What is the treatment for swollen forehead spreading to neck and eye? - Online Doctor Chats
A day after using a grinder to grind some metal pieces in a shop, my husbands forehead turned red as if he had a sunburn. Then it spread to the front of his neck. His forehead is swollen and it is spreading to his right eye. His right eye is swollen shut. It has been three days since the incident happened.
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it seems like a contact dermatitis
he needs to ice it every few hours
have you tried any of these measures?
No,we have been using aloe Vera juice from a plant. It is now starting to get crusty somewhat on his forehead and "weeps" a clear liquid
but be careful on using the juice
it should not cause an infection
or rather introduce an infection in your husband
Try the measures that I have suggested
it would help in faster recovery
I'm wondering if he got some metal in his face and that might be causing infection?
I do not see an active infection now
there is no pus or discharge as such
Just a clear liquid in some spots on his forehead
please have a close direct look at his face, if you could see anything as such
That could be due to allergy
it would subside with calamine lotion and tablet zyrtec
I do not see any infection in his face through the picture
Is Zyrtec an over the counter drug?
it seems more of red inflammed area due to contact dermatitis or irritation with the metal
yes, zyrtec is over the coutner
Ok. We will try that
wish your husband a quick recovery
he must be fine in 2 days time
Thank you for your help
my pleasure to be of help
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