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Can a eye infection cause swelling under the eye?

Can a eye infection cause swelling under the eye?

Eye infections An eye infection can cause under-eye swelling in one or both eyes. You can have an infection in the eye or eyelid. The infection and swelling will usually happen in one eye first, but can quickly spread to the other eye. Avoid touching or rubbing your eye. An eye infection usually goes away within a week.

What causes redness and swelling of the eyelid?

The following are far less common causes of a swollen eyelid, although possible. Bacterial infection of the skin near the eye: It can begin as a sinus infection and then spread to the eye socket, causing redness and swelling of the deeper tissues around the eyes. Skin cancer of the eyelids: This may first appear as a change in a mole.

What are the symptoms of an eye infection?

Conjunctiva (thin, moist area that covers the inside of the eyelids and outer white part of your eye) You may have symptoms in one or both eyes when you have an infection. Look out for this kind of trouble:

What does it mean when you have a lump in your eye?

A stye (or hordeolum) is an infection in the upper or lower eyelid. There are three glands around the eye and one of them is infected. Top Symptoms: swelling of one eyelid, redness around the eye, feeling of something in the eye, eyelid lump, eyelid pain

Eye infections An eye infection can cause under-eye swelling in one or both eyes. You can have an infection in the eye or eyelid. The infection and swelling will usually happen in one eye first, but can quickly spread to the other eye. Avoid touching or rubbing your eye. An eye infection usually goes away within a week.

The following are far less common causes of a swollen eyelid, although possible. Bacterial infection of the skin near the eye: It can begin as a sinus infection and then spread to the eye socket, causing redness and swelling of the deeper tissues around the eyes. Skin cancer of the eyelids: This may first appear as a change in a mole.

Conjunctiva (thin, moist area that covers the inside of the eyelids and outer white part of your eye) You may have symptoms in one or both eyes when you have an infection. Look out for this kind of trouble:

How long does it take for swelling in one eye to go away?

The infection and swelling will usually happen in one eye first, but can quickly spread to the other eye. Avoid touching or rubbing your eye. An eye infection usually goes away within a week. You may need antibiotic treatment. Types of eye infections that can cause under-eye swelling include: Pink eye.