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My 7m old babies both eyes looks mild red in color&skin surrounding eyelid is little bit swollen from morning. It is on and off. What reasons? Is it worr

My 7m old babies both eyes looks mild red in color&skin surrounding eyelid is little bit swollen from morning. It is on and off. What reasons? Is it worr

Allergic reaction: Your baby may be having allergy to something like linen, blanket which is causing the swelling and redness of eyelids of both eyes. Talk to your doctor and get the baby checked up / treated. ...Read more

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What causes a recurring swollen eye in an infant. No redness or discharge. Swelling usually goes down the same day and has happened 3 times in 4 weeks?

What causes a recurring swollen eye in an infant. No redness or discharge. Swelling usually goes down the same day and has happened 3 times in 4 weeks?

May be the tear duct: You do not mention what part of the eye. If it is close to the tear duct, sometimes in newborns and slightly older infants, a tear duct occlusion may cause local swelling to the area. ...Read more

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What are the causes of a swollen eyebrow line, just the area above the eyelid? No redness and no pain are experienced

Eyelid swelling: There can be many causes of painless eyelid swelling. Some of those include infection, allergic reactions, inflammation due to secondary causes, or trauma. It is difficult to assess the situation without a thorough examination. Please follow with a doctor. All the best. ...Read more

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5yr old with swollen right eyelid. Does not hurt. No drainage, slight redness on inside of eyelid but white part is clear. No fever.?

OFTEN A BUG BITE: The soft tissue of the eyelid will often swell in response to a simple bug bite on the skin nearby. Examine the area closely, sometimes using a flashlight at an angle to the skin will expose the bite mound. If so, these often swell for a day or so and gradually fade. If the kid itches, benedryl can help. If it continues to swell, changes color or drains, see a doc. Otherwise you can watch it. ...Read more

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My bottom eye lid is swollen. No redness only slight discomfort. Should I be concerned? I use ointment in my bottom eyelid at night for dry eye.

My bottom eye lid is swollen. No redness only slight discomfort. Should I be concerned? I use ointment in my bottom eyelid at night for dry eye.

Possible concern: Dry eye is common, can respond well to ointment but does not cause eyelid swelling. Is the tenderness at one spot or diffuse? Is there a palpable nodule? Is this short term or has it been there awhile? Try using very warm washcloths 4-5 times a day on the lid and if it disappears, it was likely a stye. If still present after 4-5 days, have an ophthalmologist look at it. ...Read more

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Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye. No redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye. No redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swelling: Swelling of the lids can be caused by several things. You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause and institute treatment. ...Read more

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2days ago I woke up with a bump on lower lid and redness on eyelid. Now my under eye is swollen puffy and red. Classic stye progression?

2days ago I woke up with a bump on lower lid and redness on eyelid. Now my under eye is swollen puffy and red. Classic stye progression?

Yes: Given the timing of the symptoms, most likely it is a stye and not a chalazion. Continue using wash compresses as much as possible. It the pain or swelling worsens, then a topical or oral antibiotic may be required. ...Read more

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What to do if your baby gets a black eye? My baby fell off her chair, I caught her but she still hit the other chair next to her it look red &swollen

What to do if your baby gets a black eye? My baby fell off her chair, I caught her but she still hit the other chair next to her it look red &swollen

Bruise: Not sure about the age of your child. Glad that you caught her before she hit her head on the floor. Place an ice-pack over the affected area on the face. For children above the age 6 months you can give a dose of children's Motrin (ibuprofen) / Ibuprofen = this is an anti-inflammatory medicine and will be helpful for the enlarging bruise (also known as contusion).
Call your pediatrician, follow-up asap. ...Read more

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My child was poked in the eye today is day3 he won't open it so I can't look at it. The whole outside is swollen and red how do I Know If its infected?

My child was poked in the eye today is day3 he won't open it so I can't look at it. The whole outside is swollen and red how do I Know If its infected?

Worrisome: Infection is certainly possible, but other issues could be worse. If the kid had enough of a hit that there is bleeding inside the eyeball he could develop important complications. Call in and have him seen today. If no room at the office take him to an urgent care center. ...Read more

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Swollen, red, itchy eye in a child. Infection or allergies?

Swollen, red, itchy eye in a child. Infection or allergies?

