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    Nasal Polyp

    Nasal Polyps are fleshy swellings that occur within the nasal passage, and though they can grow large, they are not cancerous. Read more →

    After a considerable amount of acne on my nose, I began scratching it and squeezing it to remove spots, which has left my nose very red and inflamed. I thought that it would go away in a few months, but the redness is still there after about a year, and it is confined solely to my nose. I do not believe that there is any significant swelling or thickening of the skin on the nose, and if there is it is very small. I have no idea what I am suffering from, and it is very embarrassing; what is my condition, and how do you alleviate or stop it?





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    hi ive had a burning inner nose for four weeks now it gets worse when i eat or smoke also i can feel it at the back of my nose going down the throat my nose feels like its closing my doctors said its slightly inflamed but havnt been given anything and its getting worse thanku





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    I have developed a swolen spot on the inside of my nose, so I have been trying to research about it and it sounds like it could be a staph infection. However it does not seem as inflamed, sore or red as other reports. I am unsure of how it was caused and I am also unsure of how to treat it. HELP !





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    Hi there as like a lot of young people I have enjoyed a few years partying however my nose has really taken a beating and I think the bridge in my nose has started to erode away on one side and the cartilage in my nose feels as if it's dropped on one side, unless I told you about my nose problem you probably wouldn't notice it if you met me but me knowing about it and feeling the pain of it, it constantly plays on my mind.. What so I do?





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    This past January I had a septal button put into my nose, because I had a very large hole in my nasal septum from a previous surgery I had when I was little. Just recently, the right side of my nose has been sore and swollen and making the right side of my mouth to hurt. It hurts to blow my nose, eat or even smile. What should I do and why is my nose hurting this much since my surgery?





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    I am 14 and I have suffered from red inflamed spots on my forehead for about 8 - 10 months and they itch and when I put spot cream from my GP on the inflamed area the spots bulge and get reeder. How can I get rid of the acne?





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    If you have long hair, keep it off your forehead as much as possible AND DO NOT POP THEM! Wash your face twice daily, cut out all junk food and sugary drinks and drink plenty of water. Don't get stressed :) I used to have loads of spots on my face and body but, after a few months of switching up my diet and routine, I only have a few small bacne scars.

    How do I get rid of my red bump under my nose stud? I got my nose pierced about 7 weeks ago and since wearing make up again on my nose I found I had a puss filled spot I stupidly squeezed it and did sea salt compressions plus savlon liquid and now it's turned into a red lump that looks horrible!!





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    bumps with a nose piercing are quite often i always use only salt water to clean my piercings due to some cleaning products actually making things worse. i would go back to the piercer and also see your gp if things get worse

    Hii, im 15 and have like spots on the inside of my vagina, abit like yellow heads i leave them alone but it can sometimes become alittle agitated and inflamed. i doesnt hurt or isnt itchy or anything but i was wondering if its anything i need to be worried about or even if it might be thrush? Is there any creams i could use to make the spots less inflamed or even go away and do i need to worrie about it? Thank you. X X





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    Hi. Since I was pregnant with my first child i got blocked nose and started making horrible noises when sleep - not snoring. It's nearly 5 years now and I'm expecting my third baby and my nose gone even worst. Noises are bad and my husband has to sleep in the other room, I get really blocked with runny, clear stuff from my nose. Every morning wake up with head aches and some time when blow my nose my eye starts running. Please help. I'm really tired and desperate for help. Been to doctor and got told that because of pregnancy he can't help me. I don't drink or smoke.





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    Hello, I'm not sure if I have nasal polyps, but when I look up my nose I have what look like swellings up each nostril, one worse than the other at the moment but can change, they look fleshy, red and I can't feel them but I can never breathe properly out my nose and when I do have a look the passage down my nose is mostly all closed up, it was only when someone else looked I realised it wasn't right! Recently also I've noticed blood coming from them, not enough to worry about but I wondered if anyone else had the same problem? I have been to the doctors who just looked in my ears and gave me drops? Also recently bought more sprays for my nose but I don't notice any difference really! I'd have an op on this like I've seen comments have done! But the thought of being awake and having it I just don't think I could go through it! Any advice or anyone have the same problem!!!!





