Post # 1
My FI has had a swollen and red eye lid for the last week and 2 days. He went to the doc who gave him chlorsig which is eye drops for conjunctivitis plus she gave him a referral to an eye specialist. The speciakust said it was just irritation from dryness in his eye but it looks like a sty. He’s been saying lately that the irritation feeling was gone just the swelling & redness was still there then this morning he woke up and he had all gunk in his eye like conjunctivitis. He has been using the drops 2 – 3 times a day but they dont seem to have improved it at all. He’s off work today and is going to see the doctor again. I’m just worried as our wedding is 4 weeks away i don’t want his eye to look like that on the day. Does anyone know how long it takes for this kind of thing to clear up?
Post # 3
it shouldn’t take more than a week or so. don’t worry!
Post # 4
@colorofmyheart: it already has been more than a week though 🙁
Post # 5
@cuddlz88: You should definitely ask your doctor. My first thought was a sty as well, and those are quite easy to cure. If he has medicated drops though, it may take some time. I’d tell the doctor about your wedding and your concerns and see what s/he says!
Post # 6
The dr probably told him this but if he has contacts make sure he’s not wearing them and that he throws the old pair away. That’s all the advice I’ve got. If it’s conj it shouldn’t take too long!
Post # 7
Make sure he is showering and using a warm towel compress on his eye every day. I’m sure it will heal up!
Post # 8
Chlorsig? That’s an interesting choice. If the optometrist/ophthalmologist didn’t tell you to continue the drops, then cut the drops. Do hot compresses with ocular massage 2-5x/day (yeah, it’s a lot, but you want it gone quick, right?) and eventually the stye will drain. If you don’t drain it all the way, you risk development of a chalazion, which is a big bump of leftover junk that didn’t get out.
Hot Compress & Ocular Massage
-Wet a face towel with as hot of water as you can stand (don’t burn yourself!) and rest it on the eyes for about 5mins.
-Massage the eye lids, both top and bottom, in a brow-to-lash direction on the top and a cheek-to-lash direction on the bottom.
-The glands that are infected open up at the eyelids, so you’re trying to help it drain.
Post # 9
@Mewcakes: thanks for the help 🙂 he went to the doc today and is now taking antibiotics. Doc said to continue using the drops to help with the dryness in his eye but I will pass on your advice he has been using a hot compress just not doing the massage thing
Post # 10
@cuddlz88: I had something similar, but it was both eyes, and very itchy. The doctor gave me some fatty ointment and it cleared up really fast (within a couple of days). I have had conjunctivitis too and it took a few days to almost a week to clear up totally.
Post # 11
Yeah, there’s lots if different types of conjunctivitises and keratoconjunctivitises. Hot compresses are generally a good idea (except for in the case of allergic conjunctivitis), but the indicated therapeutic drop varies from case to case.
Good luck and hope it’s getting better already!
Post # 12
@Mewcakes: I had a swollen and sore eyelid last year, used this method on the advice of my optometrist, and it went down in just a few days. My eye felt quite dry because I had a blockage in my oil gland, which caused the swelling, and little moisture was actually getting to my eye.
@cuddlz88: Not sure if it’ll make you feel any better, but my DH broke blood vessels in his eye only a week before our wedding. It was quite visible on the day, which I was not happy about leading up to the wedding, but we still had an amazing and otherwise-perfect experience.
You definitely have time on your side, and I am sure it will be cleared up before the wedding!!
Either way, I just wanted to let you know that I can relate to the worry and anxiety that goes along with something like this happening right before the wedding!! So much pressure for just one day!
Post # 13
@MissAusten: thanks 🙂 that sucks about ur hubby. We do have time on our side luckily
Post # 14
Just follow doctor’s orders and stay positive! You’ve got a month, it’ll go down! 🙂