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Inner eyelid sore an slightly swollen; a stye maybe?

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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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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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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How long after i had a swollen eye lid stye before i can put on my eye make up?

How long after i had a swollen eye lid stye before i can put on my eye make up?

After resolution: Stye or chalazion is plugged oil glands behind your lashes on the lid margin. You can resume your make up after the resolution of your stye. But, please continue with lid hygiene(heat pack and baby shampoo wash) every day to avoid more styes. ...Read more

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Have reoccurring styes on both eyes. No conjunctivitis, but the upper and lower lids are swollen and hurt much. Stye so large blocks sight. What 2do?

Have reoccurring styes on both eyes. No conjunctivitis, but the upper and lower lids are swollen and hurt much. Stye so large blocks sight. What 2do?

Ophthalmologist: You should consult an ophthalmologist as there may be a problem with chronic dryness or inflammation of the eyelid glands and ducts that require rather intensive treatments with soaks and eye medications so that recurrent inflection doesn't occur. ...Read more

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

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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I have a stye on m right lid , its pretty swollen and painful to touch . What should i do ? and is there any serious complications associated?

Apply heat: A generally effective treatment is to apply a washcloth over which very warm (not hot) water has been run. Hold this over the eyelids for 4-5 minutes, 5 times per day and in several days this will usually get rid of a stye. There are no serious complications even if untreated; just extra long misery until it finally disappears. ...Read more

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How do you know if your internal stye is gone? It's not swollen or red anymore, just a lil itchy

How do you know if your internal stye is gone? It's not swollen or red anymore, just a lil itchy

That's it: To know for sure you would have to have dr. look on the inside of the lid. However if the symptoms have resolved as you say keep your hands off of it and cleanse gently below your upper eyelashes with Johnson's baby shampoo diluted with water 50/50 using a q-tip. This keeps the oil gland pores open. Good health ...Read more

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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

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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