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Pain in the cheek bone, reddish crusty eyes and sore throat. Given antibiotic drops. Is this an eye infection?

I woke up yesterday with a crusty eye and a sore throat . I went to the dr and sure enough pink eye, she put me on antibiotic drops. But today my throat is feeling better and my eye is not as red but my cheekbone hurts now as well as my eye socket. I m at work and all I can think about is going home and closing my eyes. Why would my cheekbone be hurting?
Asked On : Mon, 17 Sep 2012
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Welcome to HCM.
I think you must have been suffering from Upper respiratory tract infection along with conjunctivitis.
Good to hear you are getting better.
In any infection as a part of defensive mechanism ,the lymph nodes in our body enlarges and this becomes painful on touch and with movement of the cheek in your case. Once your infection comes down,then you will get relieved of it . You can take an additional dose of oral anti inflammatory
Drug for relief .
So wait for a period of a week to be totally off from your symptoms and add a Lubricant eyedrops for soothing your eyes.
Hope this helps. Take care.
Answered: Mon, 17 Sep 2012
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