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Doctor insights on: Eyebrow Swelling

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Rash-like at the end of my left eyebrow? Itches and swelling.

Rash-like at the end of my left eyebrow? Itches and swelling.

Insect bite: If it is a round area that looks like a single hive, the most common cause is a bug bite. Applying anti-itch cream or cool wash cloth can be helpful. ...Read more

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Can sinus problems cause swelling above eyebrow?Thank you very much

Can sinus problems cause swelling above eyebrow?Thank you very much

Decongestant: You do have a sinus cavity in that area that might cause the swelling. Try a decongestant to see if it gets better. If not, then see your physician to make sure you don't have an infection that would need antibiotics, or that the swelling is from another cause. ...Read more

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Light swelling between eyebrow and upper eyelid after waking up. No pain or no eye redness?

Light swelling between eyebrow and upper eyelid after waking up. No pain or no eye redness?

Might be normal.: When you wake up is not uncommon to have some facial swelling. The areas around the eye are often affected. Sleeping face down makes it worse. Might be a sing of allergy of there is associated itchness. ...Read more

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On and off swelling over left eyebrow from allergies, help?

On and off swelling over left eyebrow from allergies, help?

Yes: 1st, important to be sure that is what is causing your symptoms. Low dose otc Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ; otc 1% cortisone cream 1-3x/day for short periods is fine. If long term use, a specific lower dose form such as Lotemax ; monitering of eye pressure is indicated. ...Read more

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I hit my eyebrow a week ago and it is still swollen. How can I reduce this swelling?

I hit my eyebrow a week ago and it is still swollen. How can I reduce this swelling?

Gentle ice compress: Ice compresses may help. Manual lymphatic drainage may help. Gentle pressure may help. However if you have a hematoma, aspiration may be advised. ...Read more

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I got elbowed in my eyebrow accidentally 1 week ago. Swelling down, but still a small bump that hurts when touched. Worth checking out?

I got elbowed in my eyebrow accidentally 1 week ago.  Swelling down, but still a small bump that hurts when touched.  Worth checking out?

Probably not: You have received a contusion and these take a little time to heal. If the vision is normal and you do not see double, then you just need a little more time for this bump which is probably a bruised healing point to disappear. You might try using local heat to speed this process. ...Read more