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Doctor insights on: Lacrimal Caruncle Swollen Headache

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Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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How to treat lacrimal caruncle infection?

How to treat lacrimal caruncle infection?

Lacrimal caruncle: Infections related to these are usually managed with topical antibiotics, the preparations of which often have a steroid added. If these do not respond rapidly it would be a good idea to see an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist). ...Read more

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I don't know if it's always been this way, but my left lacrimal caruncle looks bigger & redder than my right. Optometrist next week. Malignancy?

I don't know if it's always been this way, but my left lacrimal caruncle looks bigger & redder than my right. Optometrist next week. Malignancy?

Doubtful!: While cancer can occur anywhere, it is still relatively rare, especially there. You are doing the best thing by getting it checked though, to be sure. Avoid scents and aerosols and use only hypoallergenic skin care products as irritation from scents and aerosols can cause irritation to the eyes, as well as to the linings of the respiratory tract (ears, nose, throat and lungs) and to the skin. ...Read more

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Doc, please answer me what is the function of lacrimal caruncle in eyes?

Doc, please answer me what is the function of lacrimal caruncle in eyes?

Unknown: There is no actual known function for this universal tissue piece on the nasal side of all eyes. In fact, if it is surgically removed it will grow back, so the eye seems to want it to be there. ...Read more

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I have severe itching of the lacrimal caruncle area and constant tearing. I take zyrtec (cetirizine) and Pataday daily- no relief. Any suggestions?

I have severe itching of the lacrimal caruncle area and constant tearing. I take zyrtec (cetirizine) and Pataday daily- no relief. Any suggestions?

Ophthalmologist: If you are having continual symptoms of the eyes that is not resolved by your medications, then you should see your primary care physician or an Ophthalmologist (eye specialist). ...Read more

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Why does my lacrimal caruncle burn sometimes? It gets red and painful and it's difficult to open my eye. It only lasts some minutes

Why does my lacrimal caruncle burn sometimes? It gets red and painful and it's difficult to open my eye. It only lasts some minutes

Allergic: Lacrimal caruncle inflammation is most often due to allergy. Less frequently, it can be due to infection. Try naphcon A drops which will help if it is an allergy. If it doesn't improve, see your doctor, as you may need antibiotic drops. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why does my lacrimal caruncle hurt? Today everytime I blink my eye it stings. Is it because I recently got new glasses and the constant tear in my eye

Why does my lacrimal caruncle hurt? Today everytime I blink my eye it stings. Is it because I recently got new glasses and the constant tear in my eye

Well: Jerry glasses wouldn't cause this problem unless they're bumping against your eyelid. For specific diagnosis and advice recommend you see an optometrist ophthalmologist or primary care doctor it sounds like you may have an infection of the lachrymal duct or Island ...Read more

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What is a yellow bump in left lacrimal caruncle? Been 2 weeks, no pain, slight itch, extremely dry eyes, slight pressure felt.

What is a yellow bump in left lacrimal caruncle? Been 2 weeks, no pain, slight itch, extremely dry eyes, slight pressure felt.

Need more info: You are describing symptoms that lead me to highly recommend an appointment with an ophthalmologist. The problem could be related to your dry eyes and/or the pressure in your eyes. Don't delay!! ...Read more

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Lacrimal caruncle in my right eye is red and inflamed for two days. I figured it would go away but it hurts to touch or blink and feels tired. Help!!?

Lacrimal caruncle in my right eye is red and inflamed for two days. I figured it would go away but it hurts to touch or blink and feels tired. Help!!?

Lacrimal carbuncle: You should see an ophthalmologist pronto! If you have access to an ophthalmological ER that would be the place to be seen. We are talking about your eye here. Don't dawdle! ...Read more

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I have cold 365 days a year and a swollen face since years. I do not have headache or facial pain. What could this be?

I have cold 365 days a year and a swollen face since years. I do not have headache or facial pain. What could this be?

Facial congestion: Chronic facial congestion or sinus pain are often caused by allergies - such as hayfever, or other allergies. See your doctor or an allergist to find out. ...Read more

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23 year old son has had swollen eyelids, puffy face and headaches for 4, 5 days, could this be serious, should we see dr.

23 year old son has had swollen eyelids, puffy face and headaches for 4, 5 days, could this be serious, should we see dr.

Multiple Complaints: He needs to be evaluated asap to rule out something serious. Puffy eyelids, face, headache (increased blood pressure), dark urine are signs of kidney disease. No more delay. Also needs to rule out substance abuse! ...Read more

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I was sick (cold) recently. After it seemed that it went away, I started to have strong headache in the front. Lymph nodes seem to be swollen, too.

I was sick (cold) recently. After it seemed that it went away, I started to have strong headache in the front. Lymph nodes seem to be swollen, too.

Suggesting sinusitis: Typical bimodal pattern. Check your temperature when you get headaches. Use Tylenol/ Ibuprofen as needed for headache. Maintain good hydration. If no better in couple of days see your doc for consideration for antibiotics. ...Read more

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What might cause headaches, hiccups, and swollen breasts?

What might cause headaches, hiccups, and swollen breasts?

Swollen breast: Change in hormones, if this is something new for you and you didn't have monthly stmptomes of PMS then you migh have arrived at the premenopausal stage which change in hormones causes a variety of symptoms, physical or emotional.
Consult with your gynecologist. ...Read more

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I have swollen lymh nodess behind my ear and a bad headache?

I have swollen lymh nodess behind my ear and a bad headache?

