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Why is my left eyelid red and swollen and dry?

Why is my left eyelid red and swollen and dry?

Could be infection.: Could be inflamed or infected. If the whole eyelid is red, that could be something called blepharitis, and if the eye is likewise red, blepharoconjunctivitis. Regardless, eye drops may help. ...Read more

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Was rubbing my eyelid lightly due to tiredness and fellt a pop now my lower eyelid red and swollen and sore to the touch?

Was rubbing my eyelid lightly due to tiredness and fellt a pop now my lower eyelid red and swollen and sore to the touch?

Eye irritation: I am sorry to hear about your eye pain, how long has this been going on? Many times the mucous membranes can make a clicking noise when the wet surfaces of the membrane and the eye are in contact and are rubbed apart. Initially, I would not be too worried about the 'pop' you heard unless your symptoms are not improving. You may try warm or cool eye compresses with a clean washcloth initially. ...Read more

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Why are my eyelids red swollen and itchy? This is coming and going since the end of may. Took an oral steroid did not help

Why are my eyelids red swollen and itchy? This is coming and going since the end of may. Took an oral steroid did not help

Blepharitis: Most common cause of your signs and symptoms is blepharitis. The cause of that is closure of glands that secret oil in the eye lashes. The stale oil then becomes toxic and causes these signs. You need to see an eye md for diagnosis and treatment. No need for systemic steroids. ...Read more

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Inner corner top eyelid is red and swollen. Is causing eye to look smaller and more closed than the other.

Inner corner top eyelid is red and swollen. Is causing eye to look smaller and more closed than the other.

You may have: A stye or hordeolum. A stye is a cyst-like thing that is fluid filled and completely benign. Warm compresses on top of the eyelid usually will bring it down in 1-2 days, though if it gets infected, you will need antibiotic eyedrops or pills. Get yourself to a healthcare provider for proper diagnosis and treatment. Thanks for trusting in HealthTap. ...Read more

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My son is 16 weeks old. I noticed at our night time feeding Simon's left eyelid is red/swollen. What can I do for him? Is he too young for Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

My son is 16 weeks old. I noticed at our night time feeding Simon's left eyelid is red/swollen. What can I do for him? Is he too young for Benadryl (diphenhydramine)?

Yes: Take a picture and show your doctor to help make a diagnosis. The fact it is intermittent makes it less a concern. There may be some intermittent blockage of the tear duct or it may be positional. All the best. ...Read more

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My eyelids are red & swollen, there are pockets of fluid on each side of nose, and pockets of fluid under each eye. At times they are non stop waterin?

My eyelids are red & swollen, there are pockets of fluid on each side of nose, and pockets of fluid under each eye. At times they are non stop waterin?

Allergy???: Need to see a Dr. To run some tests and exam you to hopefully determine what is going on. Could be some sort of allergic reaction to something but not enough info ...Read more

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I'm allergic to artificial tears and now my eyelids are red and swollen and feel heavy and my eyes are blurry how can I cure it?

I'm allergic to artificial tears and now my eyelids are red and swollen and feel heavy and my eyes are blurry how can I cure it?

Change tears: There are many brands of artificial tears and a good first step is to try an alternate brand. Allergy to artificial tears is extraordinarily rare. You might also try an anti-allergic otc drop like ophcon-a (available as house brand in most pharmacies). Only if this fails do you need to consult with your ophthalmologist. Steroids are a later use drop when others fail. ...Read more

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Yesterday I felt something pop in my eye and it was sore all day. Today I woke up and now my left inside corner of my eyelid is red, swollen, and sore?

Yesterday I felt something pop in my eye and it was sore all day. Today I woke up and now my left inside corner of my eyelid is red, swollen, and sore?

See your eye doctor: Go see your ophthalmologist. If you can't get in, see an optometrist. Feeling a popping sensation in your eye is never a good thing, especially when it gets sore. Occasional painfree redness is ok (often due to broken blood vessel) but swollen & sore eye needs to be evaluated. I assume your vision hasn't changed since you didn't comment. Still it's imperative that you get evaluated today. ...Read more

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I had a reaction to eye makeup in jan. My eyelids got red& swollen. Ever since thenmy eyelids turn red when I wear eyeshadow. What will heal my eyelid

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I had a reaction to eye makeup in jan. My eyelids got red& swollen. Ever since thenmy eyelids turn red when I wear eyeshadow. What will heal my eyelid

Allergic reaction: It sounds like you have a contact sensitivity to some component of the eye shadow. You can try different brands, but there is no "healing" involved; just avoid exposure to the same eyeshadow. ...Read more

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Can I use hydrocortisone on eyelids? Itchy, red, slightly swollen and dry. Must have rub something I should not have. For 2 weeks now.

Can I use hydrocortisone on eyelids? Itchy, red, slightly swollen and dry. Must have rub something I should not have. For 2 weeks now.

Few days only: If you need longer treatment, you should get a prescription calcineurin inhibitor such as tacrolimus or pimacrolimus. ...Read more

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So my under eyelid is red and swollen, and it's a little itchy, I don't have insurance so I can't go see a doctor I think it's pink eye what can I do?

So my under eyelid is red and swollen, and it's a little itchy, I don't have insurance so I can't go see a doctor I think it's pink eye what can I do?

