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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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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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Just got a random bump on my eye lid that hurts pretty bad. It's swollen and red. Gotten bigger. What is it?? A stye maybe?

Just got a random bump on my eye lid that hurts pretty bad. It's swollen and red. Gotten bigger. What is it?? A stye maybe?

Treating a stye: It does sound like you have a stye, or chalazion, on the eye lid. This is a blocked oil gland in the lid that got clogged and possibly infected. The best thing to do is apply hot compresses on the eye frequently for 15-20 min right away which may help it go away. If no improvement in few days, may need to see eye doctor for additional treatment. ...Read more

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My right eye lid is been swollen. It does not hurt, itch, not red. I have frequent headaches behind my eyes, I'm tired and my right eye sight changed?

My right eye lid is been swollen. It does not hurt, itch, not red. I have frequent headaches behind my eyes, I'm tired and my right eye sight changed?

See an eye Dr ASAP!: This could be a sinus infection leading to a pre-septal or orbital cellulitis which could be serious. You should see an ophthalmologist asap! ...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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I have a swollen lower eye lid, no lumps or spots but very sore to touch and hurts when I blink, mainly in the outer corner. Even my eye lashes hurt, ?

I have a swollen lower eye lid, no lumps or spots but very sore to touch and hurts when I blink, mainly in the outer corner. Even my eye lashes hurt, ?

How Long?: Symtoms most likely a stye in that a " bump" isn't always palpated. They can become quite painful and cause a lot of local inflammation. A key is how long has it been going on? Eye lid cancer usually is something that is apparent on the skin or lid margin but you should have it checked out by a physician. ...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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My right eye is swollen and very painful, only hurts in the corner but not on the corner closest to my nose? It is also bottom eyelid?

My right eye is swollen and very painful, only hurts in the corner but not on the corner closest to my nose? It is also bottom eyelid?

Possibly a sty: A picture is worth a 1000 words, as the cliche goes. Pain in the eyelid often arises from an acute blockage of one of the oil glands (zeis or meibum) creating exquisite tenderness, redness & swelling. Sometimes you can see a pustule on the eyelid margin. Moderately hot compresses for 10', 2-3 times/day followed by gentle massage may help to decompress the sty. I hope this helps. If no help, see md ...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