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Is the skin warm to the touch in the affected area? Is it kinda tight?
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yes - available to talk. The area is warm to the touch.
Is the skin tight?
Yes it is.
Ok. Well, I'm worried that you may have an infection of the skin and subQ tissues called facial cellulitis
This is something that really should be looked at by a doctor.....the sooner the better.
Thank you - I can most likely see my ophthalmologist tomorrow. In the meantime, is there anything I can do to relieve the pain/swelling?
Since it is late there are really only two options: Go to the ER for an evaluation this evening (the safest choice) or, if you are comfortable with it, see a doctor (internal medicine will do fine) the very first thing in the morning.
Ice packs and tylenol. But this type of infection, if that is what you have, can progress fairly rapidly and require IV antibiotics
Since I can't see what it currently looks like you will have to decide if you want to go to the ER tonight or see an MD promptly in the morning.
I would not delay by trying any home therapy at this time...
Does this make sense to you?
Thank you - I will take your advice. I appreciate your help.
It makes sense to me. Thank you.
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