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I received 5 bee stings in head area. My left eye continues to swell at night 6 days later. What should I do?

I received 5 bee stings in head area. My left eye continues to swell at night 6 days later. What should I do?

See doctor?: If the eye swelling is obscuring your vision or bothersome to you cosmetically, ask your doctor for a Rx (steroid). Have you tried antihistamine yet? If not, it 's worth a try. If the stings are truly from the bees, I would expect the problem to resolve in another week. The unusual feature is that the lid only swells at night and thus there may be possibly another cause for it. ...Read more

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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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My 3yr old son left eye is swollen. On top of eyelid was red and then swell up after a nap. Been swollen for 2 days now.

My 3yr old son left eye is swollen. On top of eyelid was red and then swell up after a nap. Been swollen for 2 days now.

Mgt: He may have an infection, please see a physician right away. They can then determine the need for hospitalization and antibiotics. ...Read more

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What could have caused my left eye to swell up?

What could have caused my left eye to swell up?

Many possibilities: There are many reasons to cause eye swelling - infection, foreign body, allergies, inflammation. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation if this does not get better. ...Read more

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My left eye pains a lot (the pain is more on backside of eyeball mainly the optical nerve). the eyeball swells. I wear specs with no. Less than -0.2..

My left eye pains a lot (the pain is more on backside of eyeball mainly the optical nerve). the eyeball swells. I wear specs with no. Less than -0.2..

See your eye Doctor!: Optic nerve swelling is nothing to sneeze about, and requires immediate eye care! So if you are feeling this, please have your eyes checked. Most people can't feel their optic nerve, so this is rather unusual, but an eye doctor can do a dilated exam and inspect your nerves, and take your intraocular pressure, and do tests to validate the cause of your eye pain. Don't delay! ...Read more

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My left eye pains... Gets watery, swells littlebit, Nerve pain Usually when I don't wear specs for long But my vision is clear (without specs) Help,?

My left eye pains... Gets watery, swells littlebit, Nerve pain Usually when I don't wear specs for long But my vision is clear (without specs) Help,?

Eye doctor visit: See an eye doctor - not merely a vision examination. Ask for a clear explanation of your situation and if the specs prescribed relieve your problem, wear them. There may be other things than clear vision you need to take care of - ask till you understand. Best wishes! ...Read more

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I've had a pressure/pain behind my left eye for around 5 days. I felt a spam in my l temple area last night and have had pain since there.

I've had a pressure/pain behind my left eye for around 5 days. I felt a spam in my l temple area last night and have had pain since there.

Sinuses: Most pain in or around an eye is from sinusitis or headache. Pain reliever and decongestant should relieve it. If not, or if it is getting worse, go see your doctor. It could also be due to an eye problem such an inflammation in (called uveitis) or around the eye. You need to see an eye doctor to really rule this out. ...Read more

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Pain on left eye and left side on top of the head, phono and photo sensible also. No fever, no stiff neck, had this pain for 3 days day and night...

Pain on left eye and left side on top of the head, phono and photo sensible also. No fever, no stiff neck, had this pain for 3 days day and night...

Best to be seen by a: Physician to rule out anything unusual, like a stroke. However, it sounds like a migraine. Something else to consider is hemicrania continua (hc), a very specific headache that can be sensitive to treatment with endomethacin. Ask your physician. Many people do not consider hc, but with your age, male, and symptoms, it may be that and a short run of endomethacin can give great relief. ...Read more

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I've had a strong, constant pulsing of the veins under my left eye for 2 days after I fell asleep in my contacts one night. Why? Should I worry?

I've had a strong, constant pulsing of the veins under my left eye for 2 days after I fell asleep in my contacts one night. Why? Should I worry?

Other symptoms?: Do you have any swelling or pain, Adischarge, and is vision ok? Any redness? Probably best to have I checked out in the office. ...Read more

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4 weeks of pain with left eye movement. Left hand numb 3 days ago, pain in right tooth last night and woke up this morning to cold sweats. 43 year old?

4 weeks of pain with left eye movement. Left hand numb 3 days ago, pain in right tooth last night and woke up this morning to cold sweats. 43 year old?

Related?: May all be symptoms of the same problem, or may be unrelated coincidental problems. See both your General Physician and your General Dentist as soon as possible. You have pain of over a month's duration. Please seek professional help. ...Read more

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I have pain in my left eye when I look upward, it lasts three days?

Could be serious: Please consult with us so we can take a look at your pupils and discuss other symptoms. Or see an eyeMD asap ...Read more

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Hi, my left eye have been tearing a lot for the past few days. Please help.

Hi, my left eye have been tearing a lot for the past few days. Please help.

Allergy vs. Pink eye: You may have pink eye especially if there is some redness and mild discomfort (gritty feeling or pain) is present. Allergies are more likely in both eyes, though but can present with similar symptoms. If there is any history of eye injury, you will need to have your eye looked at immediately. Cool compresses may help. Visine eye drops may help allergic and pink eye discomfort. ...Read more

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Why do I see streaks of light at the corner of my left eye especially at night?

