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Stye gone but my eyelid still swollen. Do I need to do anything?

Stye gone but my eyelid still swollen. Do I need to do anything?

Chalazion: You likely have a chalazion. Often times after a stye a hard lump is left in the eyelid. It can be reduced in size by applying hot compresses. If you do not see it diminishing over a month, consult your eye doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Andrea Kossler
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Hordeolum (Definition)

This is an inflammation of a gland in the lid, analogous to a pimple, in which stagnated secretion becomes infected and sets up a focal inflammation. It is a fancy term for what most ...Read more


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Can anyone tell me what causes a stye? My whole eyelid is swollen since yesterday.

Can anyone tell me what causes a stye? My whole eyelid is swollen since yesterday.

Random event: Styes are caused by a blockage of a gland in the lid which gets infected. This is not from any thing that you did or did not do. They occur in people from all walks of life. At this stage, the best treatment is frequent application of very warm (not hot) washrags placed on the inflamed lid for 4 minutes at a time about 4-6 times per day. ...Read more

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Eyelid sorta swollen/droopy but it's not stye though. Help?

Eyelid sorta swollen/droopy but it's not stye though. Help?

Eyelid swelling: Has many possible causes. You can try some warm compresses to see if this helps. Often, it will resolve by itself, especially if you're not having any other symptoms. If this persists, then see your eye doctor to evaluate this further. ...Read more

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My question is what causes a stye that makes my whole eyelid swollen?

My question is what causes a stye that makes my whole eyelid swollen?

Common: Some styes do not immediately localize and instead cause an inflammation of the entire lid. Eventually they usually locallize and can respond to heat or other measures. ...Read more

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I just had my stye surgery done, but my eyelid is still swollen. So I'm wondering how long will it takes to recover?

I just had my stye surgery done, but my eyelid is still swollen. So I'm wondering how long will it takes to recover?

Depends: It depends on the extent and of the surgical procedure. Swelling may take days to weeks before total resolution. ...Read more

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Upper eyelid got swollen. When I lifted up the eyelid below the eyelid there is a pop. It is not a stye and don't know what it is. Little pain is there?

Upper eyelid got swollen. When I lifted up the eyelid below the eyelid there is a pop. It is not a stye and don't know what it is. Little pain is there?

Go to eye doc: Without seeing it, there is no way to know, but swollen eyelid and pain is not a good combination. See an ophthalmologist right away. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I have what I think is a stye, no lump under my eyelid but in between layers of d eyelid. My eyelid is swollen and puffy now. What can I do?

I have what I think is a stye, no lump under my eyelid but in between layers of d eyelid. My eyelid is swollen and puffy now. What can I do?

Warm compresses: Warm compresses, or surgical incision and drainage, or steroid have been the only effective treatments demonstrated get rid of a stye. A stye is due to the orifice of an oil gland (mebomian gland) in the eyelid margin becoming inflamed, and not an infection. ...Read more

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I have had a stye in my upper eyelid for 10 days. It appears more swollen than originally, it is rounder, lower on lid and looks puss filled. Normal?

Stye: No it is not normal. It would probably be best to call your doctor. With that in mind I would not be surprised if you were referred to an eye doctor.

Sounds crazy but at age 6 I broke 5 pair of glasses - Dad was not happy! Since then I can't live without spectacles.

Hope all goes well for you. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with my right eyelid swollen and causing headaches it looks like a stye but doesn't have any hard tip. What do I do to cure it?

Warm soaks: Apply a very warm wet washclothe to your eyelid 4-5 times per day. If this does not resolve the swelling within a week, see an ophthalmologist. ...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?

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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I have what I believe to be a stye on my upper eyelid. I first noticed it last night around 9:00. It's a little red and swollen, but I cannot see a pi?

