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What causes an itchy little bump on the edge of your eyelid to appear?

What causes an itchy little bump on the edge of your eyelid to appear?

Many things: This could be many things, from a stye (infected hair follicle) to a chalazion (back up oil gland) or a skin tag. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What could cause the bottom of my eyelid to be itchy and a little swollen?

What could cause the bottom of my eyelid to be itchy and a little swollen?

Infection: You did not say how big an area. This can range from blepharitis to one or two localized abcessed glands in the lid. This can also represent airborne foreign body or reaction. This can also represent localized skin trauma from make-up application.You need to see an ophthalmologist for eval and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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My eyelids are itchy, dry, wrinkly and swollen. Been like this on and off for past 6 mos. Never had issues before. I'm 29 years old. What would cause?

My eyelids are itchy, dry, wrinkly and swollen. Been like this on and off for past 6 mos. Never had issues before. I'm 29 years old. What would cause?

Contact allergy: If your eyeballs are not involved, your problem may be from a contact allergy to something you have used on your face especially eye makeups. Touching the lids before the nail polish has totally dried up or using a rubber applicator when you are allergic to latex may be potential allergens as well. If you have a condition known as rosacea, this may involve the lids. See Dermatologist. ...Read more

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There's a lump on my left eyelid, its not painful and not itchy but just there what should I do and what is the cause?

There's a lump on my left eyelid, its not painful and not itchy but just there what should I do and what is the cause?

See your eye doctor: It would be best to see your eye doctor for advice whether to have the lump removed or drained, depending on the diagnosis. ...Read more

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My eyelids is so itchy .. Whats the possible cause ?

Allergy: You could have an allergic reaction to a lotion or cosmetic product. If the eyelashes are itchy you could irritation of those hair follicles. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause congestion that last over a month and red itchy eyelids off and on? it is a possible to develop a cat allergy all of a sudden?

Can allergies cause congestion that last over a month and red itchy eyelids off and on?  it is a possible to develop a cat allergy all of a sudden?

Not all of a sudden: it has been lurking for some time, your body tolerated the exposure for some time, till at a point it won't take it any more, hence the development of the symptoms, and yes allergies can cause congestion and red ithcy eyes for weeks and months, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist/immunologist in your area, goodluck ...Read more

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Are there autoimmune disorders that causes red, swollen, inflamed and itchy eyelids and a rash?

Are there autoimmune disorders that causes red, swollen, inflamed and itchy eyelids and a rash?

Atopic Dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis, an immune/allergic disorder, can produce eczema on the skin, as well as red swollen itchy eyelids, and a rash. However, a simple contact allergy, unrelated to an immune disorder can produce similar findings. See your ophthalmologist and perhaps an allergist as well to look into it. ...Read more

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Spent all day crying yestrdy .I woke up today with my lower eyelids puffy swollen and crusty, and a little itchy..Can excess crying cause pink eye?

Spent all day crying yestrdy .I woke up today with my lower eyelids puffy swollen and crusty, and a little itchy..Can excess crying cause pink eye?

Eyelid edema: Following intense emotional situations with crying, runny nose, and lots of wiping eyelids and nose secretions, the eyelids often swell, eyes look red, and the ocular surface may be slightly irritated. Mucous is generated by the eye in response to the irritation. Sometimes contamination can be introduced into the eye with all the wiping. Not usually an infection results, but if worse, see eye doc. ...Read more

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Swolen eyelid edges, itchy inner corners, eye pain, twichy lids, light sensitivity, hi ocular presure but nothing else found by opthamlogist.Whats cause?

Swolen eyelid edges, itchy inner corners, eye pain, twichy lids, light sensitivity, hi ocular presure but nothing else found by opthamlogist.Whats cause?

Blepharitis: All the symptoms except high eye pressure are caused by blepharitis, inflammation of the eyelid. Your body's natural oil builds up on the edge of your eyelid around the lashes. Normal bacteria eat the built up oil and then secrete a toxin which irritates the eyes and eyelids. Removal of the oil through a special cleaning technique helps. Sometimes antibiotics and flax seed oil are necessary. ...Read more

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