A member asked:

The area just below my eye is hurting with movement since this morning..what could be the reason?

4 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. William Winget answered

Specializes in Dentistry

Tooth?: This could be due to a tooth starting to go bad. There is three branches of the trigeminal nerve. One that innervates close to your eye, one to your upper jaw, one to your lower. Swelling and pain below your eye is most likely caused by a first bicuspid or a canine. You should see a dentist to rule out an abscess. If it is tooth related you should be able to press on a tooth/ see if it hurts

Answered 8/8/2014


Dr. Akhtar Purvez answered

Specializes in Pain Management

Wait and watch: You have given very little information. Accordingly reasons could be multiple starting from a bug bite, injury, infection. If it is not bruised there and not warm to touch, and if you have no additional issues like rashes, fever, symptoms of flue, Try taking some tylenol (acetaminophen) as needed bot not to exceed 6/day. If the symptoms do not get better or worsen, go see your doctor.

Answered 5/21/2016



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