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Pimple causing black and blue and swelling of the eye.

Patient: Saturday the corner of my eye start getting what I think is a pimple. Is has been growing, not much, since then. Of course, like any normal person, I tried popping it with no success. Of course, trying to pop it from Saturday until just about 30 minutes ago. It has gotten worse. My eye is swollen all over and looks like I have a black and blue bruise on my eye lid. I need to know what I need to be doing to lessen the pain, which is also causing my stomach to feel sick and also causing me really bad migraines.

 

 

Symptoms: Slight pressure on corner of eye, migraines, sick to my stomach, some puss when I try popping, swelling, bruising.

 

 

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Doctor: Thank you for contacting ask the doctor.This could be a bacterial infection of the skin may be cellulitis. It may onl y affect the skin or may spread to the underlying tissues/lymph nodes/ bloodstream. I recommend a visit to the physician and getting a thorough examination. The headache may be the result of the pressure on to the surrounding nerves. It is essential that you start the proper treatment before the infection may spread into the eyes or other surrounding structures. The treatment options may include surgical debridement, cleaning the wound with H2O2, application of antiseptics and antibiotics to fight the bacterial infection. Please do not attempt any more popping as it can cause damage to the surrounding structures. A physician visit is a MUST. To ease the pain till the physician visit, you can try the heat therapy.Hope the information was useful.

 


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Dr. Jimmy Obaji M.D.

Dr. Jimmy Obaji completed his residency in Family Medicine at the University of Manitoba. He currently operates a walk-in-clinic in downtown Toronto.

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