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Sinus congestion. Pain in nostril when blowing nose, no blood. Need for concern?

I have bad sinus congestion very often and have lately been blowing my nose a lot. Today when I blew out of my left nostril , all of a sudden I experienced a shooting pain in my inner left nostril at the same time as I blew my nose. There is no blood or anything. But now every time I try to blow the left nostril, the pain happens, and it lingers dully a little afterward. Is this something to be immediately concerned about?
Asked On : Thu, 29 Nov 2012
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
Aug 2013
Hello and welcome to Health care magic,

I am Dr Sriram Nathan and i shall try to help you out with your problem

Our nose is covered by a mucous layer and skin layer in places and both these layes are very delicate.

Furthermore, since it is a high pressure area because of the breathing even a minor trauma can cause nose bleed or damage the mucosa in that area.

Also the nose is supplied with many blood vessels and nerves and is a highly vascular and sensitive area of the body.

This is the reason why even a finger or nose picking can inititiate massive bleedin and severe pain in the nose. This can happen in vigorous nose blowing also. This can also increase if you already have a sinus problem due to the vacuum effect of the sinuses.

So i must tell you to be careful but of course there is nothing to worry about if you are otherwise normal

When you feel better you may want to get a CT of the sinuses and get back to me or any ENT for a proper treatment of your sinus problem.


Dr Sriram nathan
Answered: Fri, 25 Oct 2013
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