup with GREEN pigment cancels red. ...Read more

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My nose is ALWAYS red. No other part of my face, just my nose. It's not swollen nor does it hurt. It's just always red. Any ideas?

My nose is ALWAYS red. No other part of my face, just my nose. It's not swollen nor does it hurt. It's just always red. Any ideas?

You may have rosacea: It is possible that you have rosacea. There are many other possible reasons that your nose is always red. Without seeing it and knowing more information it is difficult to provide you with a better answer. Please feel free to schedule an appointment with me or another physician to discuss this further. ...Read more

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My nose gets really dry; the passages appear to be red and swollen. What can I do to remedy this? I've tried nose sprays; they make things worse.

My nose gets really dry; the passages appear to be red and swollen. What can I do to remedy this? I've tried nose sprays; they make things worse.

Saline nose spray: Dry nasal passages can be due to dry ambient air in the home (get humidifier), meds (even non prescription, check with doc), dehydration (stay well hydrated). Can try nasal saline sprays (watch out for neti pots, some cases of fatal fungal infections-must be very clean). Avoid otc decongestant sprays (have rebound effect, habit forming, cause other problems). No relief: see md. ...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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Red swollen tip of nose is feverish when touched. Painful swollen nostril?

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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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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On the left side of my nose near tip and side it feels sore like I hit it but I didn't it also looks lil red and kinda swollen? Getting nervous : (

On the left side of my nose near tip and side it feels sore like I hit it but I didn't it also looks lil red and kinda swollen? Getting nervous : (

Vestibulitis: Can be associated with a dry nose, picking inside, scratching inside, or using q-tips inside the nose. You can get a low grade bacterial colonization of the hairs inside the nasal skin (vestibule). This can cause internal irritation and the outside can get red and swollen. See an ENT for treatment, usually with ointments and antibiotics. However, other problems need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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Just looked in right side of nose. Very red and swollen. Hurts to sniff or touch outside of nose. Its big like a polyp. Have clear discharge. Whatisit?

Just looked in right side of nose. Very red and swollen. Hurts to sniff or touch outside of nose. Its big like a polyp. Have clear discharge. Whatisit?

You'reJustTooNosey..: Sounds like an infection. And it can really hurt in there. There are lots of nerve endings and not much space for swelling so it can hurt bad. And if you keep touching and squeezing it you're in for a world of hurt. Plus, that whole area is a bad place to get an infection because if it spreads, it's "straight to the brain, " as they say. So get it looked at ASAP by someone who "Nose" what to do. ...Read more