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Boil on eyelid. What precautions to be taken? Hot fomentation? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:How are you doing?
User:What measure should we take in case of boil on eyelid?
User:i am good
User:thanks for asking
Doctor:You would need hot fomentation
Doctor:Which means you take a cloth and heat it on the tawa on the stove
Doctor:and check whether its ok to touch on your hand
Doctor:Then apply on eyes
Doctor:Secondly, a pain killer like ibuprofen would be needed
Doctor:Thirdly, you would need gentamycin eye drops 4 times a day
Doctor:and ciprofloxacin eye ointment at night
User:Any other measure I have to take???
Doctor:Fourth, depending on how bad it is, you may need an oral antibiotic as well
Doctor:Like amoxicillin-clavulanate
Doctor:It should be ok in about 1 week
User:ok, thanks a lot
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