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My eyes are swelling shut. Am I having an allergic reaction?

My eyes are swelling shut. Am I having an allergic reaction?

Eye puffiness: Puffiness of the eyelids is a common symptom of allergies. This is usually accompanied by itchy, red and tearing eyes. It can also be a part of a more generalized allergic reaction with hives. With allergies, the vision should not be affected and symptoms should improve gradually with antihistamines. There are other reasons for eye swelling that should be evaluated for by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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Can you get an allergic reaction to a cat the next day with swelling of the eyes and face?

YES: 10% of general population are allergic to dogs and .... As many as 30% are allergic to cats. Take otc allergy med like loratidine or cyterizine. If concerned, see your doctor to find out. ...Read more

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I've had a allergic reaction to something that has made my right eye swell i've had it for four days now I saw my doctor monday and she prescribed antihistamine ! i've got a wedding to go to this saturday and really need this swelling gone please help?

I've had a allergic reaction to something that has made my right eye swell i've had it for four days now I saw my doctor monday and she prescribed antihistamine ! i've got a wedding to go to this saturday and really need this swelling gone please help?

Eye doctor needed!: If the swelling is truly allergic it should have gone away by now. Several days of swelling of the lids or eyeball could mean something more serious, like perhaps an infection. See an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What allergies cause facial itchiness and swelling of face and eyes?

What allergies cause facial itchiness and swelling of face and eyes?

Many: Swelling of the face and eyes can be from contact with a make up product, hair color etc, but can also be secondary to ingestion of either a medication or food that you are allergic to, so i would see a doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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I get an itchy face and swelling around my eyes due to allergies. Best perscription?

I get an itchy face and swelling around my eyes due to allergies. Best perscription?

Puffy allergy eyes: Itching and swelling are two classic symptoms of allergies and often respond well to antihistamines. Most popular antihistamines now are non-sedating and available without a prescription. Zyrtec, Allegra and Claritin & their generics are all used for this. For eyes, otc zaditor and prescription Pataday or Bepreve (bepotastine besilate) work; for skin, otc cortisone 10. Best treatment: allergy shots-they fix allergies. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause swelling in nose and eyes?

Can allergies cause swelling in nose and eyes?

Yes: Allergy to dust mite, mold, pollen or pets may cause swelling of the nose an eyes. Allergy medications can help, particularly prescription nasal sprays and eye drops. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more