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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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You’ve probably had a hard time smelling when you had a cold or infection. But sometimes, loss of smell may be a sign of serious conditions like COVID-19 or a brain tumor that need to be treated immediately.

Many common conditions can cause excess mucus to drip down the back of your throat, such as allergies and sinus infections. Lifestyle changes and over-the-counter medications can help, but there are times when you need stronger treatments from your doctor.

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.

An itchy nose is a very common condition that is usually self treatable. 38% of cases last less than a day. Causes range from allergies to bug bites. Read more below to learn about 9 causes for itchy nose.

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.

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.

Understand your numb nose symptoms with Buoy, including 9 causes and common questions concerning your numb nose.

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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.

A nose bruise is usually caused by trauma from a direct injury to the face, a nose piercing, or rhinoplasty. Read now for more information on how to tell if your nose is broken and treatment options for a bruised nose.

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.

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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.

Nasal ulceration can be commonly caused by trauma or irritation from picking or blowing the nose to roughly, or foreign bodies inside the nose. Other causes of sores in the nose include chronic allergies, acne, or skin conditions like abscess or pimples.

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.

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.

If you notice a blister on the nose, or inside the nose, this may be caused by skin conditions like a pimple, non-specific nose rash, or a skin abscess. Other causes of nose blistering include allergies or relapsing polychondritis. Read below for more information on causes and treatment options.

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.