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How Fast Can I Make My Eye Swelling Go Away
Depends: Eye swelling can be caused by focal infection, angioedema, systemic salt imbalance, heart and kidney failure, secondary to some drugs used to treat other illnesses and thyroid disease (to name a few). The speed of disappearance of the swelling depends upon which of these you have. You should consult with your ophthalmologist to sort this out.
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
Depends on cause: Most likely if the swelling is on the upper or lower eyelid along with tenderness to touch, this is a chalazion or stye. Best initial treatment is frequent hot compresses for 5 minutes at a time. If the swelling is because of injury then you should be seen by EyeMD or emergency room doc.
Periorbital edema: The reasons are retained water, herniated orbital fat, Graves' disease to name a few. You should get evaluated to find out the exact cause
See Eye MD now.: Could be just retained fluid, but could also be an indicator of a metabolic problem like renal insufficiency. You should probably see both your eye md and your pcp.
Swelling around eyes: Swelling around eyes can be due to many issue: clogged eyelash glands (meibomian glands); allergies; excess salt (be sure kidney function is normal); genetics (got it from mom or dad); excess rubbing (shiners); aging changes. Cold ice packs might help decrease swelling by constricting blood vessels. See an eyemd if no improvement. See your md about night sweats if persistent as can be a concern.See 1 more doctor answer
Edema: Most likely this cause by high salt/soduim consumption cuasing fluid (edema) to build up in the soft tissues around the eyes.
Allergic reaction: Most likely allergy to the makeup. Stop using and begin cold compresses and if red and itching with some weeping to the skin, an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream to the affected skin will often cause relief and comfort. Use minimal amount and not in the eye for several times a day.
Head injury with swelling around eyes and at point of lash and swelling spreading. Wat should I apply to the injury?
Ice: Have someone with you for awhile. Ice to reduce bleeding, rest sitting up, unless fuzzy. If unconscious at all go to er. What was cause?
Could I have lupus? Joint pain, tingling in toes, water retention, leg cramps, swelling around eyes, red face, headaches, fatigue, graves diseas
Only a good eval by-: -a rheumatologist can give you a good answer. You need to see one for hands on eval & lab tests. Some of the symptoms does suggest lupus, but you need an answer, & that is the best way to have the question answered.
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.
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.
Elevate head night: A black eye is caused by ruptured capillaries and bleeding into the soft and thin-skinned tissues of the eyelids. Swelling often accompanies this. Other than oral arnica montana (available at health food stores) which may help your body reabsorb the bruising and swelling, gravity is your best friend. Sleep with a sofa cushion under your mattress so that your head is above heart level. Dr. Tholen.
Sometimes: Eye swelling can be caused by focal infection, angioedema, systemic salt imbalance, heart and kidney failure, secondary to some drugs used to treat other illnesses and thyroid disease (to name a few). The speed of disappearance of the swelling depends upon which of these you have. You should consult with your ophthalmologist to sort this out.
Depends: Is the swelling of the lids? Is is painless? Swelling can be a reaction to focal infection, or an allergic response. It might also be hereditary angioedema. Or it may be fluid excess from heart failure. If the swelling is behind the eye it may be infectious. What seems to be swelling may be thyroid infiltration or a tumor. If persistent, it needs evaluation by your ophthalmologist.See 1 more doctor answer
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