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My bottom eye lid is swollen and it hurts what is it?

My bottom eye lid is swollen and it hurts what is it?

Stye: You most likely have a stye. This is a localized infection of the eyelid skin. This will typically respond to warm compresses several times per day for a few days. If the infection starts to spread beyond the eyelid, then contact your ophthalmologist. Occasionally, oral antibiotics are prescribed to help with this. ...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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I just woke up from a nap and my bottom left eye lid is swollen. There is also pressure on my cheek and small pain. How should I treat this?

I just woke up from a nap and my bottom left eye lid is swollen. There is also pressure on my cheek and small pain. How should I treat this?

Ice: Treatment depends on the underlying diagnosis. This swelling could be an inflammation, allergy, or early infection. Try ice packs first to try to reduce the swelling. If this doesn't help at all and continues to worsen, see a physician for evaluation. ...Read more

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3 yr old had a fever in the middle of the night that broke by morning. But she woke up with her bottom eye lid swollen. Eye looks normal. Ideas?

3 yr old had a fever in the middle of the night that broke by morning. But she woke up with her bottom eye lid swollen. Eye looks normal. Ideas?

See a doctor: It could be a variety of things- she could have had an insect bite or sting to the eyelid causing swelling, she could have an infection (the fever makes that possible as well), or she may be having some allergy problems. See your doctor to find out if treatment is needed. ...Read more

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What does sore, swollen and red eye mean? My left bottom eye lid has been hurting for a few days now, feels kind of like a pimple to the touch and when I blink. I woke up this morning and my eye was swollen on the bottom lid and under my eye, red and sti

What does sore, swollen and red eye mean? My left bottom eye lid has been hurting for a few days now, feels kind of like a pimple to the touch and when I blink. I woke up this morning and my eye was swollen on the bottom lid and under my eye, red and sti

What: What you describe sounds like a chalazion or commonly known as a stye. Try placing a warm wash cloth on the lid three or four times daily. If the stye does not go away, there are other treatment options and surgical options you may discuss with your ophthalmologist.

Styes can also be associated with lid margin disease.

Lid margin disease is a common and frequently chronic inflammation of the eyelids. Symptoms include irritation, itching, and, occasionally, a red eye. This condition frequently occurs in people who tend to have oily skin, dandruff, or dry eyes.

Bacteria normally reside on the skin, but in some people, they thrive in the skin at the base of the eyelashes. Nearby oil glands may be overactive, causing dandruff-like scales and particles to form along the lashes and eyelid margins, which can cause redness, stinging, or burning.

Lid margin disease cannot be cured, but it can be controlled with a few simple, daily hygienic measures, such as the following:

at least twice a day, place a warm, wet washcloth over your closed eyelids for a minute. Rewet it as it cools, two or three times. This will soften and loosen scales and debris. More important, it helps liquefy the oily secretions from the eyelids’ oil glands, which helps prevent the development of a chalazion, an inflamed lump in an eyelid oil gland.
With your finger covered with a thin, wet washcloth, cotton swab, or commercial lint-free pad, gently scrub the base of the lashes for about 15 seconds per lid.
When medications are necessary, they may include:

artificial tears (over-the-counter eyedrops) to relieve symptoms of dry eye;
antibiotics (oral or topical) to decrease bacteria on the eyelids; and
steroids (short-term), to decrease inflammation.
Medications alone are not sufficient to control lid margin disease; the application of warmth and detailed cleansing of the lashes daily is the key. ...Read more

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Can I put terramycin on my one month baby? He has a ball inside his eye lid is swollen and can barely Open his eye

Can I put terramycin on my one month baby? He has a ball inside his eye lid is swollen and can barely Open his eye

NO: Do not use terramycin in baby's eye. Have infant seen ASAP by a doctor. Eye lesion may require antibiotic medication by mouth or IV instead of eye drops due to young age. ...Read more

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My eye lid is swollen at the corner close to the nose. It's not red or saggy but is swollen and painful. What to do?

My eye lid is swollen at the corner close to the nose. It's not red or saggy but is swollen and painful. What to do?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My inner eye lid is swollen and painful. And the carunkle is painful when I blink. I don't see any thing that looks like a stye. How do I keep the swelling down. I don't have money to go to a doctor. What should I do?

My inner eye lid is swollen and painful. And the carunkle is painful when I blink. I don't see any thing that looks like a stye. How do I keep the swelling down. I don't have money to go to a doctor. What should I do?

