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Sore eye, now swelling. Can I treat it myself? Pic inc.

(7 Posts)
Xmassamx Wed 21-Dec-16 19:28:33

Yesterday I started with a sore lower eyelid. I've had this before but it would usually resolve itself if I left eye make up off a day or so. Today it's worse though, The lower lid is painful to touch and I did wonder whether I have a stye forming. I've never had a stye before though so wouldn't really know.
I called to the pharmacy today and bough golden eye drops for minor eye irritation and infections, the pharmacist said it should clear up on its own.
This evening though I have developed a swelling lower down on the top of my cheekbone, I can see it in my peripheral vision and I can feel a swelling.
Can I treat this with anything myself? Seems ridiculous to take up a GP appointment but it is bugging me, it's painful to blink.
Any suggestions please? Do styes usually cause swelling like this?

LIZS Wed 21-Dec-16 19:31:34

Oww. Had similar a couple of years ago . It did go down of its own accord eventually , with hot water and salt bathing but left a cyst on inside of my eyelid.

GlitterGlue Wed 21-Dec-16 19:37:57

I'd try an antihistamine and see if that helps. Otherwise go back to the pharmacy and see what they suggest?

Dontlaugh Wed 21-Dec-16 19:46:29

Try antihistamine then if no joy back to chemist, or possibly GP. Do you notice a difference when you don't wear eye makeup? Have you changed your brushes/mascara/eyeliner? Could old ones be too old, and need changing? There's a few possibilities.
Have you any allergies in general?

ggirl Wed 21-Dec-16 19:48:42

I think if it's still tender , warm and swolllen tomorrow it's worth getting it see as possible cellulitis around the eye area may need antibiotics

Xmassamx Wed 21-Dec-16 20:00:58

I've only ever had a slightly sore eyelash after makeup before, not a full on painful and swollen lump. I've just taken an antihistamine and will visit my GP in the morning if it hasn't improved. I will also give my makeup an overhaul too, I have had a new mascara, maybe it's that. Thanks everyone, Google wasn't my friend so I thought I'd ask for sensible and balanced opinions.

Dontlaugh Wed 21-Dec-16 20:39:38

Google is not your friend, ever! Even a sneeze leads to certain death.

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