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I have swollen skin under my righr eye. It looks as if I were in a fight, which I was not. It is not itchy but can be watery. It feels as if there is an eyelash in the eye ,but there is nothing.
Do you have a black eye?
Also, is it a little tender to the touch?
The most common cause for swelling or bump on the eyelid is a chalazion or a stye. These bumps form when a gland in your eyelid gets plugged up and possibly infected. It is very often associated with a condition called blepharitis.
The treatment for this condition, however, is not antibiotics but rather cleaning the eyelids with baby shampoo. Buy some unscented baby shampoo and, in the shower, put the shampoo on your index fingers. Close your eyes, and raise your eyelids (to get skin out of the way) and scrub back and forth along your EYELASH margin. This is where the gland openings are located. The warm water will soften the gunk in the plugged glands, the friction and pressure of your fingers will massage the glands, forcing the gunk out and the shampoo will wash it away. You can also use warm compress to the affected lids during the day as your schedule allows.
This treatment will help to treat the bump on your eyelid while at the same time solving your underlying blepharitis. The lump may take many weeks to go away but you should notice some improvement in a few days or so.
Another cause of painless swelling under the eye can be orbital septum thinning. This allows the natural fat tissue around your eyeball to "pooch" forward, causing a swelling. This, however, is usually in both eyes at the same time.
Doctor ....I don't have a bump or lump on the eyelid , I have a swelling below the botXXXXX XXXXXd..the soft part below the eye. The eye keeps tearing.
Ok. Thanks for that information.
Does this area of swelling involve almost the entire length of your eyelid and/or does your eyelid seem like it is not 'up against' your eyeball as tightly as your non-involved lid?
No,it is normal except for the swelling below the eye and the sticky like tearing.
Any chance you could take a picture and upload it so I can have a look? I can give you instructions on how to send the picture to me if you can take one.....Sorry about all the questions. If I could see you I wouldn't have to ask so many. :o)
I don't know how to take a picture and upload it to you....sorry. Do you think it could have to do with alergies, working in the garden etc. I have pets also but this is something that happened last night after rubbing my eye. That was when the swelling began and ballooned quickly below the right eye.
Ahhhhhhh.......yes. That is a very likely cause.
For that I suggest cold compresses, natural tears to soothe your eye and OTC allergy meds such as Zertec etc.
Does this make sense to you?
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