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    You probably have swollen turbinates. I have the same problem. They are fleshy coloured balls that when inflamed you can see yourself by shining a torch etc up your nostril. I've had two operations on mine and I'm still struggling to breathe propperly even now, 2 years later. It all makes you very depressed as not a lot of people appreciate you breathe 24/7, any continual problems really impact quality of life. You need to ask your gp to refer to you to an ENT consultant. I was misdiagnosed by my gp for 8 months and my ENT, although trying hasn't managed to fix my problem.

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    i have cysts all ova nose inside of it. i have been doc and refered me to hospital nose doctor.there the doctor said my nose is broken& inflamed. he fixed the broken nose. but said he can not fix the cyst. this was last year feb 2011 i am still having problems my nose is always dripping it biger than it shud be.it hurts i feel i have acold but i know it all the rubbish in my nose in my throat & chest went A&e today was told to go back to my doctor get refered back to hospital nose doctor I am generally a healthy person but with this i canot do anything.its hurts 24/7 dripping how do i get help nobody is helping me i think its nasal polyp i have to do all the homework myself as the doctors are not helping me.this is making me real stressas nobody is helping.the doctors look at me 4 all the answers i dont know i jus want it gone.why is no body helping me. i need my life back cant like this please colud you help me put me on the right track. i jus want it to go. thanks





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    i have had polyps for years the only thing that brings back my taste and smell is a course of steriods and nasonex drops which i always use.

    Hi, i am 16 and have mainly had inflamed spot on my nose and all have left with red marks behind, they usally fade but the question I have is, Are there any creams or home remdies to help the skin and bring back the natural melanin quickly? I have a red mark on the tip of my nose about 2 weeks old after the skin has healed, any advice would be appreicated.





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    I addicted to this nose spray went to the g.p friday he said to cut down on it he thinks i mite have nose polyp . Thing is i can't do anything when my nose is blocked up i can even drink anything feel like its going come out my nose only thing thats helping me breath is otrvien nose spray . Im cutting down on it to see if it will get better doctor said my nose look's sore.





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    Hi Karen, you really need to stop picking your nose, it will only make it worse and you introduce debris and bacteria via your fingers, which may well cause infections... When you see a consultant it is ear nose and throat as they are all connected... I have had headaches, bad earaches, sinusitis, inflamed, itching watering eyes, the feeling of constantly wanting to sneeze and more... If you are having nose bleeds and crusting you could perhaps speak to the doctors about use of something such as naseptin or sterimar and perhaps a gel lubricant such as aquagel... These things bring some relief both in terms of they moisturise and after recently starting to use the sterimar it does seem to have cleansed an area that was troublesome at base of my nose that is problematic after having button removed. After being told my hole is too big to operate on I am now stuck with "keeping it clean as best you can"... Picking your nose will likely make things worse both in terms of trauma and infection Insist on some help. If you feel you are not being helped, make a complaint, perhaps contact PALS for help and support... I understand very much and know how soul destroying and devastating it can be, despite the indifference of medical professionals...

    Hi..im 16 years old and im not to sure if this is a problem but i think that it is an issue to me.i have a big nose and when ever i go somewhere im always thinking if i see someone or someone comes to talk to me they wont be paying attention to me but to my nose.I was thinking of get a nose job but i think it would be too much and i think my mom would not like me getting a nose job because she would say you should accept the way God made you but i have had enough of always trying to find a way to cover my nose.. please help me i dont know what to do if i should ask my mom or not





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    For a couple weeks I have felt like there is somthing in my throat. It is worse when I wake up it feel really dry. In the morning I clear my throat and there is blood on it which is not the greatest thing to wake up to... I had a cough last week but it has gotten a lot better to where I don't really cough at all anymore. I went to the doctor and he look at my nose and told me to put antibiotic clean in it cause it looks inflamed. I feel as of he didn't examine me the way he should have and jumped to conclusion that it was my nose. But now I am certain it is my throat. What kind of tests should I get done to know for sure what it is ? Thank you for reading.





