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Tear Duct Infection
I have a tear duct infection x2 days I have developed worsening pain redness and a edema pouch in the eye bag area that comes and goes is this normal?
ISeeSaidThe BlindMan: Is that normal? Yeah, normal for a worsening infection! If you haven't seen a doctor,do so and if you have, see someone else.Some Motrin and a warm washcloth will ease some of the pain but you need an exam,antibiotic and maybe the services of an opthalmologist who might have to drain some of that infection. Sooner the better.If scar tissue develops you might be left with a chronically tearing eye! ...Read more
Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more
I was on amoxicillin for a tear duct infection but broke out in rash. I read this may mean I have mono. Should i see my doctor?
Maybe.: What it most likely means is that you're having a reaction to the amoxicillin, which is a very common cause of drug-induced rashes. If the rash is resolving on its own, don't worry about it. If it isn't, or you're itching significantly or have any other significant symptoms, by all means, see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Long, invisible lump from corner of eye to cheek bone. It's hard, and fairly fixed; feels like a hard vein. No tear duct infection present. Any ideas?
Dermoid cyst: It's caused by protrruding lining of scalp between the bone and the skull. Found at junctions if the skull bones. The corner of eye is a junction between the zygomatic arch ( which protects the eyeball - forming lower border ) and the facial -temporal bones at the corner of the eyeball. It's firm, not usually mobile, non tender under skin. If small and not growing : leave It Alone see Ophthalmo ...Read more
My husband has had 2 recent episodes of bleeding from the tear duct. Each time, the bleeding stopped with pressure. No s/s of infection . No trauma.
Is the extra skin near tear duct surrounding eyeball called thr plica semilumaris and if so what causes burning when no infection is present?
Dry eyes likely: The plica semilunaris is a vestigial structure of the nictitating membrane seen in other animals. It aides in forming a tear lake. The burning sensation you are experiencing is likely dry eye related and artificial tears should aid in your comfort. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: Depends in whom you want to treat it and what caused it. In babies, gentle pressure and rubbing may help, although, if small and not infected, it usually resolves on its own. In adults, pretty much the same. May apply a warm washcloth. If infection is present, you will need to treat that. In some cases, surgical approach is recurred to when the conservative ones fail. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on situation: This is common in newborns & given some time and growth the blockage can clear on its own as the duct becomes larger.If still blocked at 6m & unresponsive to simple measures, an ophthalmologist may need to probe the duct & clear the blockage. One simple measure involves rolling the tip of the finger over the inner corner of the eye over the tear sac which may push any blockage down the duct. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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