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How to make pink eye swelling go down so I can go to work?

How to make pink eye swelling go down so I can go to work?

Chill: The inflammation of the conjunctiva (whites of the eye) can be treated with artificial tears that have been chilled in the refrigerator. Ice can be used to help the swelling around the eye to go down. The viruses that cause pink eye have a very high attack rate (this means they are highly contagious). Be very careful not to transmit the virus to your colleagues and family. Therefore, chill! ...Read more

Dr. Tim Conrad
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Pink Eye (Conjunctivitis) (Definition)

"Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. "Pink eye" refers to a viral infection of the conjunctiva. These infections are especially contagious among children. Newborns can be infected by bacteria in the birth canal. This condition is called ophthalmia neonatorum, and it must be treated immediately to preserve eyesight. ...Read more


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Eye is swollen from pink eye, can I put ice on it to help with the swelling?

Eye is swollen from pink eye, can I put ice on it to help with the swelling?

Pink eye: Absolutely. You need to get an antibiotic drop for the eye so the infection resolves. Wash your hands frequently and clean all of the doorknobs around the house and the common area that people touch. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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I’ve got pink eye and have been putting in eye drops for four days now. It is getting worse what can I take to help with the swelling?

I’ve got pink eye and have been putting in eye drops for four days now. It is getting worse what can I take to help with the swelling?

Try a different med: Typically you should be seeing an improvement by four days of treatment. If it is continuing to worsen go back to the prescribing physician for consideration of different eye drops. Controlling the swelling is secondary to treating the infection appropriately. ...Read more

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My sister started taking medicine for pink eye a week ago. The swelling has gone down, but there is mucus, and sometimes they bleed. Is that normal?

My sister started taking medicine for pink eye a week ago. The swelling has gone down, but there is mucus, and sometimes they bleed. Is that normal?

Yes: Pink eye typically refers to viral conjunctivitis, an infection that can sometimes be quite severe. The symptoms your sister is experiencing are among the more severe, but they will resolve. Otc preservative-free artificial tears can be helpful for symptomatic relief. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to have swelling down yto the cheek with pink eye?

Is it possible for you to have swelling down yto the cheek with pink eye?

No: Pink eye is a condition of the covering of the eye. You may have redness of the eye and colorful drainage. Perhaps eve some swelling of the eyelid but it does not extend down the cheek. ...Read more

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How can I tell if I have pink eye? I have all the symptoms besides the red swelling part!

How can I tell if I have pink eye? I have all the symptoms besides the red swelling part!

Go to the Doctor: You already can tell you have pink eye. It is now time for the doctor to diagnose it so it can be treated. ...Read more

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My caruncle hurts and I can't tell if it has a little swelling but when I blink it hurts. Could it be the start of pink eye?

My caruncle hurts and I can't tell if it has a little swelling but when I blink it hurts. Could it be the start of pink eye?

Possilble: It could be allergic or infectious Conjunctivits so try using warm compress and if it does not get better in 2 days then try to see a doctor for a correct dignosis. ...Read more

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Swelling in bottom eye lid, pink near tear duct, hard and sore, what is this because its not pink eye I don't think????

Swelling in bottom eye lid, pink near tear duct, hard and sore, what is this because its not pink eye I don't think????

Stye: A stye is an inflamed swelling on the edge of an eyelid, caused by plugging of the gland at the base of an eyelash. Using warm compresses repeatedly often helps with resolution of the inflammation. ...Read more

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Have pinkeye for week now. Bit red, itchy, greeny goop, eye lid swelling. Using antibiotic drops. My cheek is now red same side as pink eye. Related?

Have pinkeye for week now. Bit red, itchy, greeny goop, eye lid swelling. Using antibiotic drops. My cheek is now red same side as pink eye. Related?

Yes: If you have conjunctivitis that is sensitive to the antibiotic you are taking, the inflammation should be gone by 1 week. If it is not, stop the antibiotic and see your doctor. If the inflammation got better and is now getting worse, you are reacting to the medication. Take a close up photo of your eye and stop the medication. See your ophthalmologist ASAP. ...Read more

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Pink eye? Eye redness, white discharge, feels like eyelash stuck, tender/swelling around, have strep throat. Do I need to see a Dr? Anything I can do?

Pink eye? Eye redness, white discharge, feels like eyelash stuck, tender/swelling around, have strep throat. Do I need to see a Dr? Anything I can do?

Yes: You need to see your doctor and start antibiotics, if you haven't already, as for your eyes, you may very well have conjunctivitis, most probably, your doctor would prescribe antibiotics locally too, or refer you to an ophthalmologist if need be, good luck ...Read more

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What could cause my eyelid and under eye swelling?

