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My daughter has a bruise on her eyelid, it appeared out of nowhere yesterday. Today the bruise is darker. I am worried about it.
Bruises, or ecchymoses, are a discoloration and tenderness of the skin or mucous membranes due to the leakage of blood from an injured blood vessel into the tissues. Pupura refers to bruising as the result of a disease condition. A very small bruise is called a petechia. These often appear as many tiny red dots clustered together, and could ...Read more
Hi I banged my head on Sunday, the right hand side on the temple. Today I have a bruise on my eyelid and my eye feels as if it is scratched.
The top of my eyelids have been noticeably yellow the last few days kind of like a late bruise but I just noticed it! Is it something to worry about?
Not likely: If that is the only part of your skin that is yellowed, I would wonder if you had a bruise on your scalp/forehead area in the last 2 weeks that has allowed some late discoloration to reach your eyelids. Are you using eye shadow that is a new product for you that may leave a discoloration after removal? If the whites of your eyes of other areas become yellow, see a doctor about liver problems. ...Read more
Does conjunctivitis typically make the eyelid feel bruised (as if someone punched it)? And does it always itch?
Blepharitis: Most likely this is an inflammation of the lashes (similar to dandruff of the scalp) in which the margins of the lid are red, there are yellowish deposits on the lashes and there is some tenderness and even redness of the eye itself. Your ophthalmologist can help conquer this and also distinguish it from another common lid problem, the demodex parasite - a mite which lives in the lash bases. ...Read more
I got this bruise a few days ago and its on my eyelid its purple now it was black can I speed this healing up?
No: Unfortunately like a bruise anywhere on the body--your own white blood cells etc... Have to come in and take the old blood away to get rid of the discoloration and there is no way to really speed this up. ...Read more