For the past few years it seems like every 6 weeks I get this infection in my nose that will last longer then 2 weeks. My nose will swell up and turn red, I get white spots on and in it with it will ooze to a yellow crust. My glands swell in my neck and jaw line and are very tender. Early November I finally brought it to my Family Dr's attention and he looked at it and prescribed me Acyclovir (anti-viral for possible herpes/fever blister)and Mupirocin 2% ointment. I used these as prescribed and I didnt see it heal any quicker at all. My doctor did not swab for a culture.
Now that its been 6 weeks I have it again. Over the weekend as I felt it coming on I started taking the Acyclovir 4x's a day as prescribed and I smothered my nose in the Mupircin ointment like 4 x's a day (prescribed for twice daily) and right now my nose is extermely swollen, red with many white dots on it and in it. The glands along my jaw line are so swollen and sore it looks like I have a goiter. What it the infection thats been torturing me almost every months for at least 3 years now. Please help! I welcome any advice.