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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My upper eyelid skin is swollen, dry, itchy, and blackish despite homeopathic consultations. Kindly help.

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 50-year-old female. The skin of my upper eyelid has been swollen for the past few days. The skin has slight blackness and is dry and itchy at times. I have taken homeopathic consultations and am still under supervision. This condition is present in both my eyelids. Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. Your symptoms are suggestive of meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) which is the inflammation of meibomian glands present in the eyelids. The function of these glands is to produce sebum to keep the eyes moist. These glands may sometimes get b...  Read Full »

I am a 21-year-old male with a lump on my eyelid that keeps coming back after a month. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 21-year-old male with a height of 5.6 feet and weight of 68 kilograms. I am getting a lump on my eyelid at least twice a year. I use Tetracycline, which usually disappears in a month but keeps coming back. How can I get rid of it once and for all? Please suggest the treatment. T...  Read Full »

Dr. Robert Hugh Shapiro

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. The most likely cause of this is a blocked gland in the area where the eyelashes meet the eyelid, as this sounds like a stye. The best treatment for styes is frequent hot moist compresses, which help release the gland's blockage. Also, drinking at least five to six g...  Read Full »

Which skin repair products can be used to treat uneven tone with swollen eyelids and lips?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been struggling with skin problems since I was a baby. I was told I have eczema and not allowed to eat things like tin food and my body gets itchy when I play in the grass and after taking a bath. I get a rash, teary eyes, runny nose, when seasons change my skin gets dry too espec...  Read Full »

Dr. Rabia Anjum

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You are suffering from atopic dermatitis. You have a family history of atopy. You have all the symptoms of atopy that is runny nose, eyes problem and now swelling. It is a condition in which a person has an inherent tendency of being allergic to so many things. We have a ...  Read Full »

I have pain, swelling in the tear duct of my left eye, and a sharp pain when I close my eyelids. What could be the cause?

Query: Hello doctor,I feel pain and swelling in the tear duct of my left eye and a sharp pain when I close my eyelids. I have some kind of tear-duct infection or growth. Could you please tell me what kind of infection it is?Kindly help.  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your query. I understand your concern. You seem to have a lacrimal sac infection known as dacryocystitis. I suggest you to follow a few instructions mentioned below. Take the tablet Amoxclav 625 mg thrice daily for three days. Take tablets containin...  Read Full »

Why am I having a painful swelling in my upper eyelid?

Query: Hello doctor, There is swelling in my left eye upper lid. There is a pain and small pimple from inside at the corner for last two days. Currently, I am using Nevanac and Pataday eye drops. Kindly advise.   Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. It seems like a mild staphylococcal infection and has caused a stye (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Apart from medicines, you can do some hot fomentation two to three times a day for relief. It is usually caused by touching of the eye with dirty hands or...  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 occ...  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 Juliet 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 »

Despite using ointment, the hardball inside my lower eyelid has grown significantly. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor,I have a large (about the size of the average marble) hardball inside my lower eyelid. It started small in the middle of the eyelid and has grown significantly in a few days. It did not hurt, but it swelled so much in the beginning, and half of my eyes were closed all the time. I went to m...  Read Full »

Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. From your description of the swelling and the attached photo (attachment removed to protect the identity), I can tell you that you are suffering from a chalazion of your left lower lid. A chalazion is a chronic inflammation of the glands inside your eyelid, and as your...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to meibomian gland disorder or blepharitis?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from an eye problem since the last 18 months or so. Initially, I was diagnosed with dry eyes and was suggested warm compress lifelong along with few eye drops and antibiotic. I have checked with almost six doctors locally out of which few say it is meibomian glan...  Read Full »

Dr. Sheikh Zubair Abdul Razzak

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the pictures you have sent (attachment removed to protect patient identity). From the description of your problem and the photos, I agree with all the diagnosis which has been given to you. Actually, they are all interrelated. I also want to assure you th...  Read Full »

Why is my vision blurred after an eye injury?

Query: Hi doctor, Two days back, I got a hit in my eye with a ball. Still, it is paining with blurred image. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Asif Manzoor

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. After trauma with the ball, there could be many things that can cause blurring. It could be a simple eyelid swelling or small abrasion on the cornea, the front transparent surface of the eye. Other causes may be inflammation in the eye or blood inside the eye ca...  Read Full »

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