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What causes red bump on eyebrow and swelling of eyebrow?

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Posted on Fri, 6 Jun 2014
Question: My son had a mosquito looking tiny reddish bump yesterday, but woke up with a welt on his eyebrow. After a few hours outside, it got bigger. It doesnt hurt him or seem to itch.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (4 hours later)
Brief Answer:
abscess or insect bite

Detailed Answer:
Hello
It looks like an abscess in initial stage or an insect bite.
Just try to press it and see whether it hurts him.
Also feel whether it is soft or hard like a lump.
Let me know so I can help you better.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Rahul Kumar (43 minutes later)
It doesn't seem to hurt him when I press down on it, although he has a pretty high pain threshold. I do feel a small lump within the swollen area.

It looked yesterday like a small red mosquito bite. Woke up today a little swollen, and then after Benadryl, it swelled even larger so that his eyelid dropped down and could hardly open his eye.

Took him to ER and they said to wait it out. I'm just concerned it's something worse since it hasn't gotten better.

The infected area is definitely warm/hot.
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Answered by Dr. Rahul Kumar (2 hours later)
Brief Answer:
abscess

Detailed Answer:
Hello
If it is warm and slightly like lump surely it developing an abscess.
You dont need to wait please start oral antibiotics as XXXXXXX as possible and do warm compress.
Let me know if you have any other doubts.
Thank you
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Brief Answer: abscess or insect bite Detailed Answer: Hello It looks like an abscess in initial stage or an insect bite. Just try to press it and see whether it hurts him. Also feel whether it is soft or hard like a lump. Let me know so I can help you better. Thank you