FI's eyelid is red and swollen 4 weeks away from the wedding

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
2831 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

it shouldn’t take more than a week or so. don’t worry!

Post # 5
9412 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper

@cuddlz88:  You should definitely ask your doctor. My first thought was a sty as well, and those are quite easy to cure. If he has medicated drops though, it may take some time. I’d tell the doctor about your wedding and your concerns and see what s/he says!

Post # 6
5697 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: August 2012

The dr probably told him this but if he has contacts make sure he’s not wearing them and that he throws the old pair away. That’s all the advice I’ve got. If it’s conj it shouldn’t take too long!

Post # 7
14 posts

Make sure he is showering and using a warm towel compress on his eye every day. I’m sure it will heal up!

Post # 8
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Chlorsig?  That’s an interesting choice.  If the optometrist/ophthalmologist didn’t tell you to continue the drops, then cut the drops.  Do hot compresses with ocular massage 2-5x/day (yeah, it’s a lot, but you want it gone quick, right?) and eventually the stye will drain.  If you don’t drain it all the way, you risk development of a chalazion, which is a big bump of leftover junk that didn’t get out. 

Hot Compress & Ocular Massage

-Wet a face towel with as hot of water as you can stand (don’t burn yourself!) and rest it on the eyes for about 5mins.

-Massage the eye lids, both top and bottom, in a brow-to-lash direction on the top and a cheek-to-lash direction on the bottom. 

-The glands that are infected open up at the eyelids, so you’re trying to help it drain.


Good luck! 

Post # 10
989 posts
Busy bee

@cuddlz88:  I had something similar, but it was both eyes, and very itchy. The doctor gave me some fatty ointment and it cleared up really fast (within a couple of days). I have had conjunctivitis too and it took a few days to almost a week to clear up totally.

Post # 11
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Yeah, there’s lots if different types of conjunctivitises and keratoconjunctivitises.  Hot compresses are generally a good idea (except for in the case of allergic conjunctivitis), but the indicated therapeutic drop varies from case to case. 


Good luck and hope it’s getting better already!

Post # 12
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

@Mewcakes:  I had a swollen and sore eyelid last year, used this method on the advice of my optometrist, and it went down in just a few days. My eye felt quite dry because I had a blockage in my oil gland, which caused the swelling, and little moisture was actually getting to my eye.

@cuddlz88: Not sure if it’ll make you feel any better, but my DH broke blood vessels in his eye only a week before our wedding. It was quite visible on the day, which I was not happy about leading up to the wedding, but we still had an amazing and otherwise-perfect experience. 

You definitely have time on your side, and I am sure it will be cleared up  before the wedding!!

Either way, I just wanted to let you know that I can relate to the worry and anxiety that goes along with something like this happening right before the wedding!! So much pressure for just one day!

Post # 14
11604 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

Just follow doctor’s orders and stay positive!  You’ve got a month, it’ll go down! 🙂

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