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What does a pus-filled lesion on the nose indicate?

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Posted on Sat, 21 Nov 2020
Question: I have on the side of my nose a red bump that has clear fluid draining out of it the area around it is red and I can also feel a bump or on my jaw line when I push on it?
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:

For how long has this been happening?

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

I have reviewed your information fully as well as the attached image.

I will like to know for how long this has been happening. If this is a recent observation, it most likely represents an infection.

In that case, I will recommend that you cleanse daily with an antiseptic lotion, tick, such as Iodine and apply a local antibiotic: Bacitracin. Also, avoid picking often on this as it only causes it to spread further and delays healing.

If it has been for more than 7days, I recommend you get it examined. This because such unsuspecting lesions may require aggressive evaluation and management.

Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.
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Follow up: Dr. Chobufo Ditah (1 hour later)
It has been happening for a few years usually once in the year. It starts out as a bump under the skin but as time goes by usually within the second day the bump becomes swollen and then it will begin to seep clear pus. I have asked my doctor before and he could not give me a clear diagnosis.
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Answered by Dr. Chobufo Ditah (14 minutes later)
Brief Answer:

Probably a nodulo-cystic acne or a recurrent sebaceous cyst!

Detailed Answer:

Hi,

This might represent an acne. If it heals within the stipulated time frame, no worries. If it takes longer than usual, I recommend you get it checked out. Do not forget to apply warm compresses during cleansing.

Hope I have answered your query.

Take care

Regards,
Dr Chobufo Ditah, General & Family Physician
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Brief Answer: For how long has this been happening? Detailed Answer: Hi, I have reviewed your information fully as well as the attached image. I will like to know for how long this has been happening. If this is a recent observation, it most likely represents an infection. In that case, I will recommend that you cleanse daily with an antiseptic lotion, tick, such as Iodine and apply a local antibiotic: Bacitracin. Also, avoid picking often on this as it only causes it to spread further and delays healing. If it has been for more than 7days, I recommend you get it examined. This because such unsuspecting lesions may require aggressive evaluation and management. Hope I have answered your query. Let me know if I can assist you further.