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Your symptoms are quite characteristic of an internal hordeolum. It is an acute infection of one of the meibomian glands( modified sebaceous glands present in the lids).
Wow! you really have very little time for any kind of a quick fix for this.
Unfortunately warm compresses is the mainstay of therapy as it not helps to relieve the swelling and pain but also helps to drain the pent up secretions.
This method would take a couple of days atleast to show results.
For a faster recovery one can take a short course of oral antibiotics such as Tab.Amoxycyllin 500 mg twice a day for 5 days along with Tab. Acetaminophen 500 mg twice a day to relieve the tenderness.
No it is not contagious and you can continue to attend your professional training.
For taking the above mentioned tablets you would need a prescription for which you can approach a general practitioner too.
No there is no urgency in seeing a doctor for this. But you can start the warm compresses as early as possible.
Yes, the entire lid getting swollen up shows that it is spreading and needs oral antibiotics at this stage. No, Shower heat would not be sufficient. It is better to do the traditional way- dip a clean cloth in warm ( more warm ) water and keep it on the eyelid for a few minutes. Keep doing this for 10-15 mins and repeat 12 hours later.
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Otherwise one should expect to see improvement with warm compresses alone within a day and it might even help to drain out the pent up secretion resulting in disappearance in swelling and tenderness.
You are most welcome. All the best for your training and hope you get better soon.
Thank you and best wishes. A bonus and/or positive feedback are welcome.Views expressed are for information purpose only and cannot substitute a visit to an ophthalmologist