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What is a good home remedy for a swollen and purple eyelid?

What is a good home remedy for a swollen and purple eyelid?

Swollen eyelid: It depends on the cause of the swelling and discoloration. If it is from trauma (being hit) then ice is the best remedy. If it is from an insect bite or something else then you should see your physician. It could be an infection and should be treated immediately. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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What does it mean when the inner part of your eyelids are purple?

What does it mean when the inner part of your eyelids are purple?

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 more

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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?

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

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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

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

See your doc: If the pain and swelling is only on your upper eyelid, you may have an infected stye (called a hordeolum). You would also notice a lump which hurts to touch. If this is the case, you may need antibiotics, so see your doctor. ...Read more

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My eyelids are always very purple, and spider veiny, and sometimes, people mistake that for wearing eyeshadow. What is this?

My eyelids are always very purple, and spider veiny, and sometimes, people mistake that for wearing eyeshadow. What is this?

Simple/complex: it may something as simple as dry (and therefore thin) skin or more complex as a blood vessel anomaly that is forcing too much blood through the eye lid blood vessels ...Read more

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My sons eyelid is a purple and puffy, is that a shiner?

My sons eyelid is a purple and puffy, is that a shiner?

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

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I woke up with a light purple spot under my upper right eyelid, what could cause this?

I woke up with a light purple spot under my upper right eyelid, what could cause this?

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