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Stye- or boil- looking eruption on lower left eyelid, with

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Stye- or boil- looking eruption on lower left eyelid, with moderate pain in area. I am 70, female, never had a stye before. Medical history of possible relevance: mild stroke in Feb 2010 with continuing disturbance in left side sensations of face, mouth and hand. Had eye exam by opthalmologist about 2 wks ago and have been using the Lotemax drops he prescribed, until today.
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A stye occurs when oil glands in your eyelids get blocked, very similar to a pimple. Treatment is to apply warm compresses to the area 3-4 times a day. This helps to soften the blocked oils and allows it to self drain. Styes can happen at any age. The Lotemax is a steroid eye drop and can help with the associated inflammation.

Sometimes the stye can cause an infection that spread throughout the eyelid. In this case, antibiotics pills are needed. If you notice increasing swelling or pain, see your primary care doctor or ophthalmologist for a prescription.

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