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Your Yellow or White Nasal Bump May Also be Known as:
White bump on nose
White mass on nose
White nose bump
White nose lump
White nose pimple
White pimple on nose
Yellow bump on nose
Yellow mass on nose
Yellow nose bump
Yellow nose lump

Top 3 Yellow or White Nasal Bump Causes

  1. 1.Whitehead

    Whiteheads are caused by hair follicles becoming clogged with oil & dead skin cells. When the clogged pore is closed to the air by a layer of skin cells, the oil/dead skin cells remains white (as opposed to a blackhead).

    Though large whiteheads can be removed by a dermatologist, most cases can be treated with proper hygiene and over-the-counter medications/treatments. Look for products containing benzoyl peroxide or salicylic acid.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    small nose lump, yellow or white nasal bump
    Symptoms that always occur with whitehead:
    small nose lump, yellow or white nasal bump
    Urgency:
    Self-treatment

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  2. 2.Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections").

    You should visit your primary care physician or an urgent care clinic today or tomorrow. Treatment of an abscess includes incision and drainage. It is likely you will be prescribed antibiotics as well. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Common
    Top Symptoms:
    painful nose lump, marble-size nose lump, pink or red nose bump, yellow or white nasal bump, large nose lump
    Symptoms that never occur with skin abscess:
    fever
    Urgency:
    Primary care doctor
  3. 3.Severe Skin Abscess

    A skin abscess is an infection of the deeper skin that's typically due to bacteria seen on the skin. Recently, infections are more frequently caused by Staph. Aureus (puts the "staph" in "staph infections"). If the infection begins to spread, urgent treatment is required.

    You should head to the nearest ER by car since your infection seems like it might be spreading. It is likely that you will be prescribed antibiotics. Surgery may be required to get rid of the whole abscess after the inflammation has died down. Do not drain the abscess yourself.

    Rarity:
    Rare
    Top Symptoms:
    fatigue, fever, pink or red nose bump, painful nose lump, worsening nose redness
    Symptoms that always occur with severe skin abscess:
    pink or red nose bump
    Urgency:
    Hospital emergency room

Questions Your Doctor May Ask About Yellow or White Nasal Bump

  • Q.Is your nose bump constant or come-and-go?
  • Q.Is there something on the surface of the bump?
  • Q.Have you been around anyone with the same symptoms, possibly exposing yourself to an infection?
  • Q.Do you live with anyone who actively has a wart?

If you've answered yes to one or more of these questions, check our yellow or white nasal bump symptom checker.

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Yellow or White Nasal Bump Symptom Checker Statistics

  • People who have experienced yellow or white nasal bump have also experienced:

    • 50% Nausea
    • 50% Vaginal Discharge
  • People who have experienced yellow or white nasal bump had symptoms persist for:

    • 41% Over a Month
    • 22% Less Than a Week
    • 13% Less Than a Day

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