Why would my eyelid be swollen? It also hurts whenever I touch it.?

It started yesterday but it wasn't as bad as it is today. It isn't a symptom of pink eye is it?


Thanks for the answers but what is a sty and what is a lepropsy? sorry im kinda stupid for 12.

17 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    you have a sty in your eye....I'm a poet and didn't know it.....but really, you have a sty.

  • 1 decade ago

    If your eyelid is swollen, but your eye is clear (not pink or red) then it may be a small gland that has gotten blocked up. If you can't get to an opthalmologist (or urgent care center) for a diagnosis, take a washcloth and put hot tap water on it (as hot as you can stand). Put this on the eye, with gentle pressure, flipping the cloth so the hottest part stays on the eye, for about 10 minutes - 3 times a day. If you don't start feeling improvement in one day, call for an ophthalmologic appointment.

  • 1 decade ago

    A stye is like a pimple on the inside of your eyelid. Get a washcloth and put nice warm water on it and hold that to your eye. It will relieve some of the pain. You do not have leprosy and the person that told you that is stupid!

  • 1 decade ago

    Pink eye

    sensitive to light


    red swollen

    discharge from the eye yellow or green may be clear at first

    eye pain

    It could also be a stye or even an eye infection.

    No matter the cause you should see a doctor

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  • Claude
    Lv 6
    1 decade ago

    maybe it could be a zit forming on the soft eyelid tissue & because there is no pressure from the inside pushing out, it causes lots of pain since the gooey stuff is stuck in there.

    It could be a cyst.

    I suggest you go to a doctor immediately. They do a small procedure on the lid & remove the pain juice.

  • 1 decade ago

    yup, it sounds like it could be bacterial pink eye

    read below

    Pink eye or conjunctivitis refers to a redness or irritation of the membranes on the inner part of the eyelids and the membranes (conjuctiva) covering the whites of the eyes. These membranes react to a wide range of bacteria, viruses, allergy- provoking agents, irritants, and toxic agents, as well as to underlying diseases within the body. Viral and bacterial forms of conjunctivitis are common in childhood but can occur in people of any age. Overall however, there are many causes of pink eye. These can be classified as either infectious or noninfectious.

    What infections cause pink eye and how are they treated?

    Viral Pink Eye

    The leading cause of a red eye is virus infection. Viral pink eye symptoms and signs are usually associated with more of a watery discharge, not green or yellow in color, and is frequently associated with viral "cold-like" symptoms. The eyelids may be swollen. Sometimes looking at bright lights is painful. While viral pink eye may not require an antibiotic, those affected should see a doctor, as occasionally this form of pink eye can be associated with infection of the cornea, (the clear portion of the front of the eyeball). This infection must be correctly detected and treated. Viral pink eye is highly contagious. Viral pink eye usually resolves in seven to ten days after symptoms appear.

    Bacterial Pink Eye

    The bacteria that most commonly cause infectious pink eye are staphylococci, pneumococci, and streptococci. Bacterial pink eye symptoms include:

    eye pain,


    redness, and

    a moderate to large amount of discharge, usually yellow or greenish in color.

    The discharge commonly accumulates after sleeping. Affected children may awaken most unhappy that their "eyes are stuck shut," requiring a warm wash cloth applied to the eyes to remove the discharge and lots of reassurance that their "eyes still work!" This bacterial pink eye responds to repeated warm wash cloths applied to the eyes (try applying these to your child's eye one eye at a time during a favorite video!) and antibiotic eye drops or ointment prescribed by your doctor.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Could have been an insect sting or plant toxin in an unfortunate position. It could be something caught under the eyelid going nasty. It could be due to excessive rubbing. It could be an allergic reaction to something. It could possibly even be some other sort of eye condition as you're suspecting...

  • 1 decade ago

    it might be an infection of the eyelid. i suggest u check it up with the doc. it will be easy to be treated with just some antibiotic n analgesic drops, dont worry!!take care n hey i am a med student.

  • 1 decade ago

    Sounds like a cyst. A cyst is caused by a pore getting blocked, or by rubbing your eye too much!

  • 1 decade ago

    A stye is something you keep pigs in.......but on your eyelid it's like a small boil or whiteheaded spot .It should pass in a few days

  • 1 decade ago


    is matter coming from the inside near your nose

    Allergic reaction:

    to cologne or something you are having a reaction to

    Insect bite: swelling

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