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Nose pain
isewfunny posted:
I'm hoping someone can help with this sort of odd problem. I'm a woman in my late forties. I broke my nose when in 8th grade, and again about 6 years ago. Both times, I heard a crack, became very bruised across the bridge,and under my eyes. After I healed the second time, I was able to breathe out of both nostrils for the first time in my memory, but my bridge has a little bump. The problem is that I have now, on three occasions, developed an painful infection around this bump. I've taken amoxicillin and it seems to do the trick, but was wondering if there is something amiss with the structure in there that's causing this. I never have seen an ENT, or had an xray done for this.
Rod Moser, PA, PhD responded:
Well...that IS your first step. By seeing an ENT, you can have a proper examination to determine the nature of this bump that is becoming recurrently infected. A plain x-ray doesn't always show the problem, but a CT scan of your nasal passageway would certainly offer you and your ENT some valuable information.

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