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Template:Infobox - disease Hordeolum' (barley grain) is an acute purulent inflammation of the cilia follicles, Moll's or Zeis's gland. The most common causative agents of inflammation are staphylococci'. The first symptoms are "itching" and a feeling of "pressure" in the eyelid. This is followed by "swelling and redness" and the inflammation progresses with the presence of inflammatory infiltration to a purulent "abscess". Subjectively, it is manifested by sensitivity and pain when blinking. Within a few days, the abscess may burst outward.

  • Warm tiles, possibly small incisions to facilitate the evacuation of pus.
  • Local application of antibiotics or sulfonamides, which prevent the spread of infection.
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