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Eyelid Swelling (Overview)

Eyelid swelling usually refers to any condition that causes inflammation leading the eye to become "puffy" due to edema that is collected within the eyelid.


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What causes eyelid swelling?

What causes eyelid swelling?

Many causes.: There are many causes of eyelid swelling. See an ophthalmologist for help with this. ...Read more

Eyelid Swelling (Overview)

Eyelid swelling usually refers to any condition that causes inflammation leading the eye to become "puffy" due to edema that is collected within the eyelid.


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Why is my eyelid swelling up so much it hurts?

Why is my eyelid swelling up so much it hurts?

More info needed: Could be many things. .. Environmental allergy, contact allergy, viral or bacterial infection, a chalazion (stye) would all be common causes of eyelid swelling. Your associated symptoms (itching? Watering? Red eye? Blepharitis?) can help narrow down the cause and suggest the best way to treat it. ...Read more

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How to treat eyelid redness, swelling?

How to treat eyelid redness, swelling?

Cool compresses: Cool compresses may be helpful for these symptoms. If you have a problem called blepharitis, you may need to do eyelid scrubs. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for eyelid swelling?

What is the treatment for eyelid swelling?

Depends: If it is due to inflammation, warm compresses with lid scrubs can be helpful. If it is associated with allergy, it usually itches and is treated with cool compresses, artificial tears, and topical mast cell stabilizer/anti-histamine eye drops. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for eyelid swelling?

What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for eyelid swelling?

Depends: Eyelid swelling can be indicative of numerous conditions. It could be as benign as a chalazion (stye) or as serious as orbital cellulitis. It is important to seek the care of an ophthalmologist if there is any pain with eye movement, decrease in vision, or persistent swelling that doesn't improve. ...Read more

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How to cure eyelid swelling, its bad and itchy?

How to cure eyelid swelling, its bad and itchy?

Allergies?: Your description sounds like an allergic reaction. This is treated best with artificial tears, cool compresses to the lids, and topical and/or oral anti-allergy medication. If this does not resolve or worsens, you need to see an eye doctor to ensure proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of horrible eyelid swelling?

Treat the cause: You need to find out why they are swollen first. An eye doctor is a good starting point. ...Read more

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What causes eyelid swelling?

Many causes.: There are many causes of eyelid swelling. See an ophthalmologist for help with this. ...Read more

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What to do for eyelid swelling?

See a doctor.: There are many causes of eyelid swelling. An ophthalmologist can determine the cause and treat it. ...Read more

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How do you reduce eyelid swelling?

How do you reduce eyelid swelling?

Cool compresses: Pour ice water on a clean cotton ball or wash cloth. Hold gently against lids until cloth is warm. Reapply as needed, but no sooner than 15 minutes. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of eyelid swelling bad?

Are the symptoms of eyelid swelling bad?

Rarely, but can be: If the swelling is only from a small stye, then usually not a big deal, and hot compresses can help. Rarely, swelling can be a sign of serious infection around the eye. Especially in children, this must be approached as an urgent situation. ...Read more

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Why is my eyelid swelling up so much it hurts?

More info needed: Could be many things. .. Environmental allergy, contact allergy, viral or bacterial infection, a chalazion (stye) would all be common causes of eyelid swelling. Your associated symptoms (itching? Watering? Red eye? Blepharitis?) can help narrow down the cause and suggest the best way to treat it. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce eyelid swelling?

What is the best way to reduce eyelid swelling?

A few ideas: More info about the duration, severity and appearance would be needed for specific help, but in general, keeping the head elevated during sleep and applying refrigerated, moist washcloths to the eyes can be helpful. Refrigerated artificial tears may also be beneficial. Decreasing salt intake could also be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I make the eyelid swelling go away fast?

It depends: It depends on what is causing the swelling. Post surgery, cold compresses and head elevation work. If it is from allergies, then anti histamine medication. ...Read more

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Why is one eyelid swelling during extreme exercise.?

Why is one eyelid swelling during extreme exercise.?

Bulging?: If the eyelid/eye bulges with weightlifting, that could be an abnormality of the blood vessels called an orbital varix. Specifically, you will note the bulging happening when you are holding your breath and straining, such as with weight lifting. If this fits your symptoms, an exam, visual field and possible imaging to confirm the abnormality are in order. ...Read more

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Why is my eyelid swelling up, plus it hurts to blink?

Why is my eyelid swelling up, plus it hurts to blink?

See an eye Dr.: Pain on blinking can be caused by a number of things from infectious to infection to foreign body. These conditions can also cause the lid to swell. Remove contact lenses if you use them. If there is no relief see an eye doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: eyelid swelling?

What is the definition or description of: eyelid swelling?

Edema: Eyelid swelling usually refers to any condition that causes inflammation leading the eye to become "puffy" due to edema that is collected within the eyelid. ...Read more

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Please help, how do I reduce the horrible eyelid swelling?

See a doctor: The are many causes of swelling. Your ophthalmologist can determine the cause and help you with this. ...Read more

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How to cure eyelid swelling, its bad and itchy?

Allergies?: Your description sounds like an allergic reaction. This is treated best with artificial tears, cool compresses to the lids, and topical and/or oral anti-allergy medication. If this does not resolve or worsens, you need to see an eye doctor to ensure proper evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What is it? I have eyelid swelling and eyelid pain.

What is it? I have eyelid swelling and eyelid pain.

? conjunctivitis: Which is inflammation of the inner lining of the eyelids and the cover of the white of the eye, you need to see your doctor asap, for evaluation and probably antibiotic prescriptions, drops or tablets, good luck ...Read more

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How do I reduce eyelid swelling from getting sunburn?

Ice: A sunburn causes acute inflammation in the skin. Using ice on the eyes in the first 48 hours can help reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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Should I use hot water or cold water for eyelid swelling?

Should I use hot water or cold water for eyelid swelling?

Both: Any swelling in the eyelid caused by trauma or surgical intervention should be treated with cold compresses in the first 24 hour period and then after that with warm compresses. ...Read more

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Upper eyelid swelling from rubbing it. Where did it come from?

Upper eyelid swelling from rubbing it. Where did it come from?

From rubbing: Rubbing can release histamine- that's why mosquito bites get bigger when you scratch them. ...Read more

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Why is my face and one eyelid swelling during intense exercise?

Why is my face and one eyelid swelling during intense exercise?

Urticaria?: One possibility is exercise related urticaria. A sort of "allergy" to exercise. Ask our ophthalmologists so they can rule out other local or systemic disorders. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for eyelid swelling?

Depends: If it is due to inflammation, warm compresses with lid scrubs can be helpful. If it is associated with allergy, it usually itches and is treated with cool compresses, artificial tears, and topical mast cell stabilizer/anti-histamine eye drops. ...Read more

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Why is my right lower eyelid swelling?

Why is my right lower eyelid swelling?

Eyelid swells: Swelling under eyelid can be due to the following [most common to least]: swelling from allergy; age issue (blepharoptosis, dermatochalasis), genetic variations; blocked meibomian gland (sty, chalazion); too much salt in diet; heart or kidney problem; mass or tumor). Consult with us to see cause & give Rx if needed. If painful, start warm compress. See eyedoc2020.Blogspot. Com for more info. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of horrible eyelid swelling?

Treat the cause: You need to find out why they are swollen first. An eye doctor is a good starting point. ...Read more

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How do I reduce eyelid swelling and stinging from sunburn?

How do I reduce eyelid swelling and stinging from sunburn?

Eyelid swelling: The best idea is to apply ice or cold compresses to the eyelids and take nsaids meds like ibuprofen. ...Read more

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