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


    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?


    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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