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Swollen, puffiness under eye at cheekbones. Is this due to blocked tear ducks? This is day 2; better but still puffy. I started a eye lash boost serum

Swollen, puffiness under eye at cheekbones. Is this due to blocked tear ducks? This is day 2; better but still puffy. I started a eye lash boost serum

You may have: Allergic inflammation from pollen or mold or other air pollutants. Or you may have sinus infection or orbital swelling from congestion. Blocked tear ducts are typically one sided, as it is rare that you have a condition that will block both sides at the same time. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

Maxilla (Definition)

The bone of the upper jaw which serves as a foundation of the face ...Read more


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I have puffiness under my eyes above cheekbones. Di I need fillers or plastic surgery...How can it be tightened?

I have puffiness under my eyes above cheekbones. Di I need fillers or plastic surgery...How can it be tightened?

Depends: Puffiness under the eyes can be caused by: loss of volume in the tear trough, bulging orbital fat, loose skin or flat cheekbones. Treatment is based on the cause. Fillers may replace lost volume, bulging fat and loose skin respond to surgical removal and malar (cheek) implants may improve a weak bone structure. See a competent surgeon with experience in cosmetic procedures of the eyelids. ...Read more

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I have puffiness under my eye at top of cheekbone-how do I get rid of this and what causes it?

I have puffiness under my eye at top of cheekbone-how do I get rid of this and what causes it?

Cool compresses: Depending on the cause of the swelling, cool or cold compresses can help a lot. If an infection is causing the swelling, further treatment may be needed. Blepharitis is a common cause of eyelid swelling, you can get more info: http://www.2020vision. Com/blepharitis. Html

sinus and allergy problems can also be involved in this type of swelling. ...Read more

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I have a puffy line under eye right around cheekbone and dark circles around eyes I have a picture but I don't know what it is or if it's serious?

I have a puffy line under eye right around cheekbone and dark circles around eyes I have a picture but I don't know what it is or if it's serious?

Hard to say: It is best if you are concerned to see your doctor. It can be related to trauma, poor nutrition or sleep, or have another etiology. Best to get blood tests and an exam. ...Read more

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I'm afraid I might have broke my cheekbone. What should I do?

Evaluation and x ray: Have it evaluated and x rays done. Go to the er if you cannot be quickly seen by your own doctor. ...Read more

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Please help! Please! My inner cheekbone keeps getting jammed!?

Please help! Please! My inner cheekbone keeps getting jammed!?

Does this mean that: Your Jaws is becoming locked in either an open or closed position? If yes, you could have temporomandibular joint dysfunction. An ENT physician or a dentist who specializes in this - may be able to help you. ...Read more

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Is it normal if my left cheekbone is more prominent than my right one, and I find it looks obvious?

Is it normal if my left cheekbone is more prominent than my right one, and I find it looks obvious?

Facial asymmetry!: Your body is really quite asymmetric, one foot may be larger than the left, etc. Issues facial asymmetry are magnified, particularly with females. Check with your pcp and discuss this. If there is a severe difference you may have surgical oprtions, ie plastic surgeon, oral-maxillofacial surgeon, or ent. ...Read more

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How do you heal a broken cheekbone?

Diagnose first: The first and most important step is to see a healthcare provider to diagnose the type of fracture you have. If it is a non-displaced fracture, no treatment may be necessary. If there is displacement of the fracture, the location and type of fracture (s) can dictate what surgical approach will be used. Afterwards, healing is dependent upon a healthy diet and following postop instructions. ...Read more

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Could having a broken cheekbone be dangerous?

Could having a broken cheekbone be dangerous?

A zygoma fracture: That also involves a blow out fracture of the orbital rim entrapping the inferior rectus muscle of the eye can significantly effect vision. ...Read more

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Have cold with swollen lymphs, woke up with pain on/under one cheekbone, very painful, any relation to cold?

Have cold with swollen lymphs, woke up with pain on/under one cheekbone, very painful, any relation to cold?

Possibly: Colds may cause swollen lymph nodes but not as much as bacterial infection. If the swollen node is under the angle of your jaw it may also be caused by an infected tooth or possibly a sinus infection. If your cold worsens or you get a fever then see your doctor. If the cold goes away and the node gets better then they were likely related. ...Read more

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I wouldn't say I'm in pain but every day now I have what feels like burning in my cheekbone that keeps coming and going and it's starting to worry me?

