Swollen Eyes

Swollen or puffy eyes are defined as eyes swollen due to water retention, eye allergies, lack of sleep, and hereditary under-eye dark circles. The treatment mainly depends upon the cause. Antihistamine drops are recommended in case of eye allergies, and anti-viral medications are given in case of conjunctivitis and ocular herpes.

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My right eye is swollen and pains during opening and closing because I touched it with dirty hands. Please suggest some medications for the same.

Query: Hello doctor, My right eye is swollen and pains during opening and closing because I touched my eye with dirty hands. I am using an eye drop, but the pain and swelling have not subsided. Please suggest some medicines for my problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I suggest you do hot fomentation over your right eye at least four times daily and take the tablet Enzoflam (Diclofenac, Paracetamol, and Serratiopeptidase) if you are not allergic to it. In addition, I suggest you do not use any other eye drop other than Moxifloxaci...  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 »

My eyes were swollen and watery after I slept with the kerosene heater running all night. Which medicines would help me overcome this?

Query: Hello doctor,About a month ago, I slept with a kerosene heater running all night. When I woke up, my eyes were watery and swollen. The part above my eyes was sensitive. Everything on the left side of my face was sore. I could not feel anything on the right side. I have consulted five doctors, and th...  Read Full »

Dr. Mahmoud Ahmed Abdelrahman Abouibrahim

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am sorry to hear about your suffering. Your symptoms are most likely due to lacrimal drainage obstruction (small canaliculi at the lower inner part of the eye, which is responsible for the drainage of the tears), which cause pain and swelling in the eyes. The othe...  Read Full »

I am experiencing pain and swelling of the eyelids. What can I do to relieve the pain and swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, A week back, I had a swelling in one of my eyelids and thought it to be a stye. I applied a steroid cream; however, the swelling has not reduced but increased, and now the other eyelid has also started to swell. I am worried. Can you please prescribe some medications?  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Steroid creams for stye will always make it worse. So, please stop immediately and take tablet Augmentin 625 mg (Amoxicillin 500 mg and Clavulanic acid 125 mg) and a painkiller twice a day for three days. In addition, please do warm compressions over both the eyes da...  Read Full »

The stye present on my right eye is painful, and I cannot focus on my work. How can I get rid of it?

Query: Hello doctor, I have a stye on the outer lid of my right eye, and it hurts whenever I blink my eyes. It has been three days since the stye has appeared, and there is swelling with pus inside the stye. Can you please suggest any medicine for the stye to disappear in a day or two? I am worried, please...  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I read your query and can understand your concern. I suggest you give warm compressions to the eye with the stye at least twice a day to make you feel better and start taking a painkiller twice a day for five days. In addition, I recommend taking tablet Cefixime 200...  Read Full »

My husband got a stye and a swollen eye from two days. What medicines should I use for him?

Query: Hello doctor, My husband has got a stye and a swollen eye from two days. We have been applying a hot and cold compress on it, but it is only swelling up more. It is painful, and we want to know which medication we should go for.   Read Full »

Dr. Prashant Koranmath

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. This may be stye. I suggest you use: 1) Moxifloxacin eye ointment two times a day for two weeks. 2) Capsule Doxycycline 100 mg two times a day for seven days. 3) Tablet Paracetamol 500 mg S-O-S (as and when needed) for pain (maximum two times a day). Warm compres...  Read Full »

My left eyelid is swollen, itchy, and gets watery after staring at the laptop for 20 minutes. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, My left eyelid is swollen, red, and very itchy. Sometimes when l stare at my laptop for 20 minutes, it gets watery. I am currently using Antihistamines.  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. If your eyelid swelling is painful, then start warm compresses over it for one week and do it at least twice a day. If it is not painful but associated with itching, only start with cold compresses over it for one week and at least twice a day. Also, start with eyedrop...  Read Full »

My eyeball appears red, swollen and bruised. What could be the reason?

Query: Hi doctor, The outer corner of my eyeball is red and white. It looks swollen and bruised. I have attached a picture with this. Thank you.   Read Full »

Dr. Zahid Malik

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.From the picture, it seems like you are having an inflamed pinguecula. It is a widespread non-malignant condition and a deposition of protein in subconjunctival space, but some people think it is an overgrowth of the conjunctiva.It is caused by a combination of dry eyes and...  Read Full »

Can my eyes get destroyed because of long screen times?

Query: Hello doctor,I have been taking online classes for the last four months, and the screen time is eight hours per day.Yesterday I experienced severe pain generated in my brain, eyes, and whole-body and felt lethargic. My eyes got swollen up. Then I realized that the harmful radiation from the laptop h...  Read Full »

Dr. Syed Peerzada Tehmid Ul Haque

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Do not worry too much. Your eyes are not destroyed. But, yes, too much screen time can cause strain on your eyes. Blue filter lenses are good. You might need to use lubricant eye drops. And reduce screen time as much as possible. Take frequent breaks. It will be fine.  Read Full »

My 2 months old daughter's left eye looks swollen. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is 2 months old. When she was about two weeks old, her left eye looked more swollen than the other. I consulted with a general practitioner, and he said it might have been that she sleeps more on that side, which is why that eye appears swollen. However, when she was four week...  Read Full »

Dr. Krishna Kumar Agrawal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The symptoms you have described here point towards conjunctivitis of the left eye. It may have decreased now, so no pus is coming from the eye after tetracycline ointment, but some inflammation is still there in the eyelids. It can also be conge...  Read Full »

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