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Doctor insights on: How To Cure Swollen Eyelids

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How to cure a swollen eyelid caused by an insect bite?

How to cure a swollen eyelid caused by an insect bite?

Patience: Most insect bite related swelling on an eyelid will reach a peak within a day or so & gradually disappear whether you do anything or not. A dose of diphengydramine (benedryl) at 1mg/kg every 6 hours may be helpful if there is itching involved. ...Read more

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My lower eyelid is slightly swollen and itchy. What could be causing this? And what can I do to cure it?

My lower eyelid is slightly swollen and itchy. What could be causing this? And what can I do to cure it?

Allergy: The most common cause of itching is allergies. You can try cold compresses and otc zaditor (ketotifen) 2x/day. Your eye md can prescribe even stronger topical anti-histamines if this doesn't work. ...Read more

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Hi I have problem in upper eyelid which has swollen and no pain. What is the root cause and treatment to cure that.?

Hi I have problem in upper eyelid which has swollen and no pain. What is the root cause and treatment to cure that.?

Many possibilities: Swelling without pain can be from many causes - tumor, allergic reaction, blocked eyelid gland, inflammation, infection. If it does not go away in a day or two, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have a red bump under my eyelid that hurts, is swollen and itches at times what is it and how do I cure it fast?

I have a red bump under my eyelid that hurts, is swollen and itches at times what is it and how do I cure it fast?

Very warm compress: As well, use a washcloth, get very warm under water (not hot, as sensitive area). Use as a compress on the swollen area for about 15-20min couple times a day. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with my right eyelid swollen and causing headaches it looks like a stye but doesn't have any hard tip. What do I do to cure it?

I woke up this morning with my right eyelid swollen and causing headaches it looks like a stye but doesn't have any hard tip. What do I do to cure it?

Warm soaks: Apply a very warm wet washclothe to your eyelid 4-5 times per day. If this does not resolve the swelling within a week, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can I cure red, itchy, swollen, slightly bumpy eyelids/area around eye?

How can I cure red, itchy, swollen, slightly bumpy eyelids/area around eye?

Eyedrops: Check to see if you are using a new skin product, as this can cause a reaction like this. If this has just popped up spontaneously, you can try using artificial tears 4x/day in both eyes. If that doesn't work, there is a OTC drop: 'Zatidor', which works well. You can also use Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but this will cause drowsiness. If these therapies do not work, consider seeing an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I have repeated swollen eyelid gland that hurts, I bath them in hot water for a few days, this seems to cure it, only to return a week or so later?

I have repeated swollen eyelid gland that hurts, I bath them in hot water for a few days, this seems to cure it, only to return a week or so later?

Hordeolum?: I presume your eyelid is affected by a sty or dysfunctional meibom glands that respond to warm compresses and cleansing, but only to return after you discontinue. It's good that their is response. Continue the warm compresses, lid hygiene with baby shampoo, gentle eyelid massage daily. Consider taking fish oil. Check out a YouTube video on blepharitis treatment. If no help, an exam is very useful. ...Read more

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Swollen eyelids making difficult to open the eyes and swollen face during summer time in UK. Itching dark swollen eyes and swollen cheeks. How to cure it?

Swollen eyelids making difficult to open the eyes and swollen face during summer time in UK. Itching dark swollen eyes and swollen cheeks. How to cure it?

Allergy: Itching and swelling are common symptoms of allergy. One might start by identifying and avoiding the offending allergen. Anti-allergy tablets can be helpful. Rinsing out the eyes and nose with water a few times per day can help. Ice packs can help relieve swelling and itching. If these strategies are not effective, one should see a doctor in person. ...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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What's recommended as a cure for my swollen eye?

What's recommended as a cure for my swollen eye?

Many things: Allergies, eyelid infection (blepharitis or meibomianitis), thyroid disease, or laxity of the connective tissue around the eye that causes the fat pads around the eyeball to "push" forward called dermatochalasis. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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How do I cure a swollen itchy eye?

See your eye doctor.: Best to see your eye doctor to determine the cause. It could be from an insect bite, or allergic or infectious. The treatment would be determined by the cause. Generally cold or hot compresses depending on the cause, anti-allergic drops and possibly oral anti-allergic medication (antihistamine) for an allergy or insect bite, antibiotic drops without oral antibiotics for an infection. ...Read more

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I have a swollen/puffy eye what can I do to cure it I can't even see?

I have a swollen/puffy eye what can I do to cure it I can't even see?

INFECTION or ALLERGY: A swollen eye is concerning for an infection so I would recommend getting seen right away. A particularly concerning infection is called 'peri-orbital cellulitis' which may need I.V. Antibiotics. A swollen eye may also be an allergic response so antihistamines may help (e.g. Benadryl/zyrtec/allegra). ...Read more

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The red bit in the corner of my eye is swollen, how do I cure it?

The red bit in the corner of my eye is swollen, how do I cure it?

Red swollen eye: Swelling in the corner of the eye can be due: allergy (apply cold ice packs if itchy especially); virus (is usually very itchy ; is very contagious; bacteria (need antibiotic drops); excessive sun exposure (called a pinguecula/pterygium) foreign body. See your eyemd if basic cold compresses do not help. ...Read more

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Can silent reflux cause a swollen red painful eye and if so what are the cures?

Can silent reflux cause a swollen red painful eye and if so what are the cures?

Just one eye?: Gerd can cause all manner of ent-related problems, but given the acute onset ; unilateral nature of your eye swelling/inflammation you should be evaluated (; treated) asap for probably another cause of your eye issue than silent reflux. ...Read more

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My right eye keeps getting swollen. I notice it once I awake from sleeping, but its been reoccuring quite often. What could be causes and cures?

My right eye keeps getting swollen. I notice it once I awake from sleeping, but its been reoccuring quite often. What could be causes and cures?

See an eye doc: Your description is a bit hard to make much of. Does the swelling go away when you get up? Other symptoms? You might want to see an eye doc to get this all straightened out. ...Read more

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2nd time now, I have a swollen right eye that's all watery. Also right side of my nose is watery. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cured it before. Not now. Tried sinus med.?

2nd time now, I have a swollen right eye that's all watery. Also right side of my nose is watery. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) cured it before. Not now. Tried sinus med.?

See doctor: If you have a swollen right nose and right eye, you need to see a doctor. OTC sinus med is unlikely to help if you have a serious sinus infection on the right. ...Read more

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What causes swollen eyelids?

What causes swollen eyelids?

General Symptom.: It is a general symptom. It can be anything from a mild virus infection, allergies, sinus infection.
It can also be a serious sign of fluid status of the body. If it is bad enough to affect your vision or self-perception then See your doctor for a review. At your age, if the simple mild answers are not obvious, then a more full investigation may be warranted. ...Read more

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How do you get swollen eyelids?

How do you get swollen eyelids?

Multiple reasons: Fluid accumulates in the eyelids from multiple reasons mainly, inflammation and inflammation. ...Read more

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My eyelids are severely swollen. Help?

My eyelids are severely swollen. Help?

Many things: Allergies, eyelid infection (blepharitis or meibomianitis), thyroid disease, or laxity of the connective tissue around the eye that causes the fat pads around the eyeball to "push" forward called dermatochalasis. You should see your doctor. ...Read more