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Woke up and my eye is swollen shut it the eye it's self seems fine not pink and is clear?

Woke up and my eye is swollen shut it the eye it's self seems fine not pink and is clear?

See Dr if persists: Swelling of eye lid (s) on just one side, with no evidence of conjunctivitis, may possibly be due to an insect bite on the eyelid? Another possibility might be an allergic reaction or sensitivity to contact lens cleaner or another chemical. If there's no pain or disturbance of vision or photophobia it's less likely serious, but would suggest being a physician to evaluate your condition. ...Read more

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My eye is swollen shut with a burn underneath what can I do to treat it?

My eye is swollen shut with a burn underneath what can I do to treat it?

Could be infected: If there is severe enough swelling to close the eye shut and if it is tender / painful, there could be an infection in the skin (cellulitis) which may need treatment with oral antibiotics. Ice can help reduce swelling, but it is probably not safe to use topical creams for burns near the eye without being seen by a doctor. What was the cause of the burn? ...Read more

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Halo my eye is swollen shut yellow stuff coming out really painfull if I bend forward it feels as if my eye is gong to fall out?

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Halo my eye is swollen shut yellow stuff coming out really painfull if I bend forward it feels as if my eye is gong to fall out?

Go to ER: If it feels that bad, it's time to go to nearest ER. Sounds like you have at least an infection, eg conjunctivitis. But if it's swollen shut, then we worry about preseptal vs orbital cellulitis. Check out http://www. Merckmanuals. Com/home/eye-disorders/eye-socket-disorders/infections-of-the-orbit-preseptal-cellulitis-orbital-cellulitis for more info. Read it while waiting in ER. ...Read more

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My eye is swollen shut should I be worried about permanent impaired vision?

My eye is swollen shut should I be worried about permanent impaired vision?

Swollen eye: Long term complications from a swollen depends on the cause. It sounds like an infection. It could be a virus but it could also be a bacterial infection that could cause permanent injury and loss of sight. I recommend you see a physician immediately. ...Read more

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I had eye surgery yesterday. They removed a cyst, without anesthetics, now my eye is swollen shut. Normal?

I had eye surgery yesterday. They removed a cyst, without anesthetics, now my eye is swollen shut. Normal?

Unsure: Do not know. Need more information. Return to doctor that performed the procedure. ...Read more

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If my eye is swollen shut from poison ivy how serious is it and what should I do?

If my eye is swollen shut from poison ivy how serious is it and what should I do?

Not serious: A swollen lid from poison ivy is, in general, uncomfortable but not serious. You need to see your ophthalmologist to ensure is it not infected, and to potentially prescribe anti-inflammatory medication to help the episode resolve faster, or antibiotics if there is suspicion of infection. ...Read more

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I got stung by a wasp yesterday, when I woke up, my eye is swollen shut, lip swollen & my other eye is swollen, should I be checked out by a doc?

I got stung by a wasp yesterday, when I woke up, my eye is swollen shut, lip swollen & my other eye is swollen, should I be checked out by a doc?

Maybe: Assuming you got stung near the eye, swelling it not unusual. It is very often worse in the morning because of the affect of gravity while you are sleeping. The swelling should get better during the day. If there is increasing redness or pain then you should be promptly checked for an infection. Otherwise, if you are not too uncomfortable and things are improving you can give it a bit more time. ...Read more

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My eye was swollen shut and bruised from being punched. After a couple of days I could see out of it again, but then I put ice on it and now it's bad?

My eye was swollen shut and bruised from being punched. After a couple of days I could see out of it again, but then I put ice on it and now it's bad?

Get checked: I take eye & periocular injuries seriously and so should you. By your description, you likely had significant swelling and likely a "black" eye. You probably were unable to open your eye voluntarily. Now ice on eyelid causes you to not see well. I'm not sure of latter issue, but you should have an eye md check your eye and bones around it to ensure that treatment isn't required. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my eye is also swollen shut, what do you suggest?

Eyelid swelling: Has many causes. They include infection, trauma, allergy, and others. As an initial treatment, try warm compresses to your eye to see if this helps. If it persists, you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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I woke up with my eye purple and swollen shut. It hurts and gave me a headache. What could it be?

I woke up with my eye purple and swollen shut. It hurts and gave me a headache. What could it be?

Bruise, insect bite: Viral or bacterial infection, foreign body all need to be considered. If your sleep is disturbed and you're taking strong pain and anti-nausea drugs you may be dealing with other medical issues as well. Bottom line: an eye swollen needs attention right away. A call to your local er or your pcp are good places to start. ...Read more

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Can you give me advice please! I got punched right in my eye! It's swollen almost shut, I have a bump under eye and it's whole red and painful! What shoul I do?

Can you give me advice please! I got punched right in my eye! It's swollen almost shut, I have a bump under eye and it's whole red and painful! What shoul I do?

Exam: Get an exam by ophthalmologist. You may have orbital fracture or injury to the globe (eye ball). Use cool compresses to limit swelling. ...Read more

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My eye hurts and its swollen shut allmost?

My eye hurts and its swollen shut allmost?

Prompt examination: Hi!
Swelling of the eyelids (and/or soft tissue beneath the eyelids) can be an indication of both dangerous and not-so-dangerous conditions. The only way to tell which is by careful examination, and sometimes also requiring CT imaging. Do not delay in-person examination by a physician. ...Read more

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My eye is sore and swollen shut my mouth is dry and I'm very tired?

My eye is sore and swollen shut my mouth is dry and I'm very tired?

Possible infected: You should be examined by a doctor right away. It seems like you have an infection of the eye causing systemic effects (Dry mouth, dehydration and weakness) ...Read more

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Severe allergic reaction to poison sumac on eyelid. Eye is swollen shut. Started oral steroids 12 hours ago with no apparent difference. Any advice?

Severe allergic reaction to poison sumac on eyelid. Eye is swollen shut. Started oral steroids 12 hours ago with no apparent difference. Any advice?

Contact dermatitis: You're on the right track with oral steroids, you can take antihistamines for itch. If you have any vision changes or painful movements of the eye I would recommend seen a physician as soon as possible. If the rash is limited to your periorbital region monitor closely. I would avoid topical steroid creams around eye if possible now that you're on oral steroids. Good luck ...Read more