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Dr. Michael Miller
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Cellulitis (Definition)

A common skin condition that is caused by bacteria. Common symptoms may include fever, a skin sore that appears suddenly and grows quickly, and redness, pain, and tenderness ...Read more


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I am on antibiotics for Cellulitis in my eyelid right now. I want to go to the beach. Is it safe to be in the sun with my eye a little puffy?

I am on antibiotics for Cellulitis in my eyelid right now.  I want to go to the beach.  Is it safe to be in the sun with my eye a little puffy?

Yes/no: You can go to the Beach, but some antibiotics like Doxycycline are photo-sensitive and you can get a burn if in the sun while on them. It is important for you to use high strength SPF and it would be wise for you to wear a good pair of UV protecting Sun glasses as well. ...Read more

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My mom was diagnosed 4 days ago with cellulitis on the right side of temple. Yesterday, a large red streak appeared under her eye on the eyelid. It h?

My mom was diagnosed 4 days ago with cellulitis on the right side of temple. Yesterday, a large red streak appeared under her eye on the eyelid. It h?

Red streak: My mom was diagnosed 4 days ago with cellulitis on the right side of temple. Yesterday, a large red streak appeared under her eye on the eyelid. It h? Take her to Dr in AM. ...Read more

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My son recently got a very severe case of chickenpox requiring hospital admission and developed a secondary infection and cellulitis of the eye. Will my daughter who suffers febrile seizures also get the same severity of it?

My son recently got a very severe case of chickenpox requiring hospital admission and developed a secondary infection and cellulitis of the eye. Will my daughter who suffers febrile seizures also get the same severity of it?

Hard to predict: Her history of febrile seizures would have no relationship to whether or not she has a significant problem. Incubation period is 10-21 days with average 14. If she breaks out and you bathe her often & monitor the spots, you can stop most 2ndary infections before they get out of hand. ...Read more

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What causes a stye in the eyelid?

What causes a stye in the eyelid?

Blockage of gland: A stye is when an oil-producing gland in the eyelid becomes blocked and infected. Hot compresses and keeping the eyelid clean are the most effective treatments. ...Read more

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What a boil in the eyelid is called?

What a boil in the eyelid is called?

Boil likely stye: A "boil" in eyelid most l can be due to: meibomian gland dysfunction, styes, or chalazion, molluscum, rosacea, herpes. Check with eyemd. Treatment options available at eyedoc2020. Blogspot. Com. ...Read more

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Help! Could someone with psoriasis, have a flare up on the eyelid?

Help! Could someone with psoriasis, have a flare up on the eyelid?

Yes: Yes they can, and it's not much fun. When psoriasis affects the eyelids, scales may cover lashes. The edges of the eyelids may become red and crusty. If inflamed for long periods, the rims of the lids may turn up or down. If the rim turns down, lashes can rub against the eyeball and cause irritation. A special steroid medication made for use around the eyes may be used to treat scaling. ...Read more

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I haven small bumpy white patches corner of my right eye and also spreading under both the eyelid. It is also under my eye.

I haven small bumpy white patches corner of my right eye and also spreading under both the eyelid. It is also under my eye.

Xanthelasma: Sounds like xanthelasma. This is benign, and can be surgically removed for cosmetic reasons. ...Read more

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What's the cause of persistant twitching of the eye-lid?

What's the cause of persistant twitching of the eye-lid?

Stress can cause: Persistent twitching of your eyelid can mean your nervous system is on high alert. I've seen this in some of my patients experiencing anxiety & stress. But, any irritation of the conjunctiva or cornea can cause the eyelids to twitch as well. And if it never calms down at all, it can be a sign of certain neurological problems. See your own physician for a better review of your personal situation. ...Read more

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Remedy for a sore in the eyelid?

Remedy for a sore in the eyelid?

Eyelid sore: Several possibilities. Recommend an opthalmologist take a look. ...Read more

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How do you treat a stye in the eyelid?

How do you treat a stye in the eyelid?

