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Puffy Eyelids (Definition)

"puffy eyelids" can refer to swelling of the tissues around the eyes from numerous causes, including allergy, edema (fluid retention), sinus disease, and even infection. Some people will have prolapse of orbital fat herniating into the eyelids causing a continually puffy appearance. Thyroid related orbital disease can ...Read more


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I think I have an allergy to eyelash glues. My eyes get itchy, sore, and swollen. What can I do?

I think I have an allergy to eyelash glues. My eyes get itchy, sore, and swollen. What can I do?

Stop the glue: The glue is likely either creating direct irritation, or you are allergic to it. Either way you need to stop using it. Cool compresses may help reduce swelling and itching. If you want longer lashes, consider discussing Latisse (bimatoprost) with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have skin cancer or am i allergic to something?

How can I tell if I have skin cancer or am i allergic to something?

See dermatologist: A dermatologist is the best person to see regarding unusual skin findings where there is a concern for skin cancer. Allergies tend to be red and itchy while skin cancer is usually not. Allergic rashes will respond well to treatment for allergies, while skin cancer would not. However, a close look (and sometimes a biopsy) are needed to confirm skin cancer. ...Read more

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What to do if I have hypertension, how can I stop my eyes from being blurry?

What to do if I have hypertension, how can I stop my eyes from being blurry?

Go see your doctor: High blood pressure (hypertension) shouldn't cause blurry eyes, although high pressure inside your eyes (glaucoma) can cause blindness. Bottom line, go see your family doctor regarding your blood pressure and your eye doctor regarding your blurry vision. Check your BP at home and bring your BP cuff in for calibration. Keep in close contact w/your family doc. Exercise & DASH diet can help lower BP ...Read more

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How can I tell what I am allergic to and how can I get rid of itchy and gooey eyes?

How can I tell what I am allergic to and how can I get rid of itchy and gooey eyes?

Allergen testing: Can get a complete workup by an allergist, e.g. Skin testing. Otherwise, can try exposing yourself and figuring out the causative agent, removing it, then re-exposing to see if the allergy is confirmed. ...Read more

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Am i allergic to nylon, how can I tell?

Am i allergic to nylon, how can I tell?

Patch testing: Reaction to nylon would probably be an irritant or allergic contact dermatitis and patch testing could help clarify this. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have blepharitis?

How can I tell if I have blepharitis?

See your doctor.: This is a problem that necessitates a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. This will allow him/her to examine you, ask specific questions. And possibly order tests to find out what's wrong and what to do to help you. ...Read more

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I have dry eyes. I already have glasses and i took eye drops for 2 months. Do i just have to go to an actual eye doctor. Idk what to do im tired of it?

I have dry eyes. I already have glasses and i took eye drops for 2 months. Do i just have to go to an actual eye doctor. Idk what to do im tired of it?

Dry eyes: Can have many causes. If OTC eye drops don't help in 2 days, let alone 2months, continued usage will not suddenly begin to help, and may actually do harm. See an Opthalmologist, a specialist eye physician, to discover cause, and to then prescribe the appropriate treatment. You need a comprehensive eye examination. Not a computer link. ...Read more

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How could i make my eyes stop itching?

How could i make my eyes stop itching?

Allergies: The most common cause of itching is allergies. You can try otc topical antihistamines such as zaditor (ketotifen) 2x/day. If that does not help, your eye md has a lot more prescription treatment options. ...Read more

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I think my baby is allergic to my pets. How can I tell?

I think my baby is allergic to my pets.  How can I tell?

Science: If when your pets and any microscopic trace has been removed, what is the effect. So this ain't so easy.And what did your pediatrician say, when you called last week? That is what i would hang my hat on. I do wish you the best. ...Read more

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What to do if i think I have an allergic reaction to the earrings i got when i pierced my ears help please?

What to do if i think I have an allergic reaction to the earrings i got when i pierced my ears help please?

Nickel allergy: Very common to have a reaction to certain metals. Remove the earrings and use either medical plastic, surgical stainless steel, or gold. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry skin and What to do if I have acne. I was wondering if I could put on johnson's baby lotion before going to bed to moisturise my face?

What to do if I have dry skin and What to do if I have acne. I was wondering if I could put on johnson's baby lotion before going to bed to moisturise my face?

Not the best choice: Moisturizing is a great idea, but adult acne prone skin takes special care. Opt for a fragrance free pH balanced non-comedogenic moisturizer from the sensitive skin care section of your local drug store instead. ...Read more

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What to do if i got a cross eye a while ago, i think because i was rubbing my eye too much, and i wanted to know if glasses or contacts can fix this problem?

What to do if i got a cross eye a while ago, i think because i was rubbing my eye too much, and i wanted to know if glasses or contacts can fix this problem?

Not from rubbing: There are many causes of misaligned eyes, but rubbing them is not one of them. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation of this problem. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have pink eye?

How can I know if I have pink eye?

See docrtor: If the eye is pink you have "pink eye". There are many causes, bacteria, virus, allergies, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What can i do if i am allergic to sunlight?

What can i do if i am allergic to sunlight?

? Photosensitivity : See a dermatologist for proper diagnosis and management, meanwhile avoid sun exposure as much you can, and use sun screening, take second generation antihistamines as Loratadine regularly , read the labels carefully, as it may still cause drowsiness, till you get to see your dermatologist, good luck ...Read more

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How can I see if I am allergic to sandf lies? I was bitten 5 days ago I have around 40 bites that itch. Does that mean I am allergic?

How can I see if I am allergic to sandf lies? I was bitten 5 days ago I have around 40 bites that itch. Does that mean I am allergic?

Likely: Insect bites often sensitize people and the reaction tends to get larger with each bite. If the lesions remains itchy, try some topical cortisone cream (wrapping the area with Saran Wrap after application may enhance the penetration). Use a cold towel instead of scratching the lesion to avoid infection. Oral steroid may be needed if the problem is severe. Use insect repellant in the future. ...Read more

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What can I do if my eyes get red from contacts because I have eye allergies?

Yes: Contact lenses can cause redness on their own if worn too often due to a decrease in oxygen to the cornea. Allergies can make eyes red & can make contact lens wearers more uncomfortable especially during allergy season. ...Read more

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What to do if I have dry skin and What to do if I have acne. I was wondering if ibefore going to bed to moisturise my face?

There are many: treatments for acne patients with dry skin, but you need to see a dermatologist and many moisturizers can cause break outs so look for topicals with nicotinamide ...Read more

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I think i have post-orgasm illness i get runny nose after i ejaculate tell me how to treat it and what happen if not treated i am 20 yr old male?

I think i have post-orgasm illness i get runny nose after i ejaculate tell me how to treat it and what happen if not treated i am 20 yr old male?

POIS : U are not alone to report Post orgasmic Illness Syndrome, which has psych Look at the attached study which describes specific immunological mechanism, with a hypothesis on 45 Dutch Caucasian males, suggesting both Type-1 and Type-4 allergy to male's own semen contributing to symptoms of the illness.Besides avoiding ejaculation, you may benefit with desensitization to semen by a specialist. ...Read more

Eyelid Swelling (Definition)

Eyelid swelling usually refers to any condition that causes inflammation leading the eye to become "puffy" due to edema that is ...Read more