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Is there an over-the-counter or home remedy for a swollen, itchy eye lid? My left eye is swollen and has been for a week. It itches too. Well, my eye lid is itchy not my eye itself. There isn't a knot or anything like that. My eye itself isn't red or

Is there an over-the-counter or home remedy for a swollen, itchy eye lid? My left eye is swollen and has been for a week.  It itches too.  Well, my eye lid is itchy not my eye itself.  There isn't a knot or anything like that.  My eye itself isn't red or

This : This is not time for a home remedy, you have already waited too long to get the situation evaluated by your physician. I suggest contacting your physician immediately for an evaluation. You run the ultimate risk of losing eyesight in that eye. ...Read more

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Dr. Adam Lewis
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

Swollen eyes are a common symptom of allergies, infections, inflammation, or irritation ...Read more


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Hi i had swollen itchy eye lids 2 weeks ago now my eyes and around my nose feels so dry and itchy..what could this be? Thank you

Hi i had swollen itchy eye lids 2 weeks ago now my eyes and around my nose feels so dry and itchy..what could this be? Thank you

Allergies...: Allergic rhinitis presents with a variety of symptoms including congestion, running, itching (eyes and nose), and post-nasal drip that can be seasonal or year round. Triggers can be allergic (animal dander, pollen, dust mites) or non-allergic (strong scents/odors, cleaning products, weather changes). See an Allergist for further workup and evaluation. ...Read more

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I got a mosquito bite on my upper eyelid over night and my eye is swollen, stinging, itchy and sore. I've put a cold cloth on it but it hasn't helped.

I got a mosquito bite on my upper eyelid over night and my eye is swollen, stinging, itchy and sore. I've put a cold cloth on it but it hasn't helped.

See answer: Swelling of an eyelid from a mosquito bite isn't unusual and suggest an allergic type reaction. It should respond to an antihistamine such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or Zyrtec. If the condition gets worse check with a physician to be sure no infection is present ...Read more

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Corner of eye itchy . Eye lid swollen and crusty sometime ... Please advice ?

Corner of eye itchy . Eye lid swollen and crusty sometime ... Please advice ?

This may by: :Blepharitis or inflammation of the eylid can be allergic or infectious. your Primary Care Provider may be able to treat this. In the meantime warm moist soaks can help. CHAGE YOUR PILLOW CASE DAILY after any drops are prescribed! Hope this helps Dr Z Happy New Year! ...Read more

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8 year old daughter had red and swollen eye lid, 24 hours now. NO redness in actual eye, no pus, no itchy/grainy feeling, no pain. What could it be?

8 year old daughter had red and swollen eye lid, 24 hours now. NO redness in actual eye, no pus, no itchy/grainy feeling, no pain. What could it be?

Periorbital swelling: While it's reassuring that there is no pain, it is still concerning for periorbital cellulitis - an infection of the tissue around the eye. This needs to be evaluated and likely need antibiotics. Get her into her pediatrician ASAP. If her doc doesn't have weekend hours then go to an urgent care or ED for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do if i just woke up because my foot is super itchy and now my eye is swollen! help!?

What to do if i just woke up because my foot is super itchy and now my eye is swollen! help!?

Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids and other parts of the body from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more

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What most likely is it if i wake up with a swollen eye, it's a little bump on top of my eye and is red and itchy?

What most likely is it if i wake up with a swollen eye, it's a little bump on top of my eye and is red and itchy?

Stye or chalazion: This may be a stopped up oil gland. Try applying warm clean wash rag as a soak for 5-10 minutes three times a day. If it goes down in size great--if not, see an ophthalmologist as these sometimes need to be drained. ...Read more

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My right eye is swollen and very itchy but I don't see and red spots what should I do ?

My right eye is swollen and very itchy but I don't see and red spots what should I do ?

Allergy?: You might have introduced an allergen into your right eye (e.g. after petting an animal then touching your right eye). If only the lids were involved, then a contact allergen is more likely the cause- in which case the symptoms may not appear until 24-72 hrs after the contact. Nail polish (before completely dried) is one of the more common causes. ...Read more