Users' questions

What causes redness and swelling in the eyelid?

What causes redness and swelling in the eyelid?

Any infection in the skin of the eyelid will tend to cause marked swelling, with redness, itching and soreness. Infection can also spread to the eyelids from other parts of the face. Infections of the skin include cellulitis, impetigo and erysipelas, which are different types of skin infection affecting different levels of the skin.

What should I do if my eyelid is swollen?

Get plenty of sleep and avoid direct sunlight so your eyes can rest. Use over-the-counter artificial tears to keep your eyes moist and comfortable. Antihistamine drops can help with allergies and may help if your eyelid is swollen due to allergens. Eyelid swelling usually goes away on its own within a day or so.

Why are my eyes swollen after taking eyedrops?

May be part of a severe allergic reaction. Allergic reactions to antibiotic eyedrops can cause severe swelling of both eyes. Swollen eyelids from insect bites, pollens or other allergies are itchy. Swollen eyelids from eyelid infections are painful and tender to the touch.

Why are my eyes red and Puffy after a sunburn?

The eyelids can become puffy, swollen and red just because they are irritated by grit, dust or bonfire or cigarette smoke, without a true allergic reaction. Your eyes will usually be red and watery too. Eyelid sunburn. Sunburn of the eyelids happens easily, particularly if you fall asleep lying in the sun.

Any infection in the skin of the eyelid will tend to cause marked swelling, with redness, itching and soreness. Infection can also spread to the eyelids from other parts of the face. Infections of the skin include cellulitis, impetigo and erysipelas, which are different types of skin infection affecting different levels of the skin.

Get plenty of sleep and avoid direct sunlight so your eyes can rest. Use over-the-counter artificial tears to keep your eyes moist and comfortable. Antihistamine drops can help with allergies and may help if your eyelid is swollen due to allergens. Eyelid swelling usually goes away on its own within a day or so.

May be part of a severe allergic reaction. Allergic reactions to antibiotic eyedrops can cause severe swelling of both eyes. Swollen eyelids from insect bites, pollens or other allergies are itchy. Swollen eyelids from eyelid infections are painful and tender to the touch.

The eyelids can become puffy, swollen and red just because they are irritated by grit, dust or bonfire or cigarette smoke, without a true allergic reaction. Your eyes will usually be red and watery too. Eyelid sunburn. Sunburn of the eyelids happens easily, particularly if you fall asleep lying in the sun.