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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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