A pain in the nose is a signal that not all is well in the body. There are many reasons for this. It is necessary, having consulted a doctor, to find out what is the matter and follow the advice of a specialist so that the disease does not become chronic.
Furunculosis is one of the most common causes of severe nasal pain. With diseases of the skin, pain can go to the frontal and temporal regions of the head. There is redness and tissue tension, the nose swells. An attempt to touch the affected area results in increased pain. On visual inspection, a narrowing of the nasal passage is visible. Furunculosis usually occurs in the nose in immunocompromised people, and nasal pain is also noted in acute or chronic rhinitis. The pain itself may not be that severe, but that doesn't mean that rhinitis doesn't need treatment. In a person with a chronic rhinitis, such negative reflexes as "sniffing" by the nose can become entrenched, and more serious diseases can develop against the background of rhinitis. Acute and rather severe pain in the nose occurs with various injuries, in which the integrity of the tissues is disrupted as a result of blows, falls or other situations. Severe pain in the nasal cavity occurs with a disease such as nasal nerve neuralgia, or Charlin's syndrome. Most often, such pain occurs at night, sometimes the attacks last 10 minutes, but it happens that a person suffers for several days. The nature of the pain is pressing and bursting, not only the nose hurts, but the eye sockets and forehead. The most excruciating pains are with sinusitis (inflammation of the paranasal sinuses), for example, with sinusitis. As a result of this disease, there is a narrowing of the lumen of the nasal cavity, sometimes its complete overlap. Due to the delay in nasal discharge, severe pain appears, which decreases after the outflow of the contents in the sinus is facilitated. In sinusitis, the location of the pain depends on which of the paranasal sinuses is affected. If the frontal sinuses are inflamed, the forehead hurts, and with sinusitis, the pain radiates to the teeth and cheeks. It usually gets worse at night or in the morning. When pressing on the inflammation zone, acute pain occurs in the nasal region, which radiates to the back of the head, temples or crown. If a person suspects that the cause of the pain is an injury, he needs to seek help from a traumatologist, in other cases not related to injuries, he should make an appointment with an otolaryngologist.