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my nose hurts on the left side just under a little lump that has come up under a mole. it just started to hurt one afternoon i hadn't bumped it or anything. i dont have any allergies. i just get a really stuffy nose offten. what can it be

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replied May 8th, 2010
Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders Answer A11835
Hi, welcome to the ehealth forum and I am glad to help you.
You seem concerned by the painful lump on the left side of nose.
With the information that you have given, it appears that you might be suffering from nasal vestibulitis which is infection of the area just inside the opening of each nostril (the nasal vestibule). The infection is usually caused by staphylococcal infection. The infection may result from nose picking or excessive nose blowing and causes annoying crusts and bleeding when the crusts slough off. Mupirocin ointment usually cures these infections. More serious infections result in boils (furuncles) in the nasal vestibule. A doctor becomes concerned about infections in this part of the face because veins lead from there to the brain. A life-threatening condition called cavernous sinus thrombosis can develop if the bacteria spread to the brain through these veins.
You must see your ENT doctor for accurate diagnosis and prompt therapy because of the reasons explained above.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Note: This post is not to emphasise final diagnosis as the same cannot be made online and is aimed just to provide medical information and no treatment suggested above be taken without face to face consultation with health care professional.

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