See a doc: Could be a number of things like a commone ear ache or more serious. You could have an infection of the bone behind the ear known as the mastoid or mastoiditis. This can generally be treated with antibiotics but can be serious. Have you had any fever? You need to see a doctor asap! ...Read more

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Have had headache x5days dizziness nause swollen glands that are painful?

Have had headache x5days dizziness nause swollen glands that are painful?

Probable strep infec: This appears to be symptoms of strep. Are you having fever? A viral infection could cause the same symptoms. I would recommend fluids, Ibuprofen or acetamenophen, rest and observation, but if you are worsening or not improving in 12-24 hours, seek medical attention. If you have a feta cheese breath, a white membrane on the tonsils or rash, get seen now. ...Read more

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Headache, an heaviness feeling swollen inside like PMS but post menapausal so what's the cause?

Headache, an heaviness feeling swollen inside like PMS but post menapausal so what's the cause?

Have you had: A recent pelvic/pap test? If so and it was negative remember that recurrent hormonal "surges" are common!
Not to worry it will pass!
Hope this helps!

Dr Z ...Read more

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Glands are swollen and have headaches at back of head is this normal?

Glands are swollen and have headaches at back of head is this normal?

Normal?: Not in a healthy condition it is not. But it is normal in an ill state. Could be the flu. Could be a virus. Could be a strep throat. It took awhile to answer this so I hope you have been seen and are feeling better. If not you ed to be seen. ...Read more

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The rite side of my tongue is swollen. I have a constant headache with it to?

The rite side of my tongue is swollen. I have a constant headache with it to?

Allergic Reaction?: If you did not bite your tongue then try taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine).
If this swelling is worsening then go to Hospital because tongue swelling can get worse and may cause Chocking ...Read more

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My frontal sinuses are very swollen and I have a bad headache. Is this an emergency?

My frontal sinuses are very swollen and I have a bad headache. Is this an emergency?

See a doctor: It is hard to tell if this is an emergency but you definitely need to be seen by a doctor as soon as possible. Sinus infections are commonly associated with a headache due to sinus pressure but may result in more serious neurologic complications. If you have neck stiffness, nausea/vomiting, changes in vision, speech, swallowing, or weakness, go to the er immediately. If in doubt, go to the er. ...Read more

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My eyes hurt and one of my eyes was swollen last night, and I have a slight headache?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What does a urethral caruncle look like. My urethra is very red and is quite swollen.

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What does a urethral caruncle look like. My urethra is very red and is quite swollen.

Here are some. ..: What really causes urethral caruncle is still unclear, but we do know it results from mucosal laxing & protrusion of the posterior distal urethra in the elderly female resulting in a "mass" like a little cheery attaching to posterior aspect of urethral meatus. Its size widely varies and will slowly increase over time. Clinically, it's painless most of the times, but it may irritates and bleeds. ...Read more

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I have a headache, congested, and cough and my lymph nodes hurt when I touch them but they are not swollen?

I have a headache, congested, and cough and my lymph nodes hurt when I touch them but they are not swollen?

Reactive nodes: With a respiratory infection, usually viral, the lymph nodes will become reactive to produce the blood cells needed to fight the infection. It means your body's defenses are acting properly. This can be tender nodes, swollen nodes or both. ...Read more

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I have a swollen irritated area on the side top tight side of my head that hurts when I touch it. Its allso givinge headaches?

I have a swollen irritated area on the side top tight side of my head that hurts when I touch it. Its allso givinge headaches?

See your doctor: It's hard to know without having more information and being able to examine the area. However, it sounds like it may represent a skin infection. I'd suggest you call your physician to set up an appointment. ...Read more

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Should lymes disease symptoms go away? I had it for 2 years and was treated but now my lymph nodes are swollen and my headaches came back

Should lymes disease symptoms go away? I had it for 2 years and was treated but now my lymph nodes are swollen and my headaches came back

LYME DISEASE: History of having lyme disease before should be followed up due to late stages of neurologic, cardiac or joint problems. Please be checked by your md. Good luck! ...Read more

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I am a 30 yr old with very severe headaches I have had bloods done n results are fine the base of my head is swollen and I don't know what else to do?

Migraines: Migraines headaches are very common. Usually throbbing severe headaches associated with light and noise sensitivity. Triggers of headache include poor sleep, stress, hormonal changes and tyramine, or nitrates in diet. The perceived swollen area could be due to muscle spasm. Please, check with your physician for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do if my neck swollen, have a headache, fever, and chills?

What should I do if my neck swollen, have a headache, fever, and chills?

See your doctor: You probabely have a bacterial infection with swollen glands in your neck, and need to see your doctor as you may need antibiotics. Meanwhile take tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin for temp and pain. ...Read more

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My husband was diagnosed with bronchitis. He's been having headaches. Woke up today with his left check very swollen about a half inch under his eye?

My husband was diagnosed with bronchitis. He's been having headaches. Woke up today with his left check very swollen about a half inch under his eye?

Go to your doctor: Viral and bacterial infections can cause bronchitis that can also involve the sinuses. Early sinusitis is treated with decongestants. Increasing pain, fever and excessive discharge and now lid swelling could indicate a serious bacterial infection requiring antibiotics. Go to your doctor for a proper examination and treatment. ...Read more

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What could be the cause of painful swollen salivitory glands, swollen tongue and a headache?

What could be the cause of painful swollen salivitory glands, swollen tongue and a headache?

Clinical Evaluation: And depending on the findings, a lab test may also be recommended. Please see a physician because swollen tongue can block the airway. Swollen glands can be a sign of infection... ...Read more