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Posted by: Shelby | 2010/05/18

What could this be?

Hi Doctor,

My maid''s head suddenly swelled up over night. She came to work one day with a swollen head, her right eye has swollen shut and she said she had a pounding headache, sore teeth and a sore neck on the right hand side, by her ear. She also has a cough. She was tested for TB in January, but the test came back negative. Is there a window period for TB to show up in tests? She did not bash or injure her eye.

Could this be high blood pressure?

Thank you.

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Our expert says:
Expert ImageCyberDoc

Hallo Shelby
No, high blood pressure would not cause this. It could be an allergic reaction or a severe infection in the sinuses. TB is a bacteria so there is no window period. She needs to see a doctor as soon as possible
Dr Bets

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Posted by: Cyberdoc | 2010/05/18

Hallo Shelby
No, high blood pressure would not cause this. It could be an allergic reaction or a severe infection in the sinuses. TB is a bacteria so there is no window period. She needs to see a doctor as soon as possible
Dr Bets

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