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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   Ive been sick for the past week and ive been throwing up and after i stopped throwing up my upper eyelid got infected. its been 4 days now and it keeps getting worse. its really swollen now with white tiny bumps and it hurts really bad. I cant afford to go to the doctor or the hospital, so i dont know what to do. can you please help me?
Doctor :   hi
Doctor :  
User :   i took a picture of it if you want to see my eye
Doctor :  
the eye needs to be examined to see what has happened
User :   i have a picture
Doctor :  
whether the problem is in eyelid, conjunctiva or in back of the eye
User :   do you want to see the picture?
Doctor :  
only seeing th epicture will not help
Doctor :  
User :   but can i send it
User :   i really cant afford to go to the er or the doctor
User :   im going to show you my eye
User :   WWW.WWWW.WW User :   please look at it. im really worried about it
Doctor :  
this needs to be seen by an opthalmologist
Doctor :  
I am a general practitioner
User :   did you look at the picture?
User :   i dont have money for that
Doctor :  
You have to go to the ER
User :   but i cant afford it!
User :   can you please try to help me
User :   its affecting my sleep and i was really sick before it happened
Doctor :  
you need a exmanmination for the eye not just outside but to look inside also
Doctor :  
and you will need prescription drugs to treat it
Doctor :  
Since we havenâ??t physically examined you, it is inappropriate and unethical to prescribe you scheduled drugs.
User :   but a few years ago when i went to the doctor they didnt look inside and they already knew what it was
Doctor :  
what did they tell that time then?
User :   i dont know they told my mom and they gave me an oointment and some other drugs
User :   they also said if it gets red go to the er. but now i dont have insurance or medical for it and i dont have any money
Doctor :  
then you should inform your parents about it and they wil take you to the ER
User :   i have! my parents are divorced and my mom has no money
User :   im so desperate i paid to talk to a doctor. im worried im really scared
User :   i dont wanna get blind or have my face get infected
Doctor :  
I am sorry , you need an eye examination and appropriate treatment. Since i m not examining you personally, i cannot prescribe you the drugs
Doctor :  
which is why i am insisting that you have to go to ER or your doctor to get this checked
User :   what am i supposed to do if i have no money!?
User :   i have leftover oointment from last time but that isnt helping
User :   my eye keeps getting worse and im really scared
Doctor :  
It may not be the last time infection hence the ointment is not working now
Doctor :  
do not try self medications on your eye
Doctor :  
it can do more harm than cure
User :   i begged my mom to take me to the er but she says we dont have any money
User :   what can i do besides go to the er or the doctor
User :   my eye is really hurting right now and its making me nauseous
Doctor :  
yu have to go to either of these two
Doctor :  
For the pain in eye take Tab Tylenol one tablet two times a day
Doctor :   for the nausea take Tab TUMS one tab two to three times a day
User :   no! my eye!
User :   help me!
User :   my eye got infected after i stopped throwing up
User :   do i have a virus in me or something
User :   youre not helping me do something!
Doctor :  
all these questions of yours will get answered once to visit the ER or the doctor
User :   but i cant go! why cant you understand that?!
User :   im broke! am i supposed to sit here and let my eye rot?!
User :   i dont need an eye doctor a regular doctor could figure out what i have just by looking at that picture!
Doctor :  
I am sorry your condition needs prescription medicines
User :   cant you tell me what i need?
Doctor :  
amd i am not examning you personally
Doctor :  
hence i cannot prescribe precripton drugs to you
Doctor :  
its unethical
User :   please just tell me the name of the antibiotics
User :   im scared
Doctor :  
so please understand
Doctor :  
that you do need a doctors prescription
Doctor :  
to treat your eye
User :   you dont understand that i have NO money. isnt there a free hospital or something i can go to
Doctor :  
and hence go and meet a doctor
Doctor :  
i can give you a link whr you can search for free hospitals
User :   dont they charge for the er
Doctor :  
or doctors
User :   i can search for free hospitals on my own
Doctor :  
whom you can contact and request for free treatments
User :   i just need to know why my eye is like that
Doctor :  
where are you located?
User :   i can search for those on my own1!!
User :   youre not helping me!
User :   i showed you a very detailed picture of my infected eye and youre not telling me what i need to do
Doctor :  
i am sorry to tell you that the picture does not explain what is going on clearly, there are other things we need to see too, like opening your eye, looking at the ducts of glands in eyelid, looking below eyelid etc.
Doctor :  
you are not understanding what i am trying to say
User :   i am understanding everything perfectly.
Doctor :  
sometimes we do need to take a swab from your infected eye and test ir see what is causing the infection'and tehn prescribe the drugs necessary
User :   my doctor doesnt even need to open my eye and examine inside she can already tell whats wrong with it
Doctor :  
then please make arrangements and go seea ophthalmologist
User :   i HAVE NO MONEY
Doctor :  
that was may me the last time
User :   IM BROKE
Doctor :  
this time as you said teh old ointment is not working
Doctor :  
this clearly tells its not the same thing
User :   youre not helping me
User :   it IS the same thing
Doctor :  
and it needs a different line of treatment
User :   because i got it 2 years ago
User :   maybe it expired I DONT KNOW
User :   i never payed to visit my doctor
User :   because i was on medicare
User :   or i dont know whatthats called. I literally have no money.
User :   do you know how bad my eye is stinging right now? im talking to you with one eye open
Doctor :  
where are you located?
User :   why do you need to know this
User :   this has nothing to do with my rotting eye
Doctor :  
do you have govt approved or govt runned hospitals/clinics there?
User :   i dont know what there is!
User :   if i knew i wouldnt even be here id be there
User :   if you dont know what the problem is with my eye then i have nothing else to say.
User :   it was just a waste of time coming to this site.
User :   ill just go find another doctor online who can actually help me.
User :   can i get a refund this was a complete waste of time
Doctor :  
you cannot get a refund as the condition that you are in requires medical attention and prescription medications

Doctor :  
you need to be seen by an opthalmologist or a doctor personally
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