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Why has my eye lid swollen?

(9 Posts)
RetroRita Mon 24-Jun-13 12:59:42

I phoned 111 to get advice yesterday and they said to see my GP within 24 hours, so I went to the doctors today.

I have an infection. Maybe caused by something getting in my eye. So I have been prescribed anti bacterial eye drops.

Thanks for the advice thanks

if it's still like it in the morning you should go to the doctor, I went with a swollen eyelid last year, thinking it was something trivial, I was given antibiotics and it cleared but the nurse said there is a very serious condition which can develop around the eyeball and if I experienced any pain over the weekend i should go straight to A&E.

RetroRita Sun 23-Jun-13 09:16:41

Oh bugger. What a PITA.

Thanks for the replies. I'll try and find a pharmacy that's open today.

kelda Sun 23-Jun-13 08:46:19

I would go to a pharmacy today. In my experience, it does get worse.

You may need the doctor because you are pregnant.

RetroRita Sun 23-Jun-13 08:37:47

Stress and not sleeping sounds about right.

I'm 8 weeks pregnant and have been feeling really run down recently.

Do I need to go to the out of hours/pharmacy today if its blepheritis? I have my booking in tomorrow with the midwife, could I just wait till I see her?

kelda Sun 23-Jun-13 08:21:11


kelda Sun 23-Jun-13 08:20:22

Blapheritis? I have this regularly, due to stress, not sleeping, and rubbing my eyes too much.

You can get antibiotic eye drops from the pharmacy.

ChablisLover Sun 23-Jun-13 08:18:30

An infection?

Ds had this once and had to get antibiotics for it.

I would go to out of hours doc if you can today

Best to be safe especially where an eye is concerned.

RetroRita Sun 23-Jun-13 08:06:49

Its felt sore for couple of days. Thought it might be a sty but couldn't see anything.

Today its really swollen and painful. Any ideas?

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