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A 32-year-old male asked:

I have a headache on my left eye, this is caused by swelling ovver the eye where l noticed a pimple. how do l get rid of the swellinf anf headached. the eye is sore aswell.

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Dr. Richard Romano
Internal Medicine 10 years experience
There are several variables to your concern. Is there an infection deeper than the skin? I cannot provide you advice without seeing and evaluating the issue, but it may need antibiotics by mouth. This can be serious to need you to go to the hospital for CT scan.
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Dr. Alan Menter
Dermatology 56 years experience
Start with twice daily 🧊ice packs gently pressed down over swollen eye. May need a specific antibiotic eye ointment prescribed. Finally, if pimple persists could require a small procedure by eye doctor
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Last updated Mar 5, 2021

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