Heat: A warm compress applied to the involved eye will increase blood flow to the area & this helps the process heal or any build up of debris to drain. It may take several days & if not successful can be evaluated by your pcp. ...Read more

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How long does heat boil on the eyelid take to go?

How long does heat boil on the eyelid take to go?

Chalazion: There is no set time for the resolution of your condition. The medical term for heat boil or stye is chalazion. The normal oil duct gets blocked, and the oil builds up inside your eyelid. You can heat the eyelid and try to milk out the trapped oil. If the condition persists more than a few days, see you specialist eye md (ophthalmologist). You may need surgery. ...Read more

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I have swelling under my left eye. I felt a little pain yesterday in the eye when touched. I. Woke up with swelling in the left eyelid.?

I have swelling under my left eye.  I felt a little pain yesterday in the eye when touched. I. Woke up with swelling in the left eyelid.?

See eye MD: New onset of pain and swelling is an indication to go to the eye MD. You may have something as simple as a sty that will be solved by warm compresses and squeezing a bump. It may also be something more serious or requiring different treatment. It will not be possible to diagnosis with only the history you supply here. ...Read more

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A bee has strung my husband. How do we treat it? Stung above the eyelid.

A bee has strung my husband. How do we treat it? Stung above the eyelid.

Cool compresses: And try to get the stinger out! If lots of swelling, Benadryl (diphenhydramine) may be helpful. ...Read more

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I have eyelid/lash pain around the eyelash area. My eyelids are swollen every day?

I have eyelid/lash pain around the eyelash area. My eyelids are swollen every day?

Blepharitis: This is likely due to blepharitis, a non-specific inflammation and overinfection of the eyelash margin. Try cleaning you eyelashes and lids with baby shampoo and warm water. If it persists, follow up with eye doctor for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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What do I do to treat a mosquito bite to the eyelid when there's significant swelling?

What do I do to treat a mosquito bite to the eyelid when there's significant swelling?

Ice, time: Mosquito bites to the eyelid can be quite itchy and sometimes painful. Since the lid skin is loose (so the lid can move properly), any edema or inflammation can spread over a large area. Use ice to help it. Sometimes you might be helped with an oral antihistamine like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheneramine. It will go away with time. ...Read more

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My 7mo old has her right eye puffy it's in the lower area not on the eyelid, she has had this for a long time, no discharge, what is this?

My 7mo old has her right eye puffy it's in the lower area not on the eyelid, she has had this for a long time, no discharge, what is this?

Puffy eye: Although it is hard to picture without a photo, this could be a blocked tear duct, an eye infection in an early stage, or very rarely, some type of mass. I recommend that she see a pediatric ophthalmologist for prompt care and a full eye exam. ...Read more

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Involuntary muscle contractions of the eyelid?

Involuntary muscle contractions of the eyelid?

Blepharospasm: Causes quivering or involuntary contraction of the muscle surrounding the eye. This can be a significant problem and often can be relieved with Botox injections into the orbicularis muscle under the guidance of an ophthalmologist or neurologist experienced in the use of the medication. The drug induces a reversible paralysis of the muscle making the contractions significantly less. ...Read more

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What causes a bruise like right above the eyelid?

What causes a bruise like right above the eyelid?

Trauma: Trauma. If you haven't been hit in the area, best bet is to see your MD for exam. ...Read more

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I heard about double eyelid cosmetic surgery. Will this affect my eye health?

I heard about double eyelid cosmetic surgery. Will this affect my eye health?

No: This is a common cosmetic procedure performed on Asian eyes to create an extra horizontal lid crease and make the eye more western looking in appearance. If done by an experienced surgeon, it should not affect your eye health. ...Read more

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My 3yrs old daughter has like tiny goose bump on her face, mostly near the eyelid & nose. Her body is cleared. What is it, how can I treat it?

My 3yrs old daughter has like tiny goose bump on her face, mostly near the eyelid & nose. Her body is cleared. What is it, how can I treat it?

Milia: Your daughter has milis which are plugged up pores with trapped dead tissue. They are benign in children and usually disappear with regular washing. Occasional an exfoliativemoisturizer may be necessary. ...Read more

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