Eyelashes are the protectors of the eyes when we close the eyes our lashes
form a barrier that prevents debris, dust from getting inside the eyelids
and lashes exist on both upper and lower eyelids.

But sometimes hair follicles get infected at the
RootMargin and A stye is basically an infection of the hair follicles
as result a red painful lump appears on your upper or lower eyelids.

Swollen eyelids can be treated with medical or surgical treatment and
treatment with antibiotics
is a basic part of the medical treatment term. So Today we discuss the best
antibiotics for eye swelling.


What is the Best Antibiotic for eye infection?

In the form of oral antibiotics, Co-Amoxiclav tablets are
the best combination antibiotic for swollen eyelids for
bacterial infections. It is used to treat sinus infections,
skin and soft tissues infections, and dental or
eye infections.

The recommended dose of these tablets is 2 to 3 tablets per day and after
3 days using, It gives you the best results against eyelid bacterial

The second most recommended oral antibiotic is Azithromycin that
is used to treat sinusitis and
skin infections of the eyes
and other body parts too. The recommended dose of azithromycin is two
times a day for a minimum of 3 or 5 or 7 days.

Amoxicillin and Doxycycline are also oral antibiotics that
are also used to treat different bacterial infections such as eye
infections, intestinal infections, and UTI infections.

Best Eye Drop
for Eye Swelling

The chloramphenicol eyed drops are safe and the best treatment for
eyes infections. It is an over-the-counter medication therapy and
is used to reduce swelling, itching, redness, and pain of the

It does not require any prescription by an expert physician for eye
infections. The recommended dose is 2 or 3 drops at a time three to four
times a day for better and fast results.

Best Eye Ointment for Eyelids Infection?

Polymyxin and Bacitracin antibiotic combination is the best
eye ointment treatment for eyelids infection and it works by
stopping the bacteria. It is used to treat skin infections caused by

Keep in mind antibiotics are commonly used to treat bacterial infections
but are not more effective in case of viral infection.

How long does the Antibiotic take for eyelid swelling to go down?

Normally the course of antibiotics is for 3 to 5 or 7 days and
swelling goes down after 24 or 48 hours. But the completion of the antibiotic course is very important otherwise
bacteria can attack again and may cause the same infection.

If your eyelids are not treated after the use of antibiotics for 3 days
or more you should see an eye specialist for the treatment.

Swollen eyelids Antibiotics not Working

If antibiotics do not work for reducing eye swelling you should
call your eye doctor to examine your eyelids infection. An
infection may be a viral or severe infection that needs a proper
examination by an expert ophthalmologist.

Sometimes the only treatment is surgery or operation for long-term
infection or inflammation. 

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 Swollen-Eyelid.com, a comprehensive resource dedicated to providing accurate and reliable information on eyelid inflammation.


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