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Swollen eye lid?

Swollen eye lid?

Swollen eyelid: Try warm compresses frequently and artificial tears. If no improvement or worsening, go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Daniel Saurborn
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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more


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Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye.no redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye.no redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swelling: Swelling of the lids can be caused by several things.You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause and institute treatment. ...Read more

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Does antibiotics cause puffy lower eye lids?

Does antibiotics cause puffy lower eye lids?

Depends: What kind of antibiotics systemic pills or eye drops? It could be allergic reaction. Allergy can cause swelling. Thyroid disease, salt and heart disease can cause lid swelling too. ...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 Happy New Year! ...Read more

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Only lower eye lid eye lashes fall and itching red eyes?

Only lower eye lid eye lashes fall and itching red eyes?

Inflammatory: Many causes for this, from autoimmune to inflammatory to malignancy. Would recommend seeing an eyelid specialist for this. ...Read more

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Is pink eye (bacterial conjunctivitis) painful?

Is  pink eye (bacterial conjunctivitis)  painful?

Not usually: Bacterial pink eye (conjunctivitis) usually feels as though there may be something in the eye or may itch or tear. ...Read more

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Only lower eye lid eye lashes fall and itching red eyes. Is this something serious?

Only lower eye lid eye lashes fall and itching red eyes. Is this something serious?

Possibly!: Need more information. Sounds like blepharitis. Possible a skin cancer at the eyelid margin. If both eyes sounds like blepharitis if it is both eyes. Need examination. ...Read more

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Swollen top eye lid, no injury or allergy. inside upper eye lid yellowish ulcer ie: like mouth ulcers. eye drops burn/painfull. comprss doesnt help?

Swollen top eye lid, no injury or allergy. inside upper eye lid yellowish ulcer ie: like mouth ulcers. eye drops burn/painfull. comprss doesnt help?

Consult opthalmologi: Please consult an eye doc ASAP. You will need treatment. It could be Herpes, do you have vesicles(bluster)? Heat pack will not help but cold compressor will be more soothing. feel better! ...Read more

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Headache behind my eye after eye infection?

Headache behind my eye after eye infection?

Various possib.: May be unrelated or a headache variant but if not improving in short order, should be seen by an ophthalmologist and/or primary doctor. Other risks include sinus disease or infection or possibly an extension of the original infection process. ...Read more

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White of eye is pink. Scratched cornea or eye infection?

Many possibilities: Unfortunately, that's a very non-specific symptoms by itself. It can represent an infection, injury, inflammation, allergy, disease, or a long list of other causes. See your local ophthalmologist for a full examination to determine the cause and decide on treatment. ...Read more

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Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

Do eye drops for contacts reduce eye redness from bloodshot eyes?

No: Redness in the eye could be contact lens intolerance, allergy, inflammation, and many other things that no doctor can diagnose without a proper eye exam. Don't let this linger and get an ophthalmologist to examine you. ...Read more

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I had pink eye and now the top eye lid of my eye is swollen, red, and tender? Viral? Bacterial?

I had pink eye and now the top eye lid of my eye is swollen, red, and tender?  Viral?  Bacterial?

Blocked Duct: After any eye infection (allergic, viral, etc) it is not uncommon to see blocked ducts that are located in the eyelid around the eyelashes. This can create what many call a stye but is likely a chalazion or hordeolum. Either way, warm compresses and gentle massage can relieve the clogged duct. You may need antibiotic eye drops if the clogged duct gets infected. For now try the compresses and see. ...Read more

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Pimple under left eyelid, eye very sore....?

Pimple under left eyelid, eye very sore....?

Likely a stye: Use hot compresses as often as possible. If there is no improvement in a few days, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Irritated, burning eyes red along lid and corner. Infection or allergy?

Irritated, burning eyes red along lid and corner. Infection or allergy?

Blepharitis: Most likely cause is chronic blepharitis, a bacterial invasion of the tear glands in the lids. Hot compresses, regular cleaning of the lids and possibly antibiotics would help over the long term. Allergies usually cause itching rather than burning. ...Read more

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Sinus infection and pink eye, related?

Sinus infection and pink eye, related?

Yes, possibly: Very common, especially in viral colds-sinuses issues to have eye issues. If symptoms persist seek out care. ...Read more

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Red puffy corner of eye?

