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Doctor insights on: Red Swollen Eyelid Toddler

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What are the causes of a swollen eyebrow line, just the area above the eyelid? No redness and no pain are experienced

Eyelid swelling: There can be many causes of painless eyelid swelling. Some of those include infection, allergic reactions, inflammation due to secondary causes, or trauma. It is difficult to assess the situation without a thorough examination. Please follow with a doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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5yr old with swollen right eyelid. Does not hurt. No drainage, slight redness on inside of eyelid but white part is clear. No fever.?

OFTEN A BUG BITE: The soft tissue of the eyelid will often swell in response to a simple bug bite on the skin nearby. Examine the area closely, sometimes using a flashlight at an angle to the skin will expose the bite mound. If so, these often swell for a day or so and gradually fade. If the kid itches, benedryl can help. If it continues to swell, changes color or drains, see a doc. Otherwise you can watch it. ...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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Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye. No redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye. No redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swelling: Swelling of the lids can be caused by several things. You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause and institute treatment. ...Read more

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2days ago I woke up with a bump on lower lid and redness on eyelid. Now my under eye is swollen puffy and red. Classic stye progression?

2days ago I woke up with a bump on lower lid and redness on eyelid. Now my under eye is swollen puffy and red. Classic stye progression?

Yes: Given the timing of the symptoms, most likely it is a stye and not a chalazion. Continue using wash compresses as much as possible. It the pain or swelling worsens, then a topical or oral antibiotic may be required. ...Read more

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My child was poked in the eye today is day3 he won't open it so I can't look at it. The whole outside is swollen and red how do I Know If its infected?

My child was poked in the eye today is day3 he won't open it so I can't look at it. The whole outside is swollen and red how do I Know If its infected?

Worrisome: Infection is certainly possible, but other issues could be worse. If the kid had enough of a hit that there is bleeding inside the eyeball he could develop important complications. Call in and have him seen today. If no room at the office take him to an urgent care center. ...Read more

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Child got some sort of bug bite yesterday (small red raised bump) on cheek near eye and today it looks much more red & swollen than yesterday. Normal?

Child got some sort of bug bite yesterday (small red raised bump) on cheek near eye and today it looks much more red & swollen than yesterday. Normal?

Common issue: Bug bites anywhere around the eye can often trigger painless swelling and faint color change (pink). It may take a day or so to develop and take several days to go away. If the area becomes purplish, the bite oozes or the site becomes hot, have it seen. ...Read more

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Swollen, red, itchy eye in a child. Infection or allergies?

Swollen, red, itchy eye in a child. Infection or allergies?

Conjunctivitis: Red itchy eyes, sometimes with swelling describes conjunctivitis. There are different causes, from allergic, viral, chemical and bacterial. If it is not resolved in a couple of days, and if there is swelling and green yellow discharge from the eye, have your child evaluated by your doc. ...Read more

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How do I treat a swollen eyelid that is red, itchy, and dry?

How do I treat a swollen eyelid that is red, itchy, and dry?

Lotion and meds: You may be describing an allergic eyelid dermatitis that may respond to cold packs, emollients such as Cera-Ve, and may need anti-allergy or anti-inflammatory prescriptions. If it is due to a bacteria as in an infection then antibiotics can help. ...Read more

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My eyelid (just right side) is swollen and red and there is discharge?

My eyelid (just right side) is swollen and red and there is discharge?

See your doctor: It could be anything from conjunctivitis to blepharitis. Be sure to wash your hands frequently as conjunctivitis is usually very contagious. ...Read more

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Why are my eyelids red swollen and itchy? This is coming and going since the end of may. Took an oral steroid did not help

Why are my eyelids red swollen and itchy? This is coming and going since the end of may. Took an oral steroid did not help

Blepharitis: Most common cause of your signs and symptoms is blepharitis. The cause of that is closure of glands that secret oil in the eye lashes. The stale oil then becomes toxic and causes these signs. You need to see an eye md for diagnosis and treatment. No need for systemic steroids. ...Read more

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There's something in my eyelid that oval shape like and swollen and makes my eyelid red and my outer eyelid swollen too, what is it?

