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Red Itchy Swollen Under Eyes
You may have: Allergic conjunctivitis. You could try using clarifying along with artificial tears to see if that relieves your symptoms. It would be best to have a physician examine you. There are very effective treatments for this issue. You need a definitive diagnosis and then a comprehensive plan. Best of luck! Thank you for trusting Health Tap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy Likely: These symptoms are typical from allergic responses. Commonly, these could be from either environmental/seasonal allergy or a contact dermatitis type response (surface flare or inflammation due to coming in direct contact with something you are sensitive to). If basic allergy medications or eye drops do not give adequate relief, see your primary doctor or an allergist or ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Red flaky skin under eyebrow dry and itchy . Very small raised red patches under eye and corner of eye . It's itchy . Kindly help. ?
Eczema : It's possible that you have eczema affecting your brows and corners of your eyelids. This condition can also affect other parts of your body, like behind your ears, elbows, behind your knees, etc. avoid your eyelids, but you may trial hydrocortisone 2.5% cream to the brows 2-3 times per day to see if you respond well enough. The eyelids require prescription grade ophthalmic ointment. ...Read more
Contact Dermatitis: Contact dermatitis of the eyelid is mediated by a type IV hypersensitivity reaction in allergic contact dermatitis and by direct toxic effect in irritant contact dermatitis. It is more often caused by a product applied to the hair, nails, or face than by products applied directly to the eyelids. See your dermatologist for treatment and a patch test to find out what you are allergic to. ...Read more
Blepharitis-Rosacea?: Careful exam to achieve correct diagnosis ; direct therapy. Swelling ; redness usually symptoms of low grade infection-inflammation. Gentle cleansing with mild soap ; otc polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment can be helpful. Seek care if persists or fails to respond. ...Read more
Bug bite, infection: See your doctor if it doesn't resolve by tomorrow. An infection can spread into the actual orbital capsule of the eye. In the meantime, put a warm compress on the area of puffiness. Is it itchy, painful, or is there a discharge? These are things your doctor will need to know. ...Read more
Allergic reaction: You could have an allergic response to something, whether food, lotions, medications or other. You can trial Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical eye drops such as zaditor. You could also have dry skin i suppose too.If you don't respond or get worse, you may need to see a physician who may prescribe oral steroids. Additionally, an exam of your type of skin reaction can lead to clues to the diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A few possibilities: This could be due to allergies, dry eyes, or eye infections. The treatments are very different. For allergies, zaditor (ketotifen) is a good otc eye medicine. For dry eyes, lubricating tears are necessary. For infection, usually of the eyelids, start with eyelid warm compress and diluted baby shampoo scrubs. You should have a baseline exam with your eye doctor. ...Read more
Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Folliculitis?: You will need to see your family doctor. "painful lumps" could be abscesses. You will likely need antibiotics. Go to your doctor for an exam. Allergic reactions may also be a possibility. Fungal infections also may present this way. ...Read more
On birth control lutera for a week, woke up with swollen bags under eyes/itchy. Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help and also reduce swelling?
I am experiencing rash on face and purple rash around eyes. The following also describe me: Skin rash, Skin redness or irritation, Skin swelling. My rash is going away, but my skin is still very itchy and my ears are getting swollen.
Periorbital rash: May be infection like strep or may be lyme which can have a multitude of presentations. Could also be allergic reaction-new topical creams on face or soaps? Very rarely may be HSP variant (Henoch-Schonlein purpura) any joint pains/ lower extremity rash or dots? Keep hydrated .Would follow up with doc over next 24 -48 hours ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a really red rash around my left eye. Swollen eye lids and its very itchy. No increase in redness with the eye...
Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more
Eyes were still itchy and red. They were also swollen, but there weren't bumps. Why is the itchy red area around eyes lasting for so long?
I usually have itchy eyes during night and i don't feel to stop itching or rubbing my eyes which makes them red, teary and swollen. What to do?
Too dry in room?: Is there alot of heat in your toom that is drying the air out. If so, you want to get a humidifier. If you do not itch during the day, it is probably not allergies. You could also put sterile eyedrops in your eye before bed and see if that helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Fish allergy : Possible fish allergy. Itching and swelling after eating can be signs of allergy. It is also grass pollen season; if you were outdoors, you could have reacted to that . If the reaction is stable you might want to try OTC antihistamine . Examples: Benadryl (diphenhydramine) , Zyrtec, Allegra. These three are more potent than Claritin. If you have chest tightness, hoarseness, or faintness, you need emergency care !! ...Read more
Hello, my mom is having a problem under one of her eyes. It's red and swollen. She says it burns and is itchy.
Conjunctivitis: Pink/Red Eye. Most likely. Apply cold compresses. Wash the hand before touching anything else so as to privet spread of this infection to other eye or to some one else. If not better in the AM, or eye is shut with Crusty discharge , have her see either her Ophthalmologist or PCP. She may need Antibiotic Ointment. ...Read more
My skin around my eyes has been very crusty and swollen and red and itchy for over 1 week tried zaditor and compresses. Help?
I'm currently experiencing itchy red pain and swollen on both eyes. On eye is hurting one that the other. What could cause this?
My eyes have been itching bad for over two weeks and no topical cream seems to be working. Right now they are red swollen and itchy. Help!
Sounds like contact.: If i understand what you are saying, your eyelids are itching and red and nothing you are putting on them neoseems to help. Sounds like you might be using something you are allergic to. Neomycin is a typical one. See an ophthalmologist and bring in everything you have used. Again, typically there is something you have become sensitive to causing the problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Every time I stroke my cats I get swollen, red, itchy eyes (sometimes is only one) am I allergic to cats? Never had this problem before now.
It would seem so: You described allergic symptoms in response to a similar stimulus ( the cat). You have two choices, avoid cats or start using allergy medicine when you know you'll be around them. ...Read more
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. ?
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