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Dr Baker, Family Physician
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JA: What are all your symptoms? Are you taking any medication?
Customer: For about two months now I have had an inflamed lower eye lid that has been gunky, I have done salt rinses and am current Currelu finishing a set of antibiotic eye drops from over the counter
JA: Got it. Have you seen a doctor about the inflammation?
Customer: No I have not. It’s not an accessible option for me. Can I show you a picture of my eye.
JA: Thank you so much for your time. Finally, is there anything else in your medical history you think the Doctor should know?
Customer: I have MS but am on no medication. Very healthy!
Submitted: 4 days ago.
Category: Eye
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
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Expert:  Dr Baker replied 4 days ago.

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Expert:  Dr Baker replied 4 days ago.

This does appear quite inflamed. As antibiotic drops haven’t done much, I would get some oral antibiotics which we cannot provide via this website.

Has this been seen by your normal doctor?

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
No it has not but I don’t want to go on oral antibiotics - what do you think is the cause?
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Could you tell me reasons why my eye would get inflamed like this?
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 4 days ago.

I suspect it is infected, the area around the eye including the eye lids looks quite inflamed suggesting the issue is in the surrounding tissues

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Do you have any recommendations for alternative to oral antibiotics as antibiotics make me feel really horrible. Anything you can think of that might work well?
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 4 days ago.

You could continue your topical drops and use a warm compress to see if this helps, but if spreading, antibiotics are needed.

Customer: replied 4 days ago.
Thank you for your time.
Customer: replied 4 days ago.
If you have any recommendations of good herbal stuff please let me know.
Expert:  Dr Baker replied 4 days ago.

No problem. I cannot advise on herbal options at this point