How do you treat a swollen upper eyelid?

How do you treat a swollen upper eyelid?

Apply ice or a cold pack wrapped in a clean, wet washcloth to the eye for 15 to 20 minutes at a time to decrease eyelid swelling and pain. You can safely give your child an allergy medicine or antihistamine by mouth. This will help to decrease eyelid swelling and itching. Benadryl every 6 hours or so is best.

Why is one of my upper eyelids swollen?

Inflammation (due to allergy, infection, or injury), infection and trauma can all cause swelling of the eyelids. In come cases swelling of the eyelid may be the only symptom, but in others the eyelid is also likely to be red, itchy, gritty or sore.

How long does it take for a swollen eye to go down?

Eyelid swelling usually goes away on its own within a day or so. If it doesn’t getter better in 24 to 48 hours, see your eye doctor. They’ll ask about your symptoms and look at your eye and eyelid. They’ll also check for clues about what’s causing the swelling, such as skin changes or pain.

Can your eye get swollen from rubbing it?

People sometimes rub the eyes due to fatigue, itchiness, or a foreign object in the eye. According to the Seattle Children’s Hospital, excessive eye rubbing can lead to swelling. Avoiding touching the eyes will allow the area to return to normal.

How to reduce the swelling of my eyelid?

– Cold compress. Apply a clean, wet washcloth to your eye area. Or chill a spoon in the fridge and use the back of the spoon to gently massage the area. – Tea bags. Tea contains caffeine, which may help draw water out of your under-eye area and bring down swelling. – Facial massage. Use your fingers or a cold metal facial roller to massage your face.

What are home remedies for swollen eyelids?

Apply a Compress. Run a clean cloth under warm water and hold it gently on your eyes.

  • Gently Wash the Area. After using a compress,use a cotton swab or washcloth to gently clean your eyelids with diluted baby shampoo.
  • Leave Your Eyes Alone. While you have symptoms,don’t wear eye makeup or contact lenses.
  • Use Eye Drops.
  • Do swollen eyelids need surgery?

    But research shows that using botulinum toxin (Botox) around your eyelids can give you less spasms. A surgery called myectomy, which removes some muscles and nerves in your eyelids, can also help ease symptoms. A chalazion is a swollen bump on your eyelid. It’s usually painless, but it can be as big as a pea or small grape.

    What are the causes of a swollen eyelid?

    Allergies. Eye allergies occur when your immune system overreacts to a foreign substance,called an allergen.

  • Blepharitis.
  • Chalazion.
  • Conjunctivitis.
  • Contact lens wear.
  • Eye injuries.
  • Graves’ disease.
  • Ocular herpes.
  • Orbital cellulitis.
  • Periorbital cellulitis.