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Every month during my period my eyelids swell up and get itchy. Why does that happen? They swell up while i'm sleeping and go down after i''ve been up for awhile. They swell up between days 2 and 4 of my period.

That : That is a very rare symptom. The first thing i would be worried about would be an allergic reaction. If you are taking anything for discomfort from menstruation, such as advil or another medication, i would wonder if you are allergic to it. Fluid retention is another possibility, although again to have eyelid swelling would be very rare; most women have more "overall" fluid retention. My first concern would be some type of allergic reaction. Please do discuss this with your doctor. If you have increased swelling, any rash, any shortness of breath or new symptoms then you would have to be seen immediately in the er. ...Read more

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Sleep is a topic that involves concepts such as how long it takes to fall asleep, how many times one wakes up at night, how many hours one sleeps at night, sleep stages, ...Read more

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Droopy eyelid in one eye after being sleep deprived. Should i be worried?

Droopy eyelid in one eye after being sleep deprived. Should i be worried?

Droopy eyelid: There are several causes of a droopy eyelid. Your best bet would be to have your eyes evaluated by a board certified facial plastic surgeon. ...Read more

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Exercise
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Rash, itching, pimples, and swelling around eyelids. It gets worse during and after sleep then cools off when awake. Happening for 2 weeks. 1.5 y/old?

Rash, itching, pimples, and swelling around eyelids. It gets worse during and after sleep then cools off when awake. Happening for 2 weeks. 1.5 y/old?

See a dermatologist: This is typical of the onset of eczema at this age, but there are other possible diagnoses. The brand of laundry detergent is never pertinent. ...Read more

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Pain in eye and fever, slept with his hand on his eyelid, not pink on eyelid or eye. Sneezing, cough several times while sleeping. Vomit after advil?

Pain in eye and fever, slept with his hand on his eyelid, not pink on eyelid or eye.  Sneezing, cough several times while sleeping.  Vomit after advil?

Viral syndrome: Sounds like viral syndrome with upper respiratory congestion. Also sounds like a child, have a pediatrician examine. ...Read more

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Go to bed at the same time every day
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Wake up at the same time every day
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Don't drink alcohol before bedtime
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Use your bed only for sleep (and sex)
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If my double eyelid flipped over after a night of sleeping, does it mean i closed my eyes too hard or does it mean i just had good sleep or what?

If my double eyelid flipped over after a night of sleeping, does it mean i closed my eyes too hard or does it mean i just had good sleep or what?

floppy lid syndrome: Can behave exactly as you described. It this is happening regularly, see your eye doctor for treatment plan and check of your (exposed) corneas. ...Read more

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I have difficulty opening my eyelids after sleeping ?

I have difficulty opening my eyelids after sleeping ?

Need more info: To accurately diagnose. This is usually not typical of bell's palsy. ...Read more

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Only use your bed for sleep or sex
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Do not eat or drink 2 hours before sleeping
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Turn off all noise-making devices
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Make the sleep space as dark as possible
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My eyelids do not fully close when i sleep. What could be wrong?

My eyelids do not fully close when i sleep. What could be wrong?

Several things: These types of symptoms need to be augmented with a physical examinations and perhaps a chest x-ray. Talk with your doctor. ...Read more

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