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Is it infected? Should I use an antibiotic?

April 27, 2017

Is it infected? Should I use an antibiotic?

April 27, 2017

Maybe, Maybe Not…These usually come from a blocked tear gland, not a bacteria. But, sometimes these are associated with bacterial overgrowth, and sometimes they do get infected. So, doctors will often prescribe an antibiotic ointment, just to be safe. It is important to understand though: since a bacteria didn’t necessarily cause the bump, an antibiotic won’t necessarily make it go away