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Bite on left temple, swollen from forehead to cheek, redness moving towards neck,pain?

Bite on left temple, swollen from forehead to cheek, redness moving towards neck,pain?

Uh oh!: If the bite is now spreading and the swelling has increased, if taking Benadryl (diphenhydramine) doesn't help significantly, you may have an infection in the skin, called cellulitis. This is very serious when it's in the head, face or neck. It it responds to the Benadryl (diphenhydramine), it is likely just a local reaction to the bite and is not as big a deal. If it doesn't, call your doc right away, or go to an ER. Generic is OK ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Small bump inside skin forehead left side. tingling left side face, eye hurts, slight pressure on forehead, itchy scalp left side, swelling left brow?

Small bump inside skin forehead left side. tingling left side face, eye hurts, slight pressure on forehead, itchy scalp left side, swelling left brow?

EyeThinkYouNeedADoc: Putting that all together, except the itchy scalp, I'd suggest you get yourself checked for inflammation of a small artery on that side (near the temple). That could be signalling a deeper problem that could affect your eyesight (your eye is already hurting, right?). I may be wrong and I hope I am. But get to your doctor tomorrow for an exam and maybe a blood test or two. Better safe than sorry. ...Read more

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Lump behind ear red hot swelling going down front of neck?

Lump behind ear red hot swelling going down front of neck?

Have it checked out: Difficult to say what that is. It could be mastoiditis with spread down the neck. At an rate, based on your description of it being "red hot", that suggests an infection-whatever the source. You should have it checked out before it spreads or worsens. ...Read more

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Throbbing head, face pressure, aching pain around right eye on eyelid under eye and bridge of nose?

Throbbing head,  face pressure, aching pain around right eye on eyelid under eye and bridge of nose?

Have it looked at: Perhaps it's due to a sinus infection or even migraine but I'm concerned that it's so centered around the eye including the eyelid. Please see your doctor to rule out infection. ...Read more

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Twitch right under right eye started,couple days later right side face tingling from forehead down neck, twitching in lip&under cheekbone beside nose ?

Twitch right under right eye started,couple days later right side face tingling from forehead down neck, twitching in lip&under cheekbone beside nose
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Spasms: The symptoms that you're describing are benign. Twitches and spasms and even tingling are normal and can occur on the face and neck. Oftentimes they are due to stress or can be induced by exercise. I would recommend some massaging and warm compresses, Otherwise it's not anything dangerous. ...Read more

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Lump on eyebrow swollen around?

Lump on eyebrow swollen around?

Infection?: This could be an infection. If it's red and painful see a doctor soon. You don't want this to spread into the orbit of the eye. Orbital cellulitis is an acute infection of the tissues immediately surrounding the eye, including the eyelids, eyebrow, and cheek. ...Read more

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Severe stiff neck. Constant pain from shoulder, neck, behind ear, around hairline on left side to center of forehead and Blurry vision. 36 hours?

Severe stiff neck. Constant pain from shoulder, neck, behind ear, around hairline on left side to center of forehead and Blurry vision. 36 hours?

Blurred Vision x36: Hello. I hope someone has "laid eyes" on you since you have had blurred vision for now 1.5 days. If not, need to do it. Do you have history of migraines? When was the last time your vision was checked? Cervical facet joints can cause neck stiffness& pain wrapping around back of ears, back of head & even down into shoulders. Occipital nerves can be irritated in back of head. Please get vision check ...Read more

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Extreme pain on left side of forehead , above the eye?

Extreme pain on left side of forehead , above the eye?

Sinus or burst blood: This can be an acute frontal sinus but can also represent a ruptured berry aneurysm in the brain or spontaneous bleeding fro oral blond thinners even aspirin. It can also represent inlamed nerves in the face or head. ...Read more

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Aching around right temple.Crawling sensation.Throbbing pressure and pains around eyes and forehead pressure behind nose,roof of mouth, pains cheeks?

Aching around right temple.Crawling sensation.Throbbing pressure and pains around eyes and forehead pressure behind nose,roof of mouth, pains cheeks?

Sinus pressure: Typical description of sinus pressure that can be caused by rhinitis or structural problems. Acute rhinitis associated with a common viral-induced cold may be the most likely scenario. There are other causes of chronic allergic and non-allergic rhinitis, which can leave one prone to sinus infections. If progressive or recurrent, initiate a medical evaluation as there are options to achieve relief ...Read more

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Noticeable swelling right side of neck directly under ear. Painful to the touch. Tripled in size overnight.

Noticeable swelling right side of neck directly under ear. Painful to the touch. Tripled in size overnight.

Lymphadenitis: Could be inflammation of upper neck lymph nodes due to a viral upper respiratory or ear infection. If does not respond to over the counter nsaids such as Ibuprofen within 24 to 48 hours, you need to be evaluated by an ENT specialist. ...Read more

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Swelling on face in front of left ear, pain in left temple and left forehead when try to move head quickly, pain behind left ear and neck below skull?

Swelling on face in front of left ear, pain in left temple and left forehead when try to move head quickly, pain behind left ear and neck below skull?

Facial pain: Over the computer, guesses would include a possible sinus infection causing swelling and inflammation. Cellulitis is always a possibility, etc. Only way to know for sure is to get an exam and then treated as need be. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Very minor swelling at temple area of face ?

Very minor swelling at temple area of face ?

If its minor: I wouldn't worry, if it becomes real painful then get seen, mild temporal swelling without pain or trauma is not going to be an issue, unless it gets worse. See temporal arteritis if u want to worry yourself. Good luck. ...Read more

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Swollen lymphnodes painless above collarbone on left side of neck tender lymphnodes under jawbone in front of ear, fever 99-101.5,throat pain,fatigue?

Swollen lymphnodes painless above collarbone on left side of neck tender lymphnodes under jawbone in front of ear,  fever 99-101.5,throat pain,fatigue?

Lymphadenopathy: Lymphadenopathy or enlarged lymph nodes in adults should be evaluated, particularly if nodes are felt above the collar bone. Please see your doctor for evaluation as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My left eye socket near my eyebrow is in pain causing head ache?

My left eye socket near my eyebrow is in pain causing head ache?

Ophthomologist: There are some benign causes for your symptoms, but there are also some concerning causes. The more acute this is, the more it needs to be evaluated. Ed if visual disturbance and or pain with light and/or high fever are more concerning. Ed or ophthamologist are appropriate. ...Read more

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Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye.no redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye.no redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swelling: Swelling of the lids can be caused by several things.You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause and institute treatment. ...Read more

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Left swollen eye 4 days now, swelling spreading closer to cheek area. Feels like a bruise ?

Left swollen eye 4 days now, swelling spreading closer to cheek area. Feels like a bruise ?

Preseptal cellulitis: is an infectious condition affecting the tissue around the eye. If not properly treated it can spread around to the eye and other surrounding tissue, causing limitations in eye movement and pain. Treatment starts with oral antibiotics, but may require iv antibiotics. You should be seen right away so proper diagnosis and treatment can be started. Good luck! ...Read more