What is another word for hordeolum?
[ hˈɔːdɪˌɒləm], [ hˈɔːdɪˌɒləm], [ h_ˈɔː_d_ɪ__ˌɒ_l_ə_m]
Related words: meibomian gland dysfunction, hordeolum, abscess, stye
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How to use "Hordeolum" in context?
Hordeolum is a superficial infection of the oral cavity that is caused by the bacterium Clostridium difficile. The infection is most commonly found in people who are taking antibiotics, typically for a wound infection. The bacteria produce a toxin that can cause intense inflammation and swelling of the soft tissues in the mouth. This can lead to difficulty swallowing, trouble breathing, and ultimately, death.
There is no specific treatment for hordeolum, but it can be treated with antibiotics and aggressive pain relief.
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