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inside of my nose appears swollen

It is really annoying. Its now making my nose look redder on the outside and occured over the past few days. I think its due to the inside of the nose being dry and scabby, I kept picking of the scabs and with them a load of nose hairs came out, so im thinking maybe its a infection in the hair follicles. Has anyone else had a swollen nose? what was the cause, and what did you take to make it go away, did it go away quickly?

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Ouch. Please stop picking the scabs. Some things that help: a non-medicated saline nasal spray can help loosen up scabs and dryness gently without trauma. A tiny tiny tiny amount of petrolatum jelly applied inside the nostrils can help BUT that can also lead to inhalation pneumonia. Talk to your doctor about things you can do to help your poor nose.

Cool compresses on the outside of the nose may help if there's pain, too. As there is swelling, I'd strongly encourage you to call your derm.

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Ouch. Please stop picking the scabs. Some things that help: a non-medicated saline nasal spray can help loosen up scabs and dryness gently without trauma. A tiny tiny tiny amount of petrolatum jelly applied inside the nostrils can help BUT that can also lead to inhalation pneumonia. Talk to your doctor about things you can do to help your poor nose.

Cool compresses on the outside of the nose may help if there's pain, too. As there is swelling, I'd strongly encourage you to call your derm.

the swelling isnt that bad, not really noticeable apart from the slight redness of the outside of the nose. it appears to stem from the top inside corner of the left nostril, where the hairs came out with the scab i removed the other day, its really the only tender part of the nose to touch. Since it is in that area i think i maybe its an infected hair follicle, unless its a small cyst but i doubt that. As im in the UK is really hard to get in contact with your derm on the NHS, Im not even sure who my derm is due to illegiable handwriting, and she goes between hospitals. wasnt even given a contact number, thats the NHS for you.

anyways, think im just wait a few days, hopefully the swelling subsides by not picking at the scabs etc. will go and buy one of those nasal sprays.

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