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Sore skin around eye and left side of face hurts to touch :(
« on: September 03, 2014, 09:03:42 AM »
Yesterday the lower eyelid of my left eye felt like it was burning, like I'd gotten something in my eye under my eyelid that was causing it to hurt.  I figured that's all it was, but then in the evening I noticed it wasn't just the lower eyelid that was sore.  The skin of my upper eyelid and also the skin below my eye all the way to my left nostril is also sore and hurts to touch.  It also hurts to blink.  It's kind of a burning sore pain.  The weird thing is the skin looks (as far as I can tell) totally normal.  I can only see maybe a tiny bit more redness under my lower eyelid when I pull it back compared to my right eye, but it's negligible.  Still, my mind is racing with a million ideas of what it could be, none of them good.  It feels a lot like nerve pain, kinda like you get when you're sick with the flu when your skin hurts to touch.  But I'm not sick, as far as I know.

If this is relevant at all, a few weeks ago I did have some minor shooting pains in my left eye that lasted periodically throughout the course of one day and disappeared.  Since that was a while ago, I doubt it's related, but thought I'd mention it.

I guess what freaks me out (and this is kinda tmi and embarrassing) is that it's the same kind of sore skin pain I've had when I've had genital herpes breakouts.  But it's on my face.  My mind goes straight to fearing I somehow transferred the virus to my eye but I don't see any way I could've done that since I've been outbreak free for a while now and obviously don't touch it when I do have it.  I DID just touch my eye yesterday morning to try to get something out of it, and that was after shopping and I'm afraid I got some kind of weird disease in my eye by doing that.  LOL.  I don't know but this is really freaking me out.

I don't know what to do.  If I went to the doctor I'm pretty sure they'd just stare blankly and tell me to go home since there's nothing visible there at all.
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Re: Sore skin around eye and left side of face hurts to touch :(
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2014, 10:11:25 AM »
It's possible that is could be a precursor to shingles.  If you get some blisters popping up in the next day or so you have your answer. 
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Re: Sore skin around eye and left side of face hurts to touch :(
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2014, 11:43:32 AM »
Thanks, Shawn.  The weird thing is I've had this sort of sore skin pain before - on my forearms, on my stomach, on my legs.  I've always heard "it could be related to shingles" but I've never once had a blister or any kind of visible irritation associated with it, the skin always looks totally normal.  I've never had it on my face before though so it's freaking me out, especially because it's my eye area.
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Re: Sore skin around eye and left side of face hurts to touch :(
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2014, 12:06:04 PM »
Then that bodes well for it being of benign origin.  Sometimes we experience pain and symptoms without known cause. 
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Re: Sore skin around eye and left side of face hurts to touch :(
« Reply #4 on: September 03, 2014, 01:05:14 PM »
Thanks.  You know, the absolute weird thing is it's getting better now as we speak.  Bodies are so strange.
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Re: Sore skin around eye and left side of face hurts to touch :(
« Reply #5 on: September 03, 2014, 03:52:22 PM »
I'm going to bet you pulled at the lower lid trying to find what was in your eye and stretched the skin in those areas.  Glad it's feeling better!
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Re: Sore skin around eye and left side of face hurts to touch :(
« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2014, 05:20:26 PM »
Okay, so I think I jumped the gun a little :(  I thought it was feeling better, but it's not and now the teeth on that side of my face are cold-sensitive.  This is definitely nerve pain, I've had it before.  I'm really worried.  Do I have some bacteria eating at my optic nerve from touching my eyeball yesterday?  Do I have some neurological disease that's going to make me go blind?  Ugh, I know these are irrational thoughts, but I am really worried now.  Hubby doesn't want me to go to the doctor for money reasons cause I've been there a lot lately  :traurig001:  What could this be??  What should I do?
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Re: Sore skin around eye and left side of face hurts to touch :(
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2014, 05:45:17 PM »
Is it possible for herpes to move to the brain??  Because this feels exactly the same only it's on my face.   :traurig001:  OMG what would that mean if that happened?
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Re: Sore skin around eye and left side of face hurts to touch :(
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2014, 06:48:21 PM »
Please, anyone?  I know I might sound ridiculous but I really need help.
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Re: Sore skin around eye and left side of face hurts to touch :(
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2014, 08:31:22 PM »
You are engaged in irrational fear and panic.  Take a deep breath and settle down.  You are ok.
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