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I woke up with swelling under my eye. Looks like a pocket of fluid. Never had it before. What could this be?

I woke up with swelling under my eye. Looks like a pocket of fluid. Never had it before. What could this be?

Blepheritis: (inflammation of the eyelids) may be your problem
A hands On exam if the swelling continues is indicated

Hope this helps

Dr Z ...Read more

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I got bit by a flying ant under my eye, what can I do?

I got bit by a flying ant under my eye, what can I do?

Bite: You can apply some fragrance free aloe vera or vaseline, or neosporin. Keep area clean and it will subside! ...Read more

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I have a tiny skin lump under my eye and I am not sure what to do?

I have a tiny skin lump under my eye and I am not sure what to do?

Eye lid lump: If this is bothersome to you or a cosmetic problem the skin lump can be easily removed. ...Read more

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I have a dark spot on my face under my eye. What would have caused it?

I have a dark spot on my face under my eye. What would have caused it?

Make an appt dermat.: Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist that has computerised mole scanning. This can be anything from a simple Solar Lentigo to Lentigo Maligna Melanoma.

Your dermatologist will scan, or take a biopsy of the lesion and send for histological diagnosis by a pathologist. ...Read more

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I'm getting fluttering type feeling on top of my right cheek just under my eye...it comes and goes.

I'm getting fluttering type feeling on top of my right cheek just under my eye...it comes and goes.

See a doctor: Sometimes people can have some muscle twitching of their cheek muscles that can be related to a imbalance in the minerals and salts in their blood, and it would be worthwhile for you to get checked out and possibly some Labs drawn by your primary doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of swelling under my eye?

How can I get rid of swelling under my eye?

Swelling under eyes: Swelling under eyes are often due to: fluid from thin blood vessels under eyes. This can be due to genetics (got it from mom or day), excess rubbing (shiners), allergies, excess salt in those with kidney issues. Cold ice packs might help decrease bags by contracting the vessels. Consult with us to see if a surgical consult is needed. ...Read more

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Could use expert help with why this red vein under my eye?

Could use expert help with why this red vein under my eye?

Red eye: This could be due to a normal anatomical appearance if it is unilateral, one eye only. Would suggest you see an ophthalmologist who can make this determination or see if something else is happening and treat it accordeingly. ...Read more

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I'm on Accutane and have a large cyst under my eye, how long will it take to subside?

I'm on Accutane and have a large cyst under my eye, how long will it take to subside?

It will go away: Sooner with treatment. This is a blocked oil gland, treatment of hot compresses to the area for 10 minutes as many times a day as possible (3-5 times) with time the gland with open up and drain properly. This is a common thing seen while on accutane. ...Read more

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I experienced swelling under my eye about 2 weeks ago. Most of the swelling went away after a couple days. Now I seem to have a pimple under my eye.?

I experienced swelling under my eye about 2 weeks ago. Most of the swelling went away after a couple days. Now I seem to have a pimple under my eye.?

Stye: Sounds like you are describing a stye on your eyelid. Warm compresses for 10 minutes 4 times a day to the area can be helpful. For definitive diagnosis and treatment follow up with your regular doctor. ...Read more

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I've had a bruise under my eye for 3 years now. It came when I hit my eye in my new home. I hit it on wood paneling and it never went away.

I've had a bruise under my eye for 3 years now. It came when I hit my eye in my new home. I hit it on wood paneling and it never went away.

Bruise: A bruise is caused by the breakage of tiny blood vessels with seepage of the blood into the tissue. The blood usually gets absorbed in a few weeks. After 3 yrs, it looks like you have staining of the skin from blood pigments that were not absorbed. If you don't like the way it looks, see a dermatologist since there may be ways of having it removed. ...Read more

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My dog, all up to date with vaccines, bit me on the side of my face, under my eye. Is this part of the danger triangle on the face, I'm worried.

My dog, all up to date with vaccines, bit me on the side of my face, under my eye. Is this part of the danger triangle on the face, I'm worried.

YES: Good to be worried - dog bites, even if no risk of rabies, can introduce bacteria deep into the skin and cause very serious infections. At risk areas include the face and hands. If there was any puncture type wound AT ALL from this bite, you need medical care and likely antibiotics to prevent a face disfiguring infection from setting in after wounds are cleaned up. Go today if possible! ...Read more

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My cat scratched me under my eye near the lash line and on the eyelid. What OTC antibiotic can I use?

My cat scratched me under my eye near the lash line and on the eyelid. What OTC antibiotic can I use?

Eycat scratchconcern: Effective antibiotics can not be purchased without a prescription. My concern would be to ascertain if a claw of the cat did not puncture through the sclera of the eye. This could be a potentially serious trauma. An ophthalmologist should be consulted immediately. ...Read more

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What would the cause be of bruising under my eye the morning after a fall backwards with no trauma to the eye?

What would the cause be of bruising under my eye the morning after a fall backwards with no trauma to the eye?

Hitting nose or face: If you hit your nose or face, this could cause it. Many times, we are so busy falling that we don’t recall what else could have impacted. Also, if you are being abused, get help. If you fell while intoxicated, talk to your doctor. An isolated impact to the back of your head would not cause bruising to your face ...Read more

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I woke up with a very dark red mark under my eye in the corner. It's not sore or puffy. I thought maybe I hit myself in my sleep?

