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I have a 9 month baby, she going for a week with her bottom eyelid reddish kind of purple her top eyelid gets swollen at times. What can it be?
Allergy: Most probably allergy. She might also be having some runny nose, cough, and other symptoms of allergy. If only eyelid swelling, more when she wakes up in the morning and resolves during evening, see her pediatrician for evaluation. She might need an office urine exam to rule out any kidney issues. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
2 days ago woke up with unexplained dark purple bruise on eyelid, dime size. Go to Dr? Or wait to see if clears? Not sure what caused it.
Veins?: Sometimes this can be a prominent vein in your thin lower lid skin or it can come from mild fat herniation thru the orbital septum of the lower lid.This commonly occurs with age but not always. This prominent fat can give " shadows" under certain lighting conditions. Best to have an ophthalmologist check this and he/she may ask for a second opinion from an oculoplastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I got this bruise a few days ago and its on my eyelid its purple now it was black can I speed this healing up?
No: Unfortunately like a bruise anywhere on the body--your own white blood cells etc... Have to come in and take the old blood away to get rid of the discoloration and there is no way to really speed this up. ...Read more
Eye swollen an purple on the top eyelid its hot an buring vision blury! what is this an what can I do to help this? It hurts in my eye like a throbbn
I've had a very large vein/purple mass on my eyelid since I was young. Today it feels swollen & there is a hard bump - what kind of doctor do I call?
Eye doctor: Your best bet would be seeing an eye doctor. ...Read more
My eyelids are always very purple, and spider veiny, and sometimes, people mistake that for wearing eyeshadow. What is this?
Sometimes: Depends upon the history. Did he get struck around the eye with a fist, a ball or some blunt object so that he has bruising around the eye? Is there swelling? Was the eye struck and is the vision ok? Or did the purple appear with no outside force which could indicate a blood disorder, or tumor? Have your ophthalmologist see your son and sort this out. ...Read more
Probably bruise: Without a photo, I'll be guessing. I suspect a bruise of the upper eyelid may have occurred. Often painless and self limited, usually the result of running the eyelid. Other considerations would be a insect bite, vascular lesion, sty, nevus, dermatological condition to name a few. As I mentioned, lesions, benign or malignant, are best examined by a clinician to provide you with a definitive answer ...Read more
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