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3 Potential Swelling on Both Sides of the Nose Causes

  1. 1.Foreign Body in the Nose

    When an object becomes stuck in the nose, it can cause severe discomfort, but rarely results in dangerous complications.

    A physician will remove the object.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    frequent sneezing, nose pain, bloody nose, object stuck in the nose, nose redness
    Symptoms that always occur with foreign body in the nose:
    object stuck in the nose
    Urgency:
    In-person visit

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  2. 2.Food Poisoning

    Food poisoning is a common ailment that causes gastrointestinal symptoms like nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. It is caused by improperly handled or unrefrigerated food.

    1-3 days

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    nausea, abdominal pain (stomach ache), headache, abdominal cramps (stomach cramps), dizziness
    Symptoms that never occur with food poisoning:
    severe fever, being severely ill, bloody diarrhea
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment
  3. 3.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.

    Dependent on severity of infection

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

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Swelling on Both Sides of the Nose

  • Q.Have you ever had any surgeries?
  • Q.Do you have any body piercings?
  • Q.Were you recently exposed to the freezing cold (under 32F or 0C)?
  • Q.Any fever today or during the last week?

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Swelling on Both Sides of the Nose Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced swelling on both sides of the nose have also experienced:

    • 8% Nose Pain
    • 7% One - Sided Nose Swelling
    • 7% Congestion
  • People who have experienced swelling on both sides of the nose had symptoms persist for:

    • 50% Less Than a Week
    • 30% Less Than a Day
    • 10% Over a Month
  • People who have experienced swelling on both sides of the nose were most often matched with:

    • 21% Cellulitis
  • Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from visits to the Buoy AI health assistant (check it out by clicking on “Take Quiz”).

Disclaimer: The article does not replace an evaluation by a physician. Information on this page is provided as an information resource only, and is not to be used or relied on for any diagnostic or treatment purposes.

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