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Is the lid swelling painful or tender?
A localised lid swelling since 4 days only is most likely to be an internal hordeolum.
it is painful and tender
what exactly is an internal hordeolum and what should i do about it?
An external hordeolum or stye is also an acute infection of sweat glands in the lid. It is more visible than inte4nal hordeolum.
how does it happen?
An internal hordeolum is an acute infection of modified sebaceous glands present in the eyellids.
It is more often seen on those who tend to rub eyes frequently.
how do i treat it? would you suggest going to a doctor?
I guess it would resolve naturally within a week or so.
is there anything i can do for the tenderness?
Giving warm compresses for 10 minutes, thrice a day would help to relieve the symptoms.
You can take tablet acetaminophen, 500 mg twice a day for 2 days.
do i need a prescription for that?
No, it is available OTC.
alright thank you for your help!
If symptoms do not subside or happen to worsen after 1 week, do consult your nearest doctor.
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okay, i will!