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My upper eyelid is swollen and painful. What can I do about it?

My upper eyelid is swollen and painful. What can I do about it?

See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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My upper eyelid is swollen and a bit redish, what could that be and what to do?

My upper eyelid is swollen and a bit redish, what could that be and what to do?

See an eye MD: Although it may be a minimal problems, there are several things that may cause eyelid swelling and redness. It is best to schedule an appointment with an eye care specialist to examine you and determine the cause. ...Read more

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My upper eyelid is swollen up and looks like it has a small pimple in between my eyelashes. Very irritated and I'm struggling to see clearly.

My upper eyelid is swollen up and looks like it has a small pimple in between my eyelashes.

Very irritated and I'm struggling to see clearly.

Swollen eyelid: You may have an infected eyelash. Apply warm compresses to eyes several times a day.Apply an antibiotic ointment to the area after using the compresses. If no relief after 24 hours see an Ophthamalogist for antibiotic drops ...Read more

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My upper eyelids are swollen, drooping over eyelashes..Is this serious?

Possibly: We would need further history and symptoms to determine. Since you are not sure, it is best to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. Feel better. ...Read more

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My whole upper eyelid is swollen largely and red. Very painful. I don't see a pus head though. More swelling toward the corner. What could it be?

My whole upper eyelid is swollen largely and red. Very painful.  I don't see a pus head though. More swelling toward the corner. What could it be?

Blocked gland: Most common would be a chalazion, which is an eyelid gland that gets blocked and then infected. Use moist heat to try and bring it to a head. If not getting better, go see your eye doctor to get it treated. ...Read more

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My boyfriend's upper eyelid was swollen 3 weeks ago, maybe contact lense irritation or something. Now it's almost gone, but at the end of the upper eyelid is still swollen. Will it go away by itself? What can he do? Thanks.

My boyfriend's upper eyelid was swollen 3 weeks ago, maybe contact lense irritation or something. Now it's almost gone, but at the end of the upper eyelid is still swollen. Will it go away by itself? What can he do? Thanks.

Please See EyeMD: Eyelid issues in the setting of contact lens use is a very bad mix that can lead to devastating consequences. I am glad things are getting better, but you need to see an ophthalmologist to figure out why did the eyelid swell in the first place! if it was contact lens irritation, maybe it need to be refitted! please see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What could be causing my upper eyelid to be swollen?

What could be causing my upper eyelid to be swollen?

Infection / allergy: Swelling of the upper eyelid could be from an infected oil gland or skin glan, from a blocked oil gland (stye or chalazion), from allergy, from an insect bite or exposure, and from edema related to lying down. Infections are usually painful, tender and diffuse, while a stye is more like a non-tender lump. Allergy usually is associated with itching. Also, blepharitis is a chronic low grade infection. ...Read more

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I've woken up with my upper eyelid swollen and very tender to touch. What could this be?

I've woken up with my upper eyelid swollen and very tender to touch. What could this be?

Warm compress : Probable chalazion. Put warm wet towel on for 10 minutes 4 times a day. If not better in 1-2 days or you develop a fever, visit ophthalmologist. Chalazion is a blocked gland of the eyelid. The warm compress usually melts away the blockage. ...Read more

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My upper eyelid has been swollen for five days now. I think its a stye but I can't see a small pimple or anything. I've cleaned it, but its still here?

My upper eyelid has been swollen for five days now. I think its a stye but I can't see a small pimple or anything. I've cleaned it, but its still here?

Possible concern: Eye lid swelling can come from coming into contact with something that is an irritant or from a stye as you suggested but it can be more concerning than this. I would have expected that after five days something "more" would be present and more obvious - like a discoloration, etc. I would actually have your medical provider evaluate it. You could attempt to apply some cold compresses until seen. ...Read more

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After running outside, my right upper eyelid is extremely swollen - what causes this?

After running outside, my right upper eyelid is extremely swollen - what causes this?

Unusual symptom: Anything extreme should be checked asap to determine the cause, especially if it is also painful, as this could be sign of an infection. Also possible is an insect bite. Allergy would most likely affect both eyes. It is hard to say what specifically about running would cause this to happen, and it might be coincidental. If this is a repetitive problem definitely get an exam. ...Read more

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I had my chalazion removed almost 2 weeks ago on my upper eyelid and it's still swollen and now it's starting to get slowlen under my eye? i

I had my chalazion removed almost 2 weeks ago on my upper eyelid and it's still swollen and now it's starting to get slowlen under my eye? i

Chalazion: Could be there is still scar tissue in that gland or an adjacent gland. There are about 20-25 glands in the upper eyelid & each gland can get clogged/chalazion. See your surgeon about injecting a small amount of steroid (risks: see [email protected]) or re-excision which is sometimes needed. ...Read more

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The edge of my upper eyelid is a bid swollen. I don't know if it is because of my allergies or a blocked oil gland. My eye Is itchy and sometimes hurt?

The edge of my upper eyelid is a bid swollen. I don't know if it is because of my allergies or a blocked oil gland. My eye Is itchy and sometimes hurt?

Hordeolum: A stye(hordeolum)occurs rather suddenly(MayB from rub). It is a blocked oil gland(s) of the eyelid. It can become secondarily infected and can spread to adjacent tissues leading to cellulitis. Most of these styes respond to very warm compresses 3-4 times/day for 10' followed by gentle massage with a washcloth containing a small amount of baby shampoo. After a week, the stye should nearly resolve. ...Read more

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A drop of hot cooking oil splashed on my upper eyelid and now it is swollen , what do I do?? any quick remedies?

A drop of hot cooking oil splashed on my upper eyelid and now it is swollen , what do I do?? any quick remedies?

Cooking oil burns: Splattered hot cooking oil is dangerous and often causes second degree burns. First aid includes covering the source of the oil or backing away from the stove, and putting cold water or a cold pack on the burn. A doctor needs to check the burn if the burn is more than just a few oil droplets. Hydrocortisone cream for a few days can help decrease inflammation. Antibiotic cream may be needed. ...Read more

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My upper eyelids have been swollen for 24 hours and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) doesn't seem to be helping. It started with the left and now the right is equally swollen?

My upper eyelids have been swollen for 24 hours and Benadryl (diphenhydramine) doesn't seem to be helping. It started with the left and now the right is equally swollen?

Seek your doctor: Swelling of one eye is problematic enough; but when it spreads to the other eye you should call your doctor and have him/her examine your. The causes can be multiple but best not to delay diagnosis and treatment as we only get one pair of eyes! ...Read more

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