Hello again! My nose got even worse last night - more painful, red and swollen. I went to see a nose, throat and ear specialist today hoping that maybe I'll get some answers. The diagnosis was NASAL CELLULITIS, just as I thought. He prescribed me an antibiotic and said that it was good that I came. The infection located in this area can become very serious and it can spread to your brain, blood, etc. pretty quickly if left untreated. I asked him if he knew how I got it, because I never had anything like this before. He said that I must have scratched the skin on my nose and the bacteria got into it. Now that I think about it, I remember squeezing some zits here and there. I always put alcohol on them though. He said that the alcohol doesn't really help in this case and you can still get an infection. I guess I was just lucky so far. Anyway, I hope this answers some of your questions. ;-)