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Recurring swelling of eyelids - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vision and Eye Disorders
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Practicing since : 2009
Answered : 594 Questions

Doctor :   hi
User :   Hi.I've had a recurring swollen eyelid for months now.
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   Every morning I wake up and it's swollen
Doctor :   ok
User :   It only goes away for a short while with ice
User :   I went to the eye doctor but he couldn't find anything
User :   Any idea?
Doctor :   ok is it firm
Doctor :   or soft
User :   firm
Doctor :   age/occupation
User :   26, student
User :   I eat healthy, all organic
Doctor :   do u travel a lot
Doctor :   in dusty areas
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do u use lens
User :   i've had it in different areas i've lived too
User :   yes, i do
User :   i've tried taking them out and using glasses
User :   doesn't help
Doctor :   ok it can be hordeolum
Doctor :   is it one or multiple
Doctor :   swelings
User :   any ideas before my 5 minutes is up? i'm deciding if i want to buy this service but i do need help
User :   one eyelid
User :   one swelling
Doctor :   i can help but as this is a online consultation
Doctor :   it will take afew minutes
User :   i've used hot compress
Doctor :   any fever
User :   not sure if it's hordeolum b/c it comes right back
User :   no fever
Doctor :   it can be chalazion if its multiple swellings
Doctor :   which is y i waS ASKING
User :   what do you mean by multiple?

Doctor :   as in u will see one lump
Doctor :   or multiple
Doctor :   multiple lumps

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