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Experience:  Ophthalmology since 1994 with Retina sub-specialty interest
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My eye has been severely swollen now days but everyday I

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Hi. My eye has been severely swollen now for 4 days but everyday I wake up it's worse. My gp gave me eye ointment yesterday
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is your eye itchy?
Customer: No it's not itchy. 4 days now
JA: Please give me a bit more information, so the Opthamologist can help you best.
Customer: Can I sent pictures on here??
JA: Is there anything else the Opthamologist should be aware of?
Customer: It's swollen both top and bottom and on the same side of my face my lymph gland is a little swollen
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Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 months ago.

Hi. My name is***** and I am online and available to help you today. Thank you for your patience.

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Do you wear contacts?

How old are you?

What is the name of the ointment your GP gave you?

Is it one eye or both?

Any pain?

Any other symptoms?

Can you upload a picture? You can use the paperclip on your screen.

Do you have any other medical problems or take any medications?

This is not an answer, but an Information Request. I need this information to answer your question. Please reply, so I can answer your question. I look forward to helping you.

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
I'm 25. No it's not sore or itchy. I'm out so not sure what it's called but he said it's got antibiotics in it so I started that yesterday but it seems to be getting worse
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No it's not really painful it's just abit sore and feels swollen. But also on the same side of my face my lymph gland is swollen
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 6 months ago.

From the pictures you might have a skin infection called preseptal cellulitis.

If this is the case then you need oral - or in some cases -- even IV antibiotics.

If things have gotten worse at all then you should see an MD today for a re-evaluation, even if this means that you have to go to the ER.

Does this make sense to you?

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Dr. Rick MD FACS