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#1 of 3 Old 01-09-2012, 01:30 PM - Thread Starter
 
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DD2 has had 2 bumps on the lower eyelid since dec. 23rd. We applied warm compresses as best you can on a 2yo. The smaller bump is almost gone but the 2nd one that started a lot larger is not. And it's huge. For several days I've applied warm compresses to her eye for up to an hour while she sleeps. At first I thought it helped but for the last 2 days it seems to have not changed so we took her to see the doctor. He is referring us to an eye doctor and he thinks it probably need to be taken out because it seems too hard and big to go away by itself. They'll probably want to do general anesthesia and I'm really scared of that. Is there any other alternatives? We are probably going to see the eye doctor this afternoon.


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What was the outcome? We are in the same boat right now. I hope yours got healed.
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We got rid of it without surgery but it took a really long time. We went to see a specialist who prescribed an antibiotic which helped a lot. The specialist also recommended compresses of black tea and fish oil supplements. I don't remember how many months it took in the end but it was at least 4-5 months maybe 6 ( and the specialist had warned us that it could take that long... was likely actually). Every night I'd apply the tea compresses for up to an hour (heat a cup of very warm water, bring in room while she is asleep and use the tea bag itself directly on the eyelid as warm as you can with being safe of course). I got so tired of  this... and even got some tendinitis because of the way I needed to hold my arm for so long every night. But it worked and was definitely worth it! Don't hesitate to use the antibiotic. I'm a herbalist and she never had an antibiotic before this or since but in this case it was extremely helpful.

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