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I can feel the beginnings of a hordeolum on my lower left eyelid. Is there any OTC medication?

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Dr. Rebecca Dale
20 years experience in Ophthalmology
Hot compresses: No otc medication is particularly helpful, but hot compresses frequently are a good first step.
Answered on Mar 17, 2013
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Dr. Theodore Wu
Dr. Theodore Wu commented
21 years experience in Ophthalmology
A topical antibiotic such as Bacitracin is often used to kill the bacteria overlying the hordeolum. Call your local ophthalmologist
Apr 20, 2012

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