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Dr. Chip
Dr. Chip, Doctor (non-eye specialty)
Category: Eye
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Experience:  Many years of outpatient practice managing eye injuries and common disorders
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I scratched my eye with my fingernail a few days ago, and

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I scratched my eye with my fingernail a few days ago, and now the lower eyelid is swollen. What can I do to make this go away?
Submitted: 8 days ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 days ago.

Hello and welcome I'm Dr Chip

Did you actually scratch your eyeball?

Any redness to the lid?

Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I think I actually scratched it, very lightly. The bottom lid is a little puffy and a little red.
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
I do not wish to pay the extra $50 to talk by phone
Customer: replied 8 days ago.
hello?
Expert:  Dr. Chip replied 8 days ago.

The phone offer wasn't from me

For now you can apply warm compresses and use real tears eye drops, but you may have a corneal abrasion and for that reason you should see a doctor to see if you need antibiotic eye drops

Please let me know if you need any more information

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