I felt a tickle in my nose, I thought something like a hair or something was in there so I began to blow my left nostril. Nothing came out, but the tickle was still there, so I tried again and this large mass of hard but pliable white/greyish stuff came out. It was about 1/8 inch in width and about 1/2 long. If that wasn't enough to totally send me into a panic attack I blew my nose again and another mass came out.
After searching the internet for a few hours I have found nothing!
This isn't the first time this has happened to me. The last time was about 5 months ago. From what I remember, like now, I was on antibiotics for adult acne. That's about the only similarity in both situations.
The first time this happened I thought I may have left some tissue in my nose after a nose bleed or something, or maybe I stuffed some tissue up my nose while I was sleeping. After this last extraction of abnormal "stuff" coming out of my nostril I know I haven't stuffed anything up my nose!
This is really freaky especially since I can not find any information on abnormal nasal discharge.
Anyone that has ever heard of this please!!! Reply.
I don't know about the colouration of your discharge, however I would suggest that the discharge itsself is some form of pus/dead bacteria as per normal, but in greater quantity.
You indicate that your were taking antibiotics both times this has occurred, and whilst they were for adult acne, they will also kill any other bacteria that may be sensitive to their presence.
I would the inclined to think that what you have experienced was a discharge of some form of concurrent nasal infection, whether it was bacteriological or fungal.
From my on-line research in the past: green, grey and/or black discharges are associated with, but not limited to, fungal infections.
If you are really concerned about this, I would first consult my general practitioner and, dependant upon your feelings and the outcome of your discussion with your doctor, request a referral to an ent for consultation.
Remeber to tell your consultants everything you have included here, and anything else that you may remember.
Same thing happened to me when I was 15 (now 32) never told anyone!! now I get very frequent colds and I always think about it!! what was it??? I don't see anything on internet, let me know if you do!!
I'm in the same boat as you'll. For the past 3 weeks my eye was watering nonstop an frequent soreness and pressure around my eye. But about 2 days ago the pain was intense I almost went to the ER but I didn't. So a couple of hours went by just in pain then all of a sudden I felt like I had something in my nose so I went to blow an nothing but I know something was there I blow again and jut as you'll where saying a big white mass sort of like wet tissue flow out. And it scared the doggy doo out of me I had goose bump. But as soon as it came out I had instant relief no watering eye or soreness around the eye. And since then I have been on a misson to find out what it was but nothing. But the closet I have come was maybe it was a Tonsil stone that some how worked its way up in the Nasal cavity. Hope this helps someone if anyone eles thinks that a tonsil stone sounds the closet to what you experienced Plzzzzz!!!! Reply
This has happened to me a few times, and I believe it is a waxy/oily plug that comes from a clogged tear duct. I can tell when my tear duct isn't draining because the tear film builds up and doesn't drain, then when one of these comes out through my nose, the tear duct works again. We have oil glands at the base of our eyelashes, and I'm sure the oil gets in the tear film. If a tear duct isn't working properly, I'm guessing some of the oil collects and dehydrates there, causing a plug.
If what you've blown out is bloody and fleshy, it probably is a polyp. You should show it to a doctor.
I also had this, i felt like i had a blocked nostril and pressure between my eyes, my one eye would water and one of my nostrils, after a week the pressure got worse so i blew my nose a few times and nothing, so i blew really hard and felt something come out, was also instant relief, when i looked, it was like a cotton wool ball (slightly smaller than a golf ball), i too have not managed to find the answer but i sure did wish i kept it and took it straight to my doctor
Yay I'm not alone! This exact thing happened to me 2 or 3 times within a one year period. My eye started tearing and there was an immense amount of pressure in the eye/nose area and then all of a sudden this hard whitish mass comes out of my nostril or down my throat (Eww!!). What is that?? Should I be concerned? I was not on any medications during these times nor do I have any allergies of any sort. If anybody has any incite as to what this could be please let me know.
Well, I'm here only because it *just* happened to me... after what may have been over six to eight months of feeling a low-level pressure on that side of my face, behind the eye, and sometimes in my temple. Plus the chronic watering of the eye on that side. It lasted for so long, it's the kind of thing that makes you start wondering if you've got a tumor.
The plug was white and waxy, about a centimeter long. Not like usual nasal discharge. Not sticky in any way. And not bloody. Worth noting that the pressure had gotten particularly bad over the last few days, so I had been trying some techniques I found listed under "sinus massage" across the internet.
That must have helped loosen it.
After it came out, the relief was instant. Pressure feels lower (though not completely gone, so maybe there's more in there). I'm thinking now that I should schedule a checkup with an ENT to see if there's more and to find out if I need to take an antibiotic or anti-fungal med.
Also worth noting, I'm not usually a hypochondriac or anything. Don't take many meds, not even aspirin. And I very rarely get colds... maybe once every couple years. However, a couple years back, I did see a doctor -- not an especially good one -- about a clogging sensation in one of my ears. As it happens, an ear on the same side as this nostril with the plug. He found nothing but I always suspected he just didn't know what to look for. Hmm.