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19 Nose Conditions

Allergic rhinitis

Symptoms Include:
Sneezing  |  Runny nose  |  Blocked nose  | Itch

 

Allergic rhinitis is a condition in which the inside of the nose becomes inflamed. It’s brought on by an allergic reaction to an allergen, such as pollen, dust, or animal fur. It’s a rather frequent ailment. Consult a doctor if the symptoms listed below are preventing you from performing daily tasks.

 

Related Conditions:
Allergies

Allergies

Symptoms Include:
Redness  |  Rash  |  Sneezing  | Itch

 

A reaction to typically harmless items such as pollens, meals, and medicines causes an allergy. In most cases, these drugs are harmless. When you’re allergic to anything, your body recognises it as a ‘danger’ and reacts.

 

Related Conditions:
Anaphylaxis

Blocked nose

Symptoms Include:
Blocked nose  |  Breathing difficulties

 

A blocked nose, also known as nasal congestion, is characterised by a stuffy feeling in the nose caused by mucus or another impediment. This could be caused by a common cold, sinusitis, or nasal polyps, among other things.

 

Related Conditions:
Sinusitis | Nasal polyps | Common cold

Bronchitis (acute)

Symptoms Include:
Cough | Phlegm | Runny nose | Temperature

 

Bronchitis is an infection that causes the lungs’ major airways (bronchi) to become irritated and inflamed. Bronchitis can be caused by a virus or bacterium, with viral bronchitis being far more prevalent. This article contains information about acute bronchitis.

 

Related Conditions:
Cough

Bronchiolitis

Symptoms Include:
Cough  |  Runny nose  |  Temperature  | Wheeze

 

Bronchiolitis is a viral infection of the lower respiratory tract that affects newborns and young children under the age of two. Bronchitis is usually not harmful, although it can occasionally be accompanied by a more serious illness, such as pneumonia. See the ‘When to Seek Medical Help’ section for more information.

 

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Chilblains

Symptoms Include:
Inflamed | Itch | Swelling | Redness

 

Chilblains are tiny, irritating skin swellings that arise as a result of exposure to cold weather. They typically affect the extremities of the body, such as the toes, fingers, ears, and nose. Chilblains are inconvenient, but they rarely result in serious harm. If the cold is avoided, they usually heal in a few weeks.

Common cold

Symptoms Include:
Cough | Runny nose | Sore throat | Sneezing

 

A cold is a viral infection that affects the nose, throat, sinuses, and upper respiratory tract. It’s a common infection that normally goes away after a week or two. It’s unlikely to be serious if you’re fit and healthy. Cold symptoms can be alleviated with the use of pain relievers.

 

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Hay fever

Symptoms Include:
Sneezing  |  Runny nose  |  Red Eye  | Cough

 

Hay fever is a frequent pollen allergy reaction. It is a common cause of nasal allergy discomfort (allergic rhinitis).

 

Related Conditions:
Allergies | Allergic rhinitis

Haemophilia

Symptoms Include:
Blood | Bruising | Nosebleed | Joint pain

 

Haemophilia is a rare disorder that affects the capacity of the blood to clot. It’s usually passed down through the generations, and the majority of those who have it are men. Although there is no cure, medication can help you live a normal life. If you or your kid has symptoms of haemophilia, visit your doctor.

Lost or changed sense of smell

Symptoms Include:
Reduced sense of smell

 

A change in your sense of smell can be unpleasant and have an impact on the way food tastes. However, it is usually not dangerous and will improve in a few weeks or months. If your sense of smell does not return to normal in a few weeks, see your doctor.

 

Related Conditions:
Covid-19

Measles

Symptoms Include:
Sneezing  |  Runny nose  |  Rash | Temperature  | Itch

 

Measles is a highly contagious viral infection. It can be unpleasant, and it can lead to major consequences in some cases. Because of the efficacy of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) immunisation programme, it is now uncommon. If you haven’t been vaccinated or haven’t had measles before, you can get it.

Nasal and sinus cancer

Symptoms Include:
Blocked nose  | Blood | Reduced sense of smell | Mucus

 

The nasal cavity (the space behind your nose) and the sinuses (small, air-filled cavities inside your nose, cheekbones and forehead) are both affected by nasal and sinus cancer. If you detect any unexpected or persistent symptoms, consult a doctor. Although cancer is improbable, you should have your symptoms evaluated.

 

Related Conditions:
Cancer

Nasal polyps

Symptoms Include:
Snoring  |  Runny nose  |  Blocked nose  | Can’t smell anything

 

Nasal polyps are soft growths inside your nose that are painless. They’re normally not dangerous, but if left untreated, they can develop and block your nose. If you’re having trouble breathing or have chronic or worsening polyp symptoms, you should consult a doctor.

Nasopharyngeal cancer

Symptoms Include:
Blocked nose  | Lump | Hearing loss | Tinnitus

 

Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is an uncommon type of cancer that affects the tissue behind the nose. If you have any concerning symptoms, especially if they do not improve after a few weeks, consult a doctor.

 

Related Conditions:
Cancer

Nosebleed

Symptoms Include:
Nosebleed

 

Although nosebleeds might be terrifying, they are usually not indicative of anything dangerous. They are frequently treatable at home. Blood can flow from one or both nostrils during a nosebleed. It might be heavy or mild, and it can last anywhere from a few seconds to more than ten minutes.

Roseola

Symptoms Include:
Rash  |  Runny nose  |  Temperature  | Sore throat

 

Roseola is a common viral infection that primarily affects children under the age of five. For a few days, it usually causes a fever and a patchy rash. Roseola is usually minor, and you can care for your child at home. Within a week, they should be back to normal.

Sinusitis

Symptoms Include:
Pain | Blocked nose | Mucus | Discharge

 

Sinusitis is the inflammation (swelling) of the sinus lining. It’s usually caused by a virus, and it normally goes away in two or three weeks. The sinuses are little chambers behind your cheeks and forehead that are filled with air.

 

Related Conditions:
Headaches | Common cold | Allergic rhinitis

Slapped cheek syndrome

Symptoms Include:
Rash | Temperature | Runny nose | Sore throat

 

Slapped cheek syndrome (fifth sickness) is a frequent ailment in youngsters that usually goes away after three weeks.  It is rare in adults, but it can be more serious.

Snoring

Symptoms Include:
Snoring

 

Snoring is a relatively common occurrence that is typically caused by nothing significant. Simple lifestyle modifications, as shown, can help you stop or lessen snoring.

 

Related Conditions:
Obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA)

Whooping cough

Symptoms Include:
Cough | Runny nose | Red eye | Sore throat

 

Pertussis (whooping cough) is a highly contagious bacterial chest infection. It produces frequent coughing fits and can make newborns and little children very sick. The number of instances has risen in recent years. However, because of a vaccination programme that can protect babies and children from the disease, it is still uncommon.

 

Related Conditions:
Cough | Chest infection
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