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Swollen itchy under eyes lids and lower. Used topical steroid, eye drop steroids and prednisone. Once steroids done it comes back. What could it be?

Swollen itchy under eyes lids and lower. Used topical steroid, eye drop steroids and prednisone. Once steroids done it comes back. What could it be?

See a dermatologist: Probably eczema. If it is, it is chronic and recurrent. Prolonged use of steroid here brings risks of glaucoma, cataracts, and periorafacial dermatitis.Calcineurin inhibitor is safe and effective. By prescription you will control your skin problem with tacrolimus ointment 0.1% or pimecrolimus cream. Read more

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How do I cure a swollen itchy eye?

How do I cure a swollen itchy eye?

See your eye doctor.: Best to see your eye doctor to determine the cause. It could be from an insect bite, or allergic or infectious. The treatment would be determined by the cause. Generally cold or hot compresses depending on the cause, anti-allergic drops and possibly oral anti-allergic medication (antihistamine) for an allergy or insect bite, antibiotic drops without oral antibiotics for an infection. Read more

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How to treat red, swollen, itchy eyes?

How to treat red, swollen, itchy eyes?

Allergy drops: If the problem is ocular allergy there are prescription allergy drops that are very effective in controlling eye symptoms. Oral allergy medicine can also help with allergy eye symptoms. Cold compresses will decrease redness swelling, and itching. Read more

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Itchy swollen skin around my eyes, anything I can take to treat this?

Itchy swollen skin around my eyes, anything I can take to treat this?

Cold compress: Peri-orbital (around the eye) edema (swelling) can be reduced by a cold compress to the area. This prevents capillary dilation and decreases edema. The itching is indicative of allergy type reaction. Either an over the counter oral antihistamine or over the counter topical eye allergy drop (also antihistamine) should help as well. Read more

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Slight swelling in and around eyes, skin feels swollen dry and itchy, what could be the cause?

Slight swelling in and around eyes, skin feels swollen dry and itchy, what could be the cause?

Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids 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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I'm worried because my contacts are making my eye itchy, red, and swollen!, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my contacts are making my eye itchy, red, and swollen!, what do you suggest?

Discontinue: Discontinue the contacts and follow up with your eye care specialist. Sounds if you are having and allergic reaction. Most likely to the solution or drops you are using with the contacts. Read more

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I have slight swelling in and around eyes, skin feels swollen dry and itchy, what can be causing this?

I have slight swelling in and around eyes, skin feels swollen dry and itchy, what can be causing this?

Allergies: Sounds like you have allergies. You can try over the counter allergy meds by mouth and over the counter allergy drops for the itchy eyes. Read more

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There's slight swelling in and around eyes, The skin feels swollen dry and itchy, What could be causing this?

There's slight swelling in and around eyes, The skin feels swollen dry and itchy, What could be causing this?

Eyelid Dermatitis: The eyelids swell often when there is inflammation of the skin or underlying structures, including the inside lining of the eyelids, or conjunctiva, which covers both the inner lining of the eyelid and the white portion of the eyeball.

If the skin of the eyelid is directly involved, it will be red, possibly scaling and itchy, or just tender. This would be called an eyelid dermatitis. Read more

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My inner eye on the bottom waterline is swollen and very painful to the touch. T's a little red too and itchy. What could it be?

My inner eye on the bottom waterline is swollen and very painful to the touch. T's a little red too and itchy. What could it be?

Possibly sty: You may have a sty or blocked oil gland of the eyelash (gland of zeiss) that is secondarily inflamed or infected. Try mod. Hot compresses 2-4 times/day for about 10' followed by gentle massage with diluted baby shampoo on a clean washcloth. This should help it resolve in about 7-10 days. If not and persistent or worsening, then an exam is needed to verify the lid lesion. Read more

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Eyes were still itchy and red. They were also swollen, but there weren't bumps. Why is the itchy red area around eyes lasting for so long?

Eyes were still itchy and red. They were also swollen, but there weren't bumps. Why is the itchy red area around eyes lasting for so long?

Allergies: At this time of year, there are many things floating around in the air that can irritate the eyes. If you do not treat these problems, they can last for months. Try using artificial tears 4x/day in both eyes. You can also use the OTC allergy drop, 'Zatidor' - this is 2x/day. Read more

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What to do if I do not know how or why I got it but my eye is getting swollen and it's red! And it's itchy. What can I do to make it better?

What to do if I do not know how or why I got it but my eye is getting swollen and it's red! And it's itchy. What can I do to make it better?

Eyedrops: Check to see if you are using a new skin product, as this can cause a reaction like this. If this has just popped up spontaneously, you can try using artificial tears 4x/day in the eye. If that doesn't work, there is a OTC drop: 'Zatidor', which works well. You can also use Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but this will cause drowsiness. If these therapies do not work, consider seeing an eye doctor. Read more

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I usually have itchy eyes during night and I don't feel to stop itching or rubbing my eyes which makes them red, teary and swollen. What to do?

I usually have itchy eyes during night and I don't feel to stop itching or rubbing my eyes which makes them red, teary and swollen. What to do?

Too dry in room?: Is there alot of heat in your toom that is drying the air out. If so, you want to get a humidifier. If you do not itch during the day, it is probably not allergies. You could also put sterile eyedrops in your eye before bed and see if that helps. Read more

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Eyes are itchy swollen under the eyes itchy also?

Eyes are itchy swollen under the eyes itchy also?

You may have: Allergic conjunctivitis. You could try using clarifying along with artificial tears to see if that relieves your symptoms. It would be best to have a physician examine you. There are very effective treatments for this issue. You need a definitive diagnosis and then a comprehensive plan. Best of luck! Thank you for trusting Health Tap. Read more

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