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Is a swollen eyelid a possible allergic reaction?

Is a swollen eyelid a possible allergic reaction?

Yes, it could be: Swelling (or edema) is a common sign of allergy. It is frequently accompanied by itching and redness. If only one eyelid is affected, it is likely not related to an airborne allergen, but perhaps transfer of an allergen from the hands. Another possibility is an infection of the eyelid area. If pain, fever or vision changes, have it checked out. ...Read more

Dr. Christopher Khorsandi
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Cosmetics (Definition)

Cosmetics is a topic that includes the appearance-enhancing techniques that beauticians do, plus the medical equipment (such as lasers) and procedures available for decreasing or removing skin discolorations, minor birthmarks, freckles, wrinkles, tattoos, age spots, scars, body ...Read more


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Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?

Up the treatment: I see in your medication list that you are taking Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) a h1 antihistamine, and were prescribed a steroid cream. You can try an over the counter h2 antihistamine Loratadine along with the above. You may need to be switched from the steroid cream to steroids by mouth, so a followup with your doctor would be the next step. If you have lip/mouth symptoms, go to Emergency Dept. ...Read more

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Swollen eye and mouth, think is an allergic reaction from (kinetic sand)?

Swollen eye and mouth, think is an allergic reaction from (kinetic sand)?

Angioneurotic edema: Swelling of the eyes and mouth is usually caused by an allergy to something taken internally. You should consult her doctor to try to figure out what she is allergic to. It is often difficult to know for sure what causes it. If she has noisy breathing or struggles when taking a breath, she should be taken to the ER. ...Read more

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My right eye is swollen is it an allergic reaction to mascara remover?

My right eye is swollen is it an allergic reaction to mascara remover?

That is possible but: To decide on the cause requires the answers to a few other questions: how long has it been going on?
Is the lid tender?
Are there bumps or pimples in the area?
How long have you used the mascara?.. Etc check out this link http://www.Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001872/. ...Read more

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My eye and face is swollen from an allergic reaction. Can I use Desonide 0.05% ointment 60gm on face?

My eye and face is swollen from an allergic reaction. Can I use Desonide 0.05% ointment 60gm on face?

Yes: For a few days. How do you know it is an allergic reaction? Contact? Reacting to what? Cellulitis is a serious infection, not an allergy. Best see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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I think I had an allergic reaction to my mascara. Skin around eye is red and swollen. Can't see a doc until 2 weeks. Is there anything I can do?

I think I had an allergic reaction to my mascara. Skin around eye is red and swollen. Can't see a doc until 2 weeks. Is there anything I can do?

Yes: Firstly do not use the mascara until you know if that caused your problem.
Secondly, with sterile cotton balls and warm water wipe down over your eye--never up or sideways and remove any residual make-up from your eye. If your eye or lid area remain red and swollen, you should see an urgent care facility because of the risk of infection and not wait for your two week appointment. Feel better! ...Read more

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Got bit by deer fly on head 5 days ago, now I have a head ache my eye is swollen and tender; allergic reaction?

Got bit by deer fly on head 5 days ago, now I have a head ache my eye is swollen and tender; allergic reaction?

See MD: Please see your MD. Infection versus reaction. You may need steroids/Benadryl and or antibiotics. You definitely need a full history and physical to ensure your safety. ...Read more

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Ear canal swollen and same ear and eye on left side bumps all over and itchiness. Could there be something in ear or just allergic reaction.?

Ear canal swollen and same ear and eye on left side bumps all over and itchiness. Could there be something in ear or just allergic reaction.?

Allergic reaction: The itchy bumps imply an allergic reaction and should respond to some over the counter cortisone cream, but swelling of the ear canal usually means an outer ear infection (such as "swimmer's ear") and usually ear drops would be prescribed. Occasionally white vinegar or hydrogen peroxide can be used for mild swimmer's ear. ...Read more

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My eye doctor told me to use zylet 4 times a day every hour. But the eye drops caused me to have an allergic reaction and blurry swollen eyes?

My eye doctor told me to use zylet 4 times a day every hour. But the eye drops caused me to have an allergic reaction and blurry swollen eyes?

Stop and see eye MD: Zylet is a steroid and antibiotic drop. Side effects include burning, stinging, hypersensitivity or allergy. Blurry vision a rare side effect, this could be due to allergy or corneal changes but could also be due to an increase in eye pressure (from the steroid). You should inform your doctor, stop the drop ; have an eye exam to check your eye pressure. Try using artificial tears in the meantime. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction itchy arms and hands, one eye swollen now better, then my skin became very dry what's the causes I went on vacation & was swimin tan?

Allergic reaction itchy arms and hands, one eye swollen now better, then my skin became very dry what's the causes I went on vacation & was swimin tan?

Itchy rash: I am more worried about your swollen eye than anything else, you need to seek immediate medical help as this reaction may progress. You may have reacted to a topical lotion you applied or it could be unrelated. ...Read more

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If I have swollen lips, a sore throat and the beginning of swelling in my eye from allergic reaction when should I seek medical assistance?

If I have swollen lips, a sore throat and the beginning of swelling in my eye from allergic reaction when should I seek medical assistance?

Now: Your symptoms now are significant enough to seek medical attention. The next problem could be throat swelling and then trouble breathing. I would suggest Benadryl twenty-five to fifty milligrams and have someone take you to an urgent care or ER and I would go now good lucks ...Read more

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I'm on Lexapro (escitalopram) and klonopin for 2 months and have allergies. I woke up with a swollen eye could it just be my allergies or a reaction to pills?

I'm on Lexapro (escitalopram) and klonopin for 2 months and have allergies. I woke up with a swollen eye could it just be my allergies or a reaction to pills?

Either: While the swelling could be related to allergies it could also represent a reaction to your medicines. I suggest discussing it with the doctor who prescribed the medicine. ...Read more

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What is the best eye allergy drops for eye allergies that result in swollen itchy eyes, specifically those which result in a lot of mucus?

What is the best eye allergy drops for eye allergies that result in swollen itchy eyes, specifically those which result in a lot of mucus?

They do exist: There are several otc eyen drops specifically for allergies. There are other eye drops that may mask symptoms but are not specifically treating the cause. Topical decongestants are in the second category. Read labels and ingredients. A pharmacist should also be able to help. Each appropriate product will help any but not all. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more