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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   My left eyelid is swollen and irritated, and it has been getting worse. Is there an over-the-counter medication I can take?
Doctor :   Hi
User :   Hello
Doctor :  

Doctor :  
SInce when do you have these symptoms?
User :   Wednesday night I felt an irriritation in the corner of my eye near my nose
User :   when i woke up, it seemed to be a bit swollen
Doctor :  
Ok.
User :   since then, the swelling on that eyelid has increased
Doctor :  
Is there any redness of the eye?
User :   some but not a lot
Doctor :  
Do you have fever?
User :   none
Doctor :  
Ok.
User :   lots of tearing
Doctor :  
I shall suggest you these.
Doctor :  
1.Take lubrex eye drops 2 drops three times a day
User :   it's sore in that corner and feels irritated
Doctor :  
2. TAb tylenol cold twice a day.
Doctor :   You specifically need an antibiotic eye drops but they are available only with a prescription.
User :   ok so go to a doctor. can i go on monday or is it more urgent?
Doctor :  
Folloow the advise given.
Doctor :  
Do not rub your eyes very frequently.
Doctor :  
Use warm water and clean your eyes very frequently.
Doctor :  
If the symptoms are increasing i would suggest you to get an eye check up done tomorrow at a ER.
User :   with an optometrist or an opthamologist?
User :   ok
Doctor :  
An ophthalmologist is a better person than an
User :   thank you
Doctor :  
In the mean time you need to maintain good hygeine on the eyes a
Doctor :  
and surrrounding it.
Doctor :  
IS there any other query?
User :   no i think that's all, i appreciate your help
Doctor :  
Please fill the feed back form too.
Doctor :  
we would appreciate that.
User :   great i will
Doctor :  
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User :   ok
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