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I have a bump on my nose that came out of nowhere. Not sure

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I have a bump on my nose that came out of nowhere. Not sure how to treat it.
It's hard and doesn't hurt or itch but it's blaring red. I woke up with it like this.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I am trying to add a picture.....
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 11 months ago.

Since how long are you having this problem?

Have you used anything for it as yet?

Please let me know.

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I woke up with it this morning, so it's been about 15 hours. I haven't treated it with anything because I don't know what it is. I wasn't hit with anything and I didn't fall. There's no bite marks or anything so it's prob no an insect bite. It's a little sore but when I touch it I just mostly feel my nose, like normal.
Expert:  Dr. SH replied 11 months ago.

Thank you for the additional information.

This is something that happens very commonly in people and this is usually due to a mild infection of the glands in the skin which could be an infection of a sweat gland or the sebaceous gland (those that produce the oil of the skin).

This should go away in a few days time as it heals up.

Meanwhile you can try applying over-the-counter antibiotic cream like polysporin, although this is not absolutely required as the body's immunity will take care of such minor infections.

Let me know if you have more questions.

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