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what to do for eyelid swelling?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
See a doctor.: There are many causes of eyelid swelling. An ophthalmologist can determine the cause and treat it.

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A 25-year-old member asked:

Are the symptoms of eyelid swelling bad?

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Dr. Andrew Shatz
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
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 painful. Any eyelid swelling that does not resolve within a day or that is painful should be immediately evaluated by an eye doctor.
A 40-year-old member asked:

How do you reduce eyelid swelling?

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Dr. Marilyn Huheey
Ophthalmology 51 years experience
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.
A 30-year-old member asked:

How to treat eyelid redness, swelling?

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Dr. William Goldstein
Ophthalmology 31 years experience
Cool compresses: Cool compresses may be helpful for these symptoms. If you have a problem called blepharitis, you may need to do eyelid scrubs.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What causes eyelid swelling?

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Dr. Tim Conrad
Ophthalmology 34 years experience
Many causes.: There are many causes of eyelid swelling. See an ophthalmologist for help with this.
A 45-year-old member asked:

What is the treatment for eyelid swelling?

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Dr. Jay Bradley
LASIK Surgery 18 years experience
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 cool compresses, artificial tears, and topical mast cell stabilizer/anti-histamine eye drops.

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