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Eye Swollen Shut
Can u get MRSA in ur sinuses i'm a active carrier my left face is swollen painful been getting bad headaches lately eye swollen shut just about?
Allergic reaction our 8 year old daughter was placed on amoxicillin antibiotic by one of her doctors for 10 days for throat infection/fever. On or about the 10th day; she woke up with hives, left eye swollen shut, red marks through out her body. We took
See your doctor: I would advise seeing your ophthalmologist. I could be an infection ...Read more
See Dr if persists: Swelling of eye lid(s) on just one side, with no evidence of conjunctivitis, may possibly be due to an insect bite on the eyelid? Another possibility might be an allergic reaction or sensitivity to contact lens cleaner or another chemical. If there's no pain or disturbance of vision or photophobia it's less likely serious, but would suggest being a physician to evaluate your condition. ...Read more
Could be infected: If there is severe enough swelling to close the eye shut and if it is tender / painful, there could be an infection in the skin (cellulitis) which may need treatment with oral antibiotics. Ice can help reduce swelling, but it is probably not safe to use topical creams for burns near the eye without being seen by a doctor. What was the cause of the burn? ...Read more
Halo my eye is swollen shut yellow stuff coming out really painfull if I bend forward it feels as if my eye is gong to fall out?
Go to ER: If it feels that bad, it's time to go to nearest ER. Sounds like you have at least an infection, eg conjunctivitis. But if it's swollen shut, then we worry about preseptal vs orbital cellulitis. Check out http://www.merckmanuals.com/home/eye-disorders/eye-socket-disorders/infections-of-the-orbit-preseptal-cellulitis-orbital-cellulitis for more info. Read it while waiting in ER. ...Read more
My eye was swollen shut and bruised from being punched. After a couple of days i could see out of it again, but then i put ice on it and now it's bad?
Get checked: I take eye & periocular injuries seriously and so should you. By your description, you likely had significant swelling and likely a "black" eye. You probably were unable to open your eye voluntarily. Now ice on eyelid causes you to not see well. I'm not sure of latter issue, but you should have an eye md check your eye and bones around it to ensure that treatment isn't required. ...Read more
I had eye surgery yesterday. They removed a cyst, without anesthetics, now my eye is swollen shut. Normal?
Unsure: Do not know. Need more information. Return to doctor that performed the procedure. ...Read more
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