Heat treatment: Use a warm wet washcloth held under the very hot but not scalding tap in your kitchen. Put it over the lid on the affected side (really both lids as yours eyes should be shut) and do this about 5 times per day and 5 minutes each time. This almost always will eliminate a stye. Antibiotics and things at drug stores like "Stye ointment" will have no effect. ...Read more

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Inner eyelid sore an slightly swollen; a stye maybe?

Maybe..: A common reason for a focal area of swelling and tenderness on the eyelid is acne-like clogging of glands on the lid, causing a stye or a chalazion. You could also have a local allergic reaction (dermatitis) to something that got on your skin. If the swelling is on the inner part of your lower lid between your lid and your nose, you may have a more serious infection (dacryocystitis). ...Read more

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I squeezed a stye I have had in my eye for awhile and this morning I woke up with my bottom eyelid very swollen should I be worried?

I squeezed a stye I have had in my eye for awhile and this morning I woke up with my bottom eyelid very swollen should I be worried?

Treatment of stye: A stye is usually a self-limited localized infection in the eyelid. Squeezing it probably caused the infection to spread to a larger area but usually still not serious. The treatment involves warm compresses regularly and oral antibiotics if the infection is significant. Also, sometimes there is a persistent lump left when the infection is gone. This occasionally needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Are tea bags and hot compresses effective in treating eye styes and swollen eyelids?

Yes: Heat helps to open up your oil gland (meibomian gland) on you lid margin. Occluded glands leads to inflammation then to a stye. ...Read more

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My bottom eyelid is sore when I blink. & every night I go to sleep in wake up my bottom eyelid is a little swollen. Please help me. Is it a stye?!?

Likely: This is most likely a stye in its early stages. You can try to apply very warm (not hot) wet washcloths over the closed lid for 4 minutes at a time; 5 times per day. This will get rid of most styes of this type. If the symptoms persist after 5 days of this treatment, then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Have red swollen eyelid for 4 days I get yellow discharge from it every morning but don't have a yellow spot on it and don't know if it's a stye?

Have red swollen eyelid for 4 days I get yellow discharge from it every morning but don't have a yellow spot on it and don't know if it's a stye?

It is infection: You have infection in your eye which will need an antibiotic. You should see your doctor (primary care) or see an eye specilaist whomsoever can see you today or tomorrow. A Red eye will not go away itself without antibiotics. A stye is not associated with yellow discharge, this is more like infection in the eye (Conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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I popped a stye on my outer lower eyelid after using hot compresses and it came to a head now it is really swollen how do I get the swelling to go dow?

Ice the area: And see your doctor asap. There is a chance it could have gotten infected and you may need to be on antibiotics. ...Read more

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The stye on the inside of my lower eyelid just popped itself, should I be worried? It's still swollen. Should I get eye drops or just leave it?

The stye on the inside of my lower eyelid just popped itself, should I be worried? It's still swollen. Should I get eye drops or just leave it?

Drainage is good: Lucky for you that your stye spontaneously popped and drained. You can accelerate the rest of the healing with frequent application of warm (not hot) soaks. Antibiotics are of no help. You can use lubricating eye drops to help keep the area clear and clean. ...Read more

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My son's lower eyelid is swollen. His doctor says it's a stye, but after 2 days of antibiotic it looks worse. Its painful to look down. Any ideas?

My son's lower eyelid is swollen. His doctor says it's a stye, but after 2 days of antibiotic it looks worse. Its painful to look down. Any ideas?

Yes: This may be a bit more "spread" than a stye (which is a lid infection (blepharitis) which has "come to a head"' MY TIP IS USE AN EYE CUP and using warm water SOAK the entire Eye. This will tend to bring the lid infection "to a head/stye)
N.B. Continue the antibiotic!!!!
Hope this helps
Dr Z ...Read more

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I have what appears to be a stye on my bottom eyelid but it has push coming out of it. What is this? It's sore and swollen but my eye itself is fine.

I have what appears to be a stye on my bottom eyelid but it has push coming out of it. What is this? It's sore and swollen but my eye itself is fine.

