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Hi, Sat. evening under my eye, and in lower lid area started

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Hi, Sat. evening under my eye, and in lower lid area started getting irritated and swollen, and slightly painful to the touch....

Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Is there a focal swelling or hardness? Is it itchy?

It's under my eye where it's's not itchy...but there is some sticky discharge.

Doctor DanB : Have you had a cold recently or been around anyone with an upper respiratory or stomach flu infection?



Doctor DanB : Is the swelling boggy, like there may be fluid in it, or more hard and thickened?



Doctor DanB : Any fevers?

no, but I have a head ache... but I suffer from Sinus problems, and have to take sinus meds. regularly.


Doctor DanB : What color is the discharge, how much is there, and how thick is it?

Discharge seems to be mostly clear as far as I can tell, and it takes maybe 2 hours to get some built up. At night, it gets crusty, and on my lashes also. Not sure of thickness, I don't believe it's real thick though.

Doctor DanB : I suspect this is an early infection. Either a conjunctivitis or a skin infection. At the onset of symptoms, it can be difficult to differentiate the two. I would recommend using cool compresses several times per day as well as artificial tears several times per day for the next couple of days.

ok, and if it get






gets worse, go to doctor?


Doctor DanB : You got it.

thanks so much


Doctor DanB : Youre welco
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