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A 36-year-old member asked:

I had pink eye and now the top eye lid of my eye is swollen, red, and tender? viral? bacterial?

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Dr. Jonathan Wade
Family Medicine 14 years experience
Blocked Duct: After any eye infection (allergic, viral, etc) it is not uncommon to see blocked ducts that are located in the eyelid around the eyelashes. This can create what many call a stye but is likely a chalazion or hordeolum. Either way, warm compresses and gentle massage can relieve the clogged duct. You may need antibiotic eye drops if the clogged duct gets infected. For now try the compresses and see.
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Last updated Nov 1, 2013


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