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Painful bumps in nose
kristi0819 posted:
Over the last 3 days, I have gotten several painful bumps inside my right nostril. At first, I thought I just had a pimple inside my nose, but when I looked inside, I saw several little white bumps. Last night, I noticed that I had 2 bumps right along the top inside of my right nostril-the rest of them are on the inner part of my nostril. Then, when I woke up this morning, I had one on the outside of my nose on the skin that separates your nostrils. They are very painful and sometimes they seem to make my nose itch. Has anyone experienced this? Thanks in advance.
kristi0819 responded:
I also just realized that I have a swollen lymph node right beside my jaw. Everything I look up points to a staph infection. My main concern is my 9 month old daughter....I stay home with her and don't want to infect her with anything. Is this something I should see a doctor about or will it eventually take care of itself? Thanks in advance.
Rod_Moser_PA_PhD responded:
Yes...that is true. Staph infections inside the nose are relatively common, so it would be good for you to see your medical provider so you can be properly examined, diagnosed, and treated. In the meantime, keep your fingers out of your nose....,and wash your hands carefully. Infections inside the nose can spread to deeper tissues (cellulitis) so please do not try to "pop them".

Your lymph nodes are "reacting" in response to this infection. Sometimes, the immune system will orchestrate the cure without medical intervention, but I would still opt for involvment of your medical provider.

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