I am a 23 year old female with no major health issues. I wear both glasses and contacts but over the past month, I have only worn my glasses.
Here is my problem--Tuesday of last week, I could feel a stye forming in the left eye. I have had them before, so I'm familiar with what it feels like. By Friday, the stye had become a small bump with a very clear whitehead. I knew it was ready to drain/pop anytime. It was in the inner corner of my left eye, upper eyelid. That night, after a warm compress, it drained. It was not "pus" but almost like a grain of rice, hard like that.
However, since then (Friday evening) it was gotten worse. Now, instead of the small bump, it is a very large, very swollen, very red bump. It is still painful and sore to the touch. As I said, it seems to be getting worse instead of better.
What concerns me, as well, is that in May 2013, I had a cut on my face which became infected with MRSA, and my doctor told me I am now always a carrier of it. He called in some erythromycin eye ointment for me--without an office visit or having seen it since the office is closed--just to be safe.
My questions are:
1. Does it sound like a stye that will come to a head and drain or a chalizon that will last months and keep growing?
2. Will oral antibiotics help to heal it/reduce it in size? Or at least prevent it from becoming a MRSA infection?
3. Do you think it's necessary to see an eye surgeon about having it drained/removed?
4. How long until I should see improvent with the erythromycin eye ointment I am using 3 times a day & the hot compresses?
Thank you SO much to anyone who answers. I am so worried and at a loss.View Thread
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