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What causes swelling in nostril?

I did some bad cocaine about a week ago. The next day after i felt a bit of numbness in my left nostrial face area. The next day pain and swelling increased. I look in my nose and see this huge pimple. It has been swelling and swelling and last night i popped it. Huge mess and it really freaked me out. I woke and noticed a bruise under my left eye afraid that i may have reptured a bloodvessle. I got a good bit of the stuff out of my nose but im still swollen almost as if i done nothing. Do i need to give it another squeezing or go to the hospital already?
Tue, 11 Feb 2014
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ENT Specialist 's  Response
hi and thanks for the query,
you have what is known as nasal vestibulitis - infection just inside the nostril.
Do not worry.
do not squeeze it.
you need a course of antibiotics preferably of the penicillin group and also a local ointment.
please see an ENT specialist for the same.
regards,
dr rajkishori.
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What causes swelling in nostril?

hi and thanks for the query, you have what is known as nasal vestibulitis - infection just inside the nostril. Do not worry. do not squeeze it. you need a course of antibiotics preferably of the penicillin group and also a local ointment. please see an ENT specialist for the same. regards, dr rajkishori.