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I developed a swollen spot under my right eye this morning

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I developed a swollen spot under my right eye this morning as I was sitting at my desk at work. It looks like a bug bite but it's not. I'm a little nervous because I'm reading that it could be liver function??

Dr. Dan B. : Hello and thanks for your question. Can you take a picture of it and post it to your reply to me?

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I also have had a really bad sinus cold the past few days and routinely have allergies

Dr. Dan B. : Is it the puffy swelling under your right eye you're talking about? Is the swelling dense and somewhat hard or is it boggy like there is fluid in it? Does it itch?

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Boggy like fluid, doesn't itch

Dr. Dan B. : The shadow makes it hard for me to tell but is it red? Is it kind if scaly or flaky? Painful or tender to touch?

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It is a little red but I think mostly from me touching it. It isn't painful or tender or scaly or flaky.

Dr. Dan B. : The second picture didn't quite come through. Can you send it again?

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The weird part is I could feel it developing within a matter of a minute or two.


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I took another pic in better light

Dr. Dan B. : Thanks for those additional pictures and additional information. From what this looks like and what you said, this seems to be an allergic process. I do not think it is related to sinus issues as this tissue is not contiguous with your tear drainage system. As to exactly what caused the allergic reaction at that precise part of your face, I cannot say and it would be almost impossible to tell. I recommend using cool compresses on it, and 1% hydrocortisone ointment twice per day to help with the swelling.
Dr. Dan B. : If the swelling becomes more dense, more red, and is tender, then this may indicate infection and the need to treat with antibiotics, but I do not suspect this will be the case. Does this make sense?

you don't think it is the sign of something more serious?

Dr. Dan B. : Do you have any other questions about this?
Dr. Dan B. : No, I do not suspect anything more serious at this point.

Ok, thanks

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