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What causes sharp pain at the bridge of the nose and above the eye?

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Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin

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Posted on Thu, 12 Jul 2018 in Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
Question: I have a sharp intermittent pain in the area of the bridge of the nose and moving slightly to the right above the eye. Can be very sensitive to slightest touch---even linking the right eye. Been going on for about three weeks.
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Answered by Dr. Saddiq Ulabidin 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
Needs CT orbit and head and neck to rule out underlying infection

Detailed Answer:
Hi! Welcome to Healthcaremagic. Thanks for sharing your concerns with us. We will try to help you in best way possible. First of all it's sad to know what you had been going through lately.

Based on the history you have shared, it needs to be evaluated in detail by local examination by an ENT specialist as well as may need CT orbits as well as CT paranasal sinuses and head and neck in general to look for any underlying orbital or bony infection and it's extension.

Meanwhile OTC analgesics like acetaminophen or Ibuprofen can help with pain and inflammation however antibiotics like coamoxiclav or ciprofloxacin may also be needed.

An underlying fungal infection of sinus or orbit should also be ruled out. Meanwhile less aggressive causes like raised intraorbital pressures or skin involvement like herpes infection should also be ruled out. Wishing you a speedy recovery.

Hope this has answered your query. If you have any questions please feel free to ask. Regards
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