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what is eyelid swelling

A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Al Hegab
Dr. Al Hegab answered
40 years experience Allergy and Immunology
? conjunctivitis: which is inflammation of the inner lining of the eyelids and the cover of the white of the eye, you need to see your doctor asap, for evaluation and p ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Bradley
18 years experience LASIK Surgery
Depends: If it is due to inflammation, warm compresses with lid scrubs can be helpful. If it is associated with allergy, it usually itches and is treated with ... Read More
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A 30-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Many causes.: There are many causes of eyelid swelling. See an ophthalmologist for help with this.
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A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
34 years experience Ophthalmology
See a doctor.: There are many causes of eyelid swelling. An ophthalmologist can determine the cause and treat it.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Marilyn Huheey
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Cool compresses: Pour ice water on a clean cotton ball or wash cloth. Hold gently against lids until cloth is warm. Reapply as needed, but no sooner than 15 minutes.
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A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
26 years experience Ophthalmology
They may be: Eyelid swelling usually produces tenderness, decreased ability to move the lid, warmth and firmness. If the swelling is severe, it can be rather painf ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ernest Sutcliffe
42 years experience Ophthalmology
A few ideas: More info about the duration, severity and appearance would be needed for specific help, but in general, keeping the head elevated during sleep and ap ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
28 years experience Ophthalmology
Cold compress: Depends on the cause but cold compress should work for most causes.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. J David Holcomb
29 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Several things help: Keep head elevated above level of heart for at least 1 week (e.g. Sleep in recliner) cold compresses help over the first few days some patients ... Read More
A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Rebecca Dale
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Bulging?: If the eyelid/eye bulges with weightlifting, that could be an abnormality of the blood vessels called an orbital varix. Specifically, you will note t ... Read More

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