A member asked:

I'm so worried. 6 days ago i started having sore skin around my left eye and left side of my face from my eyebrow to the my left nostril. it felt exactly like nerve pain that i've had other places before. it started with a burning feeling at my bottom e

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Dr. Carrie Cannon answered

Specializes in Family Medicine

Could be Herpes Opthalmicus which is treatable and can completely resolve without permanent problems if treated early. Best to be seen by Ophtho who can prescribe coticosteroid drops, if needed. You may be put on an antiviral as well as costicosteroids by mouth. Are there any blisters or lesions on your face? Redness in the eye? It does sound like a Vth cranial nerve distribution.

Answered Sep 10, 2014



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