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Dr. S. Attili
Dr. S. Attili, Dermatologist & Dermatopathologist
Category: Dermatology
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Experience:  MRCP (Dermatology), Int. Board Certification in Dermatopathology
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I have a concern! I plucked a nose hair because a friend

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I have a concern! I plucked a nose hair because a friend told me she could see it so I was embarrassed so I plucked the nose hair when I got home! I should have not done this I read about the triangle of death! I went to see the doctor and was put on a 14 day antiobiotic but the area is still sore! I am afraid I will die!
Submitted: 4 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 4 months ago.

Hello. I am Dr. Venkat Attili, Dermatologist and Dermatopathologist with over 10 years of experience in this field. I am here to assist you and will answer your questions to your complete satisfaction.

Plucking a nose hair is not really dangerous, unless you have scratched the skin and it has got infected. Is there any swelling or pus?

Customer: replied 4 months ago.
I don't see any pus but it's sore! I have been putting polysporin where it hurts and have been taking an antibiotic.
Expert:  Dr. S. Attili replied 4 months ago.

Ok, if there is no pus or swelling, I wouldn't worry. This will settle in a few days, given that you have already started treatment. Hope this helps. Do keep me posted & get back if you have any further questions or feel that I have missed out anything. I will be here to provide ongoing advise as required. Best wishes.