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Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye.no redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swollen upper eyelid near eyebrow. Burning itchy eye.no redness to eye. Some tearing?

Swelling: Swelling of the lids can be caused by several things.You need to see an ophthalmologist to determine the cause and institute treatment. ...Read more

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How can I cure red, itchy, swollen, slightly bumpy eyelids/area around eye?

How can I cure red, itchy, swollen, slightly bumpy eyelids/area around eye?

Eyedrops: Check to see if you are using a new skin product, as this can cause a reaction like this. If this has just popped up spontaneously, you can try using artificial tears 4x/day in both eyes. If that doesn't work, there is a OTC drop: 'Zatidor', which works well. You can also use Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but this will cause drowsiness. If these therapies do not work, consider seeing an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Woke up with upper right eyelid swollen, but eye is not red, painful, or itchy. No bumps. I didn't eat anything different.

Woke up with upper right eyelid swollen, but eye is not red, painful, or itchy. No bumps. I didn't eat anything different.

Many causes!: It could be fluid retention if you sleep on that side, it could be mosquito bite, rubbing of eyes.... Try some cool compress on it. If it persists and recurs, consult a local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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8 year old daughter had red and swollen eye lid, 24 hours now. NO redness in actual eye, no pus, no itchy/grainy feeling, no pain. What could it be?

8 year old daughter had red and swollen eye lid, 24 hours now. NO redness in actual eye, no pus, no itchy/grainy feeling, no pain. What could it be?

Periorbital swelling: While it's reassuring that there is no pain, it is still concerning for periorbital cellulitis - an infection of the tissue around the eye. This needs to be evaluated and likely need antibiotics. Get her into her pediatrician ASAP. If her doc doesn't have weekend hours then go to an urgent care or ED for evaluation. ...Read more

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I had a facet block 9 days ago 6 injections today i noticed 1 of the sites is red, swollen, and itchy like a welt and my eye lids of 1 eye swelled too?

I had a facet block 9 days ago 6 injections today i noticed 1 of the sites is red, swollen, and itchy like a welt and my eye lids of 1 eye swelled too?

Likely: coincidental. Eye issues are not typically related to the spine at all. There can be occasional pain at site of the facet blocks when the anesthetic wears off. Would recommend ice the back area. See your PCP regarding the eye lid swelling. ...Read more

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My eye is red swollen, itchy, painful and has bumps on the inner eyelid the bumps look like small holes. There is discharge seeping from the bumps?

My eye is red swollen, itchy, painful and has bumps on the inner eyelid the bumps look like small holes. There is discharge seeping from the bumps?

Possible stye?: I note you're from the UK. This is a UK based information leaflet. http://patient.info/health/stye I recommend that you seek urgent medical attention however as other serious eye infections need to be rapidly excluded. ...Read more

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So my under eyelid is red and swollen, and it's a little itchy, i don't have insurance so i can't go see a doctor i think it's pink eye what can I do?

So my under eyelid is red and swollen, and it's a little itchy, i don't have insurance so i can't go see a doctor i think it's pink eye what can I do?

Hot compresses: Most of the time pink eye causes the eyeball to be red. If this only involves the eyelid, it is either a stye or a mild skin infection. It is more likely a stye if there is a sore spot on the lid. If so, use hot compresses at least 3 times per day. Keep reheating the washcloth so you get 5-10 minutes of heat every time. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my contacts are making my eye itchy, red, and swollen!, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my contacts are making my eye itchy, red, and swollen!, what do you suggest?

Discontinue: Discontinue the contacts and follow up with your eye care specialist. Sounds if you are having and allergic reaction. Most likely to the solution or drops you are using with the contacts. ...Read more

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What most likely is it if i wake up with a swollen eye, it's a little bump on top of my eye and is red and itchy?

What most likely is it if i wake up with a swollen eye, it's a little bump on top of my eye and is red and itchy?

Stye or chalazion: This may be a stopped up oil gland. Try applying warm clean wash rag as a soak for 5-10 minutes three times a day. If it goes down in size great--if not, see an ophthalmologist as these sometimes need to be drained. ...Read more

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My right eye is red, itchy, flaky sometimes slightly swollen in the morning, but then the swelling goes down as the day progresses. What is wrong?

My right eye is red, itchy, flaky sometimes slightly swollen in the morning, but then the swelling goes down as the day progresses. What is wrong?

Blepharitis: You should see your eye doctor right away to see if your symptoms are caused by an infection, dermatitis, an inflammation of the skin around the eye, or blepharitis, a condition where you can build up crusting and/or mucous around the eyes due to dysfunctional glands in the eyelids. The condition you have will determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Swollen, red, itchy eye in a child. Infection or allergies?

Swollen, red, itchy eye in a child.  Infection or allergies?

Conjunctivitis: Red itchy eyes, sometimes with swelling describes conjunctivitis. There are different causes, from allergic, viral, chemical and bacterial. If it is not resolved in a couple of days, and if there is swelling and green yellow discharge from the eye, have your child evaluated by your doc. ...Read more

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How do I treat red, swollen, itchy eye?

See a doctor!: Without an examination there is no easy way to determine what is causing your red, swollen, itchy eye and therefore we can't know how to treat it. Make an appointment with your local ophthalmologist to get this issue resolved. ...Read more

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Swollen and red and itchy upper eye lid.?

Needs diagnosis: There are several possibilities of which an arthropod bite is a common liklihood but it could also be allergic or eczema or dramatic blepharitis. See your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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The left eye lid sometimes gets red, swollen, and itchy and there's also a little dry patch too...it comes and goes as well, what could it be?

The left eye lid sometimes gets red, swollen, and itchy and there's also a little dry patch too...it comes and goes as well, what could it be?

Blepharitis: Sounds like chronic blepharitis, allergy and possible secondary bacterial infection, meibomian gland disease, oily eye lashes, could be molluscum contagiosum. You need lid hygiene, warm compresses, artificial tears, allergy drops, antibiotic drops and a visit to your local medical eye care specialist/ Ophthalmologist for confirmation and treatment. ...Read more

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Im often feeling itchy at my eyes because of my sinus. Last night, I scratch my eyes so badly. Now it turns so red and swollen like big eye bag. ?

Im often feeling itchy at my eyes because of my sinus. Last night, I scratch my eyes so badly. Now it turns so red and swollen like big eye bag. ?

Eye pain: If you scratched your eye, you should see an eye doctor as soon as possible to make sure you did not scratched your cornea. Cool compress to the eye till you get it checked out. ...Read more

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I've woke up this morning and my left eye is bright red and swollen I tried washing it a couple of times and it's still the same its really itchy ?

I've woke up this morning and my left eye is bright red and swollen I tried washing it a couple of times and it's still the same its really itchy ?

Allergies: Likely an allergic reaction given the itching component. You can take an antihistamine and see if it improves. Less likely is a viral infection which of present would clear itself over the next week or two. Can use artificial tears and cool compresses to keep it comfortable. ...Read more

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Past 2wks my right eye has been really itchy on and off. its not red or swollen. I don't wear contacts. I haven't been getting much sleep. Causes?

Past 2wks my right eye has been really itchy on and off. its not red or swollen. I don't wear contacts. I haven't been getting much sleep. Causes?

Allergy /blepharitis: There are multiple causes of red eyes. Itching tends to point to a histamine mediated condition - such as allergy. This could be environmental or contact. Other categories would be eyelid margin inflammation such as blepharitis. You can try an over the counter artificial tear or allergy drop (such as Ketotifen - marketed as Zaditor (ketotifen) or Alaway) ...Read more