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Boil in the inner eye due to inflammation of the lacrimal glands - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   How best do one treat boil in a 5yr old male child?
Doctor :   Can you mention the size of the boil and since when does he have it?
Doctor :   Approximate size.
User :   Small, in the corner of his eye, for about three days now. It keeps coming and going, same position
Doctor :   Is it in the inner side of the eye?
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User :   At the corner
Doctor :   Does he have any watering from the eye?
User :   No
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Is it on the inner side towards the nose?
User :   Yes
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Doctor :   It appears to be an inflammation of the Lacrimal gland or the Lacrimal ducts.
Doctor :   It is better treated by an Ophthalmologist
User :   Sorry, what is Lacrimal gland or Lacrimal ducts
Doctor :   They are the tear glands and ducts
Doctor :   It needs to be examined by an eye doctor for optimal management.
User :   Any treatment or drug needed? If left alone, will it go by itself?
Doctor :   It usually regresses by itself
Doctor :   If it doesnt, it is better dealt by an Eye doctor
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User :   Okay
Doctor :   Does he have any pain with it?
User :   slightly
Doctor :   I also suggest that he takes more vitamin A rich foods like fish, carrots, green leafy vegetables and any yellow colored vegetables or fruits.
Doctor :   He can have hot compresses with a clean cloth when there is pain
Doctor :   It is always better to get him examined with an eye doctor.
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