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Remedy For Swollen Eyelid From Blocked Pore Or Gland
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
I have a blocked gland on the inside edge of eyelid; tiny grey sebum like bump. What could be the cause? Any home remedy? What happens if left untreated
I have repeated swollen eyelid gland that hurts, I bath them in hot water for a few days, this seems to cure it, only to return a week or so later?
Hordeolum?: I presume your eyelid is affected by a sty or dysfunctional meibom glands that respond to warm compresses and cleansing, but only to return after you discontinue. It's good that their is response. Continue the warm compresses, lid hygiene with baby shampoo, gentle eyelid massage daily. Consider taking fish oil. Check out a YouTube video on blepharitis treatment. If no help, an exam is very useful. ...Read more
Melbomian gland dysfunction. Warm compress, lid cleaning. 2x/ day. Eyelids still swollen. Doc gave Lotemax (loteprednol). Don't help with swelling. What to do?
I agree: In the meantime, use a warm compress over the area for 10 minutes four times a day. ...Read more
I have swollen glands in my neck-both sides- and blocked sinuses/ painful gums, too- treatment with clarithomycin (14 days) has not resolved issue.
Swelling around both eyes top and bottom but not on my eye lids, I have no pain. I also have tenderness on my glands under both ears it's not swollen?
Swollen eyelid: It depends on the cause of the swelling and discoloration. If it is from trauma (being hit) then ice is the best remedy. If it is from an insect bite or something else then you should see your physician. It could be an infection and should be treated immediately. ...Read more
Allergies: Allergies cause swollen eyelids. Cold compress can relieve the swelling. Over-the-counter allergy medicine, such as loratidine (claritin) & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop for itching. If it persists or gets worse go to your doctor. Another cause could be a blocked sweat duct around the eye. In that case patients respond to warm compress. It could also be other problems. ...Read more
Would using a microwaved hotpack for my eyes (swollen/clogged eye gland) be harmful at all? Because of the radiation...
Microwave: No. Easier and safe way to do this is to make a hot cup of tea, squeeze out the baggy, place it in a zip locked bag and cove it with a piece of paper towel, kleenex or napkin, and hold it over the area. The size will fit the area well. As it gets cooler remove the covering. Drink the tea if you like tea and by the time you finish the cup of tea it is time to stop the treatment. ...Read more
I'm 23, single. Just realized I hv swollen Bartholin's gland (left side) 'out of the blue'! pain n I can't sit or walk comfortably. Any home remedy?
Hi Dr! I just notice that my sublingual frenulum end of the gland is swollen but it's not painful. What could be the cause and what treatment do you?
Stone in duct?: It's possible you have a calculus (stone) lodged at the tip of Warton's duct. The sublingual and submandibular salivary glands empty into Warton's duct, which runs beneath the tongue in the floor of the mouth. This is more likely the diagnosis if you feel a small hard lump in the same area in the floor of the mouth. This is called sialolithiasis. If the swelling persists see a physician. ...Read more
Blepharitis: A clogged gland is clogging of the meibomian glands. They secrete an oily substance which is a component of the tear film. Hot compresses can soften thickened oil. Oral intake of omega 3 fatty acids can also help to normalize the secretions. Sometimes oral Doxycycline is necessary and helpful. ...Read more
My son (9yr) has pain in his eyelids. He keeps pulling out eyelashes to "make it stop". Nothing visible. Some sort of clogged pores? . Treatment?
Time for a visit: This is likely a habit disorder with the voiced "pain" in the eyelids as a cover story for his persistence. He likely does not understand why he does it and cannot stop. An evaluation by his pcp and referral to a mental health provider for assessment is your next step. Some kids battle this for years even with help. ...Read more
My husband's gp diagnosed a swollen salivary gland and is sending him to see an ent. What kinds of tests and treatment can we expect?
