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Marion, IN
A 20-year-old female asked:

My inner eye lid is swollen and painful. and the carunkle is painful when i blink. i don't see any thing that looks like a stye. how do i keep the swelling down. i don't have money to go to a doctor. what should i do?

2 doctor answers3 doctors weighed in
Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Try hot compresses: The most common problems causing these symptoms are styes or chalazions. Both respond to hot compresses for 5-10 minutes followed by gentle cleaning of the eyelid margins with mild soap, like baby shampoo in warm water. Try this twice a day to start.
Dr. Ari Weitzner
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Hot compresses: But you will likely need to see doctor if it doesnt go away soon to rule out infection or other inflammatory disease.
Last updated Jan 7, 2021

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