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Dr. Ira Friedlander
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

Swollen eyes = puffiness or edema/ excess fluid ...Read more


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Are tea bags and hot compresses effective in treating eye styes and swollen eyelids?

Are tea bags and hot compresses effective in treating eye styes and swollen eyelids?

Yes: Heat helps to open up your oil gland (meibomian gland) on you lid margin. Occluded glands leads to inflammation then to a stye. ...Read more

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What works against swollen eyes?

What works against swollen eyes?

Swollen eyes: If your eyes are swollen because of allergies or infection, then treating the source will often help reduce the swelling. A lot of adults have swollen eyes due to aging eyelid changes. If the changes are severe enough, some people have elective surgery to reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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How could I reduce swollen eyes?

How could I reduce swollen eyes?

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

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How do you normalize your swollen eyes?

How do you normalize your swollen eyes?

Correct fat /fluid: Typical age related swelling is due to loosening of overlying skin or it can be from excess fluid in the body. Hence swelling is worst in the morning due to lying flat, fluid just collects in the loose skin and underlying fat while asleep. The stretching and loosening of skin and underlying fat requires blepharoplasty (cosmetic eye lid surgery) however check with md for kidney function. ...Read more

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How can I cover up swollen eyes from crying?

How can I cover up swollen eyes from crying?

See below: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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How should I treat red, crusty, swollen eyes?

How should I treat red, crusty, swollen eyes?

Crusty eyes: There are a number of possible causes for crusty eyes. If due to viral conjunctivitis (commonly called pink eye) or an allergy, cold compresses and artificial tears will help. If due to blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelids, warm compresses are instead indicated. Lastly a bacterial infection will require antibiotics. The best way to determine the cause and proper treatment is an eye exam. ...Read more

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How can I make swollen eyes go down and the redness go away?

How can I make swollen eyes go down and the redness go away?

Cold pack: After placeing ice pack on your eyes, a few drops of visene should take some of the redness away. ...Read more

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What to do if I have swollen eyes how long until swelling is gone?

What to do if I have swollen eyes how long until swelling is gone?

Chemosis eyelids: Depending on the cause of swollen eyelids. Lack of sleep, post infection or trauma or surgery. Fluid retention. Each cause has a different prognosis and treatment. If painful swelling post surgery or injury must see an Ophthalmologist to rule out facial cellulitis. So you see. From a benign condition to serious illness it is a wide spectrum. See your Doctor. ...Read more

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Wat could be the reason why I wake up every morning with severely swollen eyes?

Wat could be the reason why I wake up every morning with severely swollen eyes?

Allergies or: Some families have a syndrome called blepharochalsis that involves episodes of swelling. Some patients sleep with a sleep mask to compress during the night. ...Read more

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I got a bad sunburn a couple of days ago and woke up today with swollen eyes, why? And how do I take care of

I got a bad sunburn a couple of days ago and woke up today with swollen eyes, why? And how do I take care of

Eyelids can get sun: Burn too, so take some aspirin and elevate your head when you sleep, and apply frozen peas to bring down the swelling. While suntanning causes wrinkles and cancer, and sunburn of the face, can also lead to swelling when you lay flat in bed, since eyelid skin is also the thinnest skin on your body and easily swells. ...Read more

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My son has had gunk in his eyes all day and went for a 2 hour sleep and woke up with eyes stuck together and really swollen eyes?

My son has had gunk in his eyes all day and went for a 2 hour sleep and woke up with eyes stuck together and really swollen eyes?

Conjunctivitis-pinke: You are describing conjunctivitis of the eyes (pink eye). The most likely cause is viral. Gunk can be removed from eyes using warm moist clean compresses. Need to be seen by doctor asap if eyelids are hard or there is swelling around the eyes. ...Read more

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How can I quickly treat swollen eyes?

How can I quickly treat swollen eyes?

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

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What are recommended for swollen eyes?

What are recommended for swollen eyes?

Swollen eyes: Swollen eyes may result from allergies. If your eyes itch, try zaditor (ketotifen) twice a day for a few days. If your eyes are watering profusely, you may have pinkeye. Try artificial tears every few hours for a day. If not better, call your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What are some ways to treat swollen eyes?

What are some ways to treat swollen eyes?