MANY CAUSES: May be a very simple problem to take care of. Unfortunately, accurate diagnosis will require you to see a doctor. ...Read more

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Hello. I'm taking azasite for my eye infection and it's not working to clear it up. It's day 5 and it's still swollen and burns . What do I do now?

Hello. I'm taking azasite for my eye infection and it's not working to clear it up. It's day 5 and it's still swollen and burns . What do I do now?

Eye Infection: time to be reevaluated by your physician. Sometimes you can have a reaction to the drops that is similar to the infection they are treating. ...Read more

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Whats a good home treatment for an eye infection. lower eyelid is swollen and part of it has hardened a little..but its not very painful. eye bit red?

Whats a good home treatment for an eye infection. lower eyelid is swollen and part of it has hardened a little..but its not very painful. eye bit red?

See a doctor: I'm afraid that you can't self medicate what you just described, you will need prescription medications after a doctor's evaluation ...Read more

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Lids has yellow crust every morning. How do I get rid of eye infection? Have some old steroid medicine

Crusting of lash/lid: Chronic eyelid crusting usually caused by a type of deep seated infection of the lids oil glands or lash follicles. Warm compresses for ten minutes folowed by scrubbing the lashes and lid margin can help rid some forms of ofending agents and lessen the use of topically applied antibiotics. Steroids without antibiotics might do more harm than good. See eye doctor if you are uncertain. ...Read more

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I think I have an eye infection?

I think I have an eye infection?

Associated symptoms?: There are various associated problems that can help determine the cause of your condition. For instance, do you have any of the following? - red eyes - tearing - discharge - pain - eye injury - contact lens use ...Read more

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Can I swim after an eye infection?

Can I swim after an eye infection?

Yes: Once you have recovered completely give yourself a few weeks and with the clearance of your ophthalmologist, you may resume your normal activities. You may feel more comfortable wearing goggles while swimming. ...Read more

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How should I prevent eye infection ?

How should I prevent eye infection ?

Presuming you are : Thinking of conjunctivitis, "pink eye". Wash hands frequently if around people, stay away from those with infections. Overall just good general hygeine. ...Read more

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Can I use peroxide for an eye infection?

Can I use peroxide for an eye infection?

Absolutely not!: No! peroxide will cause severe and painful burning of the cornea, and will be only mildly annoying to the bacteria. Do not use it in your eye! ...Read more

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What can I do for an eye infection at home?

What can I do for an eye infection at home?

Infection: I would not recommend treating an eye infection at home. Without determining whether it is viral versus bacterial you could be doing more harm than good. ...Read more

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How to determine if I have an eye infection?

How to determine if I have an eye infection?

You have symptoms: Redness, sensitivity to light, watering, swelling and so forth, tell you that an infection is present. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have an eye infection?

What should I do if I have an eye infection?

Depends on situation: If it is viral some will heal over time & some otc eye drops may be soothing as you heal. Some aggressive viral & all bacterial infections will require prescription meds so a call to your pcp is indicated for guidance. ...Read more

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Can I exercise while I have an eye infection?

What type of workout: Most eye infections are limited to the outside of the eye and in almost all cases, as long as you are being treated you can exercise. More importantly than whether you can exercise is the type and location of exercise. It is not a good idea to swim or share gym equipment if you have an infection, since you can transfer it to others. You should ask your eye doctor about your specific infection. ...Read more

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How to figure out if I have an eye infection?

Need More Info!: Coojaa, To answer your question, I need more information! For starts, what are your symptoms? ...Read more

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What can I do to naturally cure an eye infection?

Nothing special: Many viral eye infections will run their course without any special care.Artificial tears or other simple eye drops may help soothe them as the process runs its course. A gradually worsening process will likely need prescription medications. ...Read more

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What can I do to help someone with an eye infection?

What can I do to help someone with an eye infection?

Doctor: Recommend they see an eye doctor, drive them there, help them pay, make furr they follow the doctors instructions. Possibly put drops in for them, and use good hygiene. Both you and them wash hands frequently. ...Read more

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How come every time I get sick I get an eye infection?

How come every time I get sick I get an eye infection?

URI's involve eyes: When you say you get sick i will assume you are talking about an upper respiratory infection of some kind. Many times these involve the sinuses as well as the eyes due to there close proximity. Some viruses also infect both the eyes and the throat. ...Read more

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I've had an eye infection for weeks. What should I do?

Time for consult: I'd visit an ophthalmologist & see if their advanced equipment & experience can help define the issue. ...Read more