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Doctor insights on: Lupus And Swollen Eyelids And Face Every Morning

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Anything else I can do when lupus flare makes head feel swollen & I feel confused? Increasing prednisone helps but it is a struggle to work thru this!

Anything else I can do when lupus flare makes head feel swollen & I feel confused? Increasing prednisone helps but it is a struggle to work thru this!

Suspect ..: I suspect your issues have less to do with lupus vascular inflammation than other issues. Prednisone is an energy booster, but depression may be in the equation. The picture is more stress than active sle! ...Read more

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Recently diagnosed with lupus. Have awful dry eye and light sensitivity with swollen red lids. On restasis and prednisone as well as plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine).

Recently diagnosed with lupus. Have awful dry eye and light sensitivity with swollen red lids. On restasis and prednisone as well as plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine).

Autoimmune: You almost certainly have dry eyes associated with your lupus, and this can be very difficult to treat. Restasis helps improve tear production, which is shut down in an autoimmune environment. You could consider punctual plugs which will help your tears stay longer in your eyes. You could also consider treating the quality of your tear film, such as by taking omega-3 orally. Good luck. ...Read more

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Itchy, burning rash on elbows & knees. Diff & infreq urinating. Pain n bk woke up swollen arms-fing, knees- toes&face. Have lupus&fibro any ideas?

Itchy, burning rash on elbows & knees. Diff & infreq urinating. Pain n bk woke up swollen arms-fing, knees- toes&face. Have lupus&fibro any ideas?

Lupus flare: The symptoms you are describing sound pretty severe. The rash on the elbows and knees is consistent with psoriasiform lupus and I am concerned about your back pain which could be related to pancreatitis. Since you know you have an autoimmune disorder, I would make an appointment with your rheumatologist asap. ...Read more

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Positive ANA w/1.80h bloodwork ok loosing hair, patches bald, leg tightness, butterfly rash on face, sun reaction, eyelids peeling, no tears, lupus?

Positive ANA w/1.80h bloodwork ok loosing hair, patches bald, leg tightness, butterfly rash on face, sun reaction, eyelids peeling, no tears, lupus?

See a doc : A 1:80 Ana is barely abnormal but seeing a rheumatologist for an evaluation would be a good idea — the eval would include a history and examination and possibly some more detailed blood testing to see if anything important is going on. ...Read more

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I'm 26 & am anemic with lupus... Why do I wake up with my facr swollen every morning.

I'm 26 & am anemic with lupus... Why do I wake up with my facr swollen every morning.

Lupus : Lupus affects multiple organs and is a systemic disease. Facial swelling should be analysed in conjuntion with over all clinical picure. It could be due to several reasons based on target organ or system involvement in lupus which include heart, pulmonary atreies, kidneys, small blood vessel inflammation, anemia, skin etc. Fu with a rheumatologist. ...Read more

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Stabbing pain back of head right side, going to temple, into eye burning, watery eye and swollen in mornings. Mouth tastes like burning rubber.

Stabbing pain back of head right side, going to temple, into eye burning, watery eye and swollen in mornings. Mouth tastes like burning rubber.

See eye doctor: Your description is not specific for any particular disgnosis. Go see an eye doctor for further evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my sister she woke up with swollen eyelids and face with toothache?

What's wrong with my sister she woke up with swollen eyelids and face with toothache?

Infection: It sounds as if your sister might have an abscessed tooth and the infection has spread into the tissue. This can sometimes happen even overnight and swell the face and eyelid shut. Going to a dentist and being placed on antibiotics needs to be done asap. Depending on the severity of the swelling a course of IV antibiotics may need to be given. ...Read more

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23 year old son has had swollen eyelids, puffy face and headaches for 4, 5 days, could this be serious, should we see dr.

23 year old son has had swollen eyelids, puffy face and headaches for 4, 5 days, could this be serious, should we see dr.

Multiple Complaints: He needs to be evaluated asap to rule out something serious. Puffy eyelids, face, headache (increased blood pressure), dark urine are signs of kidney disease. No more delay. Also, needs to rule out substance abuse! ...Read more

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I have gnats in my home they have bitten my eyelids and my top and bottom lid are swollen even part of my face what can I do for the itching?

I have gnats in my home they have bitten my eyelids and my top and bottom lid are swollen even part of my face what can I do for the itching?

Cold packs - plus: Use cold packs for immediate relief, but you can try oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) capsules. These bites may become infected. If te swelling increases or becomes painful or gets red, go to your doctor quickly. ...Read more

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I have a swollen numbe earlobe and swollen eyelid/bulging eye — both on right side of face.

I have a swollen numbe earlobe and swollen eyelid/bulging eye — both on right side of face.

Swollen eye ,ear lob: Seek medical attention immediately in an ER. Could be infection which on the face affecting the eye is very serious, especially with bulging eye or rarely tumor compressing blood vessels in neck. Thyroid disease can cause bulging eyes but usually no ear lobe issues. Seek immediate attention in ER ...Read more

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Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen?

Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen?

Get checked.: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have swollen eyelids and changed vision after head injury? I hit my head really hard against my bathroom wall cause I couldn't see in the dark

I have swollen eyelids and changed vision after head injury? I hit my head really hard against my bathroom wall cause I couldn't see in the dark

Get attention: Good idea to visit your doctor, as you could have fractured a bone in the orbit which is affecting visual synchrony. An eye specialist may be needed, and X-rays seem indicated. ...Read more

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My son had what we thought to be a pimple yesterday but today his face has gotten more and more swollen. It hurts to touch and he has puss that comes out of his eyelid I understand that a sinus passage it right there so the puss may be normal but should I

My son had what we thought to be a pimple yesterday but today his face has gotten more and more swollen. It hurts to touch and he has puss that comes out of his eyelid I understand that a sinus passage it right there so the puss may be normal but should I

Seek Help: Pus draining from the eye area could be a very dangerous situation. The person can have a pre-septal cellulitis, septal cellulitis, peri ocular abscess, or sinusitis. Left untreated can have brain abscess. Get this checked immediately, better safe than sorry. Sorry to alarm you but it is important to get evaluated and there is no other way to diagnose but with an in person physical exam. ...Read more

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Around my eyelids started to get itchy the rest of my face got tiny bumps then my eyes are swollen?

Around my eyelids started to get itchy the rest of my face got tiny bumps then my eyes are swollen?

Allergic reaction: It appears your face has come in contact with something your allergic to or you have eaten something you are allergic to. You should think about what touched your face or what you have eaten. Being in direct sunlight can cause a reaction like you have. If you do not have Glaucoma, you could consider taking a Benadryl (diphenhydramine) caplet and Zantac to help alliviate your problem. See MD as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen. As a whole, skin on face is irritant. Possibly allergy or eczema?

Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen. As a whole, skin on face is irritant. Possibly allergy or eczema?

Get checked: Perhaps your doctor can confirm the eczema or perhaps a very bad allergy or infection. I would recommend a face to face encounter ...Read more

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My whole upper eyelid is swollen largely and red. Very painful. I don't see a pus head though. More swelling toward the corner. What could it be?

My whole upper eyelid is swollen largely and red. Very painful.  I don't see a pus head though. More swelling toward the corner. What could it be?

Blocked gland: Most common would be a chalazion, which is an eyelid gland that gets blocked and then infected. Use moist heat to try to bring it to a head. If not getting better, go see your eye doctor to get it treated. ...Read more

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I popped a stye on my outer lower eyelid after using hot compresses and it came to a head now it is really swollen how do I get the swelling to go dow?

I popped a stye on my outer lower eyelid after using hot compresses and it came to a head now it is really swollen how do I get the swelling to go dow?

Ice the area: And see your doctor asap. There is a chance it could have gotten infected and you may need to be on antibiotics. ...Read more

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Swollen eyelids making difficult to open the eyes and swollen face during summer in UK.itching dark swollen eyes and swollen cheeks.how to cure it?

Swollen eyelids making difficult to open the eyes and swollen face during summer in UK.itching dark swollen eyes and swollen cheeks.how to cure it?

Allergy: Itching and swelling are common symptoms of allergy. One might start by identifying and avoiding the offending allergen. Anti-allergy tablets can be helpful. Rinsing out the eyes and nose with water a few times per day can help. Ice packs can help relieve swelling and itching. If these strategies are not effective, one should see a doctor in person. ...Read more

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My granddaugther's eyelids are swollen and itchy after her mother washed her face which was painted with some toy paint. What can I do?

My granddaugther's eyelids are swollen and itchy after her mother washed her face which was painted with some toy paint.  What can I do?

Allergic response!: This is likely an allergic dermatitis to the pain. Try a bit of Hydrocortisone cream 1% to the affected area. If it doesn't get better in a few days, see an ophthalmologist! ...Read more

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Puffy/swollen left eyelid for six months my left eyelid has been puffy and swollen for six months. Alleregy meds haven't done a thing for me. I went to dr and it isn't pink eye or anything of that nature. The puffiness is now on my left side of my face too

Puffy/swollen left eyelid for six months my left eyelid has been puffy and swollen for six months. Alleregy meds haven't done a thing for me. I went to dr and it isn't pink eye or anything of that nature. The puffiness is now on my left side of my face too

Many : Many things can cause swollen eyelids (lid edema). Strange that it is just on one side. If has ben going on for six months, it is probably not an infection. It could be an allergic reaction to something. The confusing part is the one-sided-ness. I would see a local specialist to have it looked at and evaluated. ...Read more

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Got hit with a crate on side of face near ear cheek bone painful and swollen since Tuesday feel a build up of pressure on my eyelid?

Got hit with a crate on side of face near ear cheek bone painful and swollen since Tuesday feel a build up of pressure on my eyelid?

Pressure: Please have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility as soon as possible. The facility may be able to fully take care of you. If not, that team will call your doctor and discuss problems.

Hope all goes well — please keep me informed. ...Read more