• What’s causing eyelid swelling after my sinus infection?


    Question:

    I had a sinus infection diagnosed. What could be causing painful swelling of the left eyelid, the area between the lid and brow, as well as underneath the eye?


    Answer:

    The orbit (the cavity the holds the eye) is surrounded by the sinuses. If these sinuses are infected, the eyelids can swell as a result of poor sinus drainage and accompanying inflammation. The swelling around your eye should reduce as the inflammation and infection improves.


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