Hot compresses: Most of the time pink eye causes the eyeball to be red. If this only involves the eyelid, it is either a stye or a mild skin infection. It is more likely a stye if there is a sore spot on the lid. If so, use hot compresses at least 3 times per day. Keep reheating the washcloth so you get 5-10 minutes of heat every time. ...Read more

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My eyelid is swollen. The outside corner of my eyelid is very red and swollen. This causes my eye to be half shut and also a lot of watering from my e?

My eyelid is swollen. The outside corner of my eyelid is very red and swollen. This causes my eye to be half shut and also a lot of watering from my e?

Eye problem: If your symptoms are as bad as you describe, please go to the nearest Emergency facility. You may be helped there or the doctors may quickly refer you to the Eye doctor.
Hope all goes well - please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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There's something in my eyelid that oval shape like and swollen and makes my eyelid red and my outer eyelid swollen too, what is it?

There's something in my eyelid that oval shape like and swollen and makes my eyelid red and my outer eyelid swollen too, what is it?

Likely stye: A "stye, " a.K.A. Hordeolum, is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid, sort of like a pimple. Most of the time, it can be effectively treated with warm compresses. These loosen the oils and allow them to be expressed from the lid. If persistent, a hordeolum can become a chalazion, which often needs either a steroid injection or surgical excision. See an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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My eyelid is red, painful, and slightly swollen. It looks like it's drooping. Is this myasthenia gravis or just inflammation of the eyelid?

My eyelid is red, painful, and slightly swollen. It looks like it's drooping. Is this myasthenia gravis or just inflammation of the eyelid?

It is a Sty: Most probably you have an acute hordeolum or sty which causes temporary drooping. Myasthenia gravis (mg) does not have red painful swollen eyelids. Mg may start with occasional drooping of eyelids or with speech problems. See an ophthalmologist for rx of your sty and possible blepharitis. ...Read more

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Lump on the inner top of my eyelid a little swollen red and sore?

Lump on the inner top of my eyelid a little swollen red and sore?

Infection.: This is suggestive of a stye. This is an infection of the glands of the upper or lower lid. This may require an antibiotic and is important to see your doctor. Use some warm compresses three times a day until you can see the doctor. If you can not get an appt, go to the local urgent care.
Best wishes. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a swollen eyebrow line, just the area above the eyelid? No redness and no pain are experienced

Eyelid swelling: There can be many causes of painless eyelid swelling. Some of those include infection, allergic reactions, inflammation due to secondary causes, or trauma. It is difficult to assess the situation without a thorough examination. Please follow with a doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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5yr old with swollen right eyelid. Does not hurt. No drainage, slight redness on inside of eyelid but white part is clear. No fever.?

OFTEN A BUG BITE: The soft tissue of the eyelid will often swell in response to a simple bug bite on the skin nearby. Examine the area closely, sometimes using a flashlight at an angle to the skin will expose the bite mound. If so, these often swell for a day or so and gradually fade. If the kid itches, benedryl can help. If it continues to swell, changes color or drains, see a doc. Otherwise you can watch it. ...Read more

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My bottom eye lid is swollen. No redness only slight discomfort. Should I be concerned? I use ointment in my bottom eyelid at night for dry eye.

My bottom eye lid is swollen. No redness only slight discomfort. Should I be concerned? I use ointment in my bottom eyelid at night for dry eye.

Possible concern: Dry eye is common, can respond well to ointment but does not cause eyelid swelling. Is the tenderness at one spot or diffuse? Is there a palpable nodule? Is this short term or has it been there awhile? Try using very warm washcloths 4-5 times a day on the lid and if it disappears, it was likely a stye. If still present after 4-5 days, have an ophthalmologist look at it. ...Read more

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Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye. No redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye. No redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swelling: Swelling of the lids can be caused by several things. You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause and institute treatment. ...Read more

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2days ago I woke up with a bump on lower lid and redness on eyelid. Now my under eye is swollen puffy and red. Classic stye progression?

2days ago I woke up with a bump on lower lid and redness on eyelid. Now my under eye is swollen puffy and red. Classic stye progression?

Yes: Given the timing of the symptoms, most likely it is a stye and not a chalazion. Continue using wash compresses as much as possible. It the pain or swelling worsens, then a topical or oral antibiotic may be required. ...Read more

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Why do my eyelids randomly get swollen and itchy and red? It stays that way around 3-4 days and when it goes away the skin is dry and flaky.

Why do my eyelids randomly get swollen and itchy and red? It stays that way around 3-4 days and when it goes away the skin is dry and flaky.

Allergy: Could be allergy to enviormental factors or seasonal allergy. Makeup can also be a factor as the amount of metals, especially nickel can vary from one batch to another and can cause the changes in the skin. See an ophthalmologist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My eyelids get swollen and red?

Could use your help docs! My eyelids get swollen and red?

Blepharitis: This is a condition of the edges of your eyelids where the lashes grow. It consists of inflammation, irritation, and redness of the eyelid margins along with crusting at the bases of your lashes. Symptoms are typically worse in the mornings with the lids often mattered shut. Treatment consists of cleaning the eyelid margins and application of antibiotic gel or ointment at bedtime for 1-2 wks. ...Read more

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How do I treat a swollen eyelid that is red, itchy, and dry?

How do I treat a swollen eyelid that is red, itchy, and dry?

Lotion and meds: You may be describing an allergic eyelid dermatitis that may respond to cold packs, emollients such as Cera-Ve, and may need anti-allergy or anti-inflammatory prescriptions. If it is due to a bacteria as in an infection then antibiotics can help. ...Read more