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How To Treat Swollen Eyelids
See your doctor: You may need antibiotics if the foreskin is infected. Foreskin may be swollen because of phimosis (tight ; will not retract easily) ; irritating smegma underneath. Paraphimosis is where a tight foreskin has been pulled over the glans and can not be pushed back. This would be an emergency ; should be taken care of asap. Temporarily apply Bacitracin ointment, if inflammed, until you see your dr. ...Read more
Swollen foreskin: Does the area itch and is it flaky? If so see a dermatologist or a urologist. Are you able to urinate without problem? I would refrain from having sex until this is better. If you use condoms i wonder if you could be allergic to it? If you do use condoms i would definitely see a dermatologist to find out if you are allergic to the one you were using. ...Read more
Office Irrigation: Blocked tear ducts (adult) are identified and most often treated in an office visit by dilation of the puncta opening and irrigation with saline solution. This is done sitting up in the "slit lamp" used by all eye mds. If this is not successful, then a surgical procedure may be needed (called a dcr) if the problem is significant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends on the cause: Swollen eyes can be due to allergy which is the most common cause of swollen eyes but it can also be caused by infection and can be a sign of underlying disese of kidneys, hormone related. So treatment depends on cause, you can try cold compresses and an over the counter anthistamine like benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin or zyrtec, and if no improvement see your doctor. ...Read more
Don't pick!: The first answer to care of swollen, sore pimples is to not pick or manipulate them in any way. Keep them clean and dry. You may apply an over the counter medicine that contains benzoyl peroxide, 5-10%, and give it time to heal. If you continue to have breakouts with swollen tender acne, see your doctor for evaluation and prescription treatment. ...Read more
See a doctor: To treat a disorder, you must first know what is causing the problem. See an ophthalmologist to determine why your eyelids are always swollen. ...Read more
RICE: You should start with rice as a home treatment. After 48-72 hours you may switch to heat (instead of ice). As your pain starts to subside you may add stretching as tolerated, and massage. Once pain is gone, then gently return to activity as your strength and flexibility may need time to recovery after the injury. If these symptoms worsen or persist see your orthopedic physician. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Vision is precious: If you truly have eye infection, please contact doc for eval and treatment asap. Some infections such as gonococcal conjunctivitis or herpes heratitis can cause vision loss in relatively short time and so treatment is needed. Since i don't know what you have, i advise seeking care asap, money can't buy vision, but it can preserve it or prevent visual loss. So, consult doc asap. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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