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Your Mild Nose Pain May Also be Known as:
Mild nose discomfort
Nose a little painful
Nose hurts a little
Nose mildly painful
Nose slightly painful
Slight nose discomfort
Slight nose pain

Top 6 Mild Nose Pain Causes

  1. 1.Acute Viral Sinusitis

    Sinusitis is an inflammation of the sinus spaces behind the nose and cheeks. These spaces produce mucus, which drains into the nose. If the nose is swollen or if the mucus does not drain, this can block the sinuses and cause pain or infection.

    You can treat your symptoms at home using ibuprofen (for pain) and Tylenol (for a fever). Antibiotics for this diagnosis are not helpful because this is likely a viral infection.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    headache, cough, sore throat, sinusitis symptoms, muscle aches
    Symptoms that always occur with acute viral sinusitis:
    sinusitis symptoms
    Symptoms that never occur with acute viral sinusitis:
    being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  2. 2.Osler - Weber - Rendu Syndrome (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia)

    Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia is a genetic disorder that leads to abnormal blood vessel formations all over your body, causing bleeding.

    You should go see your primary care doctor, who will diagnose based on a physical exam, imaging, and family history questions. Treatment is to control the bleeding when it happens.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    nose bleed that started spontaneously, small, dilated capillaries, red rash
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Acute Bacterial Sinusitis

    Acute bacterial sinusitis occurs when the sinuses become infected and, in turn, inflamed, which causes pain and other symptoms. The sinuses are air-filled cavities in the face that are generally clean and empty but when sick collect excess mucus and can become infected.

    You should visit a physician or urgent care facility in the next day or two. It’s likely your sinus infection is caused by a bacterial infection, which requires treatment with antibiotics. In the mean time, ibuprofen or acetaminophen can be taken to help with pain & fever.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, headache, cough, muscle aches, sore throat
    Symptoms that always occur with acute bacterial sinusitis:
    sinusitis symptoms
    Symptoms that never occur with acute bacterial sinusitis:
    clear runny nose, being severely ill
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  4. 4.Gaucher's Disease

    Gaucher's disease is the result of a buildup of certain fatty substances in certain organs, particularly the spleen and liver. This causes these organs to become much larger than normal and can affect their function.

    You should visit your primary care physician, where extensive blood tests could come to the diagnosis. Treatment involves enzyme replacement therapy.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    joint pain, fever, spontaneous bone pain, unexplained/excessive bleeding from cuts or wounds, thigh pain
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  5. 5.Langerhans Cell Histiocytosis

    There are many different cells of the immune system. At times, there can be too many of one or more of them.

    You should visit your primary care physician within the next few days.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, shortness of breath, fever, unintentional weight loss, severe fatigue
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  6. 6.Cellulitis

    Cellulitis is a skin infection that typically comes from other parts of the face like the mouth or the sinuses and needs antibiotic treatment. Symptoms can be pain, redness, warmth and swelling of the affected area.

    You should seek care at your primary care physician or an urgent care within a day or two, to start antibiotic treatment and to prevent the infection from spreading to other parts of your body.

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, nose pain, nose redness, swollen nose
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    nose redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Mild Nose Pain

  • Q.Is your nose pain getting better or worse?
  • Q.How long has your nose pain been going on?
  • Q.Is your nose pain constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Mild Nose Pain Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced mild nose pain have also experienced:

    • 13% Runny Nose
    • 13% Congestion
    • 6% Bump in or on the Nose
  • People who have experienced mild nose pain had symptoms persist for:

    • 49% Less Than a Day
    • 33% Less Than a Week
    • 8% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced mild nose pain were most often matched with:

    • 20% Acute Viral Sinusitis
    • 6% Osler - Weber - Rendu Syndrome (Hereditary Hemorrhagic Telangiectasia)
    • 6% Acute Bacterial Sinusitis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

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