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How to get rid of boil near eye? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 03-Dec-2013
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Very Good Posted in: Skin Hair and Nails
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User:This is XXXXXXX from XXXXXXX I have a query
User:Can I ask it now ?
Doctor:Yes please
Doctor:Go ahead with your query
User:This is regarding my husband, he has a boil near his eye which has been persistent for an year
User:We had gone to an opthamologist
User:he suggested Gaitlox eye drops
User:but the boil does not go away
User:It itches in the mornings after waking up
User:but harmless rest of the day
User:occasionally in the night there is a small white secretion which dries up
User:What could be the reason/solution for this ?
User:Is there a way I can mail a picture of that ?
Doctor:Yes that will help
Doctor:Send the photo at
User:how do I send it ?
Doctor:Address it to my name
User:ok will do in a minute
User:I have sent the mail as you suggested
User:were you able to receive it ?
Doctor:Not yet
Doctor:I got the photo
Doctor:It seems like a bacterial folliculitis
Doctor:It is hard to treat
Doctor:and will recur
Doctor:Are you there?
Doctor:Can try consulting a surgeon to debride it
User:ok.. no way to deal with it using medicine alone ?
Doctor:it is hard to treat
Doctor:with some medicines it will decrease, only to come back
User:ok.. for surgery is it something simple or complex ?
Doctor:Its a simple procedure
User:ok.. what are the -ve effects of not treating it ?
User:could it lead to complications later ?
Doctor:It has no complications
Doctor:It is harmless
User:ok.. Thanks a lot Doctor. I will consult a surgeon as you suggested
Doctor:Thanks for coming on chat
User:thanks for the prompt help.. Have a great day!
Doctor:You too
Doctor:Have a nice time
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