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Bug Bite On Eyelid Swelling
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
Lower eyelid swelling up a little bit and it hurts. Started while on the train during daily commute - may have picked up infection and touched eye?
Can chia seeds cause eyelid swelling? Took a bite of a friend's chia pudding (seeds w/coconut milk &honey)woke up the next day w/left eyelid swollen.
More info needed: Could be many things. .. Environmental allergy, contact allergy, viral or bacterial infection, a chalazion (stye) would all be common causes of eyelid swelling. Your associated symptoms (itching? Watering? Red eye? Blepharitis?) can help narrow down the cause and suggest the best way to treat it. ...Read more
A few ideas: More info about the duration, severity and appearance would be needed for specific help, but in general, keeping the head elevated during sleep and applying refrigerated, moist washcloths to the eyes can be helpful. Refrigerated artificial tears may also be beneficial. Decreasing salt intake could also be helpful. ...Read more
Bulging?: If the eyelid/eye bulges with weightlifting, that could be an abnormality of the blood vessels called an orbital varix. Specifically, you will note the bulging happening when you are holding your breath and straining, such as with weight lifting. If this fits your symptoms, an exam, visual field and possible imaging to confirm the abnormality are in order. ...Read more
See a doctor: The are many causes of swelling. Your ophthalmologist can determine the cause and help you with this. ...Read more
Allergies?: Your description sounds like an allergic reaction. This is treated best with artificial tears, cool compresses to the lids, and topical and/or oral anti-allergy medication. If this does not resolve or worsens, you need to see an eye doctor to ensure proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more
From rubbing: Rubbing can release histamine- that's why mosquito bites get bigger when you scratch them. ...Read more
Urticaria?: One possibility is exercise related urticaria. A sort of "allergy" to exercise. Ask our ophthalmologists so they can rule out other local or systemic disorders. ...Read more
I'm allergic to my contacts, I wear daily disposables to help but still have issues with eyelid swelling etc. What is the best brand to buy for me?
Warmth, pain: Periorbital cellulitis is one possible cause of eyelid swelling, among many. Generally, with infectious causes like periorbital cellulitis there will be excessive warmth of the affected skin, and some pain. A break in the integrity of the skin may be found too, such as a small cut or insect bite mark. If the infection spreads to the space behind the eye, eye movements and vision may be affected. ...Read more
Eyelid swells: Swelling under eyelid can be due to the following [most common to least]: swelling from allergy; age issue (blepharoptosis, dermatochalasis), genetic variations; blocked meibomian gland (sty, chalazion); too much salt in diet; heart or kidney problem; mass or tumor). Consult with us to see cause & give Rx if needed. If painful, start warm compress. See eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com for more info. ...Read more
Fluid changes: The tissues around the eyelids swell very easily. Exercise increases blood flow to the face and causes you to strain. This could result in some swelling of the eyelids. ...Read more
Maybe...: Certainly a cool cucumber would feel good and likely make the eyelids less red and swollen. ...Read more