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    Reddened Sore Eyelid
    Brezzy_Chick_92 posted:
    My brother came home the other day with a reddened eyelid. He said it was sore to blink and is a little itchy. Ive done a little reading and a friend suggested blupharitis but its the first time its happened and there is no discharge or "crusting" of the eye. It is mainly the eyelid that is affected by his symptoms. He wasnt hit in the eye with anything and has no allergies so I'm not sure what else it could be. It just came on very suddenly with no apparent cause and he refuses to seek medical attention unless it worsens serverly due to his phobias of people touching or even being near his eyes. Does anyone have any other ideas as to what could be causing his eyelid pain and discomfort?
    Caprice_WebMD_Staff responded:
    Hi Brezzy Chick,

    I hope that, if this has continued or worsened, your brother has since had it looked it.

    Check out this link to see if this looks/sounds like what you described:

    Styes and Chalazia (this includes links to diagrams)
    Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
    An eyelid which is sore, reddened and especially if there is a single area which is tender to touch is often the sign of a chalazion/stye.

    Warm compresses are helpful to help resolution. Any worsening or sign of spread of the skin inflammation is a reason to see an ophthalmologist immediately.

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