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Is a swollen cheek a sign of conjunctivitis?

can a swollen cheek be a sign of conjuntivitis? My son has a small sty on his left eye that appeared yesterday. I have been cleaning it with a warm wet wash cloth and following with a warm compress for about 5 minutes. Today his right cheek is slightly swollen from lower eye to his jaw. Are the two symptoms of conjuntivitis or could it be something else?
Tue, 30 Dec 2014
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Hello. I just read through your question.
The swelling of the shift would not be conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis would be a redness to the white of the eye with some kind of discharge from the eye. It is possible that the swelling and redness of the cheek could be a skin infection. I recommend consulting with your doctor so the correct diagnosis can be made and appropriate treatment plan implemented.
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Is a swollen cheek a sign of conjunctivitis?

Hello. I just read through your question. The swelling of the shift would not be conjunctivitis. Conjunctivitis would be a redness to the white of the eye with some kind of discharge from the eye. It is possible that the swelling and redness of the cheek could be a skin infection. I recommend consulting with your doctor so the correct diagnosis can be made and appropriate treatment plan implemented.