Swelling on Both Sides of The Nose Symptom, Causes & Questions

Understand your swelling on both sides of the nose symptoms, including 5 causes & common questions.

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Contents

  1. 5 Possible Causes
  2. Real-Life Stories
  3. Questions Your Doctor May Ask
  4. Statistics
  5. Related Articles

5 Possible Swelling On Both Sides Of The Nose Causes

The list below shows results from the use of our quiz by Buoy users who experienced swelling on both sides of the nose. This list does not constitute medical advice and may not accurately represent what you have.

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.

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

Relapsing polychondritis

Relapsing polychondritis is a disorder in which defects develop in cartilage and other tissues throughout the body, including the ears, nose, eyes, joints, and respiratory tract. It is considered a rare condition.

Symptoms vary widely by case, but you may experie...

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Broken nose

Nasal fractures are common occurrences. The force needed to break the nasal bones is less than any of the other bones of the face because of their thinness and position. For kids, treatment and diagnosis is different because of the bones may not be fully formed.

Rarity: Uncommon

Top Symptoms: mouth breathing, constant nose pain, swollen nose, nose pain caused by trauma, nose bruise

Symptoms that always occur with broken nose: nose pain caused by trauma, swollen nose, constant nose pain

Urgency: Hospital emergency room

Cellulitis

Cellulitis is a bacterial infection of the deep layers of the skin. It can appear anywhere on the body but is most common on the feet, lower legs, and face.

The condition can develop if Staphylococcus bacteria enter broken skin through a cut, scrape, or existing skin infection such as impetigo or eczema.

Most susceptible are those with a weakened immune system, as from corticosteroids or chemotherapy, or with impaired circulation from diabetes or any vascular disease.

Symptoms arise somewhat gradually and include sore, reddened skin.

If not treated, the infection can become severe, form pus, and destroy the tissue around it. In rare cases, the infection can cause blood poisoning or meningitis.

Symptom of severe pain, fever, cold sweats, and fast heartbeat should be seen immediately by a medical provider.

Diagnosis is made through physical examination.

Treatment consists of antibiotics, keeping the wound clean, and sometimes surgery to remove any dead tissue. Cellulitis often recurs, so it is important to treat any underlying conditions and improve the immune system with rest and good nutrition.

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

Wegener's granulomatosis

Wegener's granulomatosis, more recently re-named granulomatosis with polyangiitis, is a disorder in which a dysregulated immune system causes widespread inflammation of small blood vessels throughout the body. This results in slower or impaired blood flow to you...

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Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Swelling On Both Sides Of The Nose

To diagnose this condition, your doctor would likely ask the following questions:

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

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions

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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
  • 6% Congestion

People who have experienced swelling on both sides of the nose were most often matched with:

  • 46% Broken Nose
  • 30% Nose Or Sinus Tumor
  • 23% Relapsing Polychondritis

People who have experienced swelling on both sides of the nose had symptoms persist for:

  • 50% Less than a week
  • 31% Less than a day
  • 9% Over a month

Source: Aggregated and anonymized results from Buoy Assistant (a.k.a. the quiz).

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