Stye: It is a stye. Apply hot compresses 3 times daily for 10 minutes to get it to complete draining and I will go away. Http://www.2020vision. Com/blepharitis. Html. ...Read more

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Woke up with eye crusted shut and blood shot, Next day other eye crusting and blood shot. Haze over eye briefly. Eyelid and lower lid swollen. No stye?

Woke up with eye crusted shut and blood shot, Next day other eye crusting and blood shot. Haze over eye briefly. Eyelid and lower lid swollen. No stye?

Infection: This sounds like a conjunctivitis. You will need to see a doctor and get treatments. However, you can start by obtaining Normal Saline eye drops to wash out the crusting and clean the eye. ...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?

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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Stye on my eye my eyelid is slightly swollen also the white of my eye is red/ irritated is that normal? I've been using hot compresses to help

Stye on my eye my eyelid is slightly swollen also the white of my eye is red/ irritated is that normal? I've been using hot compresses to help

Common symptoms: You are doing the right thing by using warm compresses. Most tend to apply them too infrequently - apply very warm compresses over the involved eye for 4 minutes at a time 5-6 times a day. This will usually melt it away in several days. As long as the vision is normal, this should work. Using compresses 1-2 times per day will not usually work. ...Read more

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Right upper eyelid is swollen. Eye brow looks swollen too. No injury. No bloodshot eye. Cant see a stye. Please help. Thank you very much.

Right upper eyelid is swollen. Eye brow looks swollen too. No injury. No bloodshot eye. Cant see a stye. Please help. Thank you very much.

See an Eye MD: Might be an atypical stye, but might be something more serious such as an infection of the large tear gland. You should see an eye md as an emergency. ...Read more

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Pink swollen eyelid, sore throat/cold. Dr said stye, but there is no bump at all! Just an overall swelling/pain. Incorrect diagnosis perhaps?

Pink swollen eyelid, sore throat/cold. Dr said stye, but there is no bump at all! Just an overall swelling/pain. Incorrect diagnosis perhaps?

Probably right: Most styes start out with diffuse swelling of a part or sometimes the whole lid. As your body starts to deal with it, it becomes localized to the more typical focal redness and swelling. I hope you were told to apply heat 4-5 times per day which is in face the best treatment. ...Read more

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My lower eyelid is swollen n sore I believe it is a stye so eye doctor or my pcp or is it a waste of time just use warm compresses?

My lower eyelid is swollen n sore I believe it is a stye so eye doctor or my pcp or is it a waste of time just use warm compresses?

Possible stye: I would try first using hot compresses for 15 to 20 minutes several times to see if will go down on its own. If the bump persists, gets larger, or more painful you may need some prescription medication to help it go down. ...Read more

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Will Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops and doxycycline pills help for my dad's stye. The infection spread to his lower eyelid and his face is swollen.?

Will Maxitrol (dexamethasone neomycin and polymyxin) eye drops and doxycycline pills help for my dad's stye. The infection spread to his lower eyelid and his face is swollen.?

Take dad to dr: The infection is spreading and his face is swelling. These symptoms suggest a more serious condition than a simple stye. Infections like Erysipelas or periorbital cellulitis Herpes involving the eye require in person evaluation for the right treatment. ...Read more

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I've gotten a small pain in my eye for a week or so now, but I woke up this morning and it's swollen shut, puffy, and red. Is it a stye?

I've gotten a small pain in my eye for a week or so now, but I woke up this morning and it's swollen shut, puffy, and red. Is it a stye?

Possibly: Your symptoms could be due to a stye. But a corneal abrasion, corneal ulcer, or foreign body (embedded foreign material) can also cause similar symptoms. The best course is to see an eye doctor immediately for a diagnosis and to start treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Sty (Hordeolum) (Definition)

A red, painful lump near the edge of the eyelid that may look like a boil or pimple. ...Read more