For the past several months, my nose has been swelling up on and off. It's not terrible to look at because it isn't extremely noticable, but it does hurt. It is the lower area of the nostrils where all your boogers and hairs go. I know that area of the nose is full of bacteria, but normally this doesn't cause swelling in most people. I think the infections happen whenever there is a break in the skin. For example, from dry nose a tiny cut is formed and then that area must be invaded with bacteria and I get painful swelling for several days. I looked up the issue of nose cellulitis online, and I only found references to treating it with antibiotics. Since I am getting this problem every month, I do not want to take antibiotics every month. There must be a problem in my body that is causing this condition all of a sudden, since we always coexist with the bacteria in our noses and usually don't have problems.
Can anyone recommend a solution? Have you ever suffered from this problem? I don't know many who have.