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Dr. Abraham Jaskiel
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Thyroid (Definition)

The thyroid is an endocrine gland that sits in the lower part of the neck. It produces thyroid hormone - which ...Read more


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I had stye in my eye which was painful and today I noticed swelling in my right neck beneath jaw & next to ear. The pain is increasing too. Connected?

I had stye in my eye which was painful and today I noticed swelling in my right neck beneath jaw & next to ear. The pain is increasing too. Connected?

Likely Connected: A sty represents an infection. The swelling you describe sounds like the lymph nodes in this area are responding to your infection. The job of a lymph node is to fight and prevent the spread of infection. You did not say if the swellings are on the same side as your sty; if they are then the swellings represent nodes. See an ophthalmologist ASAP as you need treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

What are the symptoms of thyroidism?

2 different ways: Hypothyroid includes weight gain, slower mental processes, fatigue, constipation, reduced menstruation... Hyperthyroid includes weight loss, shakiness, elevated blood pressure, rapid heart rate, feeling hot.... See your doctor or endocrinologist. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms for thyroidism?

What are the symptoms for thyroidism?

Fatige/dry skin/cons: The following symptoms fatigue dry skin constipation unexplained weight gain depression slow heart rate thinning hair heavier than normal or irregular menstrual periods muscle weakness hoarseness puffy face constipation thinning hair increase sensitivity to cold impaired memory elevated blood cholesterol level muscle ache and joint pains syptoms get worse if not treated with thyroid hormone. ...Read more

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Get repeated styes.... Am i doom? Or is this normal or am i the unlucky ones.

Get repeated styes.... Am i doom? Or is this normal or am i the unlucky ones.

Somewhat unlucky: Lid hygeine and systemic antibiotics can help so you do have recurrences. Talk to you eye doctor for treatment. ...Read more

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What do you do for a stye?

What do you do for a stye?

Warm Compresses: Try a warm compress for 15 min three times a day. If after a few days it's not improving, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is lancing a stye painful?

Minimally: A stye is a layman's word for chalazion, which as an ophthalmologist, is very commonly seen and treated on a daily basis. An injection of local anesthesia is administered, which is minimally uncomfortable ( similar to what a dentist would use ). Once the numbing has taken place, there should be zero discomfort during the brief procedure. ...Read more

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What if a stye lasts for a month?

What if a stye lasts for a month?

No longer a stye: It is probably a chalazion. This is a little bump that is not painful. You can treat a chalazion by applying a hot wash clothe to it 3-4 times per day. If it does not go away in a few weeks, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a stye, what do I do?

What to do if I have a stye, what do I do?

One tip: Microwave a clean potato with the skin on for four minutes. Wet a wash cloth or small towel with warm or hot water. Squeeze out the excess water and wrap it around the potato. Apply this to the eye lid until it cools down (about 15minutes).This can be repeated intermittently. Please see your opthamologist if no improvement. ...Read more

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What is an internal stye and how is it treated?

Warm compresses: Warm compresses (wash cloth with hot water and hold it on the stye for 5-10 minutes, reheating as needed), or surgical incision and drainage, or steroid have been the only effective treatments demonstrated get rid of a stye. A stye is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed, and not an infection, internal protrudes towards the eye and external o. ...Read more

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I am having a stye surgically removed, should I be concerned?

I am having a stye surgically removed, should I be concerned?

No: No. It is very easily done in the hands of an experienced ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What causes rid of a stye?

What causes rid of a stye?

Warm compresses: A "stye, " a.K.A. Hordeolum, is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid, sort of like a pimple. Most of the time, it can be effectively treated with warm compresses. These loosen the oils and allow them to be expressed from the lid. If persistent, a hordeolum can become a chalazion, which often needs either a steroid injection or surgical excision. See an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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What medicine works for a stye?

What medicine works for a stye?

No Medicine: The best initial treatment for a stye is ...Heat. Try warm compresses several times a day. Use a facecloth and run under hot tap water...Don't burn yourself! try this for about 1-2 weeks and the stye should resolve. If it does not shrink or go away with this initial treatment...See your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is the procedure for the draining of a stye?

What is the procedure for the draining of a stye?

Incision&drainage: If a sty is acute it may drain by itself. If it is sub-acute it may be medically treated. Once it becomes a lump what we call chalazion it usually needs incision and drainage. See your eye md. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for stye on waterline?

What's recommended as a cure for stye on waterline?

Warm compresses: A "stye, " a.K.A. Hordeolum, is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid, sort of like a pimple. Most of the time, it can be effectively treated with warm compresses. These loosen the oils and allow them to be expressed from the lid. If persistent, a hordeolum can become a chalazion, which often needs either a steroid injection or surgical excision. See an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of a stye?

Hot compresses: A style is a clogged oil gland, moist heat, wash cloth treatment for 10 minutes 4 times a day will eventually cause this to unclog. But give it weeks, if very big it needs to be drained, a simple in office procedure. ...Read more

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Wat causes stye n treatment?

Wat causes stye n treatment?

Warm compresses: Apply a warm wet washclothe 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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Is naphcon-a used for styes?

Not really: This a anti-histamine drop and will not help with a stye. ...Read more