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Can a boil on the side of the nose be treated?

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Posted on Thu, 29 Jun 2017
Question: How to treat a boil on the side of my nose right under the eye. It just appeared out of nowhere so I think it's a boil. It looks like a great big zit and I'ver never had anything like this before. I put some bacitracin on it.
I can send a photo of it from my phone.Where can I send a picture from my phone?
I sent two pictures, the second is better.
In a bad place because it's hard to wear my glasses with this!

Not sure if there's anything I can do but wait for it to go away.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
Please upload an image. Steps mentioned.

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic.

I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. You can upload the attachments using the facility on the upper right of this page. Alternatively you can email the attachments to YYYY@YYYY with the query id 335921 and my name mentioned in the subject.

I understand the trouble that you might be going through but I would insist you to send or upload the images and I will guide you accordingly. Let me know if I could help further.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Yogesh D
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Follow up: Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (22 hours later)
I sent a picture. I'll try to send it again! I just uploaded it again.
Today it's still red and raised. Maybe it's a boil.
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Answered by Dr. Prof. Kunal Saha (58 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
It is a boil - due to bacterial infection - possibly due to Staphylococcus

Detailed Answer:
Thanks for writing back. I have checked the attached image. It clearly points to a bacterial infection (boil). I would insist you to apply some topical antibacterial ointment like bacitracin, clindamycin, mupirocin or gentamicin for the next few days. Oral antibiotics like clarithromycin or cotrimoxazole can also be tried.

Mild hot compress can help.

Feel free to write back.

Regards
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Can a boil on the side of the nose be treated?

Brief Answer: Please upload an image. Steps mentioned. Detailed Answer: Thanks for asking on HealthcareMagic. I have gone carefully through your query and understand your concerns. You can upload the attachments using the facility on the upper right of this page. Alternatively you can email the attachments to YYYY@YYYY with the query id 335921 and my name mentioned in the subject. I understand the trouble that you might be going through but I would insist you to send or upload the images and I will guide you accordingly. Let me know if I could help further. Regards