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Suggest treatment for zit on bridge of nose

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Posted on Wed, 4 Mar 2015
Question: Hi there, I has a big zit on the bridge of my nose, kind of where it starts to curve toward the eye - didn't even think twice about it and popped the thing. The area around it swelled up a bit, should I be worried?
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (22 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Keep an observation. Apply antibiotic cream.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,

Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum.

I can understand your concern for the zit over the face and related concern after popping it.

In most of the cases of your kind of problem one should never try to pinch or pop or squeeze the affected area. It is for the reason that there are high chances of getting secondary infection and further aggravation of the condition.

Even then if you do not feel any more redness or increase in swelling or any increase in pain then there is nothing to be worried about.

In case if you have any of above symptoms then I suggest you to keep a watch and if pain or redness or swelling increases then can meet a family physician.

For the interim of the help you can apply a cream containing Mupirocin and take an anti inflammatory tablet such as paracetamol or diclofenac after meals.

I hope these informations will help you. I will be glad to answer any further queries.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD-DERMATOLOGY

Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (14 minutes later)
We have Bacitraycin, would that work like neosporin?
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Answered by Dr. Sanjay Kumar Kanodia (42 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
You can apply Bacitracin over the affected area.

Detailed Answer:
Dear young lady,

Welcome back and thanks a lot for your swift follow up.

You can apply Bacitracin over the affected area and is quite broad spectrum antibiotic cream. There is no harm in applying the same. Make sure that you apply a very thin layer of the same so that it should not be visible to the naked eye.

I hope these informations will help you. I will be glad to answer any further queries.

With regards,

Dr Sanjay Kanodia
MD-DERMATOLOGY
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Suggest treatment for zit on bridge of nose

Brief Answer: Keep an observation. Apply antibiotic cream. Detailed Answer: Hello, Welcome and thanks for posting your query to the forum. I can understand your concern for the zit over the face and related concern after popping it. In most of the cases of your kind of problem one should never try to pinch or pop or squeeze the affected area. It is for the reason that there are high chances of getting secondary infection and further aggravation of the condition. Even then if you do not feel any more redness or increase in swelling or any increase in pain then there is nothing to be worried about. In case if you have any of above symptoms then I suggest you to keep a watch and if pain or redness or swelling increases then can meet a family physician. For the interim of the help you can apply a cream containing Mupirocin and take an anti inflammatory tablet such as paracetamol or diclofenac after meals. I hope these informations will help you. I will be glad to answer any further queries. With regards, Dr Sanjay Kanodia MD-DERMATOLOGY