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Doctor insights on: Crusty Swollen Eyelids

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Help please! Could crusty swollen eyelids be csused by a cold?

Help please! Could crusty swollen eyelids be csused by a cold?

The eyes ; a cold: You can definitely have a secondary eye infection caused by the same virus that causes a cold. This would cause crusting and swelling of your eyelids. Typically, the eye infection will improve when the cold gets better. Keep your eyelids clean to help reduce the symptoms. ...Read more

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My eyelids are crusty and swollen. What could be wrong?

My eyelids are crusty and swollen. What could be wrong?

Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more

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Spent all day crying yestrdy. I woke up today with my lower eyelids puffy swollen and crusty, and a little itchy. Can excess crying cause pink eye?

Spent all day crying yestrdy. I woke up today with my lower eyelids puffy swollen and crusty, and a little itchy. Can excess crying cause pink eye?

Eyelid edema: Following intense emotional situations with crying, runny nose, and lots of wiping eyelids and nose secretions, the eyelids often swell, eyes look red, and the ocular surface may be slightly irritated. Mucous is generated by the eye in response to the irritation. Sometimes contamination can be introduced into the eye with all the wiping. Not usually an infection results, but if worse, see eye doc. ...Read more

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I've had pinkeye for 4 days, it's not getting better, swollen eyelids, very red, watery, crusty in the a.m. and corner of eye painful. Time to see a doc?

I've had pinkeye for 4 days, it's not getting better, swollen eyelids, very red, watery, crusty in the a.m. and corner of eye painful. Time to see a doc?

Yes: Your symptoms are suggestive of bacterial conjunctivitis which is best treated with ophthalmic antibiotic drops. Your doctor can determine if this is the situation. ...Read more

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Periorbital hematoma/SWOLLEN BLACK EYE. How to properly clean it? The eye Lid is so swollen, can't open eye. Tears are drying and making the eyelids sticky and crusty. HELP. Also red section on side of eyeball. Will this clear up?

Periorbital hematoma/SWOLLEN BLACK EYE. How to properly clean it? The eye Lid is so swollen, can't open eye. Tears are drying and making the eyelids sticky and crusty. HELP. Also red section on side of eyeball. Will this clear up?

See Ophthalmology: I'm concerned that you need an eye exam with an eye specialist to make sure your globe (eyeball) was not ruptured, rule out an orbital fracture to make sure your vision is safe and to evaluate and treat an eye infection you may have developed. An eye doctor is needed to look deep into your eye and evaluate your retina too. Go to ER that has ophthalmology asap please. ...Read more

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Corner of eye itchy. Eye lid swollen and crusty sometime. .. Please advice?

Corner of eye itchy. Eye lid swollen and crusty sometime. .. Please advice?

This may by: :Blepharitis or inflammation of the eylid can be allergic or infectious. Your Primary Care Provider may be able to treat this. In the meantime warm moist soaks can help. CHAGE YOUR PILLOW CASE DAILY after any drops are prescribed!

Hope this helps
Dr Z
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I woke up with a swollen eye lid. Still red. What do I do if crusty again tomorrow?

I woke up with a swollen eye lid. Still red. What do I do if crusty again tomorrow?

Inflammation: Sounds like the eyes and nose are inflamed. That could be due to allergies for which anti-allergy strategies would be best, or viral infection for which only comfort measures seem to help, or less likely a bacterial infection for which antibiotics are a good idea. ...Read more

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The corner of my eye has been swollen for the last 3 wks. Everyday a crusty layer forms and now it is getting sore? What could be causing this? Doc??

The corner of my eye has been swollen for the last 3 wks. Everyday a crusty layer forms and now it is getting sore? What could be causing this? Doc??

Infection: Of the eyelid or glands is most likely. You should wash the lashes thoroughly with 1/4 strength baby shampoo whenever the crust forms (at least daily) and apply warm compresses at least 4x daily. If it doesn't get better with this approach, you will need to see a clinic to get some antibiotic ointment. ...Read more

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What causes swollen eyelids?

What causes swollen eyelids?

General Symptom.: It is a general symptom. It can be anything from a mild virus infection, allergies, sinus infection.
It can also be a serious sign of fluid status of the body. If it is bad enough to affect your vision or self-perception then See your doctor for a review. At your age, if the simple mild answers are not obvious, then a more full investigation may be warranted. ...Read more

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How do you get swollen eyelids?

How do you get swollen eyelids?

Multiple reasons: Fluid accumulates in the eyelids from multiple reasons mainly, inflammation and inflammation. ...Read more

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My eyelids are severely swollen. Help?

My eyelids are severely swollen. Help?

Many things: Allergies, eyelid infection (blepharitis or meibomianitis), thyroid disease, or laxity of the connective tissue around the eye that causes the fat pads around the eyeball to "push" forward called dermatochalasis. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do I suffer from swollen upper eyelids?

Why do I suffer from swollen upper eyelids?

Eyelid swelling: Can be associated with many possible causes. These include infection, allergies, inflammatory conditions, or just typical aging eyelid changes. Some of these can tend to run in families. Talk to your eye doctor about your concerns. He/she can make sure there are no problems that are causing the swelling. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat chronic swollen eyelids?

What is the best way to treat chronic swollen eyelids?

See a doctor: To treat a disorder, you must first know what is causing the problem. See an ophthalmologist to determine why your eyelids are always swollen. ...Read more

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Please help! I have swollen eyelids problem, what should I do?

Please help! I have swollen eyelids problem, what should I do?

See ophthalmologist: It's impossible to diagnose what is causing your problem without a complete exam. Please see your doctor for an appointment. ...Read more

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I am sick and the symptoms I'm getting include really big, swollen eyelids?

I am sick and the symptoms I'm getting include really big, swollen eyelids?

Several things: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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Are swollen eyelids a symptom of Crohn's disease?

Are swollen eyelids a symptom of Crohn's disease?

No: Crohn's disease is associated with inflammatory eye disease but lid swelling is not likely related to that. ...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

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What do you suggest if my eyelids get swollen and red?

What do you suggest if my eyelids get swollen and red?

Eyelid redness with: Swelling is usually indicative of an allergic reaction. Contact allergy can be responsible and treated with topical ophthalmic anti-inflammatory ointment prescribed from your ophthalmologist. Other common causes could include seasonal allergies, blepharitis (eyelid margin infection) and variations thereof, eczema and infection. Have it looked at by your eyecare provider for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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Would swollen eyelids be only symptom of kidney issues?

Would swollen eyelids be only symptom of kidney issues?

Kidney disease: Other signs and symptoms would be blood pressure issues, swollen legs, electrolyte abnormalities which could lead to irregular heart beats. General fatigue is also quite common. Hope that helps. Good luck. Feel better! ...Read more

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I'm getting are really big swollen eyelids. How can I reduce the swelling?

Swollen eyelids: I would try cool compresses, frequent artificial tears, and oral/topical allergy medications. If no improvement, see an eye doctor for further evaluation. ...Read more