Cold compresses: Try cold compresses. Some people find hot compresses more soothing. Swelling will often be worse in the morning so try to sleep with your head elevated and try to avoid sleeping on your face. ...Read more

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What is the best way to treat swollen eyes?

What is the best way to treat swollen eyes?

Depends on the cause: If you do not have a fever, and there is not a lot of redness or discharge, or vision changes, you can try cool compresses to decrease swelling. If this does not work, please see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I wake up with swollen eyes and puffy eyes?

I wake up with swollen eyes and puffy eyes?

Dependent edema: Often sleeping on your face can cause fluid to build up on the peri orbital area which usually clears in a few hours. Try sleeping on your back with your head elevated by a pillow and see if that helps. ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve swollen eyes?

Swollen eyes: Is it from ;lack o fsleep or infection or foregn body? Remedies are different for each one. ...Read more

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Allergic reactions: swollen eyes, what to do?

Allergic reactions: swollen eyes, what to do?

Allergy eyes: Rinse the eyes to wash out the allergen. Consider an over the counter allergy tablet. Prescription allergy eye drops will help. Ice compresses. Try to remove the allergen (vacuum, dust, wash sheets and pillows). Consult an eye MD and an allergist. Severe cases may require steroids and an epi pen. ...Read more

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How to relieve my puffy, swollen eyes in a few hours?

How to relieve my puffy, swollen eyes in a few hours?

Swollen eyes: Eyelid swelling can be relieved by cold compresses & mild hydrocortisone cream. I would suggest however that you consult an ophthalmologist to determine the possible causes for the swelling. ...Read more

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What should I take to reduce swollen eyes from being in the sun?

Cold ice packs: You can try using cold ice packs over the eyes to try to help reduce swelling. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Why do I get swollen eyes when I suffer from cold due to scented iteims?

Why do I get swollen eyes when I suffer from cold due to scented iteims?

Allergy: Allergy of the eyes is a very common illness characterized by itching, redness, tearing, clear discharge and blurry vision. There are various treatments both systemic and eye drops as well as local care. See your doctor for a treatment plan. Feel better... ...Read more

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I woke up with swollen eyes this morning. This has happened before. What could it be?

Allergy: The most common is allergy
could also be hypothyroid
the amount and persistance of the swelling would indicate the need for medical evaluation. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of swollen eyes?

Rest and avoid salt: A good way to treat swollen eyes is to avoid salty foods and get rest. In addition you can place some tucks (witch hazel) pads in the refrigerator and then use them on your eyes for 45 minutes wih a cold compress on top of the pads. ...Read more

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Swollen eyes becouse of virus can I use ice?

Swollen eyes becouse of virus can I use ice?

Certainly: Supportive lubricating eye drops also may help. ...Read more

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How do I get rid of puffy, swollen eyes fast?

How do I get rid of puffy, swollen eyes fast?

Puffy eyelids: Cool compresses, artificial tears, allergy meds, concealer makeup, dermal filler, laser skin treatments. ...Read more

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Can you get swollen eyes with scarlett fever?

Can you get swollen eyes with scarlett fever?

Yes: That is a systemic inflammatory response to strep infection and the eyes can certainly be affected. ...Read more

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What are some ways to get rid of swollen eyes?

What are some ways to get rid of swollen eyes?

Swollen eyes: It is important that you see an eye doctor to find the cause of your swollen eyes. In the meantime apply cold compresses to your eyes to perhaps reduce the swelling. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of swollen eyes every morning?

How can I get rid of swollen eyes every morning?

Challenging problem: Puffy eyelids upon awakening are a challenging problem. Common causes include underlying sinus congestion, sinusitis and allergies. You can experiment with over the counter antihistamines and head elevation. You might want to consider undergoing allergy testing. Often times no underlying cause is found, and an oculoplastic evaluation is needed. ...Read more

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What can relieve swollen eyes caused by allergies?

What can relieve swollen eyes caused by allergies?

See below: There is an otc eye drop, zatidor, which will help. You can also try visine for allergies or naphcon a. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have swollen eyes after a blepharoplasty?

Is it normal to have swollen eyes after a blepharoplasty?

Yes, but...: Yes, some swelling is to be expected after any type of surgical procedure. However, “excessive”, asymmetric, painful, and/or expanding swelling may be a problem; if concerned, best to be evaluated by your surgeon who is in the best position to rule out complications. Best wishes. ...Read more