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Recurring Swollen Eye
What causes a recurring swollen eye in an infant. No redness or discharge. Swelling usually goes down the same day and has happened 3 times in 4 weeks?
Swollen eye: Is the skin red & tender with touch &/or have a fever? If yes, see eyeMD asap; If no, first start with warm compresses on eyelids according to instructions on firstname.lastname@example.org "Lid hygiene"; if does not help see eyeMD as you may been Rx. Or you can connect with me at: www.healthtap.com/cremers Your Concierge Keycode for patients: APKGTA
Depends: There are way too many causes of swollen eyes to list, therefore many different treatments. They are all treated differently. Do not diagnose yourself and chose random over the counter drops. That can be a recipe for disaster. See an ophthalmologist and they will take care of it properly.See 1 more doctor answer
Elevate head @ night: Eye swelling often accompanies allergic reactions or surgery. Other than antihistamines and oral arnica montana (available at health food stores) which may help your body reabsorb the bruising and swelling, gravity is your best friend. Sleep with a sofa cushion under your mattress so that your head is above heart level. Dr. Tholen.
Do you mean RED &...: Swollen eye? Sounds infected if it is unilateral. If on both sides maybe allergy. Especially if it is painful, affecting vision, recent trauma or exposure to another individual with infection, this needs to be taken care of right away. If you have fever, or pain in the eye don't mess around. Get seen as soon as possible, certainly this would be a reason to go to ER. If no fever, get seen w/in 24hr
Cool compresses!: Try cool compresses. If no improvement see ophthalmologist.
Need more detail: There are many causes for a swollen eye by which I assume you mean swollen eyelids. Possibilities include insect bites, allergy, infection, vascular problems and so on. Has your vision changed? is the eye red? Do you have underlying systemic illness? If persistent, you need to see your ophthalmologist to sort this out and get a proper diagnosis.
Compresses: Use cold compresses if present for less than 48 hours or if due to allergies. Use hot compresses after 48 hours or if it is accompanying a style. If you have pain and the condition is getting worse, see an eye doctor..
See an eye dr ASAP: Swollen eyes aren' normal, and especially if unilateral. If it hurts, even moreso. Go to your ER!
Absolutely: Eye swelling is not a normal condition. It may be a sign of infection, which can be permanently blinding or even life-threatening. Delay of treatment can lead to devastating results. Listen to your wife and get yourself to an eye doctor today.
Red swollen eye: Swelling in the corner of the eye can be due: allergy (apply cold ice packs if itchy especially); virus (is usually very itchy ; is very contagious; bacteria (need antibiotic drops); excessive sun exposure (called a pinguecula/pterygium) foreign body. See your eyemd if basic cold compresses do not help.
Depends: Without knowing the cause of the swelling, it's hard to say. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist to diagnose your problem. She/he could then advise appropriate treatment.