View Full Version : Painful on bridge of nose and swelling to 1 side

05-09-2014, 09:37 PM
My significant other just developed this last night as just a soreness on her nose. Like she had been hit. Within 24 hours, it started turning red and swelling up a little off center. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

05-09-2014, 11:45 PM
If it looks like more than a pimple, it could be a beginning tear duct infection. That causes redness, pain, swelling along the bridge of nose on one side, extending down under the inner corner of eye. It causes the eye to water as the tear duct is not draining. Antibiotic eye drops or oral antibiotics, plus warm compresses are needed to clear it up, so if that description fits, she should see a Dr. With it being a weekend, an urgent care clinic would be appropriate, if her Dr doesn't have weekend hours.