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Can An Eyeball Swell
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
Allergies : The sweat brings allergens (dirt and dust) into your eye. Allergies cause swollen eyelids. Cold compress can relieve the swelling. Over-the-counter allergy medicine, such as loratidine (claritin) & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop for itching. If it persists or gets worse go to your doctor. ...Read more
Infection: If there is associated infection.Get a more detailed answer ›
Not really: The tissues around the eye, such as the conjunctiva, can become swollen with fluid, but the eyeball itself does not really change in size (the exception is in infants, where the eye can enlarge with high pressure). If the eye is protruding, as in thyroid disease, it may appear swollen or enlarged. The the eyelid on the other side is droopy, the normal eye might also appear relatively enlarged. ...Read more
Superficial: Ordinary eyelashes point outwards away from the eye. Sometimes an aberrant lash will grow towards the eye and this also is a common even from chemical or mechanical trauma causing backward growth. This creates a superficial, but uncomfortable partial abrasion of the cornea. It does not get deep enough to threaten the vision. Lid surgery can eliminate this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No it will not but: This is not a normal reaction to getting shots, bur very rarely some infants can get an acute allergic reaction which may start with swelling of the eyes and may lead to anaphylaxis.It is written as a side effect but in 48 years of giving shots to babies, children of all ages and adults I have never encoutered that and I do not worry about it when i give vaccine shots to my patients. ...Read more
See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Abscess: An abscess is a collection of bacteria or fungus often surrounded by a membrane or capsule. An abscess can occur in the eye as part of a fungal infection or bacteria. Immunocompromised patients (ie, have diabetes, hiv, etc) are more susceptible to severe eye infections. It can also occur on the eyelid skin or in skin glands around the eye: can be caused by clogged skin gland from skin bacterial. ...Read more
Yes: An infection of the teeth can cause the lymph nodes to swell. I would suggest seeing a dentist as soon as possible because things will only get worse and you could end up needing a stay in the hospital because the swelling can prevent you from breathing. ...Read more
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