Q. Why is my left eyelid swollen, itchy, and painful?

Answered by
Dr. Pooja Pandya
and medically reviewed by Dr. Sneha Kannan
This is a premium question & answer published on May 29, 2020 and last reviewed on: Apr 07, 2021

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.



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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 antibiotic drops Moxifloxacin eight times a day. You can use Carboxymethyl cellulose eye drops eight times a day. You need to follow these medications for a week and you will become fine soon.

The Probable causes:

You seem to have an infection.

Differential diagnosis:

You can have a stye.

Probable diagnosis:

You seem to have infected lid swelling.

Treatment plan:

Follow as mentioned above.

Preventive measures:

Do not rub and touch your eye.

Regarding follow up:

Have a follow-up after a week.

Thank you doctor,

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