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Eyelid Rim Red And Itchy
Blepharitis. Eye MD.: The most common cause of those symptoms is a blockage of the meibomian glands. Their job, when flowing normally is to create the outermost oily layer of the tear film which retards evaporation of the tears. At least 50% of people have some blockage of those glands. At the worst a chalazion or stye can form. Management consists of eyelash scrubs with q-tip and baby shampoo plus hot compresses. ...Read more
Opened my eyes in ocean in Malta on vacation two weeks ago. Eyelid rims have been very itchy since. No signs of infection or redness ?
Eye irritation : Hard to determine. This resembles a condition called blepharitis. But may be just irritation from the swim although unlikely after so much time has passed. Remote chance of a conjunctivitis from something in the water. Try a warm compress morning and night and cool OTC artificial tears throughout the day. If the problem persist seek out an Ophthalmologist for an exam. ...Read more
I have some redness in my eye which has persisted for over 24 hours. The eyelid also looks slightly inflamed. No issue with sight but eye is itchy.
Maybe more: 3 "conditions" maybe causing the problem. The first is allergies: it's been a tough allergy season. The best treatment is allergy meds, both topical and pills. The next is blepharitis- a chronic eyelid infection. Lid scrubs help but sometimes antibiotics are needed. A doctor needs to look to this rule out as rosacea, a disease can also make this worse. It could be an infection. Go to an md! ...Read more
24 hours of a puffy eyelid - no itchiness, redness, or oozing. Took an antihistamine/used cold compresses/OTC eye drops to no avail. What to do?
Swollen eyelids: We have no pictures to evaluate. It may be an infection, Blepharochalasis, contact dermatitis, trauma etc. Is it one sided or bilateral? What antihistamine did you take and how long ago? You are encouraged to consult through HealthTap prime for a relevant evaluation or seek medical attention locally. ...Read more
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.
Sometimes my eyelids are red itchy and flaky for no apparent reason. How can I prevent or treat this?
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