Gland: Salivary glands typically swell from a blocked duct. The blockage can be a mucus plug which generally passes or a hard calcified plug which an oral surgeon can remove. It is common and I would suggest the oral surgeon first as this is an oral issue more than an ear nose or throat issue. Simple for the OS to diagnose. ...Read more
I have ran a fever of 105 now I have a swollen gland on my right side my right ear is in unbearable pain. Also have took 3 day antibiocs treatment?
Infection: If you are having worsening symptoms, and you are in severe pain after 3 days of antibiotics, you may need a different or additional treatment. The antibiotic may not be the right one - it's also possible you have an abscess that should be drained, or other kinds of infections. You should be re-evaluated to find out for sure. ...Read more
10 month old baby eyelid is little swollen. Its been 4 days tried warm compress. But no effect. Do I need to visit a doc or any home remedy will help..
See the doctor: No way around it if its been going on for 4 days. Go see your pediatrician ...Read more
What do you suggest if my husband's gp diagnosed a swollen salivary gland and is sending him to see an ENT. What can we expect in the way of tests and treatment?
Don't worry: It might be something as simple as a course of antibiotics and a wait and see approach. Could include blood tests and a biopsy. ...Read more
Will a stye make your eye swell up and itch? I have a gland in front of my ear swollen too. Yesterday, my eye was itching where the stye has started. But today it is worse.
DoNotDecryTheStye: A stye (otherwise called a "hordeolum, " (don't ask me why; check a dictionary from 1610) can do what you've described and much more. In any event they hurt and make you look like you have a big cold sore (or worse) on your eyelid (a real conversation starter, right?). Some go away with warm compresses. Those that don't respond to that need a doctor. What the doctor does depends on how bad it is. ...Read more
My eye lid started itching on monday. Today my eye lid is very swollen, and the gland next to my ear is very swollen and sore. What can this be?
Blepharitis??: In the absence of trauma, and in the absence of any redness upon the whites of the eyes, I’d think this to be blepharitis. You need an evaluation, as treatment may be in order. ...Read more
What's a good home treatment for an eye infection. Lower eyelid is swollen and part of it has hardened a little. But its not very painful. Eye bit red?
See a doctor: I'm afraid that you can't self medicate what you just described, you will need prescription medications after a doctor's evaluation ...Read more
I had ipl yesterday on face and I am swollen through cheeks and puffy under one eye. Also very red with thickened skin and enlarged pores - pores wer?
IPL: It is not uncommon after IPL to have more swelling and discoloration initially. But how much energy was used and what is your Fitzpatrick skin type? Please send a photo and this info to see if you are having a negative reaction that may require Rx. ...Read more
My tonsil and glands are swollen only on my left side, and it appears my uvula is being pushed aside. Cause? Treatment?
Tonsillar abcsess: Infection of the tonsils can cause an abscess. This can lead to deviation of the uvula and is a serious infection which can cause airway compromise. I would recommend seeing a physician asap and if any symptoms of difficulty swallowing or breathing should be seen in the er. ...Read more
Sir! I have swollen lymphatic glands at left side of my necks they are 4-5 in number and are of 1 inch dia. Is there any medical treatment except sur?
Need an exam: Lymph node enlargement (lymphadenopathy) is often due to a recent infection and sometimes underlying malignancy, or other disorders. If the lymph nodes have been present for a long time without enlarging in size there is less chance of malignancy. It would be best to have your physician examen you. He or she may decide to watch the nodes for a while or possibly order a lymph node biopsy. ...Read more
16, female. Hard to pee, frequent urge to pee, common uti's but symptoms don't go away after treatment. Swollen but painless glands in neck.
Gland swelling at below right eye lid. No pain, but it is red. What is the remedy for it. One doctor prescribed for surgery treatment.
Wait!: There are small glands (meibomian glands) on the inside of the eyelids that secrete a lubricant & can sometimes get blocked up and swell. But there are no glands below the eyelids. If you don't have eye pain, redness or loss of vision, then watchful waiting for a few days is safer than immediate but possibly unnecessary surgery. Warm compresses and antibiotics may help the healing process. ...Read more
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