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What causes eyelid swelling?

What causes eyelid swelling?

Many causes.: There are many causes of eyelid swelling. See an ophthalmologist for help with this. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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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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What to do for eyelid swelling?

See a doctor.: There are many causes of eyelid swelling. An ophthalmologist can determine the cause and treat it. ...Read more

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How do you reduce eyelid swelling?

How do you reduce eyelid swelling?

Cool compresses: Pour ice water on a clean cotton ball or wash cloth. Hold gently against lids until cloth is warm. Reapply as needed, but no sooner than 15 minutes. ...Read more

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Are the symptoms of eyelid swelling bad?

Are the symptoms of eyelid swelling bad?

Rarely, but can be: If the swelling is only from a small stye, then usually not a big deal, and hot compresses can help. Rarely, swelling can be a sign of serious infection around the eye. Especially in children, this must be approached as an urgent situation. ...Read more

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Why is my eyelid swelling up so much it hurts?

Why is my eyelid swelling up so much it hurts?

More info needed: Could be many things ... Environmental allergy, contact allergy, viral or bacterial infection, a chalazion (stye) would all be common causes of eyelid swelling. Your associated symptoms (itching? Watering? Red eye? Blepharitis?) can help narrow down the cause and suggest the best way to treat it. ...Read more

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What is the best way to reduce eyelid swelling?

What is the best way to reduce eyelid swelling?

A few ideas: More info about the duration, severity and appearance would be needed for specific help, but in general, keeping the head elevated during sleep and applying refrigerated, moist washcloths to the eyes can be helpful. Refrigerated artificial tears may also be beneficial. Decreasing salt intake could also be helpful. ...Read more

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How can I make the eyelid swelling go away fast?

It depends: It depends on what is causing the swelling. Post surgery, cold compresses and head elevation work. If it is from allergies, then anti histamine medication. ...Read more

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Why is one eyelid swelling during extreme exercise.?

Why is one eyelid swelling during extreme exercise.?

Bulging?: If the eyelid/eye bulges with weightlifting, that could be an abnormality of the blood vessels called an orbital varix. Specifically, you will note the bulging happening when you are holding your breath and straining, such as with weight lifting. If this fits your symptoms, an exam, visual field and possible imaging to confirm the abnormality are in order. ...Read more

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Why is my eyelid swelling up, plus it hurts to blink?

Why is my eyelid swelling up, plus it hurts to blink?

See an eye Dr.: Pain on blinking can be caused by a number of things from infectious to infection to foreign body. These conditions can also cause the lid to swell. Remove contact lenses if you use them. If there is no relief see an eye doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Eyelid Swelling (Definition)

Eyelid swelling usually refers to any condition that causes inflammation leading the eye to become "puffy" due to edema that is ...Read more