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I've had a swollen eyelid for 3 days that seems to be

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getting worse (and more painful)...
I've had a swollen eyelid for 3 days that seems to be getting worse (and more painful). There is no bump so I do not believe it is a stye. I have been applying a warm compress but it has not helped. What could be the issue/what could I do?
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a swollen eyelid can be from a blocked tear duct

more painful means you should see a doctor at the ER or urgent care center.

or see your eye doctor for evaluation

I would use cold compresses to help reduce swelling.

you might need a course of antibiotic and steroid eye drops

let me know if you have questions.

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