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Recurring eyelid swelling with redness, itching, burning. Had cured it in the recent past with Elocon forte. Can I continue using this?

My for a few months now my eyelid swells up, gets red, itches and when it drains into my eye, causes burning. Years ago I was prescribed by my family doctor a white creamy ointment that had the name elocon furoate in part. I can t remember the full name. My family doctor that I have now refuses to give me anything but instead tells me to see an eye doctor. I told her about the ointment that I used that would get rid of the problem. I don t know if it s because she s a fairly new doctor and doesn t know what exactly the ointment is that I used that she doesn t want to give me anything but instead would rather refer me to an eye doctor. I don t know why I should have to pay more money to see an eye doctor when she could just prescribe me what I told her that worked in the past for me. Do you have any suggestions?
Asked On : Sun, 2 Dec 2012
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Dear user
Recurrent eyelid swelling is commonly because of chalazion, hordeolum internum and hordeolum internum. Chalazion is painless swelling whereas the other two conditions are painful and have sudden onset and acute course. The other common causes for recurrent eyelid swelling are infalmmation of the eyelids called as blepharitis and allergic eczema.

The ointment you have used is basically a steroid eye ointment used to treat inflammatory diseases. It is used in allergic eczema and other allergic conditions.You need to undergo eye examination to find out the underlying cause and treatment of the disease.
Answered: Thu, 11 Jul 2013
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