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Boil on the eyelid, irritation, antibiotic eye drops - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vision and Eye Disorders
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General & Family Physician
Practicing since : 2004
Answered : 36 Questions
Doctor :   Hi
User :   I have a heat boil in my left eye
Doctor :   Ok
User :   there has been an irritation for the past two days
User :   i noticed the boil yesterday
Doctor :   I understand
Doctor :   Is the boil on your eyelid?
User :   yes on the upper eyelid of my left eye
Doctor :   Ok, It can be a Heat boil
Doctor :   Does it pain too much?
User :   no there is not much pain
Doctor :   Is it associated with any discharge?
Doctor :   ok
User :   no there is no discharge
User :   as of now i only have slight irritation when i blink my eyes
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   You can apply an antibiotic eye drops or ointment for it to heal
User :   ok
Doctor :   You can Apply Neosporin eye ointment locally in the left eye every 3 hours initially and then reduce to thrice a day
User :   ok should i aapply it directly on the boil?
Doctor :   Yes
Doctor :   Also maintain hygiene of your eyes
Doctor :   Do not rub your eyes
Doctor :   Use separate tissues to wipe the two eyes
Doctor :   Use can use ice packs locally to reduce the irritation
User :   ok thank you very much doctor
Doctor :   Is there anything else I may help you with?
User :   thats all for now
User :   thank you once again
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me
Doctor :   I will be available for your future queries if any
Doctor :   Bye for now
User :   Bye
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