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My left eyelid is swollen and its a little red

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My left eyelid is swollen and it's a little red
How long has this been going on? is it tender?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.

I woke up like this about 3 hrs ago and yes its tender


Hello again

you most likely have an infection in an oil gland of the lid. We ophthalmologists call this a hordeolum. This will probably go away if you are vigilant with heat packs. Get a heat pack, not a wash cloth since those cool down fast and apply it to the lid at least 4 times a day for 5 minutes at a time, and it will go down fully or open up and drain. It may take 1-2 weeks for it to go away fully. If it is not improving in a coupl of days or the swelling seems be increase, you need to see your doc for evaluation and consideration of antibiotics, Regards XXXXX
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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank you so much. I will give that a try. Melinda
You are welcome, Regards