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is there a red bump anywhere in the lid? and if so, is it tender ? Is the yellow discharge actually on the surface of the eye or is it in the lid where the swelling is? How long has this been going on? Dr. Stevens
Thank You Dr Stevens!
A bump on inside upper lid, which is slightly tender. No bump on eye itself. Started yesterday morning. The eye is still slightly swollen mostly on lower lid and a little goupy. Not too red. She did sleep with make-up on night before last and I think she may have got some mascarra in her eye which greatly irritated it. And the make-up used was her friends and she does not have any eye problems known.
Thanks for your help,
this is one of 2 things. It is possible that there is a small amount of makeup that is in the space between the eyelid and the eyeball, under the lid essentially. I would suggest buyingsome eye wash at the local pharmacy and washing the eye out gently. A second thing comes to mind and it is an infected oil gland, which is basically a stye... I would also suggest aggressive use of heat packs applying heat for at least 3-4 mins at a time 4-5 times today. This almost always releives styes if this is indeed one of those starting to form. Antibiotics are not needed most of the time, I wish you well. Dr. Stevens