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I woke up with both eyelids swollen shut, which makes me think it's allergies. do i need to see a doctor? or start with antihistamines an wait?

8 doctors weighed in across 3 answers
Dr. Luis Villaplana answered

Specializes in Internal Medicine

Start with an anti: Histamine and see how it goes for a few days.

Answered 12/20/2012

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Dr. Ari Weitzner answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Antihist: And cold compresses. If no better next day or so, see ophthalmologist.

Answered 3/26/2013

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Dr. Paul Bruer answered

Specializes in Ophthalmology

Lid swelling: Cold compress [a bag of frozen peas wrapped in a cloth napkin works well] over the counter antihistamine eye drops, zaditor, (ketotifen) alaway, major pharmacy house brands.

Answered 5/21/2013

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