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My lower eyelid is red and puffy but there is no pain or itching?

My lower eyelid is red and puffy but there is no pain or itching?

Many causes: A red and puffy lid could be infected, inflamed, irritated, allergic, blepharitis, etc. If not improving, should be evaluated in the office. ...Read more

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I have swelling on my lower eyelid. It gets red and puffy but doesn't hurt. It goes away when I take benidgril.

I have swelling on my lower eyelid. It gets red and puffy but doesn't hurt. It goes away when I take benidgril.

Allergy: The fact that Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps means it is an allergic reaction. However, strange that it is only one eye. What could be causing it? Any pets, new creams, soap? ...Read more

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I am now suffering of swelling and itching lower eyelid for the 2nd time. What are the causes of it? Im so worried.

I am now suffering of  swelling and itching lower eyelid for the 2nd time. What are the causes of it? Im so worried.

Infection: Most of these are simple for your doc to treat. Reoccurring ones may be an allergic rxn to a staph bacteria naturally occurring in the skin oils at the base of your eye lashes. As a matter of hygiene. Each nite with a qtip or your little finger wash your eyelashes with baby shampoo. ...Read more

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I have a redness in my inside lower eyelid and please suggest me possible solution ?

Any mass or lumps?: If so use moist heat, wet cloth., over the area for 10 minutes and repeat 3-4 times a day. If concerned please have this examined by your doctor. ...Read more

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I have tenderness on my lower eyelid but no sign of a sty (redness, bump, inflammation). What could it be?

I have tenderness on my lower eyelid but no sign of a sty (redness, bump, inflammation). What could it be?

Unclear: It is unclear but may be a small gland infection. I would wait and see as this does not appear to be serious as yet from what you have said. I would not wear makeup until this has settled down as this can sometimes aggravate eye problems. ...Read more

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My cat scratched lower eyelid, I flushed out then took an webcol prep pad and very lightly dabbed the cut then immediately flushed eye out. No redness?

My cat scratched lower eyelid, I flushed out then took an webcol prep pad and very lightly dabbed the cut then immediately flushed eye out. No redness?

Cat scratch fever: If you get fever, see a doctor. You may consult this site for information in cat scratch disease. https://www.cdc.gov/healthypets/diseases/cat-scratch.html For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. Get HPV vaccine. ...Read more

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I have a small red painless bump in my lower eyelid margin (kind of the crease of the eyelid) for almost 2 months. What could it be?

I have a small red painless bump in my lower eyelid margin (kind of the crease of the eyelid) for almost 2 months. What could it be?

Many things: There are many conditions that can appear on the eyelid margin. It is impossible to diagnose without examination under a slit lamp microscope by an ophthalmologist. Eyelid styes, papillomas, blepharitis, even skin cancers can occur on the eyelid. If this bump is new, than you need to be examined by an ophthalmologist to determine the diagnosis and then further treatment. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have this red spot on the inside of my lower eyelid?

I have this red spot on the inside of my lower eyelid?

Could be a stye: See your ophthalmologist to evaluate this and make sure it is nothing more serious. ...Read more

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I have a red spot in my lower eyelid. Now i see a little white stringy fluid around it. Should i be worried? Should i just let it pass?

I have a red spot in my lower eyelid. Now i  see a little white stringy fluid around it. Should i be worried? Should i just let it pass?

Stye or a Chalazion : More often than not the red spot is a stye or a chalazion! they can burst and have yellow stringy stuff come out and it may be infected. My suggestion is start warm compresses to the lids 10 minutes at a time, twice daily and see your ophthalmologist soon. ...Read more

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What would a red bump thats sore on the inside of lower eyelid be?

What would a red bump thats sore on the inside of lower eyelid be?

Could be stye: But there are other possibilities too. Start with warm compresses and if not getting better see your eye md. ...Read more

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What can I do for my lower eyelid? It's swollen, partially red, hurts to blink, tender to touch, and it's all on the inner corner.

What can I do for my lower eyelid? It's swollen, partially red, hurts to blink, tender to touch, and it's all on the inner corner.

Stye: This sounds like a stye. Treat it with very warm (not hot) washcloths held over the closed lid for 4 minutes at a time every two hours. This usually works but if it persists more than 3-4 days, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Have a painless lump in my lower eyelid in the middle. Is quite solid and red on the underside and has been there for a few weeks. Hurts if poked

Stye: You have a blocked oil gland, or stye, in your eyelid. Try using heat: get a clean sock filled w dry beans or rice, heated in microwave. Place the hot pack in your bump for 10 minutes twice a day. If it doesn't go down in a week, seek an ophthalmologist's care. ...Read more

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Swelling and puffy under left eye only. Happens every month or so. Doesn't hurt, only itches. No redness in eye. Occasional swelling in eye?

Swelling and puffy under left eye only. Happens every month or so. Doesn't hurt, only itches. No redness in eye. Occasional swelling in eye?

Allergy: Sounds like allergic, most likely contact related since only on one side. Such as you sleep on your left side and every month you use the same laundry detergent or something of the sort. ...Read more

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I have a raised but flat circled red dot next to my eye, on my lower eyelid. What could it be?

I have a raised but flat circled red dot next to my eye, on my lower eyelid. What could it be?

Don't know: This type of thing has to be looked at to make a diagnosis. The possibilities include blood under the skin, clogged glands, hemangioma etc, bottom line- have it checked. ...Read more