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I Had swollen on my left eye lid that the GP DOCTER SAY IT

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I Had swollen on my left eye lid that the GP DOCTER SAY IT IS STYE, she also say it will go be itself with 4-5 days but I still have part of it after a week now
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 2 years ago.
Dr. David :

This is Dr. David

Dr. David :

what do you mean you still have a part of it a week later?

Dr. David :

do you still have that stye in your eye?

Dr. David :

are you still having swelling in the lid?

Dr. David :

it sounds like it is only getting better slowly, correct?

JACUSTOMER-aealr3x9- :

I still had small swelling in my eyelid

Dr. David :

so that means it is slowly getting better

Dr. David :

keep using the warm or hot towel compresses on the eye.

Dr. David :

does that help?

Dr. David :

do you have any pus coming out of the eye?

JACUSTOMER-aealr3x9- :

the hot compress don't help or make any difference

Dr. David :

I see.

JACUSTOMER-aealr3x9- :

no I don't have pus

JACUSTOMER-aealr3x9- :

but I notice my eye lid is little red

JACUSTOMER-aealr3x9- :

and my eye is very dry

Dr. David :

I see.

Dr. David :

you can try over the counter moisturizing eye drops

Dr. David :

and a humidifier at home to see if that helps.

Dr. David :

in winter, the air can get much more dry and with the heater and furnace, this dries the air more.

JACUSTOMER-aealr3x9- :

i see

Dr. David :

eyelid a little red is ok, it will continue to get better .

Dr. David :

most styes are caused by a viral infection of the eye.

Dr. David :

and they can take time to get beter.

Dr. David :

better

Dr. David :

sometimes even a few weeks.

Dr. David :

but it sounds like your swelling has gotten a bit better already in this week.

Dr. David :

you can always go back and see your GP doctor to have them take a look at it

Dr. David :

to make sure it is healing ok.

JACUSTOMER-aealr3x9- :

so i should not worry about it

Dr. David :

no, you should not stress

Dr. David :

try the moisturizing eye drops

Dr. David :

and the humidifier

Dr. David :

and see if a second week will help it get better

Dr. David :

I bet it will

Dr. David :

good luck to you

Dr. David :

let me know if you have other questions.

Dr. David :

if done, please leave positive feedback below.

JACUSTOMER-aealr3x9- :

what is the humidifier

Dr. David :

that helps add more moisture in your air at home.

Dr. David :

it is an electronic device you add water to which puts out steam in the air.

JACUSTOMER-aealr3x9- :

ahh i see

Dr. David :

I have to see a patient.

Dr. David :

I'll be right back.

JACUSTOMER-aealr3x9- :

no need thank you

Dr. David :

sorry about that.

Dr. David :

you are welcome

Dr. David :

thanks.

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