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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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My eyes are swelling shut. Am I having an allergic reaction?

My eyes are swelling shut. Am I having an allergic reaction?

Eye puffiness: Puffiness of the eyelids is a common symptom of allergies. This is usually accompanied by itchy, red and tearing eyes. It can also be a part of a more generalized allergic reaction with hives. With allergies, the vision should not be affected and symptoms should improve gradually with antihistamines. There are other reasons for eye swelling that should be evaluated for by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can you get an allergic reaction to a cat the next day with swelling of the eyes and face?

YES: 10% of general population are allergic to dogs and .... As many as 30% are allergic to cats. Take otc allergy med like loratidine or cyterizine. If concerned, see your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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I've had a allergic reaction to something that has made my right eye swell i've had it for four days now I saw my doctor monday and she prescribed antihistamine ! i've got a wedding to go to this saturday and really need this swelling gone please help?

I've had a allergic reaction to something that has made my right eye swell i've had it for four days now I saw my doctor monday and she prescribed antihistamine ! i've got a wedding to go to this saturday and really need this swelling gone please help?

Eye doctor needed!: If the swelling is truly allergic it should have gone away by now. Several days of swelling of the lids or eyeball could mean something more serious, like perhaps an infection. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What will cause hives, and lip / eye swelling besides allergic reactions?

What will cause hives, and lip / eye swelling besides allergic reactions?

Many possibilities: Possible causes for hives and swelling are numerous and include allergic reactions, infections, autoimmune diseases, thyroid disease, etc. Unfortunately, the cause for such symptoms is often difficult to find--for these cases, the symptoms are termed "idiopathic.". ...Read more

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What can I take for irritated swollen eyes after allergic reaction?

What can I take for irritated swollen eyes after allergic reaction?

Treatment options: Try an antihistamine like zyrtec or Claritin and add some eye drops. Zaditor (ketotifen) is very good for allergies. It there is discharge, change in vision or pain then see your doctor. ...Read more

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My eye doctor told me to use zylet 4 times a day every hours . But the eye drops caused me to have a allergic reaction and blurry swollen eyes ?

Stop and see eye MD: Zylet is a steroid and antibiotic drop. Side effects include burning, stinging, hypersensitivity or allergy. Blurry vision a rare side effect, this could be due to allergy or corneal changes but could also be due to an increase in eye pressure (from the steroid). You should inform your doctor, stop the drop ; have an eye exam to check your eye pressure. Try using artificial tears in the meantime. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more