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Discomfort in eye, tender eyelid. How to ease swelling and tenderness?

As I was falling asleep last night it felt as though there was something in my left eye, so using a mirror and a lamp I used it to find out if i could see anything. I could not so just ignored it and fell asleep. Woke up this morning (9 hours ago) with inner eye/eyelid VERY tender and sore whenever I blink or move my eye. Inspected eye again and found an eyelash so removed it, however throughout the day the pain hasn't ceased and it is still very irritated and sore. After googling, I can see that it is my superior lacrimal punctum that is inflamed. What can i do to help the pain/ease the swelling and tenderness/ get rid of it completely?
Asked On : Fri, 19 Apr 2013
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The eye lash in your eye has caused trauma to the structures of your eye and probably they have got infected. You are advised to take hot fomentation 3-4 times a day, use some anti-biotic eye drop s locally 2 hourly and anti-inflammatory drops 3 times a day. At night you should use, some anti-biotic ointment.

Depending upon gravity of pain, you can use some analgesics orally as and when required. This should solve the problem in 48-72 hours.

Answered: Fri, 26 Apr 2013
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