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Reddish, tender boil on the lower eyelid near lacrimal duct opening. What is the cause and treatment?

hello doctor, i have a boil in the lower eyelid exactly where the lacrimal duct opens. it is approximately 2mm in diametre , slightly reddish, very slightly tender to touch. it is there for the past 1 week. doesn t seem to reduce in size. I really don t know what the reason could be. and what treatment should i undertake? is there any home remedies i can try? or should i seek a doctor immediately?? pls help me
Asked On : Mon, 10 Sep 2012
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It seems from the history that you are sufferring from acute inflammatory lesion of one of the glands of the eyelids like external hordeolum or internal hordeolum.
The treatment is by hot compress and oral antibiotics and oral analgesic drugs.
Recurrent inflammation sare seen in individuals with refractive error, uncontrolled diabetes mellitus.
I advice you to consult your eye doctor to look for underlying predisposing conditions and treatment accordingly.
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Answered: Tue, 30 Jul 2013
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