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What's wrong with my eye?

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Milkysallgone Fri 11-Jul-08 07:56:15

Yesterday it started hurting at the base of my lower lashes, especially when blinking. It feels as though it's bruised there, as though my lashes are being yanked out. It seems a little puffier than the other eye but there is no lump there at all.

I'm going to be going on holiday tonight and will be doing a lot of driving, so I'm hoping it doesn't turn nasty. My first thoughts were 'stye' (never had one before), but as I said - there isn't a lump as such. I really don't want to go to the GP as it seems a bit nerotic; on the other hand I don't want to ruin my holiday either. So anyone got a diagnosis?

GoathasstoppedLOLing Fri 11-Jul-08 07:58:28

bathe wth hot/warm water on a clean flannel. go to pharamcy and get 'golden eye'. does sound like a stye i get these all the time.

fryalot Fri 11-Jul-08 08:05:16

If you pull the lower lid down, as if you were applying eye liner, is it red and inflamed there? It should be sort of pink with red bits... if it is more red than that, it may be the beginnings of conjunctivitis.

Do what the miserable goat says and get some Goldeneye, apply three/four times a day and it should be better almost immediately.

Or it's a stye. Used tea bags are good for a stye instead of just bathing with warm water.

Or it's something completely different in which case you will need to go to the doctor.

hth
smile

btw: goat, why have you stopped lolling?

GoathasstoppedLOLing Fri 11-Jul-08 08:06:35

because is wish to be taken seriously as a goat! need to change

Milkysallgone Fri 11-Jul-08 08:09:50

Thank you wise ones smile

fryalot Fri 11-Jul-08 08:10:57

pleasure milky smile

goat - you could be WiseOldGoat? grin

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