Medicine For Canker Sores?
Evening, I want to ask. I have stouts, but they look like they have canker sores on my lower left lid. But there is no swelling in my left eye area. I have to seek treatment or what. I felt a lump in my eye but it didn’t seem puffy. Thank you
The complaint you experience may be a condition of the external hordeolum or what is commonly called a stye. The cause of the stye is a bacterial infection in the oil glands and roots of the eyelashes. Symptoms of a stye are the appearance of a lump on the eyelid, swollen, red, watery eyes accompanied by pain.
The stye will usually get better within 7 to 20 days, without medical treatment if there are no complications it will heal on its own. The stye will have a whitish tip, a sign that pus has collected at the top of the lump. After that, usually the pus will naturally come out on its own.
Some tips that you can do to overcome your complaint:
Avoid touching the sore eye area, especially without first washing your hands with running water and antiseptic soap.
Apply a warm compress to the affected area with a warm, clean towel for 15 to 20 minutes. The warm compress helps reduce pain, accelerates the natural drainage of pus from the lump.
You should not squeeze the lump to drain the pus as it has the potential to spread the bacterial infection to other areas of the eye.
Avoid wearing eye contact lenses for a while.
If your eyelids are very painful and are not resolved with a warm compress, you can take pain relievers that are available over-the-counter at pharmacies. Drink as directed in the package.
If within 2 days the complaint gets worse, the swelling is spreading, immediately consult an ophthalmologist. The doctor will conduct detailed questions and answers regarding your complaint, perform eye examinations with special tools. Medical treatment will be given by the doctor based on your condition. Usually the doctor will remove the pus with a certain technique in a sterile manner
Read more about stye in this HealthReplies.com article.
That's the info we can convey, hopefully it helps you.
Greetings healthy, Dr Caecilia Haryu Aryapti.