I've seen 5 doctors in 4 days and spent $120 trying to figure out what's wrong with my eyelid. Two doctors said it's an infection. Two said it's shingles. And the optometrist said it's a cold sore, which is my final diagnosis. Is it possible to get a cold sore on your eyelid? It looks like a cold sore, but I've been told that shingles looks the same way, and I've had all the symptoms of shingles. I have Kaiser, so I don't trust too many of these doctors. Medication won't be available to me for another 24 hours, so I'm at a loss of what to do right now.
How are you? Were you able to start your medication and did it help resolve the symptom? Cold sore infections may also cause complications affecting the eyes such as herpetic keratoconjunctivitis. It can cause swelling and irritation of the eye area and sores to appear on the eyelids. This can usually be treated using antiviral medications. It is important that you have this treated, if this is the case, since herpetic keratoconjunctivitis can cause your cornea (the transparent layer over your eye) to become infected leading to blindness. It is very important also to avoid touching the eyes if you have an active cold sore. And to regularly wash your hands. Take care and do keep us posted.
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