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forehead swelling and lymph node enlargement

Posted by
Diana on February 18, 2003 at 14:28:44:

Hello
About 8 days ago I developed an area of redness in the center of my forehead and close to the hair line. It was about 2 inches in diameter and pretty round. The area was bumpy and swollen and somewhat tender. About 4 days later with this condition still there and getting worse, I developed enlarged and tender lymph nodes under my jaw, below the ear on both sides. Subsequently I developed enlarged lymph nodes around the tmj area of my jaw. My husband and I consulted with a friend MD and a prescription for Augmentin was called in. I have been on the meds (500mg) for 4.5 days and the condition on my forehead is better in that some of the redness is gone and the swelling is almost gone but the swelling not the redness moved down between my eyebrows and today I have puffiness from the bridge of my nose to the corners of my eyes and some puffiness around my eyes. The mentioned lymph nodes are still swollen and sore.
Any comments of this would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks



Re: forehead swelling

Posted by Carol B. on February 18, 2003 at 20:15:32:

In Reply to: forehead swelling and lymph node enlargement posted by Diana on February 18, 2003 at 14:28:44:

Diana,
Something similar happened to me several years ago. The extra fluid in the tissues around the spot on your forehead will move downward, due to gravity.
It should eventually absorb back into your circulatory system, but you could try hot compresses to increase the local circulation.
Carol B.

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Re: forehead swelling and lymph node enlargement (Archive in hot compresses.)

Posted by Walt Stoll on February 19, 2003 at 07:37:22:

In Reply to: forehead swelling and lymph node enlargement posted by Diana on February 18, 2003 at 14:28:44:

Hi, Diana.

With a cellulitis like this hot compresses would be a LOT more effective and produce a LOT quicker response than antibiotics.

Listen to Carol B.

There certainly would be no reason not to use them right now. It would even bring any antibiotic in your blood to the area faster. Without them, right now, your big toe is getting as much antibiotic as your forehead.

Why do not physicians tell their patients these simple things?!

Walt

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