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    Hi, i'm a 17 year old female and my problem is my nose, I have a really big nose and its been making me depressed since i was 14, i cry at night and it really gets me down. Ive been looking at nose jobs since i was younger when my nose started getting bigger and but i cant afford one as i wasnt getting on well at home at the age of 16 because i was depressed and took it out on the family, I only get £50 income support and £30 EMA per week, im living in a hostel but i really want a nose job before i go to universiry, as a good start in life. I'm just wandering can i get a nose job on the NHS? I hate going out (on the odd occasion) because i dont enjoy myself and i hate seeing the photos after. I dont even want to live the student life with a nose like this! please help :'( thank you.





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    A few years ago I notices two small hard lumps either side of my sons nose. I thought it was cartilage so I left it. My sons says that his nose is painful and he often has a blocked nose. I tried looking up his nose and it does seem like there are lumps inside- although it is difficult to see. I was wondering if he could have nose polyps?





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    hi the inside of my nose is always inflamed and sore,it feels like there is always a scab in it on the inside at both sides and i usually have a drip from it.was woundring what is causing it and what i could do to help it as it gets really painful





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    I've got this exact same thing right now! Did you ever find out what it was?

    Hi, I've had a forceful blow to the nose; the doctor has told me it isn't broken, but a week on I feel as though my nose doesn't feel the same. There isn't any swelling, but when I inhale through my nose, my nostrils close together, which never happened before. Also, when I exhale through my nose I feel as though my soft pallet is lifting and blocking the air flow. I also have noticed since the blow if I drink too fast I can feel the water flowing up my nose. My question is; is it possible that receiving a blow to the nose can move/damage or weaken the soft palate? I am also worried that the cartilage in my nose will collapse; how likely is this? Many Thanks





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    Same problem. Get impetigo every three to five months. It appears under my nose or on the nose. Often around my eyes and on the neck. GP has been useless and i have had to drive the investigation. Swabs only showed scant staph in the nose and nowhere else. We have tried the decolonisation of the nose but it didn't help. I have no idea what else to try. I am 37 by the way and this has been happening since I was 18.





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    Have you been put on a course of oral antibiotics - flucloxicillin? I'm 36 and battled it for many years with incorrect diagnoses from multiple doctors, did my own investigation, requested a 2 week course of flucloxicillin (at the time I had a large lesion that had been there for 6 week despite multiple antibiotic creams and doxycycline oral) and within 24 hours it began to improve, healed in 5 days.

    In reply to Lisa's comment. Yes I have had fluclox tablets but just for one week. To be honest it still ran it's cycle even without them. Thus far the lesions are scabbing by around day four or five and drop off within two weeks. This leaves pink marks that take time to fade. I may ask for a longer course the next time it happens but how long have you been clear since taking them?

    I have lost both my sense of smell and taste now for a month. The doctor gave me a prescription for nasal spray but had no change, went back and he gave me nasal drops, which I've found that they seem to have made it worse! I've not been ill, I didn't even now my nose was inflamed inside until the doctor informed me. On my last visit I was told that the swelling had gone down but I still have no smell or taste! Will I ever get them back to normal? Why have I had no symptoms or blockage? Doesn't make sense!Next step is nose specialist!





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    I've now become breathless especially in bed im waking choking! Still waiting for appointment with ent. Is there anything I can use just to sleep throughout the night??

    my daughter cannot breath properley through her nose , has a tissue in her hand at all times as her nose drips she sounds like she has a heavy cold all the time,she snores badly , this is constant trough summer and winter. the docter says her nose is 2 narrow, and nothing can be done, she has had the camera up her nose so no polyps!!please help her !! she is so frustrated .





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    I am a 62 year old male 20 years ago I had an operation on my septum 10years prior to that I got injured and broke my nose even though luckily cosmetically my nose remained straight my septum buckled and blocked breathing hence the NHS operation to rectify the problem,but up until 3 years ago everything was ok but then my nose started to bleed and every morning I have to physically remove the crusts to enable me to breath through my nose, is it serious because no one has asked if the hole will get so big it could affect the outer part of the nose Help me I suffer with anxiety and depression why does it bleed, is it an open wound I am worried to death I knew somone who had to have an artificial nose because his nose had to be removed God Help Me.





