Medical Specialty >> Dermatology

Doctors Lounge - Dermatology Answers

Back to Dermatology Answers List

If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 911 immediately. Doctors Lounge ( does not recommend or endorse any specific tests, physicians, products, procedures, opinions, or other information that may be mentioned on the Site.

DISCLAIMER: The information provided on is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her physician. Please read our 'Terms and Conditions of Use' carefully before using this site.

Date of last update: 10/18/2017.

Forum Name: Dermatology Topics

Question: Red, Burning spot under right eye

 MES1993 - Thu Feb 25, 2010 11:18 pm

Hi! For about 2 months, I have had a spot under my right eye (I've been calling it a 'hot spot', though I'm sure that's not proper term) for about 2 months. It burns whenever anything (be it warm water, tears, lotion, skin treatment, whatever) is put on it. I do have a cat that I got in August, and I think I may be allergic to her. I plan on talking to my doctor about allergy shots. Could this spot be a reaction to my cat?

Thank you very much!!
 Faye Lang, RN, MSW - Sat Feb 27, 2010 6:57 pm

Hello MES1993,

It would be unusual, though not impossible, for a single spot to be a general allergic reaction to your cat. Did the cat scratch you under your eye? Any irration that lasts as long as yours needs to be evaluated by your physician. There are many things that it could be, but it's difficult to suggest what it is without actually looking at it: how large is it, has it increased in size, is the redness constant, etc. It would be wise to see your physician promptly, if for no other reason than to get rid of the burning. I hope this is helpful to you.

Good luck!
Faye, RN, MSW

| Check a doctor's response to similar questions

Are you a Doctor, Pharmacist, PA or a Nurse?

Join the Doctors Lounge online medical community

  • Editorial activities: Publish, peer review, edit online articles.

  • Ask a Doctor Teams: Respond to patient questions and discuss challenging presentations with other members.

Doctors Lounge Membership Application

Tools & Services: Follow DoctorsLounge on Twitter Follow us on Twitter | RSS News | Newsletter | Contact us