I woke up with a very dark red mark under my eye in the corner. It's not sore or puffy. I thought maybe I hit myself in my sleep?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you. If there are no symptoms and your eyesight is okay, you may watch and wait. If the lesion ulcerates, bleeds or gets bigger, it would be prudent to see a doctor. Change in the color of the spot is not of concern.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex.
Get HPV vaccine, if you are under 27 years of age. ...Read more

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A pain that starts under my eye moves down to my jaw, tongue teeth. Worse pain ever and it is gone in 5 minutes. Gone instantaneously.

A pain that starts under my eye moves down to my jaw, tongue teeth. Worse pain ever and it is gone in 5 minutes. Gone instantaneously.

Consult with: Your physician, could be vascular or neurological in origin, less likely dental due to the range in which the symptoms are felt. ...Read more

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I have a acne bump under my eye. I been using Neutrogena peroxide cream with no results and it's dark in color. I want to rid myself of it?

I have a acne bump under my eye. I been using Neutrogena peroxide cream with no results and it's dark in color. I want to rid myself of it?

Dermatologist: Would be the doctor to see for your problem, if not possible see your primary doctor, but don't squeeze or scratch it, best wishes ...Read more

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I have ITP, and today I took a little nap and woke up with a blood blister under my eye, from corner of eye, about 3/4 inches long. No pain.

I have ITP, and today I took a little nap and woke up with a blood blister under my eye, from corner of eye, about 3/4 inches long. No pain.

ITP blood blister: One could get blood blister (subconjunctival hemorrhage) from eye strain, trauma, contact lenes or low platelets. Since you have ITP would get a complete blood count and platelet count today and would call you hematologist/ doctor and let them know as well.. ...Read more

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Numbness in the left side of my face under my eye, towards my mouth on and off. Can this be caused by tmj or b-12 deficiency?

Numbness in the left side of my face under my eye, towards my mouth on and off. Can this be caused by tmj or b-12 deficiency?

Possibly: Could also be tooth/teeth infection, gum infection, neurological disorder, infected sinus, and lots of other possibilities. Need both dental and medical work-ups, including appropriate x-rays and lab tests. Please schedule both examinations now. Important to not put this off. ...Read more

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I have damaged (contusion)my infraorbital nerve just under my eye. I have numbness in nose tip, lip & teeth how long to heal?

I have damaged (contusion)my infraorbital nerve just under my eye. I have numbness in nose tip, lip & teeth how long to heal?

Hard to say...: Really depends on the extent of the damage. You really should be examined by a physician (ENT) o determine the proper course of treatment. Failure to do so can result in your symptoms being permanent. Make the call. There are medications that can be prescribed to promote nerve healing. ...Read more

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19day old black eye. Got hit. Got ct facial scan. No fracture. Saw eye doc. Should I still have a bit of swelling under my eye. Is this normal at 19days?

19day old black eye. Got hit. Got ct facial scan. No fracture. Saw eye doc. Should I still have a bit of swelling under my eye. Is this normal at 19days?

Yes: Black eye is caused by bleeding under the skin and that blood slowly gets absorped back into your body and sometimes can take a little longer to get cleared. But it will clearup with time and nothing to worry ...Read more

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I had an abscess under my eye drained 4 weeks ago which was a result of periorbital cellulitis. A doctor 2 weeks ago said the infection was gone, but I still have a hard red lump which they said was scar tissue. Will this go down, or is it permanent?

I had an abscess under my eye drained 4 weeks ago which was a result of periorbital cellulitis. A doctor 2 weeks ago said the infection was gone, but I still have a hard red lump which they said was scar tissue. Will this go down, or is it permanent?

Use warm compresses: I would recommend to use warm compresses on the lump three times a day for a week. If it did not go away or started to increase in size or have a white or yellow head you need to have it reevaluated. It might be still a collection and might need to be opened again. ...Read more

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The bottom of my right eye hurts. Its not swollen. I have no stye just pain. I rubbed my finger under my eye (the bottom lid) amd That's when it started now it hurts when I blink. I have a tooth abcess on that side and roof of mouth swelling...

The bottom of my right eye hurts. Its not swollen. I have no stye just pain. I rubbed my finger under my eye (the bottom lid) amd That's when it started now it hurts when I blink. I have a tooth abcess on that side and roof of mouth swelling...

Infection: Your description seems mostly likely an infection which has started in your abcessed tooth, and has spread from the apex of that tooth into the soft tissue deeper in your face. The symptoms of pain on blinking and tenderness on touching the skin atop the bone at the bottom of the eye socket are typical. You need to see your family doctor, or a dentist to get started on the proper antibiotic. ...Read more

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19day old black eye. Got hit. Got ct facial scan. No fracture. Saw eye doc. All bruise left but Stil have this crease under my eye. Swelling? Normal?

19day old black eye. Got hit. Got ct facial scan. No fracture. Saw eye doc. All bruise left but Stil have this crease under my eye. Swelling? Normal?

Yes: Good you saw eye doctor, and there is no facial bone fracture (s), simply you have extravasated blood collected around subcutaneous tissue around orbit, which will take any here 6 to 8 wks to clear completely. Just use make up to mask it and avoid this in future ...Read more