Something is wrong with my nose. My husband is pretty sure I have a massive zit brewing inside my nose, but my gut instinct is that something else is going on. I am a believer in treating everything as naturally as possible so seeking a doctor is rarely my first plan of action. I woke up this morning and just knew this was not a pimple in my nose. I think this will be with recording.
About a week ago our youngest was sick with a pretty heavy cold, mild fever, sore throat, croupy cough. Then our oldest got it. He is 17 and away from home daily. He eats junk, drinks junk (and very little water), and never gets enough sleep. He got knocked down pretty hard by the same thing. I had a bout of it too, but it was mild and we just rested a lot for the week. We have been on the mend but I have still had a bit of a head cold, nothing significant, but it is worth noting that our immunity has been low. As a result, I have been taking probiotics for the last 2 days.
Two days ago we were out for a day of winter fun and in the afternoon I remember noticing my nose was tender on the right side by the bridge of my nose. That night as we were driving home it was becoming increasingly sore to the touch, enough so that I brought it up to Steve. He was sure I was developing a pimple deep down in a pore. I don’t get many pimples but it sounded logical. It really hurt.
Yesterday my nose hurt even worse. I kept feeling around for the bump indicating a developing pimple but nothing was there. What I did notice was that the pain actually seemed to be coming from the cartilage inside my nose, in the middle, up pretty high. It was very tender.
Today I woke up and my nose was very sore. The congestion from this cold makes it worse because I am blowing my nose frequently. When I touched the bridge of my nose it felt different, warm and swollen. I used my cell to snap this (not so flattering) picture in the dark.
I’m hoping my skin looks so bad because of the flash. It doesn’t look as big as it feels but it looks more swollen than usual and it is a little pink where it hurts the most. I just know it is something more than a pimple.
My nose really hurts. It feels like I was punched right in the nose. It is significantly warmer to the touch on the bridge of my nose than anywhere else on my face. Also, when running my finger down my nose from between my eyebrows to the tip of my nose there is a significant bump right where it hurts the most.
My thoughts? I think I may have cellulitis, which is basically a skin infection. Cellulitis can be serious. Typically I would try to knock it back immediately with an onslaught of natural treatment in place of antibiotics. This is tricky though, because my husband thinks it’s a pimple and I know that he is wrong. If I start treating it now, this morning while he is at work, he will never believe it is/was more serious. The thing is, if it is cellulitis, I can’t wait too long to act. I’m giving it one day to see what happens. I suspect it will get worse.
Also, if I go and fix it right now, I won’t know for sure if I am on the right track. I feel like I have a little room to self experiment.
Tomorrow I will take 10,000 iu of Vit D in the morning and at night. I will get a good bit of fresh garlic in my system as well. My inclination would be to use powerful essential oils on it, but I need to do a bit of research to see how close to the eyes oils can be used.
After my shower without flash
I will update tomorrow with pictures. If anyone else has any other ideas besides cellulitis, I would love to hear them. I will be looking around online for others with similar symptoms today.