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i have a my lid swollen since 2 days due to insect bite and the medial corner of my eye is painful and on pressing tears comes out! what can i do ?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
29 years experience Ophthalmology
Exam: Go to a quick care clinic to have the insect bite checked. Not uncommonly i see secondary infections from insect bites that requires treatment with antibiotics. Often there is an allergic component too. So depending on the appearance of the wound and swelling, appropriate treatment can be rendered. Trial cold compresses for now ; see quick care doctor today.
Answered on Apr 26, 2014
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Dr. David Kam
Dr. David Kam answered
35 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Insect bite: Take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25 mg 3 times a day until swelling subsides. See a doctor if not better!
Answered on Jun 24, 2014
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Dr. Richard Hector
8 years experience Ophthalmology
Rule out infection: I am suspicious there may be an infection and would be evaluated for oral antibiotic therapy.
Answered on Apr 26, 2014

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