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I have a sty on lower eyelid near my nose that just

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I have a sty on lower eyelid near my nose that just appeared. What do I do, should I call my ophthalmologist? It hurts a good deal.
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Susan, Ophthalmologist replied 6 years ago
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
I can chat.
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Susan, Ophthalmologist replied 6 years ago
Hello! I just wrote you but it is not appearing
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
No, nothing came except that you just wrote to me.
Eye Doctor: Dr. Susan, Ophthalmologist replied 6 years ago
What I had written is it's a simple guy on your lower leg warm compresses is the best solution. Warm a cloth warm water and put it over your lesion for 5 to 10 minutes three times a day. It will either come to head and drain or it will decrease in redness and inflammation. You may be left with a hard nodule in its place. Is this occurs your ophthalmologist can either injected with some steroids or excise it in the office.
If this time isn't on location that's involving the drainage system of your eye it may be a more serious situation. If the stye is near the drainage system it may be an infection of the lacrimal system and requires antibiotics by mouth. Please contact your ophthalmologist this is the case. In the interim however start using the warm compresses it will help both situations.
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Eye Doctor: Dr. Susan, Ophthalmologist replied 6 years ago
Forgive me - auto spell check changed all of my words in the first sentence! I meant- a simple stye on your lower lid.
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Customer reply replied 6 years ago
Thank you. I will do the warm compresses and call my ophthalmologist in the morning.
Eye Doctor: Dr. Susan, Ophthalmologist replied 6 years ago
Great! Good luck!
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