Young too with swollen lower eye lid. No injury visible.
Welcome to BYC. Oxytetracycline is good for respiratory diseases and sinus infections which is one cause of facial swelling. Does it feel hard or soft? Has there been any nasal drainage, rattly breathing, or sneezing? Tumors or stings are other causes of swelling in the face. Is he lethargic or fairly alert? The swelling looks close to his ear, so you may want to check the ear canal with a QTip for any drainage or mites.If you have this package of oxytetracycline below, the dosage is 1 1/2 tablespoonsful per gallon of water for 7 days. Other brands may be different.
You could increase it to 1 1/4-1 1/2 tsp per quart. He really needs to drink it well to get the correct dosage. Tylan 50 injectable is available at most feed stores, but it is on the same level as the oxy. If not drinking, the injections or the Tylan 50 given orally might be better.
He probably should be showing watery or foamy eyes and nasal drainage if it were a respiratory disease. If it is a tumor, there probably would be an increase in the size soon. I will check back on this thread if you need anything or there are any changes. Here is a good link about common respiratory diseases: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/ps044
Edited by Eggcessive - 3/19/16 at 5:15pm