A bacterial INFECTION of the HAIR follicles around the base of the nostrils that results in INFLAMMATION and irritation of the tissues. Symptoms include redness, swelling, and PAIN. Sometimes the tissue becomes raw and bleeds. Nasal vestibulitis typically develops with extended sneezing and nose blowing such as occurs with COLDS and ALLERGIC RHINITIS. Treatment with topical and occasionally oral ANTIBIOTIC MEDICATIONS generally resolves the infection within 10 to 14 days, though symptoms should improve within 2 or 3 days. Most people experience complete recovery with no residual complications, though occasionally an ABSCESS develops that requires further medical care.