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My eyelid has been swollen for 3 day now...went to my PC…

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My eyelid has been...

My eyelid has been swollen for 3 day now...went to my PC doctor and he gave me anitbiotics..doxycycline monohydrate 100 mg capsule..eye is not any better and this morning the eye has yellow crusty stuff on it...can this be pink eye?

Doctor's Assistant: Any recent injuries? How long have you been dealing with the swelling?

No injuries had this since thursday

Submitted: 8 months ago.Category: Eye
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Eye Doctor: Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist replied 8 months ago
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Hello,

Thank you for the question. I am Dr. Desai, certified ophthalmologist and I look forward to answering this question for you.

Is it possible for you to send a picture of the affected eye now?

Also is there any pain/redness/watering in that eye?

I look forward to your reply, thank you.

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Customer reply replied 8 months ago
Little pain and yes it red and watering
Eye Doctor: Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist replied 8 months ago

Thank you for the prompt reply and picture.

It looks more like an internal stye of the eyelid. It does not look like a pink eye.

It would help to give warm compresses, for 10 minutes, thrice a day for about 3-4 days.

Doxycycline is NOT the medicine of choice in such cases. Augmentin Duo 625mg is a better choice. You may ask your primary care physician for a change. It would help to take oral anti-inflammatory such as Tablet Ibuprofen, 400 mg twice a day to bring the pain and swelling down.

In the meanwhile look out for worsening of eyelid edema, involving the lower lid, all around the eye. Any decrease in vision/double vision . increase in pain should warrant a visit to the ophthalmologist immediately.

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Eye Doctor: Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist replied 8 months ago

Thank you and best wishes

I hope you found the above answer useful. Be sure to ask further questions, if any. However , you may give a positive rating if you found the above answer to your satisfaction.

Have a good day!

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