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What causes a pimple under the skin adjacent to the eye socket?

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Posted on Wed, 15 Mar 2017 in General Health
Question: Blind pimple next to my eye socket next tk my nose.
Started off being a tiny little bump.
Woke up the next morning to have a bit of swelling.
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Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

There is some degree of swelling. However, with no tenderness, pain, erythema (Redness), fever and visual changes, its unlikely to be a serious infective cause. An insect bite, undue pressure, soft tissue swelling and a boil are the likely differential with such swelling.

I would recommend local application of an ointment containing polymyxin B and bacitracin thrice a day topically on the swelling / bump. If I were your prescribing physician then I would also prescribe Oral Ibuprofen and serratiopeptidase. to counter the swelling. Most likely it will resolve within a week.

Wishing you best of health


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