Eyelid Swelling

Swelling of eyelid could be due to allergy, bacterial infection, or viral infection. They may or may not be accompanied by symptoms such as pain, itching, redness and watering.

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How to get rid of recurring blepharitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I have recurring blepharitis. I had it approximately four times in the past seven months. It started again on my left eye a few days back. I immediately started the usual treatment by applying Terra Cortil Polymyxin B on the eyelid and Tobradex eyedrops at night, with my doctor’s advic...  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.Thanks for writing in. I understand your concern. Do you tend to develop dandruff as well? People who have that tendency also develop blepharitis of the eyelids. There are two general types of blepharitis: squamous, common with dandruff, and the other is ulcerative type. A ...  Read Full »

What can cause swelling in the eyelid?

Query: Hi doctor,I am uploading the pathology slides of my mother, who had a swelling on her left eyelid.Kindly review the slides and provide a suitable diagnosis.  Read Full »


Dr. Utkarsh Sharma

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I shall definitely try to help you with your query. Microscopic sections studied stained with hematoxylin and eosin (H and E) show well-circumscribed dermal tumors with cellular masses separated by collagenous stroma. The tumor is made up of two types of the cell po...  Read Full »

How to treat swollen, itchy, and painful eyelid?

Query: Hi doctor,My left eyelid is swollen and itchy with pain. I have white discharge from my eyes. I have this issue for a week and it is not getting better.   Read Full »


Dr. Pooja Pandya

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the picture, (attachment removed to protect patient identity) you seem to have an infection. You need to take antibiotics to treat it. You can take tablet Amoxiclav 625 mg (Amoxicillin with Clavulanic acid) twice daily for five days. You can use topical ant...  Read Full »

Is my lower left eyelid swollen because of an STD?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a slight swelling in the lower left eyelid for the past three days. But the swelling has not increased or decreased. I do not have pain or irritation or itching on it. Normally, I do not worry about anything. But I am worried if it could be due to STD. I had sex with my partner befo...  Read Full »


Dr. Peter Mark Chao

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your picture shows mild conjunctivitis (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You need an eye ointment. Apply a warm compress for ten minutes over the inflamed area for three days. Apply Tobradex ointment (Tobramycin and Dexamethasone) four times a day fo...  Read Full »

What to do if chalazion does not get better with warm compresses?

Query: Hi doctor, Before few months, I got a painless bump on the upper eyelid. It was probably a chalazion. I consulted a doctor and she told me to do warm compresses. She advised me to wash my eyelids with baby shampoo three times a day. She told me to follow these measures for two weeks. If it does n...  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. For having a recurrent chalazion, you can take an injection of Triamcinolone and it is a good option. Repeated surgical removal causes damage to the tissues. You need to consult an ophthalmologist to have an injection if it bothers you cosmetically. A small chalazion ca...  Read Full »

What can be the cause of pain in the corner of the eye with itching?

Query: Hi doctor,I have eye pain for three days. I have pain on the inner corner of the right eye. I feel the pain whenever I blink. Sometimes I have itchiness.  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. According to the photograph, (attachment removed to protect patient identity), it seems that you have inflammation on the eyelid. It is called Hordeolum which might be internal or external. You can use a hot compress with warm water and cotton three times a day along wi...  Read Full »

How to treat an eyelid infection in an 8-month-old child?

Query: Hi doctor,My eight-month-old daughter has an infection on her eyelid. She has it for months. I was prescribed Tobrex but it helped a little. The eyelid is not healed completely. I took her to the emergency, visited my family doctor and opthalmologist. Still, we are referred to other doctors only. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. You can send a photograph and it helps to get a diagnosis. Please mention whether it is a round swelling on the eyelid or there is any crustiness on the eyelash, any inflammation with swelling, and watery eyes. If it is a lid swelling that per...  Read Full »

What should I do to help my swollen eyelids?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 21-year-old female. My eyelid is swollen for the last two days. I feel like there is a tender bump with slight pain when touched. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I looked at the photograph you attached (attachment removed to protect patient identity). It looks like an inflammation of the eyelid called a hordeolum, which might be an internum or externum. It is difficult to say which type unless I have a magnified examina...  Read Full »

Is there any way to make the pimple on the eyelid less irritating?

Query: Hello doctor, I woke up this morning with a small yellowish pimple, approximately the size of a grain of salt, where my lower eyelid touches the eye. As such, it rubs against the eye, irritating it, even causing me to shed a few tears if I keep the eye open too long without scratching it. How long ...  Read Full »


Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Different types of small lesions can occur on the eyelid margin. That may be a painful swelling like stye or infected chalazion usually away from eyelid margin. In such cases, proper treatment is needed. There may be painless growths on eyelid margins like a cyst of mol...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain while moving my left eye?

Query: Hi doctor,I am 18 years old. I have slight eye pain when I move my left eye only, and it feels like there something in behind; my eyes are not too red. Last week at five o clock, I cannot control my left eye when I woke up. It feels like something preventing my eye. After 5 to 10 minutes, it came ba...  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for writing in. Sorry to hear about your issue. I did not quite understand what you mean by you could not control the eye. Do you mean the movement of the eye? Do you have any history of a stuffy nose, blocked nose, or sinusitis? Is the eye red now? Is i...  Read Full »

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