Had a bad cold, now have itchy/sore swollen eye with rash

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I had a bad cold last week, and my right eye got quite itchy. I have now developed some sort of rash on the top of my eye lid and on my nose next to my eye. All the glands on the right side of my face are swollen and the side of my face is quite sore. I'm not sure whether this is a skin problem or eye problem, but my eye is quite painful.

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    Go to your doctor right away, or to the hospital ER.  Hope yours is not "trigeminal shingles". I would not wish that on my worst enemy. For treatment to be most effective, it has to be initiated within 48 to 72 hours after the first symptoms appear.

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      Please go see your doctor right away. Just to be sure you do not have"trigeminal shingles" spreading to your right eye.

      "Shingles in the eye can cause scarring, vision loss, and other long-term problems"

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    Looking at Tramingal shingles online, my 'rash' looks identical, although very small at the moment due to just starting.

    Is it worth going to ER tomorrow rather than waiting for an appointment with the doctor?

    Thank you!!

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