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A 17-year-old female asked:

I have a big red bump/pimple on the bottom, inside of my nostril it is swollen and hurts how do i get rid of it fast?

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Dr. Tanya Russo
Pediatrics 26 years experience
Ouch!: Cysts and pimples inside the nose are painful, aren't they? Avoid squeezing or pushing on it. Warm moist compresses (somewhat difficult in this spot) can help encourage drainage. Swabs with Qtip smeared with antibiotic ointment twice daily can help reduce infection. NSAIDs such as Motrin or Advil (ibuprofen) can help for pain and inflammation.
Last updated Jul 5, 2020


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