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Suggest remedies for infected nose hair follicle

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Posted on Thu, 2 Jun 2016
Question: i have an infected nose hair follicle for 4 or 5 days. It is red and swollen even on the outside of my nose. I also feel like general dull aching pain in front of neck on both sides and ears (pain comes and goes and is very slight).
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Answered by Dr. Dr. Kakkar (16 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
I suggest an oral antibiotic for a week

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Thank you for writing to us

i am dr.kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and i have noted your concern

You seem to have a furuncle/boil which is a skin and soft tissue infection. Pain in neck and ear is most likely due to swollen cervical abd preauricular lymph glands draining the infected area.

I would suggest an oral antibiotic e.g either amoxicillin 500mg or cephalexin 500mg, three times daily, for a week Or 10 days This would help resolve the infection.

In addition you may take an oral antiinflammatory/ painkiller e.g ibuprofen tablets, twice or thrice daily, for symptomatic pain relief and to bring down the swelling.

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Brief Answer: I suggest an oral antibiotic for a week Detailed Answer: Hello. Thank you for writing to us i am dr.kakkar(dermatologist). I have gone through your query and i have noted your concern You seem to have a furuncle/boil which is a skin and soft tissue infection. Pain in neck and ear is most likely due to swollen cervical abd preauricular lymph glands draining the infected area. I would suggest an oral antibiotic e.g either amoxicillin 500mg or cephalexin 500mg, three times daily, for a week Or 10 days This would help resolve the infection. In addition you may take an oral antiinflammatory/ painkiller e.g ibuprofen tablets, twice or thrice daily, for symptomatic pain relief and to bring down the swelling. Regards