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Dr. Stan Coleman
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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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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Joshua Greene
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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, but this will cause drowsiness. If these therapies do not work, consider seeing an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. William Goldstein
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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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Dr. Amin Ashrafzadeh
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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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Dr. Keegan Duchicela
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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Dr. Melissa Gowans
Board Certified, Pediatrics
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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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Dr. Michael Fisher
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How do I treat dry, itchy, red, peeling skin on eyelids and under eyes.

How do I treat dry, itchy, red, peeling skin on eyelids and under eyes.

Eyelid Dermatitis: Eyelid dermatitis is a skin inflammation that occurs on the eyelids. It can create dry, flaky skin on the eyelids or an itchy rash, depending on the exact nature of the inflammation. It can affect eyesight if the eyelid becomes swollen or if the skin flakes off and irritates the eye. This condition is usually caused by an allergic reaction. Treatment is a topical rx cortisone like Cloderm cream. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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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Dr. Catherine Lowe
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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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