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I have this pain on the outside corner of my left eye, like

on the bone, it sort... Show More
on the bone, it sort feels bruised. I've been really head-achey for the past week or so and yesterday I had a sore throat. I'm just wondering if that means anything?
Submitted: 5 years ago.
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Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Are you available to chat?
Doctor DanB : For the most part this is unlikely to mean anything significant unless it's accompanied by eye redness, light sensitivity, discharge, tearing, or decreased vision. A very likely possibility is that there is some referred pain to the eye from sinus inflammation associated with a viral illness. Does that make sense?
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Doctor DanB : Does that make sense!

Yes, it does. I have been having alot of light sensitivity recently.


So you don't think that it's anything serious?

Doctor DanB : This is quite a common symptom of a viral upper respiratory infection. I doubt this is anything serious but I would recommend using cool compresses and artificial tears and if it continues past 48 hrs or worsens then you may consider seeing your doctor. But this is unlikely to be anything serious.

Okay, thank-you :) also could I ask another thing. This headache that I've been having is really annoying. I don't seem to be running a temperature but it doesn't seem to be a migraine. It worsens with strong light. I've had this for about a month and it has been getting worse. Is it also nothing serious?

Doctor DanB : That's difficult to say. If its been going on for a month then it's something you should investigate with your primary care doctor.

Yeah, I'm planning on visiting a GP later today but I just couldn't get to sleep and started worrying. Thank-you anyway :).

Doctor DanB : Youre welcome.