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Crusty Swollen Eyelids
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
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
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
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?
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
My eye lid hurts to the touch and is swollen/red near the edge. What could it be? I don't have vision issues and it isn't crusty.
I got something in my eye and rubbed it in my sleep. Now there is some kind of some white crusty stuff coming out. Doesn't hurt, not red. Not swollen.
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
2 days, under my right eye was swollen and hurt to touch and a little red and now there is a crusty feeling under my eye and feels like a scab.?
Eye: Please set up an appointment to see an Eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more
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
I woke up this morning with one eye swollen, crusty, hazy. Do I see ophthalmologist or geriatrics doc?
It feels like something is in my eye, can't see it/flush it out. Eye lid is swollen, I see vessels on my eye. It is now watery and crusty. Help!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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