A 30-year-old female asked:
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left eyelid has speratic red hive/swelling. ruled out food allergy. lasts an hour or 2, then goes away. ideas? seeing optometrist next week.

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Dr. John Goldman
55 years experience Rheumatology
See ophthalmologist: You need to see an ophthamologist a medical eye doctor or a dermatologist. An optometrist is not a medical doctor.Food allergy may not clarify this at all. It could be a reaction to medication you use in the eye or makeup around the eye
Answered on Apr 13, 2018
Dr. Donald Colantino
61 years experience Internal Medicine
Ophthalmologist: For evaluation of this symptom consult an ophthalmologist, not an optometrist. It's possible that you have a blockage in a duct in the eyelid. Angioedema, which is a transient allergic swelling, doesn't usually keep recurring at the same site.
Answered on Apr 9, 2018
Dr. Michael Perez
37 years experience Internal Medicine
See ophthalmologist: be careful you are not rubbing your eye. Make sure the hands are washed clean with soap and water, if you do. Lastly, you could have underlying allergy and the eyes or eyelids may be affected in various ways. You should ensure that any allergic condition be adequately treated and controlled
Answered on Apr 9, 2018

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