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Nose hurts on right outer side

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For about the past 3 or 4 days, the right outer side of my nose has been hurting, is now, and is quite uncomfortable.

I also have a headache, as I did last night.

There was a bit more mucus this morning than usual, but no blood that I was able to see. The pain is on the outside. Strangely, there doesn't seem to be any lesion or swelling or discoloration. It feels almost like a burn or a developing acne, though it's not really tender to the touch. It's very, very puzzling.

Acetaminophen last night, and aspirin this morning seemed to make it disappear and I felt fine for quite a while, but here it is late afternoon, and it's back pretty bad.

I do have periodontitis. Could that be the cause, or the main factor?

No pain in swallowing or tenderness in the throat at all, just the nose, near the "crook" of the shaft and outer nostril, mainly.

Hope somebody has some good advice on how to treat this, and it's not too serious. It's wierd and unpleasant!
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replied April 23rd, 2010

Thanks for the query. You seem to have an injury or an infection at the site, though the swelling is not evident as mentioned. Developing acne is one such presentation. Though the tenderness is not that severe now, it can progress. It would be wise for you to consult the General Practitioner for this issue and get it resolved. It is essential to consult the doctor to decide upon the need of antibiotics.

Wish you complete recovery.

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