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A 40-year-old female asked:

Whole face swollen, eyes closed due to swelling. had abscess on head for 3 days, needs asvice for my swollen face and my eyes. thanks a lot?

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Dr. Benjamin Hayek
Internal Medicine 47 years experience
Urgent: This can be a facial cellulitis (skin infection) and that is an emergency. You should seek medical care immediately if you have not yet had medical care. If you are not under treatment the infection, if present, can spread to the veins leading to the brain.
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