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How can I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my son?

How can I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my son?

Cold compresses: Not sure the eye injury, but should have it checked out. If it's just tissue edema, then resting, time, cold compresses will help it reabsorb (as long as no underlying medical problems). ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How do I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my daughter?

How do I reduce swelling on side of the eye injury for my daughter?

Swelling from injury: For new injuries, applying cold compresses will help prevent/reduce any swelling if done within the first 48 to 72 hrs. Beyond that, warm application will induce fluid absorption thereby reducing the size of the swelling. ...Read more

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My father had an eye injury, his eyes is hit by a sharp leaf and it start swelling, we don't know what to do?

My father had an eye injury, his eyes is hit by a sharp leaf and it start swelling, we don't know what to do?

Seek help: It sounds like a possible cut or abrasion of the conjunctiva (white part) or possibly cornea (clear part). It's also possible that there is a chemical irritative reaction to the leaf's surface. Pain, swelling, visual changes, mucoid discharge are all important reasons to seek an evaluation by an eye md for treatment. ...Read more

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How fast can cataracts develop in the eye due to eye injury?

How fast can cataracts develop in the eye due to eye injury?

Variable: With severe trauma, a cataract can develop almost overnight or over one week. Other times, trauma can take years to cause cataracts (or even a certain type of glaucoma). ...Read more

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Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Eye floaters from serious eye trauma like a fist in the eye?

Can happen: It sounds as if you have had a posterior vitreous detachment. This is a situation where the vitreous(jelly) of the eye detaches (not a retinal detachment), it then "crumples" up leaving dots, spots, strands of blurry vitreous; i.e. The "floater". You should have an exam to ensure the incident did not tear the retina, which could lead to a retinal detachment. Wait one year then consider surgery. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to reduce a swelling of the eye from an injury?

What is the fastest way to reduce a swelling of the eye from an injury?

Black eye?: If you are referring to swelling around the eye, then ice or cold will help. If the eye itself is swollen then it could be more serious and needs evaluation and probable medications. ...Read more

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My 10 yr old son has been prescribed wysolone 20mg for an eye injury. The dose keeps reducing after 1 week till one month. Is it safe.

This is a steroid : The ocular side effects of steroids are not common but may be sight threatening. Usually is seen in patients on steroids long term ( more than 1-3 months) these include cataracts, glaocoma and rarely a retinal entity called central serous retinopathy. ...Read more

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What can you do to reduce swelling in the eye?

What can you do to reduce swelling in the eye?

Depends: It depends on the reason why the eye is swollen (ie trauma, infection, allergy, etc). You should see your ophthalmologist for diagnosis and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Is there a way, without medication, to reduce the eye swelling from poison ivy?

Is there a way, without medication, to reduce the eye swelling from poison ivy?

Maybe first be sure: You are dealing with poison ivy. But if you are certain then cold compresses may help...But usually you also need anithistamine pills..The itching and swelling can get pretty annoying. See a dr if it isn't getting better. ...Read more

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I was hit above the eye by a ball yesterday and have swelling there. This morning though the left side of my head/scalp is numb - is this serious?

I was hit above the eye by a ball yesterday and have swelling there. This morning though the left side of my head/scalp is numb - is this serious?

Evaluation: Any trauma near eye could be serious. If it will be not better in 24 h and you will have blurred vision you need to go to doctor or even ER ...Read more

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Head/eye injuries - what steps should I take to treat them?

Head/eye injuries - what steps should I take to treat them?

See doctor!: What you are asking depends on severity, extent, location.... Far too broad of a question o be able to answer in a meaningful way! ...Read more

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Why do I have swelling after a botox injection under the eye?

Why do I have swelling after a botox injection under the eye?

Botox & Swelling: It is rare to have significant swelling after a Botox inj, but there are a few things to consider. 1) many people have localized swelling after any injection-cool compresses & time may help; 2) rarely in patients w/ very sensitive skin i rec pre-treatment with an antihistamine; 3) allergic reactions are exceedingly rare with Botox but not impossible; 4) the lid area can be quite sensitive in some. ...Read more

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How can I prevent eye injuries in my workshop?

Eye protection!: Wear safety glasses, goggles, or face shields when you hammer nails or metal, work with power tools or chemicals, or do any activity that might cause a burn to your eyes. If you work with hazardous chemicals that could splash into your eyes, know how to flush chemicals out, and know the location of the nearest shower or sink. ...Read more

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How can I prevent eye injuries while in the house?

Protective eyewear!: Wear safety glasses, goggles, or face shields when you hammer nails or metal, work with power tools or chemicals, or do any activity that might cause a burn to your eyes. If you work with hazardous chemicals that could splash into your eyes, know how to flush chemicals out, and know the location of the nearest shower or sink. ...Read more

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How can I prevent eye injuries when working on the car?

How can I prevent eye injuries when working on the car?

Eye protection!: Wear safety glasses, goggles, or face shields when you hammer nails or metal, work with power tools or chemicals, or do any activity that might cause a burn to your eyes. If you work with hazardous chemicals that could splash into your eyes, know how to flush chemicals out, and know the location of the nearest shower or sink. Wear a mask or goggles designed for welding if needed. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Injuries (Definition)

An injury, of any severity, is a condition in which a person has damage to any part of his body. Examples of major injuries include gunshot wounds, knife wounds, large burns, severed ...Read more


Dr. William Mathers
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Eye Injury (Definition)

A condition in which a person has some trauma to one or both eyes. Injuries include bruises around the eye, bleeding behind the cornea, dislocation of the lens, rupture of the ...Read more