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Within the last couple of days, the edges of my eyelids have…

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Hi - Within the last couple of days, the edges of my eyelids have become red painful irritation and eye discharge. Is there any over the counter medicine that I can use around my eyes that is safe?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with this? Is your eyelid swollen at all?

Yes

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

3 days

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Ok, Thank you.

Looks like a kind of blepharitis--an infection in and around your lids

For now you could try Neosporin ointment over those areas--naturally being careful not to get in in your eyes--twice a day

But if that doesn't clear all of this up in about three more days you really should see your doctor for a course of oral antibiotics

Please let me know if you need any more information

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