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Dr. James, Board Certified Ophthalmologist
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Swollen lower eye lid, tender to the touch, doesn't seem to

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swollen lower eye lid , tender to the touch , doesn't seem to be stye
Dr. James :

hello.

Dr. James :

when did this start?

Customer:

2 days ago

Dr. James :

you likely have a stye.

Dr. James :

it may be early in the process so not a focal area of inflammation but rather more diffuse.

Dr. James :

warm compresses is the best for now.

Dr. James :

if it worsens, you may need antibiotics from your doctor.

Customer:

there doesn't seem to be a pimple

Dr. James :

yes, it can involve more than one gland and the swelling be more diffuse.

Customer:

i am going out of town on tuesday , do you think I should see the doctor before I go

Dr. James :

difficult to know over the internet. continue the warm compresses. if it continue to worsen, seeing a doctor monday would be best since you are traveling out of town.

Customer:

great thank you

Dr. James :

you're welcome.

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