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Eyelid Lashline Swollen
I have itchy little bumps all over the surface of my eyelids top and bottom. Top eyelids are swollen along lashline almost puss like but not sure.
Go to the Doctor: This is the very description of when one needs to get to the doctor in person and to get on antibiotics. Please get to the doctor today. ...Read more
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
Many things!: This could be many things. First comes to mind is a sty which is a clogged oil gland. Try warm compresses for 15 minutes 3 times a day. If it does not start to resolve in the next 24 hours see your eye specialist. Other possibilities could be cellulitis from infection or insect bite, allergic reaction, skin condition such as eczema, etc. ...Read more
Infection: If tender in one spot when you touch it, it is most likely a style or a chalazion. If so, try hot compresses (warm moist washcloth) on the spot 4 times a day for 3-5 minutes each time for a few days. If not better, see an ophthalmologist. If tender all over, see an ophthalmologist now. Could be cellulitis. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many different causes of swollen lids from allergies, to styes to infections. See your eye doctor for a complete examination. ...Read more
Possibly: There are many causes of swollen eye lids. The most common is heredity. Fluid retention from salt, allergies, and decreased thyroid function, repeated bouts of crying, obesity, infection, eye irritation are among the causes. Repeat vomiting can also be a cause. A consultation with a facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or oculoplastic surgeon would be helpful in finding the cause. ...Read more
Blepharitis: This is a condition of the edges of your eyelids where the lashes grow. It consists of inflammation, irritation, and redness of the eyelid margins along with crusting at the bases of your lashes. Symptoms are typically worse in the mornings with the lids often mattered shut. Treatment consists of cleaning the eyelid margins and application of antibiotic gel or ointment at bedtime for 1-2 wks. ...Read more
Probable stye: The early symptom of a stye is discomfort on blinking of the affected lid. If the vision is good, and there is no discharge and the conjunctiva looks normal, then it probably is an early stye. Try using moist heat for 5 minutes, 4-5 times per day to get rid of it. If persistent, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Cold compress: Also, get medical attention. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, allergies can certainly cause swelling especially if you are allergic to dust in your bedroom. ...Read more
Infection: It sounds as if your sister might have an abscessed tooth and the infection has spread into the tissue. This can sometimes happen even overnight and swell the face and eyelid shut. Going to a dentist and being placed on antibiotics needs to be done asap. Depending on the severity of the swelling a course of IV antibiotics may need to be given. ...Read more
See your eye doctor: Cool compresses can sometimes help with lid swelling related to allergy, but there are many causes of lid swelling, some of which can be serious. You need to see your eye doctor to determine the cause and best course of treatment. ...Read more
Do I need stronger eyedrops? My swollen eyelids are not going away with the use of zaditen eyedrops.
New approach: Zaditor (ketotifen) eyedrops are an effective anti-allergic remedy for allergic conjunctivitis. It does not work for allergic swelling of the lids. And there are other causes for swollen eyelids. You should check with your ophthalmologist for something more likely to improve your swollen eyelids. ...Read more