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The left side of my nose is swollen, and tender to the

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The left side of my nose is swollen, and tender to the touch. I'm not sure what to do about it. i think it might be scratched inside or something, But would that make it swell?
It's very sore.

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Male , Age: 20

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Washing it with face cleaner
Submitted: 11 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  CYNTHIA replied 11 years ago.

many times small pimples develop inside the nares, they are very painful, and please don't try to pop it, this will make it worse, the swelling will increase. try warm soaks. by chance have you had a cold recently, this can irritate the lining of the nose and make it more painful