Hi everyone! I had the same thing that you guys describe. I had really bad pain in the bridge of my nose, felt like somebody punched me. It was also red and swollen. It just came all of a sudden out of nowhere and progressively got worse. I read some stuff about it on-line and went to see a doctor. It's an infection and it's called nasal cellulitis. It has to be treated with an antibiotic, otherwise it won't go away. I don't mean to freak you out or anything, but if left untreated, it can spread to your brain, and you wouldn't want that to happen. The doctor asked me if I squeezed any zits on my nose lately. I couldn't remember anything like that, but than I realized that a few days earlier I did try to get this blackhead out of my nose. I squeezed pretty hard and I broke the skin. Well, that's how the infection started. Anyway, don't panic and make an appointment with a nose, ear & throat specialist, and get it taken care of. The infection will start to clear up pretty quick and you'll be fine. Good luck to you all!