Hi there Matt.
I hear you & it does seem you have an issue with an iatrogenic infection
caused by overzealous use of the wife's cream :)
On a serious note, you need to be seen by a physician & prescribed an appropriate antibiotics & anti-inflammatory agent that will depend on your body weight & will require a prescription!
Do try to do a light steaming followed by splashing cold
water on the region to help release the pus that seems locked in. This will help clear your sinuses' in addition.
Swelling in the midline of the face needs to be taken care of soon as it was what used to be taught to us as students as being the 'dangerous area' of the face because of its proximity to the sinuses higher up & the chances of what we call a cavernous sinus thrombosis
...hence the need for immediate intervention with an antibiotic.
Cheers & wish you good luck & good health & a clear face soon!
Dr Praveen Rodrigues MD
, Cosmetologist, Venereologist