It would be: Reasonable to see a dentist and make certain there is no oral cavity or dental issue contributing to your symptoms. If everything is Ok the next step is a sinus evaluation by an ENT. If everything there is OK and you haven't developed a rash then it would be prudent to see a neurologist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Fractured zygomatic/cheekbone, what to do?

Fractured zygomatic/cheekbone, what to do?

Is it displaced?: If so, see a plastic surgeon asap. If not eat soft diet for 2 wks, don't blow your nose at least not vigorously, ice sleep w head up. Surgery to repair is easy to recover from and relieves pain. ...Read more

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Can you have physio on a fractured cheekbone?

Cheek fracture: The zygomatic fracture may be nondisplaced and allow some exercise to displaced and need surgery. Go to a maxillo facial expert to make the call. ...Read more

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I have tingling in my jaw an cheekbone what could it be?

I have tingling in my jaw an cheekbone what could it be?

7th nerve: This is generally caused by irritation of the facial portion of your seventh cranial nerve. This nerve passes in front of your ear through the parotid gland and can be affected by inflammation in the parotid gland or anything that puts pressure on the side of your face. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment for a fractured cheekbone?

What's the best treatment for a fractured cheekbone?

Few options: After the nasal bone, the zygomatic is the second most common bone of the face to be fractured. Some cases are managed conservatively with prophylactic antibiotics. If there is greater than 50% of the orbital floor involved or double vision surgery is warranted. Take care. ...Read more

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Could getting punched in the cheekbone cause it to grow bigger?

Could getting punched in the cheekbone cause it to grow bigger?

Trauma: Trauma results in temporary bruising and swelling. We can't determine over the internet what's occurring in your particular case. See your dentist and\or physician for an accurate and proper evaluation. ...Read more

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Please tell me if an underbite can also make my cheekbone underdeveloped?

Please tell me if an underbite can also make my cheekbone underdeveloped?

Yes: Generally most underbite problems are characterized by a deficiency in the growth of the upper jaw which will give the appearance of a flatten "cheekbone" area and a large, protrusive lower jaw. Early treatment of these problems is recommended to avoid surgery later once growth has ceased. If you are already an adult, often you will need jaw surgery and braces to correct your underbite. ...Read more

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Hello every morning when I wake up from sleep my cheekbone hurt what is the reason for that?

Hello every morning when I wake up from sleep my cheekbone hurt what is the reason for that?

It could be a sinus: Infection, or the way you sleep--you may be pressing on the cheekbone when you sleep. Also a bad tooth couild cause pain. ...Read more

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I had an accidental hit to my cheekbone 61/2 weeks ago and I still have a larger cheekbone on that side, how can I speed up healing, will it be normal?

Fracture?: That is a long time after the hit, I would expect swelling would be gone by now. Did you ever had X-rays taken? Maybe you had a fracture. Because this is your face, I would suggest you consult a ENT doctor or plastics. ...Read more

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Right cheekbone hurt w a sharp stabbing pain for two seconds then pain disappeared 'til 2 days now, pain very briefly, but left w dull feeling in area?

Could be...: One of the conditions that come to mind is possible trigeminal neuralgia. It is a condition when the trigeminal nerve (cranial nerve v) for whatever reason fires abnormally and causes brief episodes of severe, sharp lancinating pain. It could be precipitated by chewing or by blowing air in one's face. There are other potential causes. But make a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the pros and cons of having cheekbone surgery (implants)?

What are the pros and cons of having cheekbone surgery (implants)?

Depends: It depends on the type of surgery performed. You should talk with your doctor, who should have the information necessary to give you good recommendations. ...Read more

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I have trigmenial neuropathy and my cheekbone looks swollen?

I have trigmenial neuropathy and my cheekbone looks swollen?

My response: You are very young, at age 22, to experience classic tic doulereux, or severe painful trigeminal problem, but a sensory neuropathy secondary to viral cause might cause semblance of swelling. If you do have pain, search for underlying Multiple Sclerosis, or another intracranial cause. Have a neurologist manage. ...Read more

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Skin dry and itchy. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Skin dry and itchy. And brown spot on cheekbone.