Try hot compresses: The most common problems causing these symptoms are styes or chalazions. Both respond to hot compresses for 5-10 minutes followed by gentle cleaning of the eyelid margins with mild soap, like baby shampoo in warm water. Try this twice a day to start. ...Read more

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Eye lid got swollen and hurts a little?

Eye lid got swollen and hurts a little?

Warm Compresses: This sound like it could be a stye. A stye is usually caused by a blocked oil gland on the eyelid. Treatment includes warm compresses and lid massage over the bump to encourage the stye to drain. You should visit your eye doctor to examine your eyes and determine the exact cause of the problem, and the correct treatment. ...Read more

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My eye lid i's very swollen and it hurts what is it?

Probable stye: The most common lid swelling condition is a stye, an infected secretory gland in the lid. Sometimes you can see the gland involved as a whitish swelling at the lid margin. Try applying hot washcloth soaks (very warm but not hot) for 4 minutes at a time 5 times per day. If persistent more than 3-4 days, see your ophthalmologist to eliminate other conditions. ...Read more

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How di I fix my upper right eye lid if it's swollen?

How di I fix my upper right eye lid if it's swollen?

Hot compresses: The most common cause of upper lid swelling is a sty also known as a chalazion or external hordeolum. This is caused by a blocked merbromin gland and usually responds to hot compresses four times daily. More serious cases may require topical or oral antibiotics. ...Read more

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I had my eye chalazion removed yesterday and I still have swollen under my eye lid which looks the same as a chalazion. Is this normal?

I had my eye chalazion removed yesterday and I still have swollen under my eye lid which looks the same as a chalazion. Is this normal?

Yes, it is locally: Draining, and follow your eye doctors advice on post-procedure healing efforts. Reduce computer usage over the weekend and baby the healing of your eyelid now for best recovery. The areas just incised will have some edema present from the inflammatory nature of your chalazion. It will improve daily. ...Read more

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Hello, my son has started having occasional problem of swollen left eye lid when he wakes up in the morning. Happens once in week n returns normal?

Hello, my son has started having occasional problem of swollen left eye lid when he wakes up in the morning. Happens once in week n returns normal?

Mgt: This may represent a number of conditions including an allergic reaction, insect bite, infection etc.
I would recommend changing the pillow and sheets.
He should be seen by your PCP for further management. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with my eye feeing droopy and swollen and when I looked at it in the mirror there was a black and blue on my eye lid. It scared me a little I have to say?

I woke up this morning with my eye feeing droopy and swollen and when I looked at it in the mirror there was a black and blue on my eye lid. It scared me a little I have to say?

See a doctor: Either post a picture or go live consult on health tap prime or go and see a doctor something like this need to be seen could not call it from a description otherwise new will be guessing ...Read more

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Swollen eye lid?

Swollen eyelid: Try warm compresses frequently and artificial tears. If no improvement or worsening, go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Swollen and red and itchy upper eye lid.?

Needs diagnosis: There are several possibilities of which an arthropod bite is a common liklihood but it could also be allergic or eczema or dramatic blepharitis. See your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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Corner of eye itchy. Eye lid swollen and crusty sometime. .. Please advice?

Corner of eye itchy. Eye lid swollen and crusty sometime. .. Please advice?

This may by: :Blepharitis or inflammation of the eylid can be allergic or infectious. Your Primary Care Provider may be able to treat this. In the meantime warm moist soaks can help. CHAGE YOUR PILLOW CASE DAILY after any drops are prescribed!

Hope this helps
Dr Z
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I woke up with my lower eye lid being swollen what can I do to get rid of it?

I woke up with my lower eye lid being swollen what can I do to get rid of it?

Depends: What helps it would depend on the cause. Usually antihistamne would be the 1st drug to try. However if problem persists, you will need to see your doctor. ...Read more

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After removing a bug from my eye my eye lid is red and the lid is swollen. What can I do to sooth it. Eye drops?

After removing a bug from my eye my eye lid is red and the lid is swollen. What can I do to sooth it. Eye drops?

See doctor: Although this may well be from the inflammation from the bug bite, the absence of itching makes me more concerned about an infection. You should ask your doctor to take a look at it. ...Read more

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How long after I had a swollen eye lid before I can put on eye make up?

How long after I had a swollen eye lid before I can put on eye make up?

One day to several w: It depends on the reason for the swelling. Allergy, trauma, bug bite, internal eye infection, lid infection. Need to be more specific. ...Read more