There's something in my eyelid that oval shape like and swollen and makes my eyelid red and my outer eyelid swollen too, what is it?

Likely stye: A "stye, " a.K.A. Hordeolum, is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid, sort of like a pimple. Most of the time, it can be effectively treated with warm compresses. These loosen the oils and allow them to be expressed from the lid. If persistent, a hordeolum can become a chalazion, which often needs either a steroid injection or surgical excision. See an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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Why is my left eyelid red and swollen and dry?

Why is my left eyelid red and swollen and dry?

Could be infection.: Could be inflamed or infected. If the whole eyelid is red, that could be something called blepharitis, and if the eye is likewise red, blepharoconjunctivitis. Regardless, eye drops may help. ...Read more

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Why do my eyelids randomly get swollen and itchy and red? It stays that way around 3-4 days and when it goes away the skin is dry and flaky.

Why do my eyelids randomly get swollen and itchy and red? It stays that way around 3-4 days and when it goes away the skin is dry and flaky.

Allergy: Could be allergy to enviormental factors or seasonal allergy. Makeup can also be a factor as the amount of metals, especially nickel can vary from one batch to another and can cause the changes in the skin. See an ophthalmologist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could swollen, red eyelids mean an allergy to my skin lotion?

Could swollen, red eyelids mean an allergy to my skin lotion?

It could: The eye lids are very sensitive to contact allergens and many skin lotions have ingredients that are known to be contact allergens. I would recommend evaluation by an allergist to test for contact allergens. ...Read more

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My eyelid looks and feels like I got a sunburn there but I haven't been in the sun. It's ]very red, itchy and kind of swollen. What is this?

My eyelid looks and feels like I got a sunburn there but I haven't been in the sun. It's ]very red, itchy and kind of swollen. What is this?

Blepharitis?: It could be a local inflammation of your eyelid, termed blepharitis. Pl see attached link for additional details. You may also have allergies whch can have eye-related symptoms. I would use Zyrtec (cetirizine) and saline ophthalmic solution to wash the affected eye. If the symptoms persist for 48 hrs, you should see your primary physician. Feel better! ...Read more

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I develop swollen under my lower eyelids! When I blink it hurts and it's very red inside! I don't think it's a sty cuz there is no pimple there!

Internal sty: There are stys that are external (the pimple is easily seen) and those that are internal (the pimple is not visible, as in your case). I suspect this is the case for your condition. Warm compress the area, gentle massage and see ophthalmologist if symptoms are not improving in a day or two. ...Read more

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Why does my eyelid gets so dry. Red itchy and swollen? I've always wear make up like eyeshadow and never had a problem until now? What cream can I use

Why does my eyelid gets so dry. Red itchy and swollen? I've always wear make up like eyeshadow and never had a problem until now? What cream can I use

Itchy red eyelid: Makeup, because it is reused can harbor organisms, so would get new makeup. Also may just be a new onset allergy to a component of the makeup or new onset eczema, rarely herpes/zoster. Would avoid make up x 1 week. Try systane eye drops, zyrtec (cetirizine) x 1.Would follow up with doctor /urgent may need antibiotics or other prescription medication, with eyelids we are careful as goes into eye. ...Read more

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4YO woke up with a red swollen eyelid, was fine at bedtime. Suspect bug bite in the night. What else could it be? Give benedryl? Seems happy otherwise

4YO woke up with a red swollen eyelid, was fine at bedtime. Suspect bug bite in the night. What else could it be? Give benedryl? Seems happy otherwise

Infection or trauma: If your child is otherwise unwell, have them seen. A bug bite should be itchy and resolve in 1-2 days. All the best. ...Read more

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My top eyelid has badly swollen and is red and sore. What could this be?

My top eyelid has badly swollen and is red and sore. What could this be?

Stye: This is likely a stye. Use warm compresses on the lid 3-4 times per day. If it gets worse or fails to resolve in 3-4 days, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of red eyes and swollen eyelids?

What is the cause of red eyes and swollen eyelids?

Many causes: Dry eye and allergy ANS blepharitis are the most common benign causes. You should be examined by an eye doctor. ...Read more