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Citalopram And Swollen Eyes
Citalopram is a ssri medication used to treat anxiety and depression disorders, it's also used to treat ptsd and ocd. It takes 4 to 6 weeks to be fully effective. Side effects; sedation, minor temporary stomach issues, delayed orgasm in males and rarely weight gain. It is ...Read more
Swollen eyes: If your eyes are swollen because of allergies or infection, then treating the source will often help reduce the swelling. A lot of adults have swollen eyes due to aging eyelid changes. If the changes are severe enough, some people have elective surgery to reduce the swelling. ...Read more
Depends on the cause:
Swollen eyes can be due to allergy which is the most common cause of swollen eyes but it can also be caused by infection and can be a sign of underlying disese of kidneys, hormone related.
So treatment depends on cause, you can try cold compresses and an over the counter anthistamine like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin or zyrtec, and if no improvement see your doctor. ...Read more
Correct fat /fluid: Typical age related swelling is due to loosening of overlying skin or it can be from excess fluid in the body. Hence, swelling is worst in the morning due to lying flat, fluid just collects in the loose skin and underlying fat while asleep. The stretching and loosening of skin and underlying fat requires blepharoplasty (cosmetic eyelid surgery) however check with md for kidney function. ...Read more
Challenging problem: Puffy eyelids upon awakening are a challenging problem. Common causes include underlying sinus congestion, sinusitis and allergies. You can experiment with over the counter antihistamines and head elevation. You might want to consider undergoing allergy testing. Often times no underlying cause is found, and an oculoplastic evaluation is needed. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Yes, some swelling is to be expected after any type of surgical procedure. However, excessive, asymmetric, painful, and/or expanding swelling may be a problem; if concerned, best to be evaluated by your surgeon who is in the best position to rule out complications. Best wishes. ...Read more
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Need to determine: The cause, whether it is viral, bacterial or allergic. There are many eye drops and oral medications that are effective, but we need to know the cause first. ...Read more
Woke up with really swollen eyes from crying the night before. What can I do to make the swelling go down?
7year old woke up with swollen eyes puss oozing medication not working eyes discoloured, what can cause this?
Infection: Sounds like an infection, but there could be other causes. Bring him to the ophthalmologist to be examined. ...Read more
My son who is 2yrs old has gunk comn from his eyes wit a minor cold. It's a yellowish gunk but no red or swollen eyes. Suggestions?
Warm compress: This is most likely tear duct drainage of the same "gunk" he has in his nose. Warm compress can help clean it. If he has any swelling or redness he must see a doctor. ...Read more
My son is 10 mounts and this morning he woke up with swollen eyes.his eyes are still swollen, red and teary, he has high temperature; seems bloated?
Allergy eyes: Rinse the eyes to wash out the allergen. Consider an over the counter allergy tablet. Prescription allergy eye drops will help. Ice compresses. Try to remove the allergen (vacuum, dust, wash sheets and pillows). Consult an eye MD and an allergist. Severe cases may require steroids and an epi pen. ...Read more
See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Crusty eyes: There are a number of possible causes for crusty eyes. If due to viral conjunctivitis (commonly called pink eye) or an allergy, cold compresses and artificial tears will help. If due to blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelids, warm compresses are instead indicated. Lastly a bacterial infection will require antibiotics. The best way to determine the cause and proper treatment is an eye exam. ...Read more