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i having swelling on my eyelid, how can i make it go down? i think it was from scratching this bug bite i have on my cheek i'm not sure

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Dr. Jeffrey Whitman
45 years experience Ophthalmology
There : There are many types of swelling in the eyelid. If itchy and allergic, cold compresses work well. If it is a stopped up gland in the lid---warm soaks are the treatment. If it persists, i would see an ophthalmologist to figure out what is best.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
Dr. Tamara Fountain
33 years experience Facial Plastic Surgery
Swelling : Swelling is typically due to inflammation and inflammation can result from injuries, infections, allergies and "just because" (also called idiopathic). It helps to understand the underlying cause, if possible but treatments for inflammation include: cool/cold compresses, elevation of the affected body part (sleeping on a couple pillows or in a recliner in this case), antibiotics for infections, anti-histamines for allergies and anti-inflammatories like ibuprofen, naprosyn (naproxen) or prednisone. You should see your ophthalmologist to be evaluated since it is difficult to make a diagnosis without seeing you.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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Dr. John Kim
Dr. John Kim answered
22 years experience Ophthalmology
Swelling : Swelling is often due to inflammation. Cold compress will help lessen the swelling. However, if you have been scratching a bug bite then it maybe infected. In that case you will need an antibiotic. It should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist.
Answered on Oct 4, 2016

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