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I woke up this morning and now my eye is swollen what could it be

A 19-year-old member asked:
Dr. Brian Flyer
Internal Medicine 40 years experience
Acute swollen eye: You could have a sty, conjunctivitis, an obstructed tear duct, or a serious lid infection. If you have diabetes, you could have another kind of infec... Read More
Dr. Joseph Barakeh
Ophthalmology 24 years experience
Many things!: There are too many possibilities to list here, including viral or bacterial infection, allergy, or autoimmune problems. Signs of a really serious prob... Read More

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Dr. G Funari
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery 45 years experience
I : I would not delay seeking medical care at an emergency department to evaluate the cause of the swelling. This has potential to effect his vision in t... Read More
Dr. Elise Leonard
Ophthalmology 43 years experience
If : If his vision is good, you can use cold compresses to try to reduce the swelling. If anything worsens, seek medical attention immediately.
A female asked:
Dr. Carisa Hines
Palliative Care 21 years experience
Pimple: Try to apply a warm compress to the area. Of course, if your vision is affected, please seek medical attention as soon as possible.
Dr. Cynthia Archer
Internal Medicine 19 years experience
This is serious, ER: You need to be seen in an ER now. This sounds like an infection or possibly an insect bite with allergic reaction. Anytime the eye is involved conside... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. TAPAN CHAUDHURI
Nuclear Medicine 55 years experience
SINUSITIS?: Did you recently have sinusitis, runny nose, sore throat, earache, cold, flu etc? Need to be examined by an ENT doctor to rule out maxillary sinusi... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
Ophthalmology 33 years experience
Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids and other parts of the body from allergies. This ski... Read More
A 100-year-old female asked:
Dr. Rawhi Omar
Pathology 44 years experience
Chalazion or stye: This is like an inflammed pimple on the eyelid. It can be very painful or irritating for a few days but may resolve on its own. You may get relief by... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Steve Choi
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Yes: Given the timing of the symptoms, most likely it is a stye and not a chalazion. Continue using wash compresses as much as possible. It the pain or s... Read More
A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
Clinical Psychology 40 years experience
Swollen eyelid: The sooner you see your doctor the sooner you can get this cleared up. It sounds like a possible infection which is progressing. You don’t want it t... Read More
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Lipkin
Internal Medicine 52 years experience
See Dr if persists: Swelling of eye lid(s) on just one side, with no evidence of conjunctivitis, may possibly be due to an insect bite on the eyelid? Another possibility ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
See eye dr.: You don't want to delay care with possible eye infections/injuries, so it is best for you to get this evaluated. Good luck.

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