Around The Red And Swollen Eyelids?

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Helo doc, my eyelids are swollen and their eyelids are red, if held sore, my eyes look small because they are swollen. I have consulted a doctor and diagnosed conjunctivitis. Docter gave eye drops, itchy medicine, that’s how he doc? What do you mean by that doc? How to treat it? Thank you

1 Answer:

Hi Hermee,


Thank you for asking HealthReplies.com.

Conjunctivitis is inflammation of the membranes in the eye that can occur due to various factors, for example allergies, irritation, foreign body entry, to infection. This condition is often characterized by reddish, watery eyes, more sensitive to light, releasing abnormal secretions (bruising), itching, burning, and also a lump. If this condition is not treated adequately, inflammation can spread to other parts of the eye, including the eyelids, or also called blepharitis. This condition is likely to trigger swelling, redness, and pain in your eyelids at this time.


Blepharitis is also prone to occur due to various other factors, for example infections, allergies, seborrheic dermatitis, abnormalities of the oil glands in the eyelids, immune disorders, and so on. Not only swollen, red and tender, blepharitis can also make the eyelids become scaly, sticky, difficult to open, and the eyes will look smaller because of it. Some other conditions, for example contact dermatitis, insect bites, as well as other skin infections around the eyes can also make complaints worse.


It is better if you go to have your eye condition checked again by your doctor or ophthalmologist so that you will be given the best treatment. Some types of medication (for example in the form of eye ointments, eye drops, or oral medication) can usually be prescribed by your doctor so that your complaints improve. If necessary, he may also recommend that you undergo additional tests, such as allergy tests, slit lamps, and so on.


In the meantime, you can first compress your eyelids who experience complaints with warm water, while increasing rest, raise your head when sleeping, and avoid contact between eyes with substances that are prone to trigger inflammation, for example hard soap, contact lenses that are not sterile, cosmetics that have expired, or dirty hands. Not only that, if you have an allergy to something, first remove yourself from the allergen. Use protective eyewear first so that your eyes don't get in the way of dangerous foreign objects. Avoid carelessly using other drugs without a prescription directly from a doctor.


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