Why do I see streaks of light at the corner of my left eye especially at night?

detached retina: Would give that appearance initially. Black spots are also possible symptoms. See a retina specialist asap as surgery to correct it should be done as soon as possible if that is the cause. ...Read more

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Causes for pain behind the left eye? This pain comes and goes for the past 3 days...

Causes for pain behind the left eye? This pain comes and goes for the past 3 days...

Retro orbit pain: These are difficult to diagnose. In a normal ophthalmogic exam, pain behind the eye may be referred or from an orbital disease process. Sinusitis, neck pain, bruxism, ear pain, upper molar pain, and many others that are facial pain disorders that may arise from neurological conditions like migraine, tic doulereaux. A consult with a neurologist may be helpful if this problem is persisting. ...Read more

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I have got like bag under my left eye. It have been lasting for 3 days. It looks not normal.

Allergies or fatigue: Bags under the eyes at your age group is generally one of two things or a combination of them both. Allergies in the nose will congest the veins that drain into the nose. When these veins get backed up they present as bags under the eyes. When the allergies get treated, the bags go away. You could also be tired which could cause similar findings get some sleep and get some flonase. ...Read more

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I have some flickering in my left eye since a few days? What could it possibly be? Anything to worry about?

I have some flickering in my left eye since a few days? What could it possibly be? Anything to worry about?

Vitreous changes: Any new onset of light flickering or floaters should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist to make sure there is no retinal tear forming. Light flickering is a symptom of the vitreous pulling on the retina. ...Read more

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My left eye has been tearing now for four days, its just constant and really annoying me. What can I do to stop it?

My left eye has been tearing now for four days, its just constant and really annoying me. What can I do to stop it?

Massage the Corners!: You may have a lash stuck in the lacrimal gland also known as the tear duct. If that is the case, then simple massaging of the duct, located in the corner of your eye may provide relief. If the tearing continues, you may have allergies or infection in the eye known as conjunctivitis or pink eye, and you need to see your doctor right away! ...Read more

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I have had a weird pain behind my left eye for three days only that hurts when I blink. If I blink fast enough it doesn't. Please help.?

I have had a weird pain behind my left eye for three days only that hurts when I blink. If I blink fast enough it doesn't. Please help.?

Some suggestions: If the pain is associated with any redness of your eye or change in vision, I would suggest an Opthalmology appointment right away.
If it seems like eyelid pain, there may be a sty, and your primary physician can check for that. ...Read more

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N the last 2 days I have gotten a double lids on my left eye. I don't have double lids. I couldn't find any info online. Wanna know what's wrong?

N the last 2 days I have gotten a double lids on my left eye. I don't have double lids. I couldn't find any info online. Wanna know what's wrong?

Double Eyelid: An appearance of a double eyelid can be due to the following: swelling (from allergy, blocked meibomian gland, syte, chalazion, too much salt in diet, mass, tumor), aging (blepharoptosis, dermatochalasis), genetics. See an eyemd to be sure is not serious. Cold ice packs may help if pure swelling. ...Read more

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33 f has had a dull on and off pain above left eye for about 10 days no other symptoms doesn't wake me up dr said wait and see what should I do?

Dull pain over eye: It is good that you have been seen by a doctor and he has advised wait and see situation which is totally appropriate. I am sure if your doctor was concerned more than he should have, he may have ordered some tests. I will suggest to f/u with your doctor as advised and not to worry. ...Read more

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I have on and off blurring in my left eye especially at night. It also feels like my eyes aren't working properly together when I have this blurring.

I have on and off blurring in my left eye especially at night. It also feels like my eyes aren't working properly together when I have this blurring.

See Specialist: Given your persistent symptoms I would suggest making an appointment to see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor) for further workup and evaluation. Changes in vision could be fixed easily with glasses/contacts. ...Read more

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Pulsation just below the left eye since two days... No pain?

Pulsation just below the left eye since two days... No pain?

Is eyelid twitching?: Trembling of an eyelid, which happens in normal people, is called myokymia (an involuntary, spontaneous, quivering of a few muscle cell bundles within a muscle). Myokymia starts and stops spontaneously. In the eyelids, it can last a few minutes to a few days. One should see an ophthalmologist (md eye doctor) if such symptoms persist, keep recurring, or are combined with any other symptoms. ...Read more

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My left eye has been watering constantly for 3 days with and without my contacts in.?

My left eye has been watering constantly for 3 days with and without my contacts in.?

Tearing: Tearing in one eye can be a sign of several things including an infection, a corneal abrasion or a foreign body in the eye. See your eye doctor to determine the cause and keep away from your contacts. ...Read more

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Since the middle of the night my left eye has been itchy but in the corner of my eye...

Allergies: It sounds like an allergy based symptom and may respond well to a trail of over the counter antihistamine eye drop, like Zaditor (ketotifen) ™. You may try some warm compresses to your eyelid with gentle cleaning with diluted baby shampoo on a washcloth. Look up a YouTube™ video on blepharitis treatment for specific details on eyelid hygiene. ...Read more

Nocturnal (Definition)

This term is used to note that something ...Read more