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Swollen Nose

The nose can be swollen either internally or externally. The swelling inside of the nose is caused due to allergies or nasal polyps. Swelling of the outside nose can be due to trauma from an injury. Some of the other symptoms associated with external swelling of the nose are itching, pain, deformity, and bleeding. In case of internal swelling, symptoms such as runny nose, nasal congestion, and nasal discharge are associated.

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What to do for a swollen and painful nose due to pulling off a hair from it?

Query: 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.  Read Full »

Dr. Mohite Aniket Balasaheb

Answer: Hello, Welcome to 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.  Read Full »

I am worried about my rhinoplasty outcome. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old girl. I underwent a rhinoplasty six days ago. Today my surgeon took the cast off, and I saw my nose with a lot of swelling, I have a concern that I will not get the shape as I want a thinner dorsum. I am uploading the pre-surgical and post-surgical pictures. Is it possi...  Read Full »

Dr. Ankit Gupta

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Many of my patients will have trouble, so I do not assure them before surgery as the actual results take time to show due to swelling. I hope your surgeon must have convinced you and so y...  Read Full »

What are the remedies to get relief from my cold?

Query: Hello doctor, I have cold for more than one month, and a swollen nose. What are the remedies to get relief?  Read Full »

Dr. Penchilaprasad Kandikattu

Answer: Hello, Welcome to It may be due to viral infection or bacterial infection or allergy. Do steam inhalation and salt water gargling thrice a day for five days. Avoid cold drinks or cold water, avoid smoking and caffeine drinks. Use tablet Montelukast and Levocetirizine once a day for fi...  Read Full »

Please interpret my nose X-ray for any fractures.

Query: Hi doctor,I need a radiologist to interpret my nasal bones X-ray and tell me if my nose is broken or fractured. If the lines on my nose do represent a fracture I would like to know if it is a healed fracture or new. There are lines across the bridge of my nose on the X-ray and I am confused as to if...  Read Full »

Dr. Vivek Chail

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. The nasal bones in the X-rays are showing a normal position. The nasal bones abutting the frontal process of the maxilla along the lines in the bridge of the nose and this is a normal finding. The nasal bone is the bone in the upper part of t...  Read Full »

Why do I get nose block on the right side even after turbinoplasty?

Query: Hello doctor, I had a septoplasty and turbinoplasty under general anesthesia six months ago. I had them because when I lay down to sleep, whichever side I was sleeping on would swell up completely. The amount of pressure was so extreme that it was impossible to get more than 3.5 to 4 hours of sleep,...  Read Full »

Dr. Priyanka Aggarwal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have read the details sent by you. It would be better if you can send me the pre-operative and post-operative CT scan pictures. A repeat nasal surgery is not so commonly required unless the patient develops sinusitis or nasal polyps. As per your details, it seems to be ...  Read Full »

My nose is swollen and tender after septoplasty. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, Nine weeks post septoplasty/turbinate reduction. My nose feels swollen and tender on the inside. It feels like there is dry and ice cold air going up my nose. How long does it take to completely heal? I have used nasal rinses, sprays, etc.  Read Full »

Dr. Amit Jauhari

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Septoplasty is corrective procedure. The wound on your nose will heal fairly quickly, and your breathing is likely to improve shortly after the procedure. However, the overall healing process can be slow. Cartilage and other nasal tissues can take up to a year to fu...  Read Full »

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