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Dr. A.S. Desai
Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
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Experience:  MS Ophthalmology with 13 years of surgical expereince
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I have a stye that has now become very swollen and painful.

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I have a stye that has now become very swollen and painful. reddness down to my cheek. should I go to the emergency room. I fear a infection is spreading. i did over the counter meds and warm compress.
JA: The Opthamologist will need to help you with this. Please give me a bit more information, so the Opthamologist can help you best.
Customer: even my jaw line is now hurting where I had a wisdom tooth removed in January
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Customer: oh it feels tight and itchy
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 8 months ago.
Hello,A stye which has spread does need immediate start of systemic antibiotics to prevent further spread. Small ones usually disappear with warm compresses alone. Since that has not helped it is better to get it examined and take prescription for antibiotics. Whethet to start oral or injectable antibiotics can only be decided after an examination.