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My Eyelids And Cheeks Are Swollen And Itchy
Have bad cough, very nauseas and tired bad head ache and recently also have red eyes kinda itchy. Left eye and cheek swollen what is this?
Virus: Sounds like the flu or a very bad cold but with the swelling maybe bacterial. You need to check this out in the ER ...Read more
22 yr. Old male, with a red, swollen bump under his R eye. Appeared 2 days ago. It is not itchy nor painful. Somewhat hard at the head. Can send a pic?
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
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
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?
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 more
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 lower eyelid is slightly swollen and itchy. What could be causing this? And what can I do to cure it?
I have swollen and itchy eyelids. Will this go away by itself? Should I go to the doctor to get it checked out?
Yes: Yes, you should see a doctor to have it checked out and no it is not likely to go away by itself unless it is caused by something you are no longer exposed to. ...Read more
Why are my eyelids red swollen and itchy? This is coming and going since the end of may. Took an oral steroid did not help
Blepharitis: Most common cause of your signs and symptoms is blepharitis. The cause of that is closure of glands that secret oil in the eye lashes. The stale oil then becomes toxic and causes these signs. You need to see an eye md for diagnosis and treatment. No need for systemic steroids. ...Read more
My eyelids are red swollen, the skin is also flakey. It’s itchy and burns when scratched. I've had it for a month now and it comes and goes.?
Upper eyelids just below brow are swollen and very dry and painful, not itchy. I have psoriasis. Cant use corticosteroids. Topical tx not working. Is it the psoriasis or what else could could it be? Onset +-48hrs
Dermatitis: There are non-steroidal creams that are presciption such as Elidel or Eucrisa that may be helpful. Until you can see a Dermatologist try a moisturizer that is non-scented such as Cetaphil or CeraVe. ...Read more
Get checked.: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more
I have no pain in my eyes just swollen, can see ok I thick it is because I sratched my eye lids which had been itchy?
Both of my eyelids have this line that is swollen on my eyelid like eyeliner its slightly red and itchy but there are no other symptoms?
Blepharitis?: See you at ophthalmologists I think this is Blepharitis ...Read more
My eyelid looks and feels like I got a sunburn there but I haven't been in the sun. It's ]very red, itchy and kind of swollen. What is this?
Blepharitis?: It could be a local inflammation of your eyelid, termed blepharitis. Pl see attached link for additional details. You may also have allergies whch can have eye-related symptoms. I would use Zyrtec (cetirizine) and saline ophthalmic solution to wash the affected eye. If the symptoms persist for 48 hrs, you should see your primary physician. Feel better! ...Read more
I have itchy little bumps all over the surface of my eyelids top and bottom. Top eyelids are swollen along lashline almost puss like but not sure.
Go to the Doctor: This is the very description of when one needs to get to the doctor in person and to get on antibiotics. Please get to the doctor today. ...Read more
Why does my eyelid gets so dry. Red itchy and swollen? I've always wear make up like eyeshadow and never had a problem until now? What cream can I use
Itchy red eyelid: Makeup, because it is reused can harbor organisms, so would get new makeup. Also may just be a new onset allergy to a component of the makeup or new onset eczema, rarely herpes/zoster. Would avoid make up x 1 week. Try systane eye drops, zyrtec (cetirizine) x 1.Would follow up with doctor /urgent may need antibiotics or other prescription medication, with eyelids we are careful as goes into eye. ...Read more
Atopic Dermatitis: Atopic dermatitis, an immune/allergic disorder, can produce eczema on the skin, as well as red swollen itchy eyelids, and a rash. However, a simple contact allergy, unrelated to an immune disorder can produce similar findings. See your ophthalmologist and perhaps an allergist as well to look into it. ...Read more
I got a red lump on the inside my eyelid and it has grown on the outside of my eyelid its painful itchy and swollen what do I do?
One of my upper eyelids has become diffusely itchy, red, & swollen, but no pain. No signs of bites, blisters, bumps or the like. What could this be?
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 both eyes. 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
Have a red itchy patch sometimes swollen on top of eyelid for months, gets dry and flaky. What could be causing this? Anything to get rid of it?
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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