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How do I get swelling above my eye to go down?

How do I get swelling above my eye to go down?

Ice & Time: For injuries causing mild to moderate swelling ice packs and time are the best way to get the swelling to go down. Place a thin towel between skin & ice pack to protect skin. Anti-inflammatory medications, like Ibuprofen or naproxen, can also be used by to decrease swelling. If the swelling is due to an allergic reaction, anti-histamines may also be beneficial.

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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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What do you suggest if I have a sty in my eye and it is really swollen. Any ways on how to get the swelling to go down?

What do you suggest if I have a sty in my eye and it is really swollen. Any ways on how to get the swelling to go down?

Heat treatment: The best treatment for an evolving stye is to apply very warm soaks (washclosth under very warm -not hot- water applied to the lid about 5 times per day for 5 minutes at a time will usually get it to respond fairly quickly. Give this a try for 3-5 days and then see an ophthalmologist if still significant after that time.

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After crying I got a swollen right eye. It hurts when I blink. Is there anything I can do to get swelling down and to make it less painful?

After crying I got a swollen right eye. It hurts when I blink. Is there anything I can do to get swelling down and to make it less painful?

Conjunctivitis?: Is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. The common cause is viral, bacterial or allergic irritation. It is a benign condition, but if persist see your pcp for further investigation.

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Why would prednisolone 15mg/5ml (my ER dose is 12.5ml 2nd day) cause my forehead swelling to go down but then cause my eyes to get extremely swollen?

Why would prednisolone 15mg/5ml (my ER dose is 12.5ml 2nd day) cause my forehead swelling to go down but then cause my eyes to get extremely swollen?

Could be: A. Side affect of the steroids, Prednisone does cause elevated intraocular pressure in some people. These people we call steroid responders and should be taken off Prednisone and the pressure of the eyes generally returns to normal. You need an eye care doctor to measure your intraocular pressure.

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I think I have a cystic pimple on my cheek. There is one small hard spot surrounded by swelling up to my eye. How do I get the swelling to go down??

I think I have a cystic pimple on my cheek. There is one small hard spot surrounded by swelling up to my eye. How do I get the swelling to go down??

Cystic pimple: Could be a range of reasons: Send photo to diagnose you properly & find right treatment. For now put a hot cuetip or fingertip with out burning the skin and gently push on pimple without popping it. We can show you on video how to do this if questions. Likely oil glands are clogged & causing pimple.

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I gota little spit in my eye and now my eye lid is puffy can I use drop's to get the swelling down?

I gota little spit in my eye and now my eye lid is puffy can I use drop's to get the swelling down?

Spit in eye: Wash your eyes copiously with cold water to get the irritant out. Apply antibiotic eye drops. Depending on the source of the spit consult your medical doctor. If the spit belonged to another person. For the allergic reaction of puffy eyelids you could use OTC viisine for red eyes till you see your doctor. Spit from a stranger could carry unwanted virus particles

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I bumped my head from hitting it on a wooden shelf. What do I need to do to get the swelling to go down?

I bumped my head from hitting it on a wooden shelf. What do I need to do to get the swelling to go down?

Ice pack: Ice it! If you passed out; feel an unusual weakness, are unable to speak or have anything else out of the ordinary, go to an er; if not some ice and tylenol (acetaminophen) should do the job.

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How long does it take for the swelling of the eye to go down because of a stye?

How long does it take for the swelling of the eye to go down because of a stye?

Several days: With diligent moderately hot compresses to stye followed by gentle massage of the stye will typically resolve it after 7-10 days. There will be redness ; superficial changes in the shin where the stye was for up to a few weeks. As long as the stye has reasonably regressed over this period without pain anymore, you generally will do fine. Sometes the stye has to be lanced, particularly if increased.

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Is there a good way to make swelling go down on my eye?

Is there a good way to make swelling go down on my eye?

Ice is quickest: Ice is the quickest way to make swelling go down. Ice helps most types of swelling, but especially swelling from trauma. For allergies, rinse the eyes with water and take allergy tablets and eye drops. For bags under the eyes, preparation h can actually help for the short term, but getting enough sleep is best. Sometimes blepharoplasty surgery is required.

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Does crying too much cause puffier eyes permanently? I noticed that every time I cry, my eyes gets a bit more puffier even after the swelling go down.

Does crying too much cause puffier eyes permanently? I noticed that every time I cry, my eyes gets a bit more puffier even after the swelling go down.

"Too much" means...: "Too much" means different amounts to different people. It would be really hard to cry often enough to permanently change the thickness or puffiness of one's eyelids. Of course, if a person were upset enough to be "crying all the time" she may have a psychological illness such as depression or anxiety, which would alter her facial expressions and appearance, because expressions come from within.

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Help! Could staying in the sun help swelling in the eye go down?

Help! Could staying in the sun help swelling in the eye go down?

Doubtful: Your "swelling" sounds non specific. Usually, the doctor will direct rx to what is causing it.

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How do you make eye swelling go down?

Cold compress: Eye swelling is due to fluid accumulating along blood vessels under thin eyelid skin which can be caused by: allergies (shiners), genetics, too much salt intake, blepharochalasis, kidney issues, heart issues (ie, congestive heart failure). Cold ice packs might help marks decrease by contracting the vessels. Otherwise an eyeplasticsmd can tighten excess skin to help decrease appearance.

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I suffer from facial swelling esp in my cheeks and under my eyes presumably due to sinusitis. The swelling has not gone down?

I suffer from facial swelling esp in my cheeks and under my eyes presumably due to sinusitis. The swelling has not gone down?

Inflammation: It would be unusual to have both sides of the face swell from sinusitis. If there is associated redness, you must get checked for cellulitis which is a serious problem in the malar areas of the face due to proximity to the brain.

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Eyes started swelling puffy and red when I wore mascra. I stopped wearing makeup. Since then I get long stringy goo in my eyes. What's wrong w/ my eyes?

Eyes started swelling puffy and red when I wore mascra. I stopped wearing makeup. Since then I get long stringy goo in my eyes. What's wrong w/ my eyes?

Allergy?: While you may have had a sensitivity to the mascara, the "stringy goo" you're now having could simply be seasonal allergies. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist to be sure.

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Can I tell me how I can make eye swelling go down?

Depends on origin: If allergic, an allergy drop can help, if dryness is the issue, artificial tears will help. Also cool soaks with a cool wash rag can help.

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How can I help swelling from eye lid surgery go down?

How can I help swelling from eye lid surgery go down?

Options: Keep head of be elevated for the first week or so after surgery - sleeping in a recliner is ideal. Icing for the first few days is also helpful. Herbal supplements (e.g. Arnica montana) may be of benefit. In case of more severe swelling your doctor may prescribe a short course of oral steroid medication (e.g. Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak).

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