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

left eyelid very swollen and itchy with pain. It is also very itchy and painful and also having a white discharge from eye. I have been having the issue for a week and it is not getting any better

Dr. Pooja Pandya

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)


According to picture you have send its likely to be infective in origin. So you have to take antibiotics for the treatment.

  • Tab amoxiclav 625 mg daily twice for 5 days.
  • Topical antibiotic drops moxifloxacine 8 times a day you have to put in your eyes.
  • Carboxymethyal cellulose eye drops 8 times a day.

All these you have to take for 1 weeks. Then you will be fine.

The Probable causes:


Investigations to be done:

As per now nothing

Differential diagnosis:

? Sty

Probable diagnosis:

Infected lid swelling

Treatment plan:

As mention above

Preventive measures:

Do not rub your eye
Do not touch your eye

Regarding follow up:

After 1 week

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Thank you so much, how to I get the prescription for the medicine?

Dr. Pooja Pandya

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)


As you know this is just a query you have asked me so I can't give you prescription in a format. That's why I have written Medicine in your query. If you want prescription than you have to consult. Thank you

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