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A 27-year-old female asked:

Lside nose swollen and painful but no redness bactrim (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) and cephalexin 5 days now pain is worse and swelling spread to rside and under eyes. help?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Susan Madonna
Family Medicine 21 years experience
Serious!: The location of this infection is the real problem. Infections in the region of the nose, forehead and upper lip can spread quickly and even track back to the brain. You may need IV antibiotics. Please return to your doctor or hospital right away.
Dr. Robert Dorsey
Wound care 36 years experience
Go to the ER: and be evaluated. you need IV antibiotics started. this is a serious problem.

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Last updated Sep 16, 2017

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