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Medication for Hordeolum - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I have a bubble like formation in my eye, on the eye lid. it pains a little bit. I want to know why such thing arises and how can I cure it easily and soonI have a bubble like formation in my eye, on the eye lid. it pains a little bit. this bubble started forming about 4 days ago, initially I ignored it for a two days, but now after four days it is not showing signs of healing but is still at same stage. Also I have some small bubble formations in my nose, both these pain similarly
I want to know why such thing arises and how can I cure it easily and soon.
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello doctor
Doctor :   Let me read the query
User :   okay please do
Doctor :   How many bubbles are there on eye lid?
User :   one bubble formation
Doctor :   Where exactly are they, eye margin at the eye lashes?
User :   yeah on eye lashes
User :   on only one eye so far
User :   left eye
User :   it feels very much like heat bubble
Doctor :   What about nose?
User :   yes
User :   I have if not similar but something like pimple forming inside my nose
User :   I have a web camera
Doctor :   Do you have fever or body pains?
User :   no no fever or any body pains
Doctor :   Does it have pus?
User :   just these bubble formations on my eye lash and inside my nose
User :   yes it feels like it has pus
User :   particularly the one on my eye lash
User :   I am sure the bubble on eye lash has pus
Doctor :   It looks to be a condition called Hordeolum
Doctor :   commonly called stye
User :   okay
User :   yes I agree
User :   it is very much like a stye
User :   I used two over the counter medicines from a medical shop till now
Doctor :   Nothing to worry
Doctor :   What are those?
User :   one is called 'cyplox' the eye drops
User :   which I used just once little while before
Doctor :   At least it takes 2 weeks to resolve by itself
User :   and another one is an ointment which is sold in a small capsule like meterial
Doctor :   Till then you have to use warm compresses and good eye hygiene
Doctor :   Warm compresses five times a day
Doctor :   and use goggles for time bing
User :   what is warm compresses
Doctor :   Cloth in hot water and squeeze the water out
Doctor :   and put the cloth over the area
User :   oh okay
User :   but two weeks is too much for me
User :   that is why I am doing an online consultation at this late hour
User :   I have a pretty much busy schedule
Doctor :   You also need to check if there is some extention of the problem into the eye
Doctor :   causing more problem into the eye
User :   okay
Doctor :   If so it needs the eye lash to be pulled
Doctor :   and drained
Doctor :   by the doctor
User :   oh
Doctor :   Generally it takes 1 to 2 weeks to resolve
User :   are you saying some operation is needed
Doctor :   No operation
User :   okay
Doctor :   It is just a procedure done in the clinic
Doctor :   of an eye specialist
User :   oh okay
Doctor :   since you used Ciplox eye drops and still not healed, I suspect
Doctor :   a deeper problem
User :   no I used ciplox only few minutes before
User :   like one hour
Doctor :   Ok, continue them three times a day, for next three days along with the above thing which I told you
User :   okay
Doctor :   Else you need to see a doctor if the lump is still progressing
User :   and can you recommend any other medication
Doctor :   That is fine
Doctor :   It is the best one
User :   and should I continue to use the ointment
Doctor :   Which one?
Doctor :   I mean the name?
User :   the other medicine I got over the counter I dont know its name but it is sold in small capsule like things
User :   it is in light cream color
Doctor :   No need
User :   oh okay
Doctor :   Just continue with the hot compresses compulsorily
Doctor :   5 times a day
Doctor :   and use goggles
User :   oh okay
User :   so hot compresses is like compressing the region with cloth dipped in hot water right ?
Doctor :   warm compresses and massages of the lesions for 10 minutes 4 times per day
Doctor :   yes
User :   I need to massage the bubble with the cloth
Doctor :   yes
Doctor :   Do not squeeze to extract the pus
User :   okay
Doctor :   Hot compresses should sufffice
Doctor :   yes

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