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how can i treat a swollen eyelid?

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Depends : If a sty, then warm compresses 4-6 times/day. You may checkout YouTube videos on eyelid hot compress techniques. If no eyelid redness/pustule but just puffiness, then may need an evaluate to diagnose the condition.

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A 29-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for swollen eyelid to heal?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology 16 years experience
Depends on cause: This can vary with the cause. After surgery it takes 1-3 weeks. Infection or trauma has a similar time frame once treated.
A 48-year-old member asked:

I have a swollen eyelid from bug bite, what to do for it?

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Dr. Richard Scartozzi
Retinal Surgery 19 years experience
Cold compress: Also, get medical attention. You may need antibiotics.
A 37-year-old member asked:

What are some causes of swollen eyelid?

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Dr. Alan Jackson
Addiction Medicine 30 years experience
Many causes: Causes of swollen eye lids include : infectious, allergies, tumors(benign or rarely malignant), vascular formations.
A 43-year-old member asked:

Upper swollen eyelid with crust in morningd?

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Dr. John Munshower
Family Medicine 30 years experience
?infectious: See a dr...It sounds like you may have an eye infection. (conjuctivitis or blepharitis).
A 34-year-old member asked:

How can I get a swollen eyelid to go down?

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Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Depends: The answer to that question depends on exactly what is causing the swelling. It is important to see your eye doctor right away to determine the cause and appropriate treatment.

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