Sometimes the heat can cause irritation and burning sensation in the eyes.
It happens when the tear film of the eye evaporates due to the high
temperature of heat. It creates pain, swelling, and redness on your
We use heat often to treat a stye. Usually, a warm compress is recommended
to reduce the swelling, pain, and inflammation of the eyelids. But this warm
compress sometimes may cause more little swelling, burning, and inflammation
on eyelids. There is a question that arises in our minds.

Can Heat Cause swollen Eyelids?

Heat can make your eyelids swell but in only one condition if we apply a
very high temperature on eyelids. In this condition, it may burn your
eyelids or may burn the skin of the eyelids.
Excessive use of heat makes your eyes reddish or inflamed. your eyes become
watery and the tear film of the eye evaporates because of high heat
temperature. It only depends only on how you use heat?
Gradually, heat or warm compress is used to minimize the swelling of the
eyelids. It gives you comfort and removes the pain of the eyes. There are
some precautions that you should follow before the use of heat or a warm


  • Don’t take hot water or heat a wet cloth in a microwave oven.
  • Don’t use a too hot a compress.
  • Use only for the recommended time. The excessive use of heat can harm
    your eyelids.
  • Use a clean cloth before taking a warm compress.
Follow these tips to treat a stye or swollen eyelids. In last one thing
keep in mind that the wrong use of heat can damage your eyes or can burn
your eyes. So use it carefully with the proper consultation of your
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Ruman Amjad

Hello, I am Dr. Ruman Amjad, an Ophthalmologist specializing in the field of eye care, particularly focused on helping individuals with swollen eyelids. I am thrilled to welcome you to, a comprehensive resource dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information on eyelid inflammation.


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