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Started with a pimple in the fold of nose on the outdside of the nose.  It now is red and swollen and extend up to almost my eye.  What treatment will help?  Is it staff?
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Hello and hope you are doing well.

Its usually a staph infection which causes pus and abscess formation. It responds to penicillin group of antibiotics. But if an abscess has formed, it needs to be drained. To find a cure you need to consult your primary care physician for proper assessment.

Hope this helped and do keep us posted.
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