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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. ...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


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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

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

Head elevation and..: Cold compresses on the eyes. I am not a fan of ice or frozen peas, but a washcloth soaked in cold water and wrung out will work just fine. The blood supply to the eyelids is excellent, so while they quickly swell, they will also quickly resolve with the treatments above. ...Read more

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My eye swelled from a mosquito bite above my eye, does sitting or standing up help it, what else would help the swelling go down?

My eye swelled from a mosquito bite above my eye, does sitting or standing up help it, what else would help the swelling go down?

Ice: For the first few hours, use crushed ice in a baggie on top of the lid. By the next day it should be back to normal unless you have more than an average amount of allergy to the mosquito bite. You can also take a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or chlorpheneramine to help. These can make you sleepy so take them late in the day. ...Read more

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How to get rid of a weird blister/swelling on my eyeball?

How to get rid of a weird blister/swelling on my eyeball?

See an eye doctor: You need exam, but most likely it can be incised and drained. ...Read more

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How can I get of swelling from my eyes?

How can I get of swelling from my eyes?

Starts: With why it happened. Please get examined. In the mean time, try allergy pill and cold water. ...Read more

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How to take swelling down from getting hit n the eye?

These things:: Ice, elevation and advil (ibuprofen). Also see an ophthalmologist to evaluate your injury. ...Read more

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Can I put on an ice pack to bring down the swelling from my eyes?

Can I put on an ice pack to bring down the swelling from my eyes?

Cold compress: Peri-orbital (around the eye) edema (swelling) can be reduced by a cold compress to the area. This prevents capillary dilation and increased edema. If the eye itself is swollen, then topical medication will be needed. ...Read more

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What is the best way to bring the swelling down on the eye from a maschito bite?

What is the best way to bring the swelling down on the eye from a maschito bite?

Ice: For any inflammation such as from an insect bite, applying local ice can help decrease or minimize swelling. A nice trick for an area as irregular as the eye is to take a bag of frozen peas and hold them against the area. Do not do this for more than 20 minutes as cold can cause injury. ...Read more

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The swelling in my eye went down a bit but now I have a little ball inside my eye?

Lump in lid?: Sounds like a chalazion, a stopped up oil gland. Sometimes medical treatment is capable of fixing this but often minor surgery is required. Have your eyemd check it out! ...Read more