Eczema????: See a dermatologist. Meanwhile try a ceramide cream. Eucerin and Aveeno, (oatmeal) among others, make them. ...Read more

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Pain in right cheekbone/sphenoid area when swallowing?

Pain in right cheekbone/sphenoid area when swallowing?

Possible sinusitis: ENT evaluation. You may need a CT scan of your sinuses and further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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Why does my left cheekbone crack whenever I eat or drink?

Why does my left cheekbone crack whenever I eat or drink?

TMJ: Unilateral crepitations in region proximal mandible w. chewing raises concern for Temporomandibular Disorder, oft called TMJ, "j" for joint. I have often seen in persons w. chronic head tilt, who develop crossed muscle syndrome, uppermost hypertrophic & hyperdynamic & lower deconditioned, in masseter muscles. Your photo suggests left sided disorder in rightward tilted head. See a TMJ specialist. ...Read more

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The side of my face hurts near the cheekbone. I got hit. Will steak help?

The side of my face hurts near the cheekbone. I got hit. Will steak help?

Cold pack: A cold pack might be helpful but a steak per se offers no specific benefit. If you were hit hard you might want to be checked by a doctor to determine if you need a c/t scan to rule out a fracture. ...Read more

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Pressing sensation on my face. Feels like hair on my cheekbone. No pain, just a sensation. What could this be?

Pressing sensation on my face. Feels like hair on my cheekbone. No pain, just a sensation. What could this be?

No idea: I have no idea, but typically most weird sensations are due to the presence of some toxin, pathogen or allergen. These can be identified and detoxified. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have swollen right superclavicular (~1cm) when experiencing left side sinus pain/cheekbone pain for previous 2 months?

Swollen what?: If you are talking about a lymph node, this is almost never normal. If the bone itself is "swollen", is it possibly you have broken it at some time? It is on the opposite side, but do you have a diagnosis for the sinus/cheek pain? Are there other swollen nodes in the neck, jaw, or armpit for example? You should probably be seen by someone who can evaluate all of this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Have a metal plate on face from injury sustainedthree years ago. Last few months increase in facial pain. Now have hard knot on cheekbone- painful.

Infected plate: If the increased pain and swelling is in the area of the pain, the plate/screws may be infected. See an oral surgeon or ENT doctor for this problem. ...Read more

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Hi, I had my cheekbone fractured and had an zygoma surgery. I had the surgery on 31/03/2016 and the swelling on my face has not fully disappeared. The?

Hi, I had my cheekbone fractured and had an zygoma surgery. I had the surgery on 31/03/2016 and the swelling on my face has not fully disappeared. The?

Check with your --: -surgeon 2 make sure there is no complications. It's really only been a month, and swelling is 2 B expected still, but 2 B sure check with him/her. ...Read more

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Lump on left cheek just about an half inch frim cheekbone. Could this be a lymphnode?

Lump on left cheek just about an half inch frim cheekbone. Could this be a lymphnode?

See an ENT: There are other possibilities, including salivary gland issues. You may need a CT or MRI depending on location. If the growth is within the cheek, see an ENT doctor. If it is actually on the cheek skin, see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Does dermaroller work well with atrophic indented scar I have on the lower cheekbone area?

Does dermaroller work well with atrophic indented scar I have on the lower cheekbone area?

Scars;VitaminE: Life holds no guarantees as we know, but vitamin e oil placed directly on the scar regularly can help to fade or remove the scar. You can get a bottle of it in the drug store. It's inexpensive and worth a try; just be patient. I don't know about Dermaroller. Also consider seeing a plastic surgeon who may be able to help. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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What test could one get that would show if there was something under your cheekbone towards the temple area?

What test could one get that would show if there was something under your cheekbone towards the temple area?

Xray vs ultrasound: I'm trying to envision "under your cheekbone". Do you mean skin & soft tissue covering cheekbone or do you mean cheekbone itself or perhaps even "inside" cheekbone? If it's superficial soft tissue, ultrasound can help determine if solid or fluid filled. Xray can initially evaluate bones but CT scan can offer even more detail of bones & stuff inside skull. Discuss your concerns w/Family Doc or ENT ...Read more