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sore nasal cartilage
mpq posted:
I'm curious if there is a condition where the cartilage in the nose will be very sore even without an injury.
I have no recollection at all of sustaining any type of injury to my nose yet about two days ago the cartilage started to cause pain.
The bone can be touched without any pain at all so I'm certain it does not stem from that area. When I touch the cartilage area it is very tender and sore. Ibuprofen limits the pain for about 8 hours but it returns.
I do have a mild cold also.
If anyone knows what this might be I would greatly appreciate it.
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
It is not possible to specifically determine a cause of someone's condition over the Internet. Every person and every condition is different, so you will need to see your medical provider so you can be properly examined.

The cartilege is subject to inflammation (from numerous causes), and of course, infection. It is not uncommon for a person to develop a secondary infection in the nasal lining (mucosa) during a cold. Some infections are bacterial.