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A 32-year-old male asked:

Have soreness redness some swelling on underside & tip of nose due to infection/pimple inside r nostril near edge. some puss now scab. what do i do?

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Dr. Hunter Handsfield
Infectious Disease 53 years experience
Herpes? Impetigo?: This could be a herpes outbreak (cold sore, fever blister). Or maybe impetigo, a superficial infection with strep or staph bacteria, either of which might need an antibiotic prescription. See a doctor ASAP for diagnosis and treatment, the sooner the better for accurate diagnosis, and for effective treatment if it's herpes.

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Last updated Mar 22, 2020

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