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Why Do My Upper Eyelid Hert
Warm compresses help: You need to see your eye doctor immediately, if you have a foreign object UNDER your lid, so they can evert your lid, and retrieve the foreign object. If it's a stye or looks like a ball at the edge of your lid, then it's non-emergent and can wait until you get to the eye dr. A warm compress for 10-15 minutes 4 times a day can help decompress it. Not hot, just warm! Be kind to your eye! ...Read more
See an eye doctor: Upper eyelid bumps can have different causes. They can be infectious or inflammatory, or even arise without a specific reason. Each type of bump is treated differently, so your best chance for a quick recovery is to see your eye doctor. After a thorough examination, he/she can start the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Infection / allergy: Swelling of the upper eyelid could be from an infected oil gland or skin glan, from a blocked oil gland (stye or chalazion), from allergy, from an insect bite or exposure, and from edema related to lying down. Infections are usually painful, tender and diffuse, while a stye is more like a non-tender lump. Allergy usually is associated with itching. Also, blepharitis is a chronic low grade infection. ...Read more
Chalazion: A circumscribed usually non tender swelling in the upper eyelid is Chalazion. It is a cyst that usually reduces in size over time though may not completely disappear. If symptomatic, an ophthalmologist can remove it under local anesthesia. More diffuse and painful swelling needs examination by your family physician. ...Read more
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