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    Well, I am sad to hear about your anxiety, and having recovered from that myself, I'd like to help... I have a small perforation too which I ignore but occasionally, when it gets infected and bleeds (which is what started it), I wash it in water until the bleed stops, then treat it with some First Aid Wash. The good news? I've had it for about 7 yrs, and in that time I had 1 cold (& much less severe).. I used to get 2 to 3 a year. I just had 'flu and STILL not head cold. The wash I use? I can't recommend it to you, but it is Savlon Cetrimide (from Boots)... do not use without doctors advice and at least a tiny test patch 1st .. and don't over-use it (blow out excess, just leaving a very thin layer). And pls do see a doc if nec (& I'm sure they can point you to some safer wash). So does Septal perforation = cure for common cold? I hope a doc looks into this..

    May I add to my reply... (And hopefully others too will find this helpful), at first I too removed the crusted blood clots manually that resulted from the original infection, without realising it was damaging the septum and causing more bleeding later (curiously, it does not cause further bleeding straight away). I was mortified when I discovered the hole so to stop further damage I used good old vaseline (after cleaning the wound with water). That dramatically softens any further crusting, thus stopping damage when you clean. Can I also add that knowing how depression is such a difficult thing to go see a doc about, you can legally and effectively self medicate with St John's Wort on eBay (quick before the EU bans it) .. and recommend also Vit D3 (who's absence is a big contributor). These cheap hassle free remedies changed my life. Pity they don't fix the economy which is undoubtedly a common underlying cause...

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    Suffering with headache and blocked nose for many year but recently found out I have an allergy which causes swelling in my nose that causes the blocked nose but doctors, think the headache does not connecting to my blocked nose. I told them only when my nose is blocked that's is when the headache starts. I have used several types of nasal spray but nothing seems to worked , what can I do?





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    I went to the doctors cause my nose kept bleeding she refered me to the ent department appointment came through in few days i had a camera inserted up my nose and i have a hole right through the inside of my nose i am going into theatre to have a biopsy on friday to find out why i have never used coke but they are checking for a rare disease scared but when they find out whats wrong they will be rebuild the inside off my nose they said plugs could be used or surgery where they take a slither of my rib bone a remould for my nose by far the better option than plugs x





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    Hi Sharon, did you get the biopsy for WG? What was the result? I had my biopsy yesterday for the same thing. Someone above mentioned Crohn's disease. Does anyone else suffer with both like me? I've read that nasal perforation can be a rare side effect of crohns. My hole is 3cm. Again, no drugs.

    Cant believe other people have this problem. I had this terrible smell up my nose and I was referred by my doctor to the local hospital about this, the doctor there looked up my nose and told me about the hole and said I had an infection. He asked if I had surgery up my nose before, He prescribed Naseptin cream and to use it 3 times a day. It is horrible I have only been using it at night, after you put it up it feels like you have the cold and your nose is blocked. In the morning I have to blow really hard to get this stuff down my nose. He sent me for a CT scan, which I have had and I am going back on the 2nd March so see what he says. I think he will be mad cause I havent done it 3 times a day. I will just have to wait and see.





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    im 15 and ive had a nose stud for 1 year and a half. when i take my nose stud aof it looks grey and below my nose the corner of my nose hurts badly when i touch it or wen i rub my nose. theres no spots or anything but it hurts badly also o habe scar spots its been 9 months and there still on my face they never go away please help me ?





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    I dont know the rest but i know that the grey is because you have a hole in your nose, i thought about that for a while too when i got mine done, then it clicked x

    I had operation in nose but i have found holes nose septal perferation nose it is difficult to breathe can you give me suggestion





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    What op did you have?

    My story. I have a large septum hole for years...I suffered extreme anxiety for some time, until my darling husband said...honey its a nose, I would worry if you had cancer, but its a nose, he helped me get things into perspective. I now go to the gym several times a week and enjoy good friends. As for my nose, I use a saline rinse every few days and keep it moisture...and its not causing me any problems at all...afterall, its just a nose.





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