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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I need a radiologist to interpret my nasal bones X-ray and tell me if my nose is broken or fractured. Please advise.
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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
On bumping, my 4-year-old son got nose bleeding. How to treat it?
Query: Hello doctor, My 4 year old son bumped his nose on his cousin, while in a swimming pool. It bled a lot, but I pinched his nose for a couple of minutes while he was sitting on my lap. The bleeding stopped immediately. Now, he is calm and watching television. Should I take him to a doctor immediately? Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Mechanical compression is the treatment of epistaxis, most of the bleeding stop by this method. If the bleeding does not stop, then we do a nasal packing. But in this case, as the bleeding stopped, there is no need of further treatment if there is no recurrence of ... Read Full »
After a fight, my nose is swollen and gets clogged when I lie down. Should I go to urgent care, or will icing be enough?
Query: Hi doctor, I was in a fight last night and was hit on my nose and right eye. My nose is swollen and gets clogged when I lie down. My right eye is bruised. And the region between my eyebrows is swollen. Should I go to urgent care, or will icing be enough? Just been taking Tylenol 500 mg extra strengt... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. If your nose is getting clogged, you should visit a hospital to get your nose examined. We need to rule out septal hematoma, which is a collection of blood between the cartilage and perichondrium (covering) of the nasal septum. If it is pres... Read Full »
Why do I still have sinus issues even after the surgical opening of my blocked airway?
Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from sinus issues for a while. I had surgery to open the blocked airways. But my nose is still swollen, my ears are ringing, and I could feel some discomfort in my nose. I do not get much discharge, and my nose does not produce any snot. These symptoms will subside ... Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.com.Kindly help me know a few more details.1) What surgery was done? Kindly attach a complete discharge summary.2) Kindly attach the report of the allergy prick test. And also, let me know the allergens, including food allergens and aeroallergens like dust mites, various oth... Read Full »
When can I go for a review after septoplasty and maxillary antrostomy surgery?
Query: Hi doctor, I had septoplasty and maxillary antrostomy four weeks back, but I still have swelling in the nose. My Rhinocort nose spray does not stay in my nose when I spray it. I rinse my nose with saline four times a day, and still, my nose is dry. I am going to get a doctor's appointment after ei... Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After the surgery, it is advised you schedule an appointment with the ENT surgeon in about a week. This visit enables the surgeon to assess the healing, any crusting, infection, etc. Eight weeks may be too late. The nasal spray forms a mist inside the nose when you spray,... 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 ... Read Full »
What should I do to help my swollen nostrils with post nasal drip?
Query: Hi doctor, I have a history of gastritis and hiatal hernia and was fine for several years. But it has come back due to me smoking marijuana. My GI doctor prescribed me Pantoprazole, which I have been taking for a month, but later I stopped taking Pantoprazole 20 mg because it messed with my teeth. M... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. As per your concerns, the swelling you are describing is most probably turbinate hypertrophy. One treatment method is medical treatment, if it does not improve, it may require surgery, i.e., reduction of turbinate. And as you have post nasal drip and turbinate hypert... Read Full »
How is a nose fracture diagnosed?
Query: Hi doctor, While playing volleyball game today, I think my nose hit my teammate's leg when we were going after the ball. Now, my nose hurts. When I try to move it, I hear a cracking noise. Also, I think it is swollen. Would my nose be broken? Should I meet my athletic trainer? Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. A cracking noise and a swollen nose are suggestive of a broken nose. It means there could be a fracture in the nasal bones. Another symptom would be bleeding from the nose at the time of injury. In case of a nasal fracture there will be a lot of swelling over the nose... 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Please suggest natural remedy to subside inflammation in nose and throat.
Query: Hello doctor, I have a few questions regarding inflammation anywhere in the nose or throat whether mild, moderate or severe. Does drinking a lot of water, gargling with salt water, taking tablespoons of honey each day, and getting a lot of sleep remove it fast and also prevent it in the first place... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. All the habits of water, honey, etc., are helpful. No doubt about it. One more thing if you can do is put almond oil (provided you are not allergic to almonds) 0.5 ml in each nostril for two to three days. It really works well. I personally vouch for it. You will sle... Read Full »