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.

Recently Answered Questions Recently Answered Questions

All the answers published in this website are written by Verified medical doctors, therapists and health experts. The Content has been moderated by iCliniq medical review team before publication. Post your medical clarifications on iCliniq by choosing the right specialty and get them answered. Your medical queries will be answered 24/7 by top doctors from iCliniq.

Should I take medicines for the infection and swelling of my eyes?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a swollen lymph from three weeks on the eye lining on the lower region. I went to the eye specialist. He gave me Zenoxim 500 for a week two tablets per day and Ocupol ointment to apply for three weeks. He said it is an infection and if it does not go in three weeks then he need...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Your symptoms are suggestive of chalazion. Having said that, it is a provisional diagnosis. Kindly share the photos of your eye so that I may guide you better. Regards. For more information consult an eye care ophthalmologist online --> https://icliniq.com./ask-a-d...  Read Full »

What causes eye irritation and watering?

Query: Hi doctor, When I go to bed, my eyes start watering, mainly the left one. When I get out of my bed and look in the mirror, my eyes are red, and my eyelids are swollen. When I wake up in the morning, I have the same problem of tearing eyes, redness, and eyelid swelling. I sleep on the left side, and...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Xanthelasma is nothing to do with your problems. It is due to high cholesterol levels. Your watering problem may be related to previous conjunctivitis attacks. Do you have irritation during watering or blurring of vision after conjunctivitis? This is more commo...  Read Full »

My eyelid swelling is getting bigger and red. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 23-year-old female, and I woke up yesterday with a swollen eyelid. There was discomfort every time I blinked. I tried cold compress yesterday, cleaned it with Systane eyelid wipes, and put some eye drops. But it is still getting worse, especially after waking up today. The swelling...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to iclinq.com. As per the description, you might have an external hordeolum, an infection of the root of eyelashes. There is redness, pain, and swelling of the eyelid. I suggest trying 1) Warm compresses. 2) Apply antibiotic ointment along the lid margin. 3) Take systemic antibio...  Read Full »

I have one small pimple-like spot on both my eyelid rims. What could they be?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two small (one in both eyes) spots or pimples on my eyelid rim. One is in the upper, and one is in the lower eyelid rim. My husband says they look a bit like blackheads (pimples). These appeared overnight around a week ago as I had never had them before. They are located just wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read your query carefully, and I have seen the pictures attached (attachments have been removed to protect the patient's privacy). Yes, they are at the Meibomian gland location. Oversecretion of these sebaceous glands (Meibomian gland or glands of Zeis and Mol...  Read Full »

I developed swelling, dandruff-like flakes, and soreness on the eyelid. What caused it?

Query: Hello doctor,I developed swelling of the upper eyelid (right side) about one week back. It took about five days to settle down. It was accompanied by dandruff-like flakes on top of eyelids and little discharge on waking up in the morning. The swelling is almost 90 % better. However, there is some pa...  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You seem to have preorbital cellulitis and squamous blepharitis. 1. These white flecks suggest squamous blepharitis. Many people with this blepharitis have scalp dandruff also. 2. Soreness and swelling are due to infection of the lid (preorbital cellulitis). 3. Floa...  Read Full »

My eye feels sore even after three days of the accident. Is it normal?

Query: Hello doctor, I was hit by a rock while using a lawn mower. The rock hit my eyelid and thumped my eye pretty hard. I always wear eye protection but had removed them as the sun was going down. I have no vision changes and was actually seen by my optometrist after the incident. My question is, is it...  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, it is normal to feel pain if you have experienced trauma. There are two manifestations of trauma. The early manifestations being usually in the form of a bruise over the skin, subconjunctival hemorrhage, an abrasion over epithelium or frank perforation. Two to t...  Read Full »

I got conjunctivitis 7 days back.I had red eye with eyelid swelling.Now redness is gone but blurring is present.What do I do?

Query: Hello doctor, I got conjunctivitis seven days back. I had red-eye with eyelid swelling. I used Moxifloxacin hydrochloride from the very first day, every 2 hours. Then I started Fluorometholone four times a day and Cyclosporine three times a day. And now, for two days, I got blurred vision. Redness ...  Read Full »

Dr. Dadapeer. K

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I reviewed your history. It seems from the history that you are having conjunctivitis and you are on treatment with Moxifloxacin and Fluorometholone. The presence of blurring of vision indicates involvement of cornea in the form of keratoconjunctivitis. This usually o...  Read Full »

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 Juliet 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 »

ask-doctor-img Ask a Doctor Online

* Your first query consult is free!

Search for a Health Issue

Disclaimer: No content published on this website is intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek advice from your physician or other qualified healthcare providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website. Read our Editorial Process to know how we create content for health articles and queries.