A member 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 answered

Specializes in Infectious Disease

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.

Answered 3/22/2020



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