A 26-year-old female asked:
what can i do for my lower eyelid? it's swollen, partially red, hurts to blink, tender to touch, and it's all on the inner corner.
1 doctor answer • 2 doctors weighed in
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Stye: This sounds like a stye. Treat it with very warm (not hot) washcloths held over the closed lid for 4 minutes at a time every two hours. This usually works but if it persists more than 3-4 days, see your ophthalmologist.
A female asked:
I've woken up with my upper eyelid swollen and very tender to touch. What could this be?
2 doctor answers • 2 doctors weighed in
A Verified Doctor answered
Infection or allergy: A swollen upper eye lid could be either a simple stye or a more serious infection, particularly if it is red.
Swollen eye lids can be caused by allergies also. Allergies are more likely to be itchy.
If this doesn't settle down quickly you will need to see your doctor for diagnosis and treatment as you may need antibiotics for infection
Last updated Oct 24, 2017
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