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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

Swollen eyes = puffiness or edema/ excess fluid ...Read more


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How can I make swollen eyes go down and the redness go away?

How can I make swollen eyes go down and the redness go away?

Cold pack: After placeing ice pack on your eyes, a few drops of visene should take some of the redness away. ...Read more

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Red watery puffy swollen eyes, tried everything oral. Please help with additiona ideas?

Red watery puffy swollen eyes, tried everything oral. Please help with additiona ideas?

Allergies?: This sounds like allergic conjunctivitis. If so, you may be helped by using alaway eye drops, which are an antiinflammatory steroid drop that is available without a prescription. However, if this persists or if you start having pain, see an ophthalmologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Red watery puffy swollen eyes, tried everything. How can I alleviate these symptoms?

Red watery puffy swollen eyes, tried everything. How can I alleviate these symptoms?

Need to determine: The cause, whether it is viral, bacterial or allergic. There are many eye drops and oral medications that are effective, but we need to know the cause first. ...Read more

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My son who is 2yrs old has gunk comn from his eyes wit a minor cold. Its a yellowish gunk but no red or swollen eyes. Suggestions?

My son who is 2yrs old has gunk comn from his eyes wit a minor cold. Its a yellowish gunk but no red or swollen eyes. Suggestions?

Warm compress: This is most likely tear duct drainage of the same "gunk" he has in his nose. Warm compress can help clean it. If he has any swelling or redness he must see a doctor. ...Read more

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How should I treat red, crusty, swollen eyes?

How should I treat red, crusty, swollen eyes?

Crusty eyes: There are a number of possible causes for crusty eyes. If due to viral conjunctivitis (commonly called pink eye) or an allergy, cold compresses and artificial tears will help. If due to blepharitis, an inflammation of the eyelids, warm compresses are instead indicated. Lastly a bacterial infection will require antibiotics. The best way to determine the cause and proper treatment is an eye exam. ...Read more

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What is having swollen eyes and red itchy spots on my arms and feet symptoms of?

What is having swollen eyes and red itchy spots on my arms and feet symptoms of?

Numerous things: The symptoms you describe could be associated with a number of infectious diseases as well as several autoimmune diseases. You should be seen by your pcp. If they can't formulate a diagnosis, you ay need to see a specialist. ...Read more

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My 3 yr old son has itchy, red and some what swollen eyes. Is it allergies? What can I do?

My 3 yr old son has itchy, red and some what swollen eyes. Is it allergies? What can I do?

See md: Allergies are likely but an evaluation by an ophthalmologist is recommended. ...Read more

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What might bring about my swollen eyes, and the red itchy spots on my arms and feet?

What might bring about my swollen eyes, and the red itchy spots on my arms and feet?

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

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Cluster of small red bumps and really dry skin on my face and swollen eyes in the morning. What could be wrong?

Cluster of small red bumps and really dry skin on my face and swollen eyes in the morning. What could be wrong?

See a doctor: Any number of issues come to mind and an accurate diagnosis is important prior to treatment. This way you will know if all three problems are related and what can be done for each. ...Read more

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My mother in law is allergic to shrimps, and got swollen eyes coz of it. This time, while her left eye is swollen the whole eye turned bloody red, why?

My mother in law is allergic to shrimps, and got swollen eyes coz of it. This time, while her left eye is swollen the whole eye turned bloody red, why?

Hemorrhage: Subconjunctival hemorrhage - this occurs when there is bleeding under the superficial covering of the eye. This can happen when the eye gets really irritated or poked. ...Read more

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Hi, I've been taking cetrizine, loratadine and fexafenadine daily for a? Allergic eczema, but still itchy, sore / red/ swollen eyes and mouth. Help

Hi, I've been taking cetrizine, loratadine and fexafenadine daily for a? Allergic eczema, but still itchy, sore / red/ swollen eyes and mouth. Help

See allergist: It is time for you to consult an allergist since antihistamines alone are unlikely to solve your problem. Eczema requires regular use of moisturizer especially after bathing (due to a defect which leads to excessive loss of water from the skin) and patients with eczema often have staph on their skin making the eczema worse. It is time to see an allergist. Hydrocortisone cream may help the rash. ...Read more

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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?

