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I Feel Like There Is Sand Under My Eye
I woke up with swelling under my eye. Looks like a pocket of fluid. Never had it before. What could this be?
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Eye lid lump: If this is bothersome to you or a cosmetic problem the skin lump can be easily removed. ...Read more
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Schedule an appointment with a dermatologist that has computerised mole scanning. This can be anything from a simple Solar Lentigo to Lentigo Maligna Melanoma.
Your dermatologist will scan, or take a biopsy of the lesion and send for histological diagnosis by a pathologist. ...Read more
Swelling under eyes: Swelling under eyes are often due to: fluid from thin blood vessels under eyes. This can be due to genetics (got it from mom or day), excess rubbing (shiners), allergies, excess salt in those with kidney issues. Cold ice packs might help decrease bags by contracting the vessels. Consult with us to see if a surgical consult is needed. ...Read more
Red eye: This could be due to a normal anatomical appearance if it is unilateral, one eye only. Would suggest you see an ophthalmologist who can make this determination or see if something else is happening and treat it accordeingly. ...Read more
I have a newish (maybe a week) red spot under my eye. It's circular, about half the size of a dime. It seems like it's just dry skin but it seems odd?
My condition is not serious however I would like to resolve it. I have a very light rash forming under my eye on the skin. It is not itchy or sensitive. Its more visible in the morning after a shower?
Eczema: This can be eczema. Cortisone cream may be helpful but not for to long. ...Read more
Hi! I had a pimple a couple weeks ago under my eye. I intentionally popped it, and peeled the skin off. Now it's a bumpy purple/red mark. Help
My dog, all up to date with vaccines, bit me on the side of my face, under my eye. Is this part of the danger triangle on the face, I'm worried.
YES: Good to be worried - dog bites, even if no risk of rabies, can introduce bacteria deep into the skin and cause very serious infections. At risk areas include the face and hands. If there was any puncture type wound AT ALL from this bite, you need medical care and likely antibiotics to prevent a face disfiguring infection from setting in after wounds are cleaned up. Go today if possible! ...Read more
I recently found a red dot under my eye bag. It's not a pimple or it's not a bump. It's just under my skin. How can I get rid of it? What is it?
Cherry Tumor: These small benign hemangiomas are normal and of no medical or health concern in general. ...Read more
Numbness in the left side of my face under my eye, towards my mouth on and off. Can this be caused by tmj or b-12 deficiency?
Possibly: Could also be tooth/teeth infection, gum infection, neurological disorder, infected sinus, and lots of other possibilities. Need both dental and medical work-ups, including appropriate x-rays and lab tests. Please schedule both examinations now. Important to not put this off. ...Read more
I have a acne bump under my eye. I been using Neutrogena peroxide cream with no results and it's dark in color. I want to rid myself of it?
Dermatologist: Would be the doctor to see for your problem, if not possible see your primary doctor, but don't squeeze or scratch it, best wishes ...Read more
I have damaged (contusion)my infraorbital nerve just under my eye. I have numbness in nose tip, lip & teeth how long to heal?
Hard to say...: Really depends on the extent of the damage. You really should be examined by a physician (ENT) o determine the proper course of treatment. Failure to do so can result in your symptoms being permanent. Make the call. There are medications that can be prescribed to promote nerve healing. ...Read more
The bottom of my right eye hurts. Its not swollen. I have no stye just pain. I rubbed my finger under my eye (the bottom lid) amd That's when it started now it hurts when I blink. I have a tooth abcess on that side and roof of mouth swelling...
Infection: Your description seems mostly likely an infection which has started in your abcessed tooth, and has spread from the apex of that tooth into the soft tissue deeper in your face. The symptoms of pain on blinking and tenderness on touching the skin atop the bone at the bottom of the eye socket are typical. You need to see your family doctor, or a dentist to get started on the proper antibiotic. ...Read more
Many causes: Many things can cause a sandy feeling with contact lenses. The lenses may be old and needing replacement, you may be intolerant of the solution being used, the eyes may be dry or have an early infection. There may be an overwear syndrome where the lenses were worn for too long and the cornea has become irritated. It is usually better to not wear lenses if the eye is irritated and look for a cause. ...Read more
My eye just started bleeding for about 5 minutes then a film came off of it. Now feels like there is sand in it?
See details: Liquid tears can help but I would also urge that an eye doctor evaluate the issue as well ...Read more
???: I'm unsure of the question but if you have a sandy feeling in the eyes, you could have dry eyes or blepharitis. The causes are numerous. You could try artificial tears first. Seeing an eye care professional would be recommended for the best care. Since you live in Orlando, I'd be happy to help since we have a comprehensive dry eye clinic. ...Read more
Inflammation: That can be from any type of inflammation of the conjunctiva (lining) of the eye. A small particle may be in the eye or the contact, an infection may be starting, allergens may be causing reaction. I would remove the contact, flush the eye with saline and see how it goes over the next 24 hours. ...Read more
Sand grain like irritation in both my eyes, though there is no foreign body in them. Makes me constantly rub my eyes.
Why do I still feel like I have sand in my eye after a superficial keratectomy and a contact bandage?
My son has a small round gray speck on the pupil of his eye. He can feel it, almost like a grain of sand.
Needs evaluation: If it is as you say this could be an embedded piece of metal or other dust that needs to be removed or it could distort a larger area on the eye. HAve him see his doc and s/he can decide if an eye doc should be consulted. I have removed these occasionally with techniques I learned during training. ...Read more
I'm sleepy all day even tho I've had plenty of sleep. My eyes feel like sand is them. I've had this for over a week?
Doctor: I would see your primary care physician. ...Read more
My eye feels like I have a stone or sand in it. When I look in the mirror I see white stuff on top of the brown bit in my eye?
You may have a: Corneal abrasion which requires medical attention. See your eye doc today. ...Read more
Something went into eye, now it feels like sand but nothing's their. Washed with saline wash. Hurts when blinking or keeping eye closed. What's wrong?
May be a scratch: A scratched cornea can feel like a foreign body, but it is just the scratch that causes pain. As long as the object was something like dirt, sand, a bug, etc you should be OK. If it was something that could have PENETRATED the eyeball (a spark, a piece of metal) you need to see a doc ASAP. Flushing with saline was correct, you can continue this. You should feel better in am, if not, see a doc. ...Read more
Dryness: Most likely your eyes have some degree of dryness. This is sensitive to your bodily hydration, atmospheric moisture and history of eye or systemic disease. If minor and does not affect the vision nor cause eye redness, you can apply over the counter lubricating eyedrops. If not minor, you should consult with your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
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