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    Question Clogged/infected tear-duct???

    So my right eye's tear duct is EXTREMELY swelled up and sore...

    I don't know if the tear duct is clogged or if it's infected or what. It definitely seems "gooey-er" than usual (sorry). I've tried putting a hot wash cloth over it... I wear contacts but they've been out for a while...

    Anyone have any suggestions/know what I could do about this?

    Merci boucoup.


    Edit: I haven't slept in my contacts or injured my eye in any way....

    It hurts make it stop. Ugh
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    I had something similar, my dr said that it should go away on it's own in a few days but if the pain is unbarable or it feels like it is getting worse he gave me some anti biotics for it and it went away within a day or two

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    You should try to see a doctor. If its infected there could be some serious problems.

    Take some ibuprofen.

    The hot cloth is not going to help, use a cool, super clean cloth, preferably something that has been bleached recently.

    Don't touch it, if you do, make sure you wash your hands well.

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    Have you had a "sty" or medical term conjunctivitis before? If you wear contacts (like me) you are prone to them just because of your fingers near your eye. Take it easy on the contacts for a few days, and it'll go away. If it persists longer than 3 days then go to your doctor.

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    what kind of antibiotics? I have a bunch left over from some other infection a while back... I could try them...

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    Quote Originally Posted by willow2900 [Register to see the link]
    Have you had a "sty" or medical term conjunctivitis before? If you wear contacts (like me) you are prone to them just because of your fingers near your eye. Take it easy on the contacts for a few days, and it'll go away. If it persists longer than 3 days then go to your doctor.
    no, I've never had that before...

    Gah, go without my contacts? crap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by iLoveMyBabyCairo [Register to see the link]
    what kind of antibiotics? I have a bunch left over from some other infection a while back... I could try them...
    I wouldn't if i was you, that's pretty dangerous.

    I would go to the dr.

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    gahhh i hate going to doctors....

    Okay, so cool washcloth, no contacts, no fingers near eye....got it..

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    Quote Originally Posted by iLoveMyBabyCairo [Register to see the link]
    what kind of antibiotics? I have a bunch left over from some other infection a while back... I could try them...
    Don't do that!

    Do not self medicate. You should talk to a doctor. Never use old medication, you can only make things worse if the medication is not specific or strong enough for an infection. It could cause resistance and make it hard to get rid of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CarnelianButterfly [Register to see the link]
    Don't do that!

    Do not self medicate. You should talk to a doctor. Never use old medication, you can only make things worse if the medication is not specific or strong enough for an infection. It could cause resistance and make it hard to get rid of it.
    my drug-program on my palm pilot says it's for infections and bacteria... but okay... I self-medicate a lot... I have a lot of useless medical knowledge... was going to be a doctor. That was a bust.

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