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What does a boil on eyebrow indicate?

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Posted on Mon, 27 Oct 2014
Question: my husband has a boil on his eyebrow and eye is swollen shut woke up with this morning
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Answered by Dr. Robert Galamaga (3 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
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Detailed Answer:
hello and thank you for sending the question.

It sounds like he has an infection underneath the skin.

At this point if he has a significant amount of swelling he most likely will benefit from antibiotics.

Generally oral antibiotics are indicated in this type of setting. In addition his doctor might consider prescribing a topical antibiotic as well.

It looks like right now you will need to bring him to a medical professional for evaluation. Local emergency room or urgent care facilityshould be well-equipped to handle this.

Thank you again for sharing your healthcare concerns with us.

Sincerely,

Dr. Galamaga
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What does a boil on eyebrow indicate?

Brief Answer: Considerations Detailed Answer: hello and thank you for sending the question. It sounds like he has an infection underneath the skin. At this point if he has a significant amount of swelling he most likely will benefit from antibiotics. Generally oral antibiotics are indicated in this type of setting. In addition his doctor might consider prescribing a topical antibiotic as well. It looks like right now you will need to bring him to a medical professional for evaluation. Local emergency room or urgent care facilityshould be well-equipped to handle this. Thank you again for sharing your healthcare concerns with us. Sincerely, Dr. Galamaga