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Can an infected gum cause my foot to swell?

Can an infected gum cause my foot to swell?

Not likely: Infected gums can cause a lot of things but I have never heard of foot swelling from gum infection. But, you still need to deal with the gum infection before it causes issues with your heart, lungs or brain. ...Read more

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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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Can you get an eyelash behind an eyeball?

Can you get an eyelash behind an eyeball?

No: The front of the eye is completely isolated from the tissues behind the eye by a continuous layer of conjunctiva. You cannot get an eyelash behind the eye unless there is a traumatic break in this lining. ...Read more

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Can sweat cause eye to swell?

Can sweat cause eye to swell?

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

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Can an eyelash cause bad eye irritation?

Can an eyelash cause bad eye irritation?

Yes: An eyelash can grow inward and poke you in the eye when you blink, which can cause irritation. Additionally, an eyelash can come loose and float around on the surface of your eye, which can cause irritation as well. ...Read more

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Can crystal meth cause an eye vein to burst?

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Can crystal meth cause an eye vein to burst?

Get help: Go to the emergency room to have this examined. There could be a number of reasons for a burst "eye vein." if you are interested in stopping meth, go to narcotics anonymous meetings. Any local paper will list meeting times. ...Read more

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Can a sunburn cause a swollen eye?

Can a sunburn cause a swollen eye?

Yes: Yes, a sunburn on the eyelid skin can cause it to swell. Sun exposure to the eye over the long term can lead to growths on the eye: pinguecula, pterygium, or other abnormal growths. Sun protection for the eye and around the eye is best. ...Read more

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Can your eyeball be swollen?

Can your eyeball be swollen?

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

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How bad can an eyelash scratch your eye?

How bad can an eyelash scratch your eye?

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 more

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Can vaccinations cause a swollen eye?

Can vaccinations cause a swollen eye?

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

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How can I treat an infected swollen eye?

How can I  treat an infected swollen eye?

Warm soaks&antibioti: Infected eye can be treated with warm soaks and you may need antibiotis drops and/or oral antibiotics if needed depending on the type and severity of infection. ...Read more

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What can cause an ear to become red and painful?

What can cause an ear to become red and painful?

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

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Could poking your eyes with your fingers cause an open globe eye injury?

Could poking your eyes with your fingers cause an open globe eye injury?

Unlikely: The energy required to break open an eye is not typically present with finger poke injuries. We see open globe injuries with assaults with weapons and car accidents. ...Read more

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What could cause an abscess in the eye?

What could cause an abscess in the eye?

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

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Can getting an insect or spider bite on the foot cause it to swell?

Can getting an insect or spider bite on the foot cause it to swell?

Yes: Definitely. If you think you were bit by a spider or if the foot swelling does not resolve in a few days, you should see a doctor. ...Read more

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Will crying with contacts can cause an eye infection?

Will crying with contacts can cause an eye infection?

No: Contacts can increase risk of infection when oxygenation decreased. ...Read more

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Will an infection in the teeth cause lymph node to swell?

Will an infection in the teeth cause lymph node to swell?

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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Can an epidural cause face swelling?

Can an epidural cause face swelling?

If you have allergy: To the numbing medicine used during an epidural. If your tongue swells and you have hard time breathing, go to the er. If the symptom is mild, it will get better on it's own. ...Read more

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Can an inguinal fungal infection be transferred to the eyes inadvertently?

Can an inguinal fungal infection be transferred to the eyes inadvertently?

Not usually: The lids are not moist enough. The eyeball itself is too well protected. Contact lens wearers may be liable for fungal corneal ulcers. These fungal infections need moisture, low oxygen and low light. I assume you are not immune deficient. ...Read more

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