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Dr, my 2 year old has low fever and red swelling under left eye every month and all the symptoms subside by its own the next day and repeats..

Dr, my 2 year old has low fever and red swelling under left eye every month and all the symptoms subside by its own the next day and repeats..

Diary: Keep a log of the temperatures (noting time of day) and any associated symptoms in order to best record severity and frequency. This can be used to better evaluate and to consider possible underlying cause. Good luck! ...Read more

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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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Woke up with a swelling under my left eye, it hurts at the waterline when I squeeze it shut or even blink or when I touch it.

Woke up with a swelling under my left eye, it hurts at the waterline when I squeeze it shut or even blink or when I touch it.

Stye: Most likely this is a stye. Treat it by using a hot wet washcloth to the eyelid four times per day. If it does not resolve in a week, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I have mild swelling under my left eye and over my cheek area. Not painful, no injury or illness. It has lasted for a week now.

I have mild swelling under my left eye and over my cheek area. Not painful, no injury or illness. It has lasted for a week now.

Need evalauation: What your describing needs further evaluation. It sounds like a possible preseptal cellulitis which may be related to a stye or other bacterial infections. Sometimes it can be seen with sinus or dental issues. It definitely requires fiurther evaluation. ...Read more

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Red swelling under my left eye. It's getting bigger and redder each day and it's hurts. What can this be?

Red swelling under my left eye. It's getting bigger and redder each day and it's hurts. What can this be?

? Stye: Your description sounds like a stye. Try using some warm compresses and over-the-counter scrubs. If persistent or worsening, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I have swelling under my left eye. I felt a little pain yesterday in the eye when touched. I. Woke up with swelling in the left eye lid.?

I have swelling under my left eye. I felt a little pain yesterday in the eye when touched. I. Woke up with swelling in the left eye lid.?

See eye MD: New onset of pain and swelling is an indication to go to the eye MD. You may have something as simple as a sty that will be solved by warm compresses and squeezing a bump. It may also be something more serious or requiring different treatment. It will not be possible to diagnosis with only the history you supply here. ...Read more

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I have swelling under my left eye, it looks like a mosquito bite, it doesn't hurt or itch and sometimes it looks like the skin its a little rough.

I have swelling under my left eye, it looks like a mosquito bite, it doesn't hurt or itch and sometimes it looks like the skin its a little rough.

See doctor: A persistent lesion with skin change could possibly be an early cancer, so please see your doctor. He or she might recommend a biopsy or dermatologist consultation if the appearance is concerning, or may be able to reassure you if there is nothing to worry about. ...Read more

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I woke up with a smell red swelling under my left eye. It fluctuates in size throughout the day & has not gotten better in the past 48 hours. No pain.

I woke up with a smell red swelling under my left eye. It fluctuates in size throughout the day & has not gotten better in the past 48 hours. No pain.

Warm compress: You can use warm compress to reduce the condition that is suggestive of a stye. If there is flaky or mucus buildup on the eyelids, you can apply baby shampoo to clean the lids. If the problems worsens with increased redness, pain or vision loss, please seek evaluation by your eye health professional. ...Read more

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What to do if I have mitral valve prolapse and an abscess tooth and swelling under my left eye am I gonna b ok?

What to do if I have mitral valve prolapse and an abscess tooth and swelling under my left eye am I gonna b ok?

Dr ASAP!!: Oh, please see a dentist ASAP--at this point, you may be referred to a hospital to get antibiotics through IV, as the infection from an abscess seems to have spread. The bone between eyes is porous and in the worst case, infection could spread into the brain. Infecting bacteria from the tooth has now entered your facial space as well as going though your entire body via infected blood. Dr ASAP. ...Read more

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Swelling and puffy under left eye only. Happens every month or so. Doesn't hurt, only itches. No redness in eye. Occasional swelling in eye?

Swelling and puffy under left eye only. Happens every month or so. Doesn't hurt, only itches. No redness in eye. Occasional swelling in eye?

Allergy: Sounds like allergic, most likely contact related since only on one side. Such as you sleep on your left side and every month you use the same laundry detergent or something of the sort. ...Read more

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Swelling and pain under left eye, cannot see head. Stye? Painful lump on jaw in front of ear. Related? Do I need to see a doctor?

Swelling and pain under left eye, cannot see head. Stye? Painful lump on jaw in front of ear. Related? Do I need to see a doctor?

Infection: Yes, you need to see a doctor as you may require an antibiotic. The swelling under your eye may be draining to a lymph node by your ear. Good Luck ...Read more

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I have a swelling in my left eye.?

I have a swelling in my left eye.?

Need more info: It would be important to know if your vision was affected, how long the swelling has been present, and how you are feeling. ...Read more

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What could cause major swelling behind the left eye?

What could cause major swelling behind the left eye?

Eye swelling: There are many causes for swelling behind an eye. This should be evaluated by an ophthalmologist who will do special testing to give you the appropriate diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have got swelling in my left eye n it seems like a sist forming up. What should I do?

I have got swelling in my left eye n it seems like a sist forming up. What should I do?

Stye?: If it is in your lid it is probably a stye. Try warm compresses for 10 minutes 3 times a day. If not better see an ophthalmologist as sometimes they need to be drained. ...Read more

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My 1 month old's left eye seems to be swelling. What should I do?

My 1 month old's left eye seems to be swelling. What should I do?

Has to be checked: Is there noticeable eye discharge? Tearing from left eye? Reddness over the eyelid or eyeball? If yes, have your baby checked. ...Read more

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Swelling below left eye like liquid formation. No pain is it normal? I am 46 year old

Swelling below left eye like liquid formation. No pain is it normal? I am 46 year old

Hard to tell: Without seeing it, it's hard to tell what it is and if it is ok to leave the way it is. Take a pic with a cell phone and send it over. ...Read more

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I have a swelling in the upper lid of my left eye and alongwiththat, I have a headache. What should I do?

I have a swelling in the upper lid of my left eye and alongwiththat, I have a headache. What should I do?

Infection: There are different types of eyelid infections. A common cause is known as a stye or chalazion. There are different types of these lesions with different treatments. Check your local area to see if an eye doctor could see you now so you do not suffer over the easter weekend. Good luck and feel better. ...Read more

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My two year old son has swelling on his left eye. He has been having it since yesterday, his eye is almost shut. What can I do?

My two year old son has swelling on his left eye. He has been having it since yesterday, his eye is almost shut. What can I do?

Time for viisit: This could be something as simple as a bug bite on the skin near the eye, or as serious as a scratch of his eyeball. If he is not fussy, it is less likely to be serious but ther is no way to find out short of having it looked at. ...Read more

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A few days back there was swelling in my left eye. Today there is a slight swelling on my upper middle lip. Why?

A few days back there was swelling in my left eye. Today there is a slight swelling on my upper middle lip. Why?

Allergy or: This could be due to allergic response although I would expect it in both eyes. Alternatively it could be due to a local irritation or infection. ...Read more

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I have an adees pupil - left eye. Now I have pain in eye and swelling in upper inner lid- burning. What's wrong?

I have an adees pupil - left eye. Now I have pain in eye and swelling in upper inner lid- burning. What's wrong?

Related to adies: It likely relates to the original cause of the pupil, usually an infection. Treatment is eyeglasses and possible pilocarpine. You should be evaluated by an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I am currently experiencing pain in the inner corner of my left eye. No redness, itchiness or visible swelling but it feels bruised. Pain in eyeball?

I am currently experiencing pain in the inner corner of my left eye. No redness, itchiness or visible swelling but it feels bruