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My Eyelids And Cheeks Are Swollen And Itchy
Itchy red, alligator like feeling, swollen rash on cheeks, neck & chest. Swollen eyelids. Dr. Said allergic reaction, steroid medication is not helpin?
Up the treatment: I see in your medication list that you are taking Diphenhydramine (Benadryl) an h1 antihistamine, and were prescribed a steroid cream. You can try an over the counter h2 antihistamine Loratadine along with the above. You may need to be switched from the steroid cream to steroids by mouth, so a followup with your doctor would be the next step. If you have lip/mouth symptoms, go to Emergency Dept. ...Read more
What should I do if my eyelids have become swollen and super itchy. I wear contacts and every year around this time they seem to irritate. What to do?
Infection: You did not say how big an area. This can range from blepharitis to one or two localized abcessed glands in the lid. This can also represent airborne foreign body or reaction. This can also represent localized skin trauma from make-up application.You need to see an ophthalmologist for eval and appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why do my eyelids randomly get swollen and itchy and red? It stays that way around 3-4 days and when it goes away the skin is dry and flaky.
My eyelids are itchy, dry, wrinkly and swollen. Been like this on and off for past 6 mos. Never had issues before. I'm 29 years old. What would cause?
Contact allergy: If your eyeballs are not involved, your problem may be from a contact allergy to something you have used on your face especially eye makeups. Touching the lids before the nail polish has totally dried up or using a rubber applicator when you are allergic to latex may be potential allergens as well. If you have a condition known as rosacea, this may involve the lids. See Dermatologist. ...Read more
Get checked.: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more
I wore sunblock the other day while swimming now my eyelids are itchy and swollen what should I do?
You may have gotten: some of the sunscreen in your eyes, or you may be having a reaction to another substance in the water or something you've been exposed to since then. Make sure you rinse your eyes well with cool water. You can use an over-the-counter antihistamine such as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin, Zyrtec or Allegra, as long as you have no medical contraindication to those. If still not better, please see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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