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I have bulging of vessels in front of ear. Suggest me a remedy

I have been having issues with bulging in the vessels that run along the outside of my ear in what may be the superficial temporal carotid artery. At times, it can become very sensitive to touch. It will swell or bulge to look as if a grape has been sliced in half lengthwise and put under the skin . Trips to the doctor have been fruitless. I m getting concerned. I ve had this issue in the past but never to the extreme of what it has become in the past few months. I ve had no head or facial trauma. The only thing I can recall since this last started is in the few months prior to the start of this last (and ongoing) episode is a feeling that something was in my eye last May but could not see anything. After that, my eye (on the same side of the face as the bulging vessel) looked like it had fluid build up under the sclera that was yellow in color and then my eyelid seemed to droop. The fluid build up went away but the drooping eyelid did not completely go away. I have episodes of high blood pressure and have been diagnosed with neurofybromas. What could this be?
Asked On : Thu, 3 Feb 2011
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ENT Specialist 's  Response

There is no harm in wearing glasses.

Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Wed, 9 Mar 2011
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ENT Specialist Dr. Dinesh Valse's  Response

what you are having is superficial temporal temporal artery not carotid artery. it becomes enlarged and sensitive in some vascular disease as you have high pressure and neufibromas your artery might have enlagerd due to atherosclerosis or other arterial disease better consult vascular surgeon near by
Answered: Thu, 3 Feb 2011
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My friend is experiencing this problem and is wondering if you wear glasses.. Awaiting your response!!
Answered: Wed, 9 Mar 2011
ENT Specialist Dr. Naveen Kumar's  Response

Engorgement of the superficial blood vessels are common in many individuals, especially in the skinny people. By your explanation I do not see any problem. In fact individuals with high BP can have this venous engorgement. No need to worry, keep yourself relaxed.

Dr. Naveen Kumar
Answered: Thu, 3 Feb 2011
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