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Doctor insights on: Why Is The Right Nostril Swollen

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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

Nostril (Definition)

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