Our expert says:
Well. in one way or another much or all of this could indeed be stress related. Sometimes when over-stressed, we notice something atually normal about ourselves and our body, and grow anxious about it --- for instance, around the area you describe, our skull normally has a couple of bumps which would feel tender, like any bone, if we pressed on them firmly. In such a case, one would develope pain, due to stress, even with nothing actually wrong physically. Probably even more common, one can develop knotty areas of painful tightness within any of our muscles, related to stress. Also, one has some lymph nodes in that area ( normal body parts which are like filters to clear up infections and some debris ) which can become enlarged and inflamed at times --- I remember this happening to me, for instance, just before I developed German Measles, and the swelling disappeared as I recovered from that Rubella infection.
The problem with your nose may have developed around that time, without necessarily being connected, except in the sense that stress can be associaetd with a lowered immunity and thus it's easier to pick up various infections, and harder to fight them off effectively.
I'm pleased to hear that whatever the detailed cause may have been, that the doctor's antibiotics are helping. perhaps my Health24 colleague Cyberdoc may have more ideas about what may have caused these problems ; but anyway, the most important thing is that these clear up. Someimes one never quite finds out exactly what caused some such episodes of illness, Annoyingly
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