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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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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

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


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I have swollen puffy watering eyes, and runny nose, severe headaches behind the eyes and forehead - please diagnose?

I have swollen puffy watering eyes, and runny nose, severe headaches behind the eyes and forehead - please diagnose?

Try HealthTap PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see and treat you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You can send images while in a live consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, for a subscription fee. Currently, you have posted on the "brief informational answers" forum, which is not for diagnosing. People with said symptoms may have allergies or a virus like adenovirus, and may have sinusitis. ...Read more

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Does antibiotics cause puffy lower eye lids?

Does antibiotics cause puffy lower eye lids?

Depends: What kind of antibiotics systemic pills or eye drops? It could be allergic reaction. Allergy can cause swelling. Thyroid disease, salt and heart disease can cause lid swelling too. ...Read more

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Could my eye infection cause mild ptosis?

Could my eye infection  cause mild ptosis?

Possible: Your eyelid maybe irritated and swollen from the ye infection, pink eye. Also, a stye may cause ptosis. ...Read more

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Corner of eye itchy . Eye lid swollen and crusty sometime ... Please advice ?

Corner of eye itchy . Eye lid swollen and crusty sometime ... Please advice ?

This may by: :Blepharitis or inflammation of the eylid can be allergic or infectious. your Primary Care Provider may be able to treat this. In the meantime warm moist soaks can help. CHAGE YOUR PILLOW CASE DAILY after any drops are prescribed! Hope this helps Dr Z Happy New Year! ...Read more

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Swollen top eye lid, no injury or allergy. inside upper eye lid yellowish ulcer ie: like mouth ulcers. eye drops burn/painfull. comprss doesnt help?

Swollen top eye lid, no injury or allergy. inside upper eye lid yellowish ulcer ie: like mouth ulcers. eye drops burn/painfull. comprss doesnt help?

Consult opthalmologi: Please consult an eye doc ASAP. You will need treatment. It could be Herpes, do you have vesicles(bluster)? Heat pack will not help but cold compressor will be more soothing. feel better! ...Read more

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Could nasacort (triamcinolone) be causing my dizziness, puffy eyes and eye orbital pain?

Could nasacort (triamcinolone) be causing my dizziness, puffy eyes and eye orbital pain?

Maybe: Nasal steroid inhalants can cause puffy eyes or dizziness but usually not orbital pain. Infections can cause these symptoms, and steroids can decrease the body's ability to fight infection. It is important for you to see your doctor in order to evaluate your symptoms before they get worse. ...Read more

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What causes severe muscle pain brain fog numbness tingling food alergies eye lid tick chemical allergies swollen lymph nodes and glands inside cheeks?

What causes severe muscle pain brain fog numbness tingling food alergies eye lid tick chemical allergies swollen lymph nodes and glands inside cheeks?

Multiple symptoms: Many times when person develop multiple symptoms, they seek one unifying diagnosis. Unfortunately, one cause may not be the answer. Seek an opinion for each problem. I would start with the swollen lymph nodes. The evaluation of swollen lymph nodes may be best addressed by a general surgeon who might need to perform a biopsy to establish an accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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Pain and tenderness around eyes and temples, weeping ears, swollen feeling nasal airways, bloodshot eye with transient visual issue (normal on exam). Sinusitis?

Pain and tenderness around eyes and temples, weeping ears, swollen feeling nasal airways, bloodshot eye with transient visual issue (normal on exam). Sinusitis?

Less likely: Although, you may have sinusitis, none of the described symptoms is classic for it. Classic sinusitis symptoms would be pain over the sinus areas (forehead, under the eyes, and nose), pussy discharge out of the nose, nasal congestion and headache. In some cases fever is present. Your presentation is more consistent with a viral infection (upper respiratory) in which sinuses can be involved too. ...Read more

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Under eye redness-cause and treatment. Area under left eye red puffy and little sore?

Under eye redness-cause and treatment. Area under left eye red puffy and little sore?

Could be a stye: This might be an obstructed gland in the eyelid. If there only mild swelling or tenderness and no double vision or visual loss, try some warm compresses for a few days. ...Read more

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Swollen and red and itchy upper eye lid.?

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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Rt eye drooping and pain behind my eye what could be cause ?

Needs evaluation: The list here is lengthy but could include infection, tumors, and vascular lensions. These are not ordinary symptoms and these require an investigation as soon as possible. See your ophthalmologist right away. ...Read more

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Help mu right eye pains whem i close or touch my eye lid very severe pain?

May have : Something under the upper eyelid, if so painful you need to have it examined by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Severe headache behind the eyes, sputum brownish green, sore and swollen throat?

Severe headache behind the eyes, sputum brownish green, sore and swollen throat?

Virus: These symptoms are consistent with a viral infection of the upper respiratory tract and usually clear after 5to7 days. If they persist a bacterial sinus infection may be present and is treated with appropriate antibiotics as well as decongestant and irrigation to promote drainage. Worsening cough with fever, chills and sweats call for an exam to check for pneumonia. ...Read more

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Swollen eye lid?

Swollen eyelid: Try warm compresses frequently and artificial tears. If no improvement or worsening, go see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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