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Your sense of smell plays a role in many of life's little pleasures—the aroma of freshly baked cookies or a whiff of a flower. It also can sniff out potential dangers.

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A constantly runny, drippy nose is a drag. (All those wet tissues!) Likely reasons include the common cold or allergies. In all likelihood you don’t need a doctor. Over-the-counter medicine and a little time may very well do the trick.
Nose pain is commonly associated with problems inside the naval cavity. Less often, a sore nose can be caused by issues with one or more of the nerves that control sensation to the face.
Your nose can bleed when the air is dry. Or if you get hit in the face. Less commonly, a nosebleed might be a sign of a health problem or genetic disorder. They’re usually easy to treat at home.
Congestion can be more than just a stuffy nose—and a sign of a lot of different conditions. Here are the 6 most common reasons you might feel congested and the best way to treat it.
One-sided nasal swelling is an unusual condition that can have related symptoms like redness, warmth, nose bleeds, or congestion. One-sided nose swelling can be caused by an skin infection like cellulitis, trauma from a hit to the face, or an allergic reaction.
Most of the time, a bloody nose (epistaxis) is not serious and will stop quickly. However, frequent nosebleeds for no apparent reason should be treated.

Nose conditions

What Causes a Pimple or Bump in or on the Nose?

If you have a bump or pimple in or on your nose, you may find it irritating or painful. The most common causes of a bump on the nose are acne, bacterial, or fungal infection. A painful bump in the nose could also be caused by trauma from picking your nose or a nose piercing.
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Swollen Nose: Symptoms and Causes

Swelling of the nose, either internal or external, can be frustrating and sometimes painful. Swelling inside of the nose can be caused from irritation from an obtrusive object, inflammation from allergies, or nasal polyps. Outside nose swelling can also be caused from allergic reactions or trauma from an injury.
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10 Causes of a Runny Nose & How to Stop a Runny Nose

A runny nose is often the result of an infection. In other cases, an irritant or mediation are to blame. The mucus can be clear, colored or thick.
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Pink or Red Nose Bump Symptoms, Causes & Common Questions

Are you experiencing a pink or red spot or bump on your nose? Causes can range from a common pimple to a severe skin abscess. Read more below to learn about 9 possible conditions that can cause a bump on the nose.
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