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What exactly can be the cause of my sore eyelid?

What exactly can be the cause of my sore eyelid?

A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs for blepharitis or stye. You should have a baseline exam with your eye doctor to figure this out. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Lurie
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Sore On Eyelid (Definition)

A sore on the eyelid may be due to allergies or other irritants, but may also be a stye, or infection of one of the eyelash hair follicles. Small sores caused by herpes viruses on or around the eye are an emergency and need ...Read more


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What to do if I do not know why my bottom eyelid is sore. Please help!?

What to do if I do not know why my bottom eyelid is sore. Please help!?

Evaluation: Most likely, if there was no history of trauma, this is probably an early stye. Try treating it with frequent applications of heated washcloths from the tap, and if it persists or there is some change in the structure of the lid, see your ophthalmologist for a diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I do not know why my bottom eyelid is sore. please help!!!?

What to do if I do not know why my bottom eyelid is sore. please help!!!?

Stye: The most common spontaneous pain in your eye lid and your age group is a beginning stye which you can treat with 4-5 applications of heat each day. If there is vision change, pus inside or redness of the eye, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Please help with contact lenses, can they cause sore eyelids after a couple of weeks?

Please help with contact lenses, can they cause sore eyelids after a couple of weeks?

Yes: Contact lenses can cause irritation of the conjunctiva, which is the pink skin on the inside of your eyelids. Over time you can develop giant papillary conjunctivitis, which can make the eyelids sore and make wearing lenses difficult. This is treated with a combination of allergy drops, topical steroids and a holiday from lens wear. ...Read more

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Hi I have like yellow things growing on my eyelids can you tell me what they are. They where very small but now getin bigger. Not sore like ?

Hi I have like yellow things growing on my eyelids can you tell me what they are. They where very small but now getin bigger. Not sore like ?

Xanthelasmata?: Accumulations of cholesterol under the skin appear yellow and are called xanthelasmata. These are benign but unsightly. They can be removed surgically by an oculoplastics surgeon, but a laboratory work-up for hyperlipidemia is indicated. Other possibilities include viral lesions, molluscum contagiosum, hordeola/chalazia, and so forth. See an ophthalmologist for a diagnosis and possible referral. ...Read more

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What dr should I visit for my dry red and sore eyelids?

That easy...: Your ophthalmologist is likely best equipped to address problems with your eyelids. ...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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Possible cold sore on lower eyelid, what should I do? Its a small tiny dot starting out.

Possible cold sore on lower eyelid, what should I do? Its a small tiny dot starting out.

Stye: Your description sounds like a stye. I would recommend warm compresses and scrubs. If no improvement, you should go see youreye doctor. ...Read more

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My left bottom eyelid was sore yesterday & now it's swollen. It's a sharp pain when I blink & dull any other time. I wear make sometimes. What to do?

My left bottom eyelid was sore yesterday & now it's swollen. It's a sharp pain when I blink & dull any other time. I wear make sometimes. What to do?

Stye: At your age, this is most likely a beginning of a stye. Treat this with frequent (4-5 times per day) very warm washcloths applied for 4 minutes at a time. This will usually break the cycle. If this is persistent over two weeks, then see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more