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swollen eyes from sunburn

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Dr. Anthony Leazzo
22 years experience Family Medicine
Varies: Depending on how severe the burn was and how sensitive your eyelids are.
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A 49-year-old female asked:
Dr. Glynis Ablon
28 years experience Dermatology
Eyelids can get sun: burn too, so take some aspirin and elevate your head when you sleep, and apply frozen peas to bring down the swelling. While suntanning causes wrinkle ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye swelling: Cold ice backs and low dose Benadryl (diphenhydramine) if needed will help. Consult with us if need stronger meds.
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Yes, a sunburn on the eyelid skin can cause it to swell. Sun exposure to the eye over the long term can lead to growths on the eye: pinguecula, pteryg ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Cynthia Archer
18 years experience Internal Medicine
You may have: Allergic conjunctivitis. You could try using clarifying along with artificial tears to see if that relieves your symptoms. It would be best to have a ... Read More
A 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Harold Peltan
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Allergy: Itching and swelling are common symptoms of allergy. One might start by identifying and avoiding the offending allergen. Anti-allergy tablets can be h ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Either: Could be either. If you had a lemon or lime in a drink and were out in the sun it can cause a photochemical reaction and swelling and blistering. A h ... Read More
A 66-year-old male asked:
Dr. Stan Coleman
62 years experience Ophthalmology
Swelling: Swelling of the lids can be caused by several things.You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause and institute treatment.
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A 47-year-old male asked:
Dr. Katharine Cox
44 years experience Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Time line?: There may have been some pressure as well as the cut which would cause bruising? If it is not resolving or there are signs of infection, see your doct ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Yale Kanter
60 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye iritation: suggest you see an ophthalmologist to make the correct diagnosis and start you on the appropriate drops.
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A 25-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Carey
35 years experience Ophthalmology
Herpes Type1?: Sounds like this could be herpes and you should see your primary care physician in the morning. He/she may put you on anti-virals. If it is zoster you ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Joseph Eastern
43 years experience Dermatology
Exam needed.: HSV is unlikely. The redness/itching/flaking is most consistent with seborrheic dermatitis (especially if scalp is also flaky), but that doesn't expla ... Read More
A 53-year-old female asked:
Dr. Karen Butler
20 years experience Family Medicine
Ans: How long has this been going on? You will need to see your doctor. You do not want to have these lesions get into the eye itself. Be careful when dea ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Kass
27 years experience Podiatry
Possible: Try taking an antiinflammatory and keeping the feet elevated when possible. Aloe on the skin is a good idea as well.
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jay Bayer
Dr. Jay Bayer answered
50 years experience Family Medicine
Eyelids.: There are several considerations from eborrheic dermatitis to rosceae. Only way tell see physician or eye dr. To make diagnosis. Rosaceae can defect e ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Norman Meyer
50 years experience Ophthalmology
A lot: You need a very intensive medical exam for some potnetially serious disorders.
A 5-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Juchau
32 years experience Family Medicine
Eye Symptoms: you either have severe allergies or some type of infection. It is unlikely for it to be allergic as it is only one eye. You need to be evaluated by ... Read More
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A 36-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bruce Saran
32 years experience Ophthalmology
Allergic reaction or sun exposu: This sounds like a generalized allergic reaction. It could be to salt water, a pathogen in the saltwater, the sunscreen, or something in the sand. Als ... Read More
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael P Vaughn
33 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Multiple symptoms: Many times when person develop multiple symptoms, they seek one unifying diagnosis. Unfortunately, one cause may not be the answer. Seek an opinion fo ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Redness: Best to be seen by eye doctor 1st. To be on safe side.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Infection: See your doctor for treatment.
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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Gold
52 years experience Ophthalmology
Blepharitis: Could be obstructed oil glands at the edges of your eyelids. Schedule an appointment with an eye md, but in the meantime begin warm compresses to you ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Aaron Cregger
14 years experience Dentistry
Many reasons: Sunburn or various types of trauma could cause your lips to swell, have a dentist do a thorough exam and document your symptoms and even take pictures ... Read More
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