Conjunctivitis: Red itchy eyes, sometimes with swelling describes conjunctivitis. There are different causes, from allergic, viral, chemical and bacterial. If it is not resolved in a couple of days, and if there is swelling and green yellow discharge from the eye, have your child evaluated by your doc. ...Read more

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Child got some sort of bug bite yesterday (small red raised bump) on cheek near eye and today it looks much more red & swollen than yesterday. Normal?

Child got some sort of bug bite yesterday (small red raised bump) on cheek near eye and today it looks much more red & swollen than yesterday. Normal?

Common issue: Bug bites anywhere around the eye can often trigger painless swelling and faint color change (pink). It may take a day or so to develop and take several days to go away. If the area becomes purplish, the bite oozes or the site becomes hot, have it seen. ...Read more

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Why is my left eyelid red and swollen and dry?

Why is my left eyelid red and swollen and dry?

Could be infection.: Could be inflamed or infected. If the whole eyelid is red, that could be something called blepharitis, and if the eye is likewise red, blepharoconjunctivitis. Regardless, eye drops may help. ...Read more

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Why do my eyelids randomly get swollen and itchy and red? It stays that way around 3-4 days and when it goes away the skin is dry and flaky.

Why do my eyelids randomly get swollen and itchy and red? It stays that way around 3-4 days and when it goes away the skin is dry and flaky.

Allergy: Could be allergy to enviormental factors or seasonal allergy. Makeup can also be a factor as the amount of metals, especially nickel can vary from one batch to another and can cause the changes in the skin. See an ophthalmologist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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Could use your help docs! My eyelids get swollen and red?

Could use your help docs! My eyelids get swollen and red?

Blepharitis: This is a condition of the edges of your eyelids where the lashes grow. It consists of inflammation, irritation, and redness of the eyelid margins along with crusting at the bases of your lashes. Symptoms are typically worse in the mornings with the lids often mattered shut. Treatment consists of cleaning the eyelid margins and application of antibiotic gel or ointment at bedtime for 1-2 wks. ...Read more

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How do I treat a swollen eyelid that is red, itchy, and dry?

How do I treat a swollen eyelid that is red, itchy, and dry?

Lotion and meds: You may be describing an allergic eyelid dermatitis that may respond to cold packs, emollients such as Cera-Ve, and may need anti-allergy or anti-inflammatory prescriptions. If it is due to a bacteria as in an infection then antibiotics can help. ...Read more

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My eyelid (just right side) is swollen and red and there is discharge?

My eyelid (just right side) is swollen and red and there is discharge?

See your doctor: It could be anything from conjunctivitis to blepharitis. Be sure to wash your hands frequently as conjunctivitis is usually very contagious. ...Read more

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Why are my eyelids red swollen and itchy? This is coming and going since the end of may. Took an oral steroid did not help

Why are my eyelids red swollen and itchy? This is coming and going since the end of may. Took an oral steroid did not help

Blepharitis: Most common cause of your signs and symptoms is blepharitis. The cause of that is closure of glands that secret oil in the eye lashes. The stale oil then becomes toxic and causes these signs. You need to see an eye md for diagnosis and treatment. No need for systemic steroids. ...Read more

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There's something in my eyelid that oval shape like and swollen and makes my eyelid red and my outer eyelid swollen too, what is it?

There's something in my eyelid that oval shape like and swollen and makes my eyelid red and my outer eyelid swollen too, what is it?

Likely stye: A "stye, " a.K.A. Hordeolum, is a plugged oil gland in the eyelid, sort of like a pimple. Most of the time, it can be effectively treated with warm compresses. These loosen the oils and allow them to be expressed from the lid. If persistent, a hordeolum can become a chalazion, which often needs either a steroid injection or surgical excision. See an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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My top eyelid has badly swollen and is red and sore. What could this be?

My top eyelid has badly swollen and is red and sore. What could this be?

Stye: This is likely a stye. Use warm compresses on the lid 3-4 times per day. If it gets worse or fails to resolve in 3-4 days, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the cause of red eyes and swollen eyelids?

Many causes: Dry eye and allergy ANS blepharitis are the most common benign causes. You should be examined by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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My eyelids get swollen and red. How can I treat them?

My eyelids get swollen and red. How can I treat them?

Red swollen eye: Swelling in the corner of the eye can be due: allergy (apply cold ice packs if itchy especially); virus (is usually very itchy ; is very contagious; bacteria (need antibiotic drops); excessive sun exposure (called a pinguecula/pterygium) foreign body. Consult with us to give you the best Rx to resolve your symptoms. ...Read more