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Presence of a fluid filled bump near eye, not healing. Taking cephalexin, neomycin polymyxin B, dexamethasone ointment. Can this be a wrong treatment?

I ve had a clogged/fluid filled bump near my eye just below the brow. Went to MD who refered me to optometrist 7 days ago, was given cephalexin(500 mg 4x day for 10 days) and neomyxin polymyxin B/ Dexamethasone ointment. While there is nothing comming out, it has not gotten any smaller. I m thinking now this may be wrong treatment. What do you think?
Asked On : Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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Ophthalmologist 's  Response

It might be something that we call a mucocele. If there is no pain or redness associated with the swelling then its more likely to be non infective. Cephalexin will not help as its an antibiotic and has no role as such.

Surgical excision in the form of a DCR is the only solution to this problem. It would be better to consult an eye specialist who would be able to help you out.

Hope this helps
Answered: Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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General & Family Physician Dr. Veera Raghava Rao Buddha.'s  Response
Hi welcome to HCMForum. the bump near the eye appears to be dermoid cyst. I advise you to consult a general surgeon.
It need to be examined
Answered: Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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hi, You have not mentioned that it is bilatelar, age, any known medical illness, please give proper information to get good answer. thanx. have a good health.
Answered: Tue, 19 Jun 2012
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