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Q. I pulled off a hair from my nose and it is swollen and painful. What to do?

Answered by
Dr. Mohite Aniket Balasaheb
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Nov 06, 2019

Hello doctor,

My nose hair got pulled off due to the swelling inside my nose, and it is paining a lot. One side of my nose is very hard and tight. Please help.

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Hello,

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It is folliculitis of the nose. It is a common condition if a hair gets pulled out and the site gets an infection.

It needs the following investigation and medication. Review with reports and start the medication from today.


The Probable causes:

Pulling out of the hair.

Investigations to be done:

CBC (complete blood count),
CRP (C-reactive protein),
Pus culture from the pus of follicle if it bursts.

Probable diagnosis:

Folliculitis.

Treatment plan:

Clavam (Amoxycillin and Clavulanic acid) 625 mg thrice daily,

Combiflam (Ibuprofen and Paracetamol) one tablet thrice daily, and

hot fomentation.


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