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My right cheekbone is swollen next to nose. Almost like

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My right cheekbone is swollen next to nose. Almost like infection, have pain around eye. Had ct scan of sinus and no infection. Right sinus has burning ache deep in sinus. Has been getting worse. Pain in face and nose has been getting worse
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Neurology
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

Hi, this is Dr Phil, here to assist you. I am Board Certified with over 10 years of experience. I will respond with my answer shortly. Thank you.

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

do you have a picture?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
No picture, just puffy and tendor. Right cheekbone and around eye ache. With headache. Saw optometrist to check out right eye and eyes were fine.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

Did the CAT scan look at the orbits?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
The ct scan was everything involved with sinuses. Not certain about orbits? Have seen dentist and teeth checked out also. This started about 2 months ago
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

what meds have you tried Vince?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Ibuprofen and gabapentin
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

what about sinus/allergy meds?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
zertek. My first thought was seasonal allergies. The swelling and eye ache are something I've never experienced.
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

I would try adding flonase to that nostril.

I bet it helps

It must be allergies and inflammation that just didn't show on the CAT scan

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Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I've tried Flonase
Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Are you a neurologist?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

No I'm an internist.

probably the best equipped doctor to handle this issue in my opinion.

A neurologist won't be able to help you

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
The ent I saw who had the ct scan done suggested I see a neurologist?
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

I can't possibly imagine how a neuro could help

the area is swollen

that indicates inflammation

It has to be allergies

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
My cheek bone is swollen and I have pain around eye. No typical signs of allergies. This swelling could be allergies
Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

absolutely

I think the sinuses are causing this swelling

the CAT scan can see infection but could easily miss allergic swelling

Expert:  Dr. Phil, MD replied 3 months ago.

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