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Pittsburgh, PA
A 19-year-old female asked:

Slight swelling under one eye, rough scaly looks like thin scab and it burns when i apply any cosmetics.rough bumps spreading down face to cheek bones

1 doctor answer2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Robert Grieco
Family Medicine 38 years experience
Check 4 shingles: It doesn't sound exactly like it but the most concerning thing that it could be is herpes zoster (shingles) if it is close to the eye like that it can be serious so you should get this looked at by a doctor today.
Dr. Vicki Levine
Dermatology 42 years experience
if it is painful, it is more likely to be Shingles.
Feb 27, 2014
Last updated Feb 27, 2014


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