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Thursday, December 5, 2013
Ear, Nose, and Throat Disorders
On occasion, my right nostril will swell slightly and i will have the sensation of a pimple or ingrown hair on the inside of my nose. It will be a slight pain right on the inside of nostril at the tip of the nose. Drives me nuts when it happens. I`ve been told it has a name, but i have cant seem to find it.
The symptoms you are describing are consistent with a folliculitis. This is a localized bacterial infection involving the root of the nostril hair. A physical exam should be performed to confirm this diagnosis. If this is correct, topical antibiotics, such as polysporin ointment, applied each day for 10 days should resolve your symptoms.
Lee Zimmer, MD
Assistant Professor or Otolaryngology, Director of Endoscopic Cranial Base Center
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati