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A.I. Health Assistant Causes for One - Sided Nose Swelling

The list below shows results from the use of our A.I. Health Assistant by Buoy users who experienced one-sided nose swelling. This list does not constitute medical advice.

  1. 1.Cellulitis

    Facial 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.

    Dependent on severity of infection

    Rarity:
    Uncommon
    Top Symptoms:
    fever, chills, facial redness, swollen face, face pain
    Symptoms that always occur with cellulitis:
    facial redness, area of skin redness
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

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  2. 2.Relapsing Polychondritis

    Relapsing polychondritis is an episodic, inflammatory and destructive disorder involving primarily cartilage of the ear and nose. It can also potentially affect the eyes, tracheobronchial tree, heart valves, kidneys, joints, skin, and blood vessels.

    Episodes of inflammation can last a few days to several weeks that then subside spontaneously or with treatment. Attacks may recur at intervals varying from weeks to months.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    shortness of breath, joint pain, congestion, runny nose, wheezing
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Nose or Sinus Tumor

    A tumor in the nose or one of the sinuses occurs due to abnormal growth of the cells lining the inside of the nose and sinuses. These tumors are rare and can cause symptoms like congestion or blockage, nose bleeds and sometimes facial pain or swelling.

    Prognosis depends on the size of tumor and whether or not is has spread to other structures like lymph nodes.

    Rarity:
    Ultra rare
    Top Symptoms:
    new headache, congestion, vision changes, ear fullness/pressure, ear pain
    Symptoms that never occur with nose or sinus tumor:
    improving congestion
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About One - Sided Nose Swelling

  • Q.Do you have any body piercings?
  • Q.Have you ever had any surgeries?
  • Q.Were you struck in the nose?
  • Q.Were you recently exposed to the freezing cold (under 32F or 0C)?

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One - Sided Nose Swelling Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced one-sided nose swelling have also experienced:

    • 13% Nose Pain
    • 7% Congestion
    • 7% Spontaneous Nose Pain
  • People who have experienced one-sided nose swelling had symptoms persist for:

    • 50% Less Than a Week
    • 31% Less Than a Day
    • 9% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced one-sided nose swelling were most often matched with:

    • 36% Cellulitis
    • 36% Nose or Sinus Tumor
    • 27% Relapsing Polychondritis
  • 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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