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Swelling in the bottom of eyelids, incision of the effected part suggested - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hii
Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   Thank you
User :   i have a problem in my right eye
User :   the bottom eyelids are a bit swollen
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Since when are you having this?
User :   its not paining nor itching yet
User :   yesterday it was barely seen
Doctor :   Ok
User :   now its little bit more
User :   no problem in eye sight though
User :   and i haven't noticed any insect bite also
User :   nor ant bite
User :   else it would have been itching
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Do you find redness on the swelling?
User :   little bit
Doctor :   May I know your age?
User :   31
Doctor :   Do you diabetes or thyroid problems?
User :   none yet
User :   but i live in the top floor of an apartment, and these days its been hot in our place
Doctor :   Is the swelling present over the region where there is eye lashes?
Doctor :   I guess it is difficult to find this out.
Doctor :   But if you can look at the mirror and tell me.
User :   yes, i have to check on the mirror
User :   ok, gimme a min
User :   yes, its on the eye lashes
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   Let me explain to you.
User :   eye lashes in the sense,
User :   bottom eye lashes, if i may correct
User :   :-)
Doctor :   Ok
Doctor :   There are many glands around the eye lid as well as follicles through with eye lashes grow.
Doctor :   When either the eye lashes or these glands get infected,
User :   ok
Doctor :   they can cause swelling such as what you are currently experiencing.
User :   ohh
Doctor :   You will need antibiotic eye ointments and eye drops that need to be applied and instilled into the affected eye.
Doctor :   Most often the condition improve in a few days with these measures.
Doctor :   Apart from this, hot fomentation application over the affected region can be tried.
User :   ok
User :   like warm cloth?
Doctor :   Usually they respond well to the antibiotics as well as hot fomentation (yes warm cloth).
Doctor :   Some may grow in size.
User :   any specific oinments/eye drops you can suggest?
Doctor :   Such growing lesions need small procedure of incision / drainage and removal of the affected follicle and glands.
User :   i was actually applying ice cubes wrapped in cloth thinking it might sooth down
Doctor :   That was good, but probably hot water fomentation is better.
User :   ohh ok
Doctor :   The need for procedure is much less and most often they respond with this treatment.
Doctor :   So you need not worry.
User :   ok,great
Doctor :   Regarding the eye ointments and eye drops, since they are prescription medications
Doctor :   I cannot suggest the names of them here.
Doctor :   As I have not physically examined you.
User :   ok,no worries
Doctor :   Hence I recommend that you see a doctor near your location
User :   i appreciate
User :   okay
Doctor :   and take prescription.
User :   will do that
Doctor :   Do you have any other query?
User :   no,i think that will do for now
User :   thank you very much
Doctor :   Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor :   Bye for now.
User :   tc,bubyee
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