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What could cause an abscess in the eye?

What could cause an abscess in the eye?

Abscess: An abscess is a collection of bacteria or fungus often surrounded by a membrane or capsule. An abscess can occur in the eye as part of a fungal infection or bacteria. Immunocompromised patients (ie, have diabetes, hiv, etc) are more susceptible to severe eye infections. It can also occur on the eyelid skin or in skin glands around the eye: can be caused by clogged skin gland from skin bacterial. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Occurs when one has an infection in a part of their body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) ...Read more


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Sudden pain in right side of face that goes into head feels tender like an abscess when infected cause?

Sudden pain in right side of face that goes into head feels tender like an abscess when infected cause?

Orofacial pain: orofavial pain could be due to many reasons. Usually the main reason is odontogenic in origin . Please have a checkup By your dentist first and then take it from there ...Read more

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Can an abscessed tooth cause a numbness sensation in your head and face?

Can an abscessed tooth cause a numbness sensation in your head and face?

What arch: The answer is yes sometimes that happens especially if the tooth is near a foramina, opening in the bone where the nerve comes out. There are other reasons for hypothesia, diminshed sensations, and parathesia, loss of sensation, .More likely in lower arch. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have a boil outside the eye crease which causes the swelling of the whole eye crease?

Is it possible to have a boil outside the eye crease which causes the swelling of the whole eye crease?

Yes: You likely have a hordeolum (stye) that will resolve with warm compresses. However, if you have difficulty seeing or difficulty moving your eye, you need to seek immediate medical attention in case of a more serious infection. ...Read more

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I have a boil near an eye and it causes the swelling of the portion, what to do to fasten the healing?

I have a boil near an eye and it causes the swelling of the portion, what to do to fasten the healing?

Go to doctor: Go to your doctor. Facial abscess especially in area around the eye can cause serious complications if treated improperly, most of the abscesses need to be drained and proper antibiotics need to be prescribed. ...Read more

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What is an abscess in your eye?

What is an abscess in your eye?

Abscess: An abscess is a collection of bacteria or fungus often surrounded by a membrane or capsule. An abscess can occur in the eye as part of a fungal infection or bacteria. It can also occur on the eye lid skin or in skin glands around the eye. ...Read more

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I have an eye abscess or so being told have drops but not clearing up?

I have an eye abscess or so being told have drops but not clearing up?

Treatment Failure: When a treatment fails one contacts their doctor to find out what they want to do next. ...Read more

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Have an abscess under my eye and it's pretty big. What is the best way to get rid of this?

Have an abscess under my eye and it's pretty big. What is the best way to get rid of this?

Warm compresses: Apply a warm wet washcloth to your eyelid four times per day. If this does not cause the stye to resolve, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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The skin under my eye is swollen due to abscess..Day 4 on meds. No other pain just swollen. Need advice?

The skin under my eye is swollen due to abscess..Day 4 on meds.  No other pain just swollen.  Need advice?

Be patient: Four days is not long enough for this to be better. See your doctor if it is getting worse or doesn't improve in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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I have an upper tooth abscess with pain in my eye is that serious? It comes and goes and jut started.

I have an upper tooth abscess with pain in my eye is that serious? It comes and goes and jut started.

Yes, seek help. : A tooth abscess can cause radiating pain, however it should be considered an emergency especially when you experience facial swelling, fever, difficulty breathing/swallowing, or swelling of the floor of mouth and neck. Swelling extending to the eye is serious and would require professional attention and necessary treatment. Get an evaluation by a professional as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have something that looks like an abscess in my eye.I can move it around.I wear contacts, have allergies, &was itching my eyes. Should i be concerned?

Abscess: Could be a chalazion, clogged oil gland surrounded by inflammatory scar tissue. Go to an ophthalmologist. Treatment is hot compress, steroid and antibiotic drops. No response either leave alone or surgical excision in the office. ...Read more

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The I've been on penicillin for two days for an abscess tooth. My face keeps on swollen up, my eye is now swollen what should I do?

The  I've been on penicillin for two days for an abscess tooth.  My face keeps on swollen up,  my eye is now swollen what should I do?

Go to the dentist: Worsening swelling is concerning after 2d of antibiotics. You need to have the abscess drained. Go back to see your dentist. You can use tylenol (acetaminophen) for the pain until you see the dentist. ...Read more

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Went to urgent care for forehead abscess had an I&d swelling went down around area. But now have some swelling above eye. Is this normal?

Went to urgent care for forehead abscess had an I&d swelling went down around area. But now have some swelling above eye. Is this normal?

Orbital Cellulitis?: Peri orbital cellulitis or Infection of soft tissue around the eyes can spread fast. Please return to doctor who did original I&D for follow up care. This needs urgent attention do NOT delay. ...Read more

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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?

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?

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. ...Read more

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I&D done today for a eye abscess with a local anesthetic The procedure was very painful and I'm still pain with numbing in effect No pain meds Normal?

I&D done today for a eye abscess with a local anesthetic The procedure was very painful and I'm still pain with numbing in effect No pain meds Normal?

Lid abcess?: I am guessing that you had a stye that had grown to abcess proportions, removed under local. The procedure usually is painless (except for the injection of the anesthetic which if done very slowly usually hardly hurts). After removal there may be some tenderness to the touch but sharp pain is rare. I don't give pain medications because if it hurts afterwards, I want a phone call. Do that. ...Read more

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Can a tooth abscess be related to an eye sty?

Can a tooth abscess be related to an eye sty?

Not very likely: I have never heard of a sty causing a dental abscess, but a dental abscess could possible track towards the orbit and have a site of drainage near the eye lid. ...Read more

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I have an abscess I believe. My face is swollen from my eye to partly down my neck. Can I wait two days to see my dentist? Thanks

I have an abscess I believe. My face is swollen from my eye to partly down my neck. Can I wait two days to see my dentist? Thanks

NO: you shoulld be seen today at Emergency room . Infection may spread beyond eye or to sinuses conected with blood flow to the brain .., don' t wait! ...Read more

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I have a tooth abscess and swollen eye, what do I do?

Antibiotic, I ; D: Your need to have the abscess drained and be placed on antibiotic. You don't want the abscess to spread any further. You brain is not too far away from your eye. Go to your dentist right the way! ...Read more