Over the last few weeks, i've noticed that my ds (11yo) keeps on blowing his nose but nothing seems to be coming out. This morning, i said that i would blow it as he was getting frustrated.
After i'd blown it and nothing appeared, he put his head up and pointed saying "there's a great big bogey up there - look!" When i did, i was really surprised to see a large white, lumpy growth which was attached to the outside part of his nostril. It is quite large compared to the nostril and is obviously aggravating him.
I looked up polyps and cysts online but they don't seem to fit the bill in their description, so i thought i would ask your advice.
I will make a doc's appt on Monday, but just wondered if anyone had seen this before. Thanks.
Just had another look before bed and it seems to be a yellowy white colour, it looks quite dry - not mucusy and very irregular, like lots of irregular small shapes welded onto each other to make a large one. Think i need to google images on this one, as v difficult to describe, sorry.
Going to sound mad but it is definitely attached isn't it? It isn't something like a piece of cauliflour or similar he's stuffed up there for some strange unknown reason and which has then just wedged itself into position?
I'd try not to worry to much about it til you've seen the doctor tomorrow though if you aren't happy with the doctor's advice insist on being referred to an ENT specialist.
I had a lump in my nostril a few years ago - not a cyst or polyp but can't remember the name cos it was so long - and had it removed under general anaesthetic. Was in and out of hospital in a few hours, and could have had it done under local except i didn't want to. So it could be easily fixed.