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My eye is swollen and seems like stye, There is a bulge like

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My eye is swollen and seems like stye
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Is your eye itchy?
Customer: There is a bulge like a pimple but bugger
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: It started of as pain few days ago but been severe since yesterday
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Submitted: 5 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr SH replied 5 months ago.

Thank you for your question.
Can you please attach a picture or two here for me to have a look at and to be able to give you a better opinion.
Thank you

Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Attached is the pic
Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Hi, I have been suffering from swelling in my eye. It's red and painful. The swelling is like a bulge and covering some of my eye. I used some similasan stye ointment in my eye and some ibuprofen. Pain seems to be less but swelling is still there. The pain started on Saturday with a tiny bump but has worsened today. Is this a stye? I have had stye before but it was never this severe. I'm doing warm. Compress hoping it will hasten the process but I don't see any improvement. What should I do and how long will it take to recover
Expert:  Dr SH replied 5 months ago.

Stye or infection is the most likely possibility.

Another possibility is allergy to something that you may have applied on it.

I would recommend applying warm compresses to the eye. To relieve pain, run warm water over a clean washcloth. Wring out the washcloth and place it over your closed eye. Re-wet the washcloth when it loses heat. Continue this for 5 to 10 minutes. Then gently massage the eyelid. Repeating this two to three times a day may encourage the sty to drain on its own.

Do not wear makeup or contact lenses until the sty is fully cured.

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Customer: replied 5 months ago.
Is that all? I could easily find this information on Internet with a simple Google search.
Expert:  Dr SH replied 5 months ago.

You can continue to ask questions until you are satisfied.

What questions remain unanswered?

Expert:  Dr SH replied 5 months ago.

A stye or an infection like what you are having can take one to two weeks to recover completely.

Expert:  Dr SH replied 5 months ago.

You should continue warm compresses and anti-inflammatory medications like ibuprofen or aleve to help with the pain and inflammation.