The common causes of having a bump in the nose are acne, bacterial or fungal infection, trauma from nose pricking and nose piercing, and nasal vestibulitis. Applying a warm compress helps to reduce pain, and topical antiseptics can be applied to reduce infection. It will heal within two or three days of treatment.
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Query: Hi doctor, I am an 18-year-old male, and I have a small lump located just below the right side of my nose. I think it may be a blackhead as there is a small black dot in the middle of the lump. I believe it has been there for about a year. It has slowly gotten a tiny bit bigger, but not by much. I ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. It does not look like a blackhead to me. I think it is an epidermoid cyst. It is a benign, harmless cyst that occurs in the dermis and is lined by epithelium. It can have various components in its cavity like hair, sebum, etc. It typically... Read Full »
Query: Hi, Last week I noticed a small, blood-type spot on the right side of my nose. It has not gone away in over a week. I am in the sun a lot but put a lot of sunscreen on my nose. I have had actinic keratosis on my nose in the past. Could it be cancerous? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and understand your concern. It is nothing serious. I have these suggestions for you- 1. You can use 2 % Nadibact cream (Nadifloxacin) twice daily for ten days. 2. You must use a photostable sunscreen daily at 9 AM, 12 PM, and 3 PM for two months. 3... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have a Swollen lump on the outside of the right nostril. I had a headache when it began, and this morning, the pain is reduced when I blow my nose. The lump is still there, and it is a bit sore to the touch. I am worried about thrombosis because I have a slight temperature. I am cur... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As seen in the picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), it seems to be inflammatory changes over the skin over the nose, either due to bacteria or some time due to rhinosinusitis. As per the picture, thrombosis is less likely. I suggest... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I had a bump on the left side of my nose. It feels like cartilage or bone. It has always been there since I can remember. The right side of my nose does not have a bump whatsoever. I have always experienced breathing problems. I do not know if I should be concerned or that it is just ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This is likely resultant from an old fracture, possibly acquired at a very young age from the normal bumps and bruises of being a child and learning to walk, etc. As we get older, this can lead to chronic nasal obstruction as not only does the outside of the nose sho... Read Full »
Query: Hi doctor, About 7 to 8 weeks ago, I woke up and noticed a tiny, pin-sized bump at the tip of the nose. Initially, I thought that it might be some sort of underskin or stuck blackhead. When I squeezed it, nothing came out. I poked the top layer of skin gently, and a bit of blood squeezed out. So, I ... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There is no need to worry. Do not touch and squeeze as it can lead to secondary bacterial infection. You should visit your dermatologist so that it can be cauterized again. I suggest you apply Fusidic acid 2% cream (Fucidin cream) twice a day till you get your appointmen... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have a tender bump on the side of my nose, which is slowly getting bigger. It is on the right side of the bridge of my nose, and it is hot to touch. It does not look red, but it is extremely painful. My eyes and forehead also hurt and is causing a very painful headache. I have chroni... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your post, but it would have been better if you had posted a photograph of the lesion. There are three possibilities: Herpes zoster of the ophthalmic division of trigeminal nerve. This one is a problem because it may affect the eye, so it needs to b... Read Full »