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A 38-year-old female asked:

i have pain on the outside of my nose on the left side where the bone is .i woke up last week it felt sore, now it hurt to touch what can it be..

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Dr. Robert Stachler
ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 31 years experience
Sore nose: Is it red? Swollen? You may have an early cellulitis if you do not remember it being hit or traumatized in any way. If it is red and swollen you will need to see a doctor for antibiotics to start treating the infection. Do this soon, as infections in the nose can get bad fast. Early infections can travel towards the brain through the valveless veins around the nose. If you are worried, see md.

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Last updated Aug 22, 2015

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