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I have what I think is a boil or insect bite on my upper-nose near my eye. Suggestions?

I have what I think is a boil or insect bite on my upper-nose near my eye.  Suggestions?

Have it looked at: If it's worrisome to you, large, not improving, draining (discharge), red, elevated, painful, etc. Should have it looked at since it might require treatment. If it's tiny, itchy, and improving, then doesn't sounds worrisome. ...Read more

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Boil (Definition)

A boil is an infected epidermoid cyst of the skin. Usually related to sebaceous glands, which secrete waxy/oily lubricant ...Read more


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I don't know if the skin round my tear duct was a mosquito bite or some bacteria in eye. My eye itched so I itched it and notice a red bump.

I don't know if the skin round my tear duct was a mosquito bite or some bacteria in eye. My eye itched so I itched it and notice a red bump.

Canaliculitis: Could be insect bite or another cause fir allergy. Most viral and Vernal conjunctivitis starts with the inner angle of the eye. If not better in a few days see your Ophthalmologist. . ...Read more

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What would experts say? Could a chin implant help my over bite look?

What would experts say? Could a chin implant help my over bite look?

Overbite and chin: It depends on the underlying problem. If the overbite is caused by your lower jaw being too short, a chin implant will not help your overbite, although it will make your chin more prominent. Remember, chin implants won't fix a bite problem. However, if your chin is too small, a chin implant or a genioplasty may be the answer. See an oral and maxillofacial surgeon in consultation to determine best. ...Read more

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Good size bump behind ear like a bug bite my left ear is numb and bug bite area hurts?

Good size bump behind ear like a bug bite my left ear is numb and bug bite area hurts?

See doc: Best for you to get an eval as this may be a bug bite, possibly infected, or an abscess/cyst, etc. Good luck ...Read more

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I keep getting bit by something.I don't see nor feel it.The bite swells like mosquito bite, itches and has a small blister in the center. About 4 bite?

I keep getting bit by something.I don't see nor feel it.The bite swells like mosquito bite, itches and has a small blister in the center. About 4 bite?

Assuming it is a: different location each time. Consider applying calamine lotion or crushed ice or a cold pack. A 1 to 1 mix of water & baking soda is effective when applied to lesions. You can take oral medications like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Chlorpheniramine for itching. Take care. ...Read more

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I got small bump on eye lid and itchy eyes.. bump gone, but eye still itchy, Please advice?

I got small bump on eye lid and itchy eyes.. bump gone, but eye still itchy, Please advice?

Insect bite: You possibly got a small insect bite causing the bump. Now you have residual allergic conjunctivitis. you could benefit from over the counter anti allergy eye drops. If it's not better in a few days or gets worse contact your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have a lg dark red raised pimple on the white of my eye (inner corner). What is it & does it require urgent medical attention? Eye feels sore.

"pimple on sclera": Typically this is a pingueculum if it does not invade the cornea or a pterygium if it does. They appear usually at the 3 and 9 o'clock position, the area most exposed to sun wind and floating particulate matter in air. No urgency. The become inflamed often and the eye becomes uncomfortable. At times mild steroid drops are needed. With inflammation soreness is common. Sometimes surgery is indicated. ...Read more

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I have some severe bumps where you fold your leg. It burns an itches; they look swollen red & like insect bites. What should I do? Help!

I have some severe bumps where you fold your leg. It burns an itches; they look swollen red & like insect bites. What should I do? Help!

As with... : ...Most things on the skin, a doctor needs to actually look at this to see what it is. It could be bites, or it could be an infection of the skin (something called impetigo). If it's getting worse and spreading, see your doctor. ...Read more

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I have blepharitis and ocular rosacea. Today I noticed clear blister about the size of a pin head where lower lid meets eye. It burst but can see it.

I have blepharitis and ocular rosacea. Today I noticed clear blister about the size of a pin head where lower lid meets eye. It burst but can see it.

Meibomian gland: dysfunction from blepharitis can cause meibomian gland cysts to occur. Good lid hygiene with diligent lid scrubs found over the counter is a good start. Your ophthalmologist can treat you with medication or procedures to alleviate the symptoms and sometimes eliminate the cause. ...Read more

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Pink eye? eye redness, white discharge, feels like eyelash stuck, tender/swelling around, have strep throat. Do I need to see a Dr? Anything I can do?

Pink eye? eye redness, white discharge, feels like eyelash stuck, tender/swelling around, have strep throat. Do I need to see a Dr? Anything I can do?

Yes: You need to see your doctor and start antibiotics, if you haven't already, as for your eyes, you may very well have conjunctivitis, most probably, your doctor would prescribe antibiotics locally too, or refer you to an ophthalmologist if need be, good luck ...Read more

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What to do if my eye floater outside looks like bug above my head?

Floaters: Small fragments of collagen naturally embedded in the vitreous gel move within the eyes and appear as "bugs" or strands. Usually benign, but may represent a problem. Advice...see an ophthalmologis to rule out any serious problem. ...Read more

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Got hit accidentally by zip lock bag of ice near eye brow Small gash. No pain near sight just sore bit swollen. Should I worry about concussion?

Got hit accidentally by zip lock bag of ice near eye brow Small gash. No pain near sight just sore bit swollen. Should I worry about concussion?

Not likely: Unlikely to have concussion from the scenario you describe. If you develop headache, nausea, confusion.. see your Dr. Meanwhile, review this article: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/concussion/basics/symptoms/con-20019272 ...Read more

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Have a stye or pink eye in right eye swoll up suddenly unda bottom lid.. Is there a quick home cure to help heal fast?

Have a stye or pink eye in right eye swoll up suddenly unda bottom lid.. Is there a quick home cure to help heal fast?

Warm compresses: Hard to say for sure from your description what exactly is the problem, but certainly could be a stye or chalazion. It is ok to try a washcloth soaked in very warm water as a warm compress a few times a day, for about 5-10 minutes at a time. If there is no improvement within a couple of days, or worsening at any time, you should see an ophthalmologist promptly. ...Read more

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My eye swelled from a mosquito bite above my eye, does sitting or standing up help it, what else would help the swelling go down?

My eye swelled from a mosquito bite above my eye, does sitting or standing up help it, what else would help the swelling go down?

Ice: For the first few hours, use crushed ice in a baggie on top of the lid. By the next day it should be back to normal unless you have more than an average amount of allergy to the mosquito bite. You can also take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheneramine to help . These can make you sleepy so take them late in the day. ...Read more

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Popped zit week ago w/ metal extractor. Now zit gone and hardening north from cheek to eye socket. Little pea size bump & under eye swollen. What is?

Popped zit week ago w/ metal extractor. Now zit gone and hardening north from cheek  to eye socket. Little pea size bump & under eye swollen. What is?

Sounds too active: You may have not sterilize the extractor resulting in an infection. The face is too close to the lymph drainage to the brain. Use warm applications till you can see a doc. ...Read more