Is swelling in nostril serious or normal?

Patient

Q: I Have a swelling in my nostril...normal or serious?

Doctor

A:   Swelling in the nostril may be seen in conditions like nasal polyposis (hypertrophy of nasal mucosa seen commonly in chronic nasal allergies), furuncles (frequently seen in children with a habit of nose picking), sebaceous cyst, acne, moles, skin warts, etc. None of these conditions are serious and can be easily managed. You should visit an ENT specialist in your area for further evaluation and advice.

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