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My mother has something like a sty inside her eyelid and she…

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My mother has something...

My mother has something like a sty inside her eyelid and she says the eye feels inflamed. What should she do?

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

She got it last night. Her eyelid is also swollen.

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

She is 88. Allergic to sulfa drugs.

Submitted: 6 months ago.Category: Eye
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Eye Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 6 months ago
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Hello, my name is***** and I shall be assisting you today. I'm reviewing your query & will get back to you shortly. Thank you for your patience.

Can you please attach a photo here?

Does she has any problem with vision?

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Photos attached with and without the sty showing.
She wears glasses - and also has lens implants in both eyes since 2005. Before her eyesight was 20/200.
BTW, she handled a sick kitten yesterday that had eye swollen shut. The kitten died soon after.
Eye Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 6 months ago

This is a stye.

Most styes just need topical antibiotics and topical steroid eye drops. But they should not be ignored when inflamed.
I would suggest that you get her to the Urgent Care or an ER, have her eye looked at and get the necessary prescription for her.

The antibiotic eye drops and steroid preparations are not available over the counter.

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Customer reply replied 6 months ago
Please provide a prescription for the eye drops?
Eye Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 6 months ago

I'm really sorry, it is against the law here in the United States for us to give prescriptions online. Giving a prescription necessitates that a physician has seen the patient in person and established a doctor-patient relationship. It is also against the site policy to prescribe medication. You will need to go and see a doctor for a prescription.

Let me know if you need any more information.

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Best wishes.

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