A member asked:

My inner eye lid is swollen and painful. and the carunkle is painful when i blink. i don't see any thing that looks like a stye. how do i keep the swelling down. i don't have money to go to a doctor. what should i do?

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Dr. Matheson Harris answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Try hot compresses: The most common problems causing these symptoms are styes or chalazions. Both respond to hot compresses for 5-10 minutes followed by gentle cleaning of the eyelid margins with mild soap, like baby shampoo in warm water. Try this twice a day to start.

Answered 1/7/2021

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Dr. Ari Weitzner answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Hot compresses: But you will likely need to see doctor if it doesnt go away soon to rule out infection or other inflammatory disease.

Answered 6/28/2016

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