What could cause my eyelid and under eye swelling?

? Allergies: Many issues can cause swelling of eyelids and below the eyes. The most common cause is allergies. Try artificial tears, cool compresses, and oral/topical antihistamines. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What could be causing my under eye swelling?

What could be causing my under eye swelling?

Several things..: The skin around the eyelid is very thin and prone to swelling and fluid retention. It could be swelling from inflammation (e.g., allergy eye, contact lens overwear), or a salty diet causing an accumulation of fluid while you are asleep. It could also be due to undereye tissue loosening or thyroid issues, so it would be a good idea to get this checked out by an eye md (ophthalmologist). ...Read more

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What could have caused under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

What could have caused under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

Too many things: There are multiple causes of eyelid swelling, including inflammation, infection, and many others. You would be best served having an evaluation by an eye doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What could have caused this under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

What could have caused this under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

Cool compresses: Depending on the cause of the swelling, cool or cold compresses can help a lot. If an infection is causing the swelling, further treatment may be needed. Blepharitis is a common cause of eyelid swelling, you can get more info: http://www.2020vision. Com/blepharitis. Html

another common cause is not swelling, but rather the normal fat pads pressing forward as we age. Surgery can help! ...Read more

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5 days ago, swelling right side of face. Took keflex, swelling cont. Back to md. Taking levoflaxin & mumps test. Puffing under eye-swelling over ear.

5 days ago, swelling right side of face. Took keflex, swelling cont. Back to md. Taking levoflaxin & mumps test. Puffing under eye-swelling over ear.

Need more info: Is the physician who is treating you an ear, nose ; throat specialist? If yes then return to him/her because there is more to be done. If not then consult with one. ...Read more

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I woke up with my right eyelid swollen and a reddish purple. No sty, no pink eye, and I haven't been hit n it hurts. Please help!

I woke up with my right eyelid swollen and a reddish purple. No sty, no pink eye, and I haven't been hit n it hurts. Please help!

See MD: You need to get to a doctor to properly evaluate the cause. There may be infection or trauma that you were unaware of as may occur during sleep. This is not an appropriate condition to address online. ...Read more

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My left eye is red and the eyelid swollen, it itches and gets watery easily. Is it pink eye or an infection?

Could be: Your description could very well be "pink eye, " a.K.A. Viral conjunctivitis. It could also be a bacterial infection or even a contact allergy. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist to be sure. They each require different treatment. ...Read more

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What to do if I have eye swelling and it hurts when I move my eye it is not red or pink what could this be?

What to do if I have eye swelling and it hurts when I move my eye it is not red or pink what could this be?

See eye MD: There are many possible causes for your symptoms. See an ophthalmologist who can determine what is going on and treat it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Swelling around eyes?

What is the definition or description of: Swelling around eyes?

Periorbital edema: The reasons are retained water, herniated orbital fat, Graves' disease to name a few. You should get evaluated to find out the exact cause ...Read more

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Why I have swelling around eyes and feel sweaty last night?

Why I have swelling around eyes and feel sweaty last night?

Swelling around eyes: Swelling around eyes can be due to many issue: clogged eyelash glands (meibomian glands); allergies; excess salt (be sure kidney function is normal); genetics (got it from mom or dad); excess rubbing (shiners); aging changes. Cold ice packs might help decrease swelling by constricting blood vessels. See an eyemd if no improvement. See your md about night sweats if persistent as can be a concern. ...Read more

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Rash and swelling around eyes after using new makeup remover. Help?

Rash and swelling around eyes after using new makeup remover. Help?

Allergic reaction: Most likely allergy to the makeup. Stop using and begin cold compresses and if red and itching with some weeping to the skin, an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream to the affected skin will often cause relief and comfort. Use minimal amount and not in the eye for several times a day. ...Read more

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Head injury with swelling around eyes and at point of lash and swelling spreading. Wat should I apply to the injury?

Head injury with swelling around eyes and at point of lash and swelling spreading. Wat should I apply to the injury?

Ice: Have someone with you for awhile. Ice to reduce bleeding, rest sitting up, unless fuzzy.
If unconscious at all go to er.
What was cause? ...Read more

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Unexplained swelling around eyes appearing at 60 in the mornings. Why?

Unexplained swelling around eyes appearing at 60 in the mornings. Why?

See Eye MD now.: Could be just retained fluid, but could also be an indicator of a metabolic problem like renal insufficiency. You should probably see both your eye md and your pcp. ...Read more

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Swelling around eyes, nausea, esp when I eat lots of carbs?

Edema: Most likely this cause by high salt/soduim consumption cuasing fluid (edema) to build up in the soft tissues around the eyes. ...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


Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

An inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more