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red swollen tip of nose is feverish when touched. painful swollen nostril?

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Dr. Steven Koos
20 years experience Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Swelling & erythema: And calor are signs of infection. Could be several things including but not limited to: insect bite (spider while sleeping), folliculitis, or comedo. Apply heat and see your pcp if worsens, enlarges or lingers.
Answered on Jan 24, 2018
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Dr. Brian Affleck
29 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Nasal Vestibulitis: When the tip of the nose is painful, red and swollen, it is often due to infection of the tip of nose where the small hairs on the inside of the nose are involved. This is a form of folliculitis or infection of these small nasal hairs. It often requires treatment, but the best form of treatment is a topical antibiotic ointment. You'll need to see your provider for evaluation and treatment.
Answered on Feb 4, 2020

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