And now, who beat him? President Andrés Manuel López Obrador surprised’ the morning reporters when he opened the conference with a visible problem in his right eye.
“What’s in your eye?” the journalists asked him. “A tutupiche was investigated there,” replied López Obrador.
According to the Dictionary of Americanisms, the word ‘tutupiche’ comes from the Yacatec Mayan word chuchup, which is used to describe a swollen eye. The president said that the doctors had examined him.
“I am in good health. It’s an infection I think I got on the last tour from the dust. It is called Tutupiche in my land, but it is not a concern according to the doctor,” he added.
López Obrador’s last work trips included visits to Morelos, where he participated in an event presenting the restoration of the former Cortés Palace and murals by Diego Rivera, and to the State of Mexico, where he celebrated Mexican Day Air Force.
How do you treat an eye infection?
The MedlinePlus site explains that eye infections are caused by bacteria, fungi, or viruses. The most common are conjunctivitis and style, which is the condition López Obrador currently has.
“(A stye) is a bump on the eyelid that occurs when bacteria from the skin enters the hair follicle of an eyelash,” details the US Government site.
The most common symptoms of an eye infection include redness, itching, swelling, discharge, pain, or vision problems.
President López Obrador may use compresses, eye drops, ointments, or antibiotics as treatment for his tutupiche, MedlinePlus added.
What health problems does AMLO have?
López Obrador always insists that his “chest is not a wine cellar,” so he is very open about commenting on the health problems he suffers at the age of 70. For example, during one of his trips to work through Tlaxcala, the president talked about the heart attack he suffered in December 2013.
“I was saved because they treated me at the right time. My artery, my artery, completely shut down. I arrived at the emergency room at two in the morning. And they applied the medicine that they had there and opened up the artery a little bit. The pain I experienced is why I came to resign myself because I can’t take the pain anymore,” he said at an IMSS Bienestar event on August 5, 2022.
Because of his heart problems, President López Obrador must regularly undergo a procedure called cardiac catheterization, which involves passing a probe through a part of the heart to collect information about the heart muscle. , heart valves, and heart blood vessels.
The last time López Obrador underwent cardiac catheterization was in January 2022. Doctors reported that the president’s arteries and heart were “healthy and functioning properly,” so there was no need to do any additional procedures.
“I pay attention; I check myself every three months, every four months; it depends on how you feel; the most dangerous is hypertension, so sometimes I walk and climb the hill for what they call cardio, exercise, and care; so are my kidneys,” he said in September 2022, following the leak of documents about his health condition.