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What could cause an abscess in the eye?

What could cause an abscess in the eye?

Abscess: An abscess is a collection of bacteria or fungus often surrounded by a membrane or capsule. An abscess can occur in the eye as part of a fungal infection or bacteria. Immunocompromised patients (ie, have diabetes, hiv, etc) are more susceptible to severe eye infections. It can also occur on the eyelid skin or in skin glands around the eye: can be caused by clogged skin gland from skin bacterial. ...Read more

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Abscess (Definition)

Abscess is a condition in which a person has an infection in a part of his body, and the infection is being surrounded and fought off by his white blood cells, causing a lump of purulent whitish thick material (pus) where the infection is. Abscesses can be very small like an acne pustule, or they can be ...Read more


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Is it possible to have a boil outside the eye crease which causes the swelling of the whole eye crease?

Is it possible to have a boil outside the eye crease which causes the swelling of the whole eye crease?

Yes: You likely have a hordeolum (stye) that will resolve with warm compresses. However, if you have difficulty seeing or difficulty moving your eye, you need to seek immediate medical attention in case of a more serious infection. ...Read more

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I have a boil near an eye and it causes the swelling of the portion, what to do to fasten the healing?

I have a boil near an eye and it causes the swelling of the portion, what to do to fasten the healing?

Go to doctor: Go to your doctor. Facial abscess especially in area around the eye can cause serious complications if treated improperly, most of the abscesses need to be drained and proper antibiotics need to be prescribed. ...Read more

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What is an abscess in your eye?

What is an abscess in your eye?

Abscess: An abscess is a collection of bacteria or fungus often surrounded by a membrane or capsule. An abscess can occur in the eye as part of a fungal infection or bacteria. It can also occur on the eye lid skin or in skin glands around the eye. ...Read more

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I have an eye abscess or so being told have drops but not clearing up?

I have an eye abscess or so being told have drops but not clearing up?

Treatment Failure: When a treatment fails one contacts their doctor to find out what they want to do next. ...Read more

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Have an abscess under my eye and it's pretty big. What is the best way to get rid of this?

Have an abscess under my eye and it's pretty big. What is the best way to get rid of this?

Warm compresses: Apply a warm wet washcloth to your eyelid four times per day. If this does not cause the stye to resolve, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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The skin under my eye is swollen due to abscess..Day 4 on meds. No other pain just swollen. Need advice?

The skin under my eye is swollen due to abscess..Day 4 on meds.  No other pain just swollen.  Need advice?

Be patient: Four days is not long enough for this to be better. See your doctor if it is getting worse or doesn't improve in 7-10 days. ...Read more

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I have something that looks like an abscess in my eye.I can move it around.I wear contacts, have allergies, &was itching my eyes. Should i be concerned?

Abscess: Could be a chalazion, clogged oil gland surrounded by inflammatory scar tissue. Go to an ophthalmologist. Treatment is hot compress, steroid and antibiotic drops. No response either leave alone or surgical excision in the office. ...Read more

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I have an upper tooth abscess with pain in my eye is that serious? It comes and goes and jut started.

I have an upper tooth abscess with pain in my eye is that serious? It comes and goes and jut started.

Yes, seek help. : A tooth abscess can cause radiating pain, however it should be considered an emergency especially when you experience facial swelling, fever, difficulty breathing/swallowing, or swelling of the floor of mouth and neck. Swelling extending to the eye is serious and would require professional attention and necessary treatment. Get an evaluation by a professional as soon as possible. Good luck. ...Read more

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