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My right nostril is swollen inside. Is it a pimple or an allergic reaction?

My right nostril is swollen inside. Is it a pimple or an allergic reaction?

Is it painful?: Pimples are painful to touch, pushing on your nose would hurt. Allergic reactions that cause swelling in the nose are not painful.

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Dr. John Chiu
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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?

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?

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.

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I have a swollen painful bump on my nostril is it a cold sore? I've had it for 3 days and doesn't have a head like a pimple. It's very red and painful

A good history: A good social and medical history would be helpful to try to pinpoint what you may have. It is certainly likely that you have a cold sore, but I am more inclined to believe that you have a simple pimple in that area. I have seen several like this, they tend to get very red, no visible head on the skin surface, and very painful.

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I have a swollen pimple on side of chin with no head! Help should I squeeze it!?

I have a swollen pimple on side of chin with no head! Help should I squeeze it!?

Please don't squeeze: To avoid the possibility of getting a skin infection, depressed scar or hyperprigmentation, do not squeeze your pimples. A low potency benzoyl peroxide is readily available at your local drug store. Recommend you see an aesthetic specialist (cosmetic surgeon or dermatologist) who specializes in acne care, so they can help resolve this pimple and start a treatment plan to reduce acne breakouts.

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Hello. My nose is swollen. Its on the tip. Its painful touching it. I'm not hit or anything like that. Its not pimple as well.?

Hello. My nose is swollen. Its on the tip. Its painful touching it. I'm not hit or anything like that. Its not pimple as well.?

Inflammation: This is an area of inflammation which may be due to a bacterial or viral infection. Infections in this area of the body are potentially very dangerous and must be diagnosed and treated promptly. In view of the swelling and tenderness, I recommend being examined in the hospital emergency room as soon as possible.

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Huge pimple inside of my nose. Swollen and painful, also I'm 22 weeks prego!?

Huge pimple inside of my nose. Swollen and painful, also I'm 22 weeks prego!?

Do not squeeze: The best solution would be to see your local doctor. If this is not practical, a heated needle gently puncturing the pimple and allowing it to drain, assisted perhaps by inserting a tepid moist pack into the nose every 2 hrs for about 15 minutes might help, but if you get any new symptoms seek medical assistance immediately.

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I have what looks like a large pimple on my mon pubis. It is very red, swollen, with a white head, streaked purple or dark red?

I have what looks like a large pimple on my mon pubis. It is very red, swollen, with a white head, streaked purple or dark red?

Unclear on the?: Dermatologic conditions hard to discuss w/out seeing them. Not sure of what information you would want nor "large" etc. 1) the area is not unique except there is more abrasion and moisture than other spots so a bit more susceptible to skin infections. 2) can't think of any std it could be EXCEPT normal skin germs which are often transmitted with skin contact. 3) may need professional drained.

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Feels like pimple or something inside upper left side of my nose. Outside slightly swollen. Headache.

Feels like pimple or something inside upper left side of my nose. Outside slightly swollen. Headache.

Could indeed be a: Pimple (sebaceous cyst). Swelling goes along with this; headache is likely random and unrelated. See your family md or an ENT doc if this doesn't pop on its own. If persists see doc for checkup.

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I think I have a pimple inside my nose. The right part of my nose is swollen. What should I do?? It hurts so bad!

I think I have a pimple inside my nose. The right part of my nose is swollen. What should I do?? It hurts so bad!

If there is: Significant swelling would have it checked - as this particular area is dangerous for infection due to the way it drains.

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I had a what looked like small pimple at base of right side of nose above lip. Its now swollen big only on right side, hurts with fat upper lip?

I had a what looked like small pimple at base of right side of nose above lip. Its now swollen big only on right side, hurts with fat upper lip?

Infection: Painful swelling in the area where you are describing is most likely infection like Boil/abscess, or it could be something else. The area is also called dangerous area of the face because of the risk of infections reaching the brain through valve-less Veins, Do not try to squeeze or manipulate the swelling. Rather you need to go to your doctor Asp. Be Well.

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I had a pimple on my nose 1 year back ; now it has been covered inside the skin and seems like swollen nose. What should I do now?

I had a pimple on my nose 1 year back ; now it has been covered inside the skin and seems like swollen nose. What should I do now?

Residual swelling: It sounds like you have residual swelling after a pimple. I would suggest a consultation for a possible steroid injection.

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I think I have a pimple by nose and woke up this morning and my eye is swollen and I can't see what do I do it hurts so bad?

I think I have a pimple by nose and woke up this morning and my eye is swollen and I can't see what do I do it hurts so bad?

Pimple: Try to apply a warm compress to the area. Of course, if your vision is affected, please seek medical attention as soon as possible.

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Please tell what would cause a big pimple like thing on the side of my nose next to my eye that's painful and has my eye very swollen also? I'm 58

Focal infection: In this location the most likely thing is a blocked lacrimal drainage system with focal infection of the lacrimal sac termed 'dacryocystitis'. Other soft tissue infections in that location are also possible but less likely. Have your ophthalmologist check this out. You will probably need an acceptable antibiotic and focal heat treatment.

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What causes pimples to do this? I have one that is very bloody and pus filled. It popped twice. It's on the bridge of my nose it's big and swollen.

What causes pimples to do this? I have one that is very bloody and pus filled. It popped twice. It's on the bridge of my nose it's big and swollen.

I can't tell from: Your description how big it actually is, but you can get it injected with steroids by a dermatologist. If it is a serous infection on your nose, you need to be on antibiotics to prevent spread to brain.

Dr. John Chiu
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