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?

May be the tear duct: You do not mention what part of the eye. If it is close to the tear duct, sometimes in newborns and slightly older infants, a tear duct occlusion may cause local swelling to the area. ...Read more

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Swollen eye with white dot inside of the eye lid. Redness and tender under the eye. What shall I do?

Swollen eye with white dot inside of the eye lid. Redness and tender under the eye. What shall I do?

See eye doctor: Whenever you're not sure what to do, see your PCP. They will arrange referral if needed. The eye is an extension of the brain. So don't try to take care of it yourself. Call in the experts! You'll be in great hands! Take care now. ...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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Woke up with red swollen eye and it hurts?

Woke up with red swollen eye and it hurts?

Eye infected: A red eye with pain is typically infected. Most likely it's a viral infection of the top of the eye-the conjunctiva or a bacterial infection of the eyelid-a "stye." less likely causes are inflammation inside the eye (iritis or uveitis) or an acute glaucoma (high pressure in the eye). You need to see you eye doctor to make the correct diagnosis and receive the proper treatment. ...Read more

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Why do I get red rings around eye on skin after swimming?

Why do I get red rings around eye on skin after swimming?

Tight Goggles: Tight goggles can definitely cause this. Or allergy to the rubber compound of the goggles. Try different brand and looser ones. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen eye lid. Still red. What do I do if crusty again tomorrow?

I woke up with a swollen eye lid. Still red. What do I do if crusty again tomorrow?

Inflammation: Sounds like the eyes and nose are inflamed. That could be due to allergies for which anti-allergy strategies would be best, or viral infection for which only comfort measures seem to help, or less likely a bacterial infection for which antibiotics are a good idea. ...Read more

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The skin around my eye is red and swollen. Eye is not though. Have it for a week now, getting worse. What could this be and how can I treat it?

The skin around my eye is red and swollen. Eye is not though. Have it for a week now, getting worse. What could this be and how can I treat it?

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

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After swimming in the Chesapeake bay ocean after a couple of hours I notice a red swollen bump on liba whole right side is swollen what is it?

After swimming in the Chesapeake bay ocean after a couple of hours I notice a red swollen bump on liba whole right side is swollen what is it?

Jellyfish likely: Your description sounds like a jellyfish sting. If so, first, take sticky tape to the red area - there may be cysts left that can still fire venom. Then hot water to area (sit in a hot tub for labia injury). Then take pain meds (like Advil). Also, call local public health department to ask about other reported stings and their recommendations ...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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Swollen eye with a white dot inside on my eye lid. Very sore and red. What shall I do?

Swollen eye with a white dot inside on my eye lid. Very sore and red. What shall I do?

Possible lid cyst: It sounds like you have a cyst (sty) on the eyelid. Apply warm compresses on the closed eyelid for about four minutes, four times a day. You need to see an eye specialist to evaluate the lid and maybe prescribe antibiotic eye drops. If it is indeeed a cyst and would not heal with warm compresses and antibiotic drops or ointment, it may need to be drained by minor surgery. See your neighborhood Doc. ...Read more

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Slight red swollen eye LID for 4 days. No discharge, eyeball is white and clear. Eyelid was tender for a day or so not anymore. No pimple bump.?

Slight red swollen eye LID for 4 days. No discharge, eyeball is white and clear. Eyelid was tender for a day or so not anymore. No pimple bump.?

Probably a stye: Which is inflammation of one of the glands in the eye lids, will resolve on its own unless infected, can be helped with some warm compresses, if doesn't improve, see your doctor, best wishes ...Read more