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No recent cold or stuffy. Frontal sinus pain/pressure. Very tender 2 touch btween eyebrows & eyebrow bones. No signs of sinus infec just tender.

No recent cold or stuffy. Frontal sinus pain/pressure. Very tender 2 touch btween eyebrows & eyebrow bones. No signs of sinus infec just tender.

The tenderness: May be the sign, though unusual to present this way? Flonase at night may help relieve pressure on the frontal sinuses, try some pseudophed or Claritin d, if that helps it may be what that is, go in for fever and try aleve (naproxen) 2 2x per day. May not be a bacterial infection decongestant easy enough to try, ask pharmacist for Claritin d, hold behind counter now. Gd luc. ...Read more

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Bone is a living growing tissue made mostly of collagen (protein that provides soft framework) & the mineral calcium phosphate that adds strength & hardens the framework. Two types of bone are found in the body; cortical (dense compact outer layer) & trabecular (makes up inner layer, ...Read more


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My mom says for a few days she's felt tender pain to the touch on the bone right above her eye (the bone where the eyebrow is). Any reasons for this?

My mom says for a few days she's felt tender pain to the touch on the bone right above her eye (the bone where the eyebrow is). Any reasons for this?

Several: There can be several reasons. The most benign and likely are injury from fall or banging it. A cyst or lesion can also cause this. Ask her about circumstances- i.e. When it started, hoe, and if there are any other symptoms. ...Read more

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When i touch the back of my neck/head, shoulders and my collar bone it hurts, like it's bruised. No injuries. It just started last night?

When i touch the back of my neck/head, shoulders and my collar bone it hurts, like it's bruised. No injuries. It just started last night?

Collar bone pain: Often this is found with acromioclavicular disorders. The middle age and older set frequently get arthritis of the "ac" joint. But younger folks more often get sprains. Without trauma, a common cause is from overuse. Too much tennis, push-ups, or especially weight lifting can create such high loads that soreness and inflammation can develope - also called distal clavicle osteolysis. ...Read more

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Need help docs! my bone near my eye feels bruised?

Need help docs! my bone near my eye feels bruised?

Uncertain cause: Soreness around the eyes can often be sinus related, since there are sinuses around every side of the orbit except the outside wall. There could also be a localized infection with in the eyelid or the tear drainage system that can make the bone around the eye feel sore or tender. The tear drainage system is located near the inside / lower part of the orbit. Try warm or cool compress to the area. ...Read more

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I have a permant bruise under my eye right on the bone how do i cover it without makeup?

I have a permant bruise under my eye right on the bone how do i cover it without makeup?

Unsightly patch: You can use Camouflage cream to cover the area without makeup. You can also see a facial plastic surgeon for possible laser treatment. ...Read more

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Car door opened,hit me under my eye in the bone,eye is fine, moves fine but bruised underneath,bruise almost gone but feel a bump on the bone,worry?

Car door opened,hit me under my eye in the bone,eye is fine,  moves fine but bruised underneath,bruise almost gone but feel a bump on the bone,worry?

Opthalmology consult: You need to go to the ER to have an Ophthalmology consult immediately. Your globe, or eyeball, needs to be examined along with your vision and a full history and physical needs to be performed. Studies show orbital fractures can occur in isolation but any compromise of your globe, optic nerve, and other associated fractures need to be identified and any damage to vital structures assessed. C MD ...Read more

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I have a sharp pain on the bone above my right eye. Feels likeva bad bruise but not showing a bruise. Throbs constantly for days now. Is this serious?

I have a sharp pain on the bone above my right eye. Feels likeva bad bruise but not showing a bruise. Throbs constantly for days now. Is this serious?

Could be.: There is a chance you might have a problem with your frontal sinus on the right side. Would need more information to tell but i would have it evaluated. If the reason is unclear based on review of symptoms and physical exam, a ct will be very useful. ...Read more

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Right behind my right ear right on the bone has been tender. When I press in the area, a sharp pain shoots up my head. What could it be?

Right behind my right ear right on the bone has been tender. When I press in the area, a sharp pain shoots up my head. What could it be?

Occipital mastoid : bone tenderness may indicate outer ear or occipital lymph nodes involvement if there's also mild swelling. If no swelling then it could be a normal finding, as long as there's no inflammation present locally around the area. Pain is important to discuss with your doctor. If mild tenderness only, watch that area, and call your doctor.If it doesn't improve, call your Doctor for further examination. ...Read more

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I have been having headaches all during the day for a week.they sit above and side of the eyes and the bone avove the eye is tender when you press it?

I have been having headaches all during the day for a week.they sit above and side of the eyes and the bone avove the eye is tender when you press it?

Headaches: These headaches may be from sinus problems, eyestrain,or muscle contraction tension type discomfort. If they persist a neurologist is best qualified to evaluate and advise you, and would order any appropriate imaging tests and treatment. ...Read more

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I have pain/tender to touch at my left temple with shooting pains in the left side of my head. Tender/burning in left breast and bone?

Have you had before?: Did it start in your head? It could be Temporandibular joint syndrome or a migraine headache. If you are having left sided chest pain that could be concerning and you should be seen by a doctor to make sure it isn't your heart. ...Read more

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Hi my cheek has swollen from the jaw bone up to underneath my eye and have a headache my cheek is not causeing me pain it feels hot and feels tender?

Hi my cheek has swollen from the jaw bone up to underneath my eye and have a headache my cheek is not causeing me pain it feels hot and feels tender?

Needs to be checked: I suggest you don't waste any time and get it checked by your GP or Dentist/Oral Surgeon You most probabely have infection in the cheek and may be originating from the teeth or gums.After evaluation you may need Antibiotics and follow up.You may need Xrays and/or Cat Scan as well to make a proper diagnosis if needed ...Read more

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Pain and very tender to touch cheek bone right next to ear and up into eye socket. No jaw pain. Occasional temple and head pain. No injury.

Make an appointment: These types of situations require a personal one on one clinical exam, starting with a dentist to rule out a dental cause, followed by a physician if necessary. Call and set up an appointment with your own dentist asap. Feel better soon. ...Read more

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What to do if i found that the area above my eyebrow bone is protruding, why is this?

What to do if i found that the area above my eyebrow bone is protruding, why is this?

Depends: If on both sides, could be a normal variant. If on 1 side or painful or associated with headaches, see MD to be sure is not a cyst, mass, tumor which is rare. ...Read more