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

Answered by
Dr. Aniket
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
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.

Dr. Aniket

General Medicine Hematology Internal Medicine
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

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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