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Child having red boils around eyes. Cure? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 29-Aug-2013
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User:Hi doctor
Doctor:How can I help you today?
Doctor:Are you there?
User:Actually, my son is having some red boils around his eyes
User:It stared 15 days back
User:Earlier 2boils, one on the eye lid nd 2nd on the lower lid
User:Now he is having 4
User:1 on left eye nd 3 on right
Doctor:Can you send me a photo of it?
User:Ya sure
User:Just guide me how can I send it
Doctor:You can send it at YYYY@YYYY
User:Just 2 min
User:Am sending right away
Doctor:Did you send it?
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Doctor:It seems that you have moved away from the chat window.
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Doctor:Bye for now
User:Am here
Doctor:So were you able to send the photos
User:Hv u left
Doctor:I am here
Doctor:Lets proceed with your query in the meanwhile
User:Yes doc
User:I hv sent the mail
User:4 snaps sent
User:3 of right eye nd 1 left eye...which is started today morning
Doctor:Are those at insertion of eyelids?
Doctor:sorry eyelashes?
Doctor:From your description it seems like stye
User:Are these heat boils
Doctor:Boils are different
Doctor:Stye is an inflammation of glands
Doctor:It is more like pimples
Doctor:but at the start of eyelashes
Doctor:i have got the reports
Doctor:Give me a min
Doctor:Two of them are boils
Doctor:Other two are like a chalazion
Doctor:Chalazion is a swelling of deeper glands of eyelids
Doctor:Chalazions recur
Doctor:for chalazion he can have eyedrops after seeing an ophthalmologist
User:But mam these are coming so frequently
Doctor:Chalazion are also treated with incision and drainage
Doctor:He needs to stop rubbing the eyes
Doctor:It actually grows big after rubbing and goes down if he does not rub
User:But mam how can I stop a 5 year child
Doctor:The incision is very helpful
Doctor:But again he is very small
Doctor:Lets try some eyedrops for it and see if these go down
Doctor:For the boils near the eyebrows, again I usually prescribe local antibiotics only
Doctor:Both these conditions can recur
Doctor:But are mostly harmless
User:Any solution to get rid of these
Doctor:It is better that you contact an eye doctor to get the prescription for chalazion
Doctor:Do you have any question?
User:Thanx doctor...let me find out some eye specialist. ..
Doctor:That is the right way to go
Doctor:Take care
User:Bye..thanx for the guidance
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