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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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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 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. Take the tablet Amoxclav 625 mg thrice daily for three days. Take tablets containing Diclofenac and Ser...  Read Full »

My eyelid is inflamed from using an old eyeliner. How can I reduce my eyelid swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an inflamed eyelid that may be caused by an old eyeliner makeup I used. It has been two days, and the eyelid is still red, sore, and puffy. The eye itself is not affected; it is just the lid. Although I tried warm compresses, tea tree oil, and makeup remover, nothing worked to brin...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. I suggest, tablet Amoxclav (Amoxicillin and Clavulanate Potassium) 625 mg thrice daily for three days would be better (it is for infection).Tablet Diclofenac plus serratiopeptidase once after meals for three days (for pain and swelling).Tablet O...  Read Full »

How to treat swollen, purple, and itchy eyelids?

Query: Hi doctor, My eyelid is swollen for a couple of months. At first, it was purple and itching hard. I used Ciprofloxacin ointment for two weeks applying every eight hours, reduced purpleness and swelling in the first two days then stopped helping. Tried Doxycycline for two weeks but still the same....  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Can you send me a closeup picture of your eye?  Read Full »

How to treat the swollen eyelids present during pregnancy?

Query: Hi doctor, I suffer from swollen eyelids. I am five weeks pregnant. My eyelids are dry. There is a burning sensation present around the skin of the eyelids. I also have itching over it. I went to a doctor. They gave me a steroid cream. But my gynecologist advised me to use it for a week. I have tri...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Vaswani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Swollen eyelids occur due to the retention of water during pregnancy. It will get resolved after the delivery. You have itching when the overlying skin is stretched and when it becomes dry from outside. Apply moisturizer regularly. Avoid going out in the sun. Start usin...  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 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 ...  Read Full »

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