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Doctor insights on: Scratched Eyelid

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How long does it take for a eyelid scratch to heal?

1 Week: Uncomplicated "scratches" should be well on their way to healing at 1 week. Any delay or worsening should be assessed by your doc. ...Read more

Scratching (Definition)

Scratching is a symptom in which a person runs his fingernails or some other firm object over an itchy part of his skin, while trying to relieve his itching. Scratching an area too much can lead to a skin rash which itches even more. Scratching to the point of breaking the skin can lead to ...Read more


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I believe I have a scratch my inner eyelid what should I do?

I believe I have a scratch my inner eyelid what should I do?

Not much: If you have scratched the inside only of your inner eyelid (i am not actually sure how you could have done this?) then you have scratched the conjunctival lining of the inside of the lid which heals rapidly and probably needs no treatment. If the eye is scratched then you will have significant pain and that is a good way to separate out the two. ...Read more

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I scratched the skin under my eyelid what can help it to heal?

I scratched the skin under my eyelid what can help it to heal?

OTC antibiotic cream: Superficial wounds best rx'd with simple cleaning ; otc polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) brand antibiotic ointment 3-4x/day lightly over area. Seek care if it worsens. ...Read more

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My right eyelid corner is in pain, but didn't scratch it with anything?

My right eyelid corner is in pain, but didn't scratch it with anything?

Scratch or irritant?: You might have something in there or was in there and scratched it. Getting oil or other substances like skin lotion after applying may cause the corner to burn. Try washing it out and keep you hands away from your eyes. The hands are a frequent source of irritants to the eyes. Put on any foot lotion recently? ...Read more

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I scratched the inside of my bottom eyelid.is therr anything i can/should do to take care of it?. Is there anyth

I scratched the inside of my bottom eyelid.is therr anything i can/should do to take care of it?. Is there anyth

Keep an eye on it!: LOL! There's nothing to do for it, unless it is very painful, or you have pus or fever (then get seen ASAP). Otherwise minor scratches to the eyelid heal find on their own. The tears wash in the eye act to lubricate and cleanse. ...Read more

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How could i disinfect a small scratch on my eyelid?

Alcohol swab: Just clean the area with mild soap and water and then wipe with rubbing alcohol on a swab. If you have it, put a dab of neosporin ointment on it as well. ...Read more

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My cat scratched my eyelid, it is deep puffy and painful?

My cat  scratched my eyelid, it is deep puffy and painful?

Go see a doctor: A cat scratch can cause bad infection. You need to go see a doctor to get evaluated in person and probably need to get treated with a course of antibiotics. The eye/orbit region has many delicate structures. A spreading infection can cause many complications so don't wait! ...Read more

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What can cause the burning and stinging sensation in your eyelids?

Consult PCP/ER: Burning and stinging sensation in eyelids can be something serious; call your pcp or go to the emergency room if your symptoms are very severe. ...Read more

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What can cause the burning and stinging sensation in your eyelids?

What can cause the burning and stinging sensation in your eyelids?

Many things: Blepharitis, allergies, dryness, styes and infections are just a few things that can cause this very generic symptom. The only way to fix it is to figure out what it is first. See your eye doctor. ...Read more