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Are there some genetic reasons I get eye swelling off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get eye swelling off and on?

Occasionally: Your eye swelling may be from an allergic phenomenon of which antioedema is the most common from a genetic standpoint. There are other causes with genetic underpinnings but eye swelling is sort of a side effect of things like heart failure, kidney disease and other alterations of overall bodily fluid imbalance. ...Read more

Genetic (Definition)

From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more


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How can I get rid of eye swelling?

How can I get rid of eye swelling?

Cool compresses: Cool compresses and possibly antihistamines if allergic. ...Read more

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Sir I had a migraine attack before two weeks. Since then I get a little, bit swelling on both sides of brain near the eyes. What can b the reason ?

Sir I had a migraine attack before two weeks. Since then I get a little, bit swelling on both sides of brain near the eyes. What can b the reason ?

Unusual symptom: I can't say why you feel that your temporal areas are swollen 2 weeks after a migraine. If you've never had this type of headache before then, I would recommend seeing your doctor and perhaps even a headache specialist. If you'd like to set up a virtual appointment please write me at: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Use Key Code: PDXFNR to set up your calendar appointment and we will discuss things. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of black eye swelling ?

How can I get rid of black eye swelling ?

Elevate head night: The black eye is caused by ruptured capillaries and bleeding into the soft and thin-skinned tissues of the eyelids. Swelling often accompanies this. Other than oral arnica montana (available at health food stores) which may help your body reabsorb the bruising and swelling, gravity is your best friend. Sleep with a sofa cushion under your mattress so that your head is above heart level. Dr. Tholen. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of eye swelling due to sun exposure?

How can I get rid of eye swelling due to sun exposure?

Sun exposed eye swel: It will go away by itself and no treatment is needed, but in future do not overdo in sun to prevent the eyes from swelling. ...Read more

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What could have caused under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

What could have caused under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

Too many things: There are multiple causes of eyelid swelling, including inflammation, infection, and many others. You would be best served having an evaluation by an eye doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What could have caused this under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

What could have caused this under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

Cool compresses: Depending on the cause of the swelling, cool or cold compresses can help a lot. If an infection is causing the swelling, further treatment may be needed. Blepharitis is a common cause of eyelid swelling, you can get more info: http://www.2020vision.Com/blepharitis.Html another common cause is not swelling, but rather the normal fat pads pressing forward as we age. Surgery can help! ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get eye swelling?

Sometimes: Eye swelling can be caused by focal infection, angioedema, systemic salt imbalance, heart and kidney failure, secondary to some drugs used to treat other illnesses and thyroid disease (to name a few). The speed of disappearance of the swelling depends upon which of these you have. You should consult with your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get eye swelling, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get eye swelling, or is it unusual?

Frequent: Eye swelling is mostly due to infectious or allergic responses in the lids. Some, like allergy can be painless or itchy, but others like infection can be painful. The conjunctival lining of the eye can swell also and the soft tissue around and behind the eye can swell. There are many causes. You should see your ophthalmologist especially if the vision is dropping or the pain is severe. ...Read more

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My sister says I should get treated because once in a while I get eye swelling? Is he right?

Possibly: Eye lids can swell from bodily fluid accumulation, local trauma or infection, certain types of chemotherapy or Prednisone and internal mass lesions. If intermittant, the causes are usually more benign. If the swelling is bothersome, get evaluated hopefully when the swelling is present. Your ophthalmolgist can distinguish among these and determine the best course of treatment. ...Read more

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


Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Swelling (Definition)

Eye swelling is a clinical finding in which the skin or muscles around the eye retains ...Read more