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What Causes Pain In The Upper Eye Lid?

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Posted on Thu, 9 Nov 2017
Question: Hi,

My daughter is suffering from slight pain on the upper eye lid. There is minor swelling too.
I have attached image with this request.

Please advise.

Regards,
xxxx
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Its sty.

Detailed Answer:
Hello,
Its sty.
Have seen the attachments.
Its a bacterial infection usually.

Instead follow the below mentioned treatment for 3 days-
Medicines are,
Eye drop Gatifloxacin 2 drops twice daily(antibacterial).
Eye drop Naphazoline 1 drop twice daily
Syrup cetrizine 2.5 ml once daily
syrup Cefadoxil 2.5 ml twice daily , you may need to get a prescription from your local doctor for this.

Wash kids eye three times with cold water.
Don't rub eyes.

Follow up after 3 days.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Vaishalee Punj
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (2 days later)
I received this eye drop, chemist asked to confirm from you. Please find attached photo.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (2 minutes later)
Brief Answer:
follow up.

Detailed Answer:
Hello again,
Yes you can use the eye drop however if things don't get better in next 12 hours use oral therapy.

Thanks!
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Arnab Banerjee
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Follow up: Dr. Ramesh Kumar (9 hours later)
Thanks, cefadoxil syrup is not available with chemists in my area. Could you please recommend alternative.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
follow up.

Detailed Answer:

You could ask for Syrup Cefixime 5 ml twice daily.
Syrup Moxikind Cv 5 ml thrice daily. These are available only on prescription
Regards.
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Nagamani Ng
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What Causes Pain In The Upper Eye Lid?

Brief Answer: Its sty. Detailed Answer: Hello, Its sty. Have seen the attachments. Its a bacterial infection usually. Instead follow the below mentioned treatment for 3 days- Medicines are, Eye drop Gatifloxacin 2 drops twice daily(antibacterial). Eye drop Naphazoline 1 drop twice daily Syrup cetrizine 2.5 ml once daily syrup Cefadoxil 2.5 ml twice daily , you may need to get a prescription from your local doctor for this. Wash kids eye three times with cold water. Don't rub eyes. Follow up after 3 days.