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Suggest treatment for swelling in eyebrow caused by a pimple

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Posted on Mon, 21 Dec 2015
Question: Hi I have a pimple on the right side of my forehead and it is causing a slight swelling above my right eyebrow. I have recently had a viral infection that has affected my ears and sinuses etc. Is it anything to worry about?

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Answered by Dr. Charu Bansal (7 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
Furunculosis

Detailed Answer:
Hello. Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com. I have read your query. I understand your concern.
As per details, the most likely possibility for your symptoms is a condition of Furunculosis. It is bacterial infection of skin involving hair follicle and surrounding areas. It is characterised by red colored painful or tender swelling.
You got viral infection. It means that at that point of time your immunity was weak that may be a reason for this bacterial infection.
I woupd advice you to get your blood sugar levels done. In such cases, I prefer to advise oral antibiotics like cloxacillin. In addition, anti inflammatory drugs like diclofenac and antibiotic cream like mupirocin 2 percent is given.
You should visit your doctor so that he can examine you and give you prescription. You can share my opinion with him. I hope it helps. Take care.
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Suggest treatment for swelling in eyebrow caused by a pimple

Brief Answer: Furunculosis Detailed Answer: Hello. Welcome to Healthcaremagic.com. I have read your query. I understand your concern. As per details, the most likely possibility for your symptoms is a condition of Furunculosis. It is bacterial infection of skin involving hair follicle and surrounding areas. It is characterised by red colored painful or tender swelling. You got viral infection. It means that at that point of time your immunity was weak that may be a reason for this bacterial infection. I woupd advice you to get your blood sugar levels done. In such cases, I prefer to advise oral antibiotics like cloxacillin. In addition, anti inflammatory drugs like diclofenac and antibiotic cream like mupirocin 2 percent is given. You should visit your doctor so that he can examine you and give you prescription. You can share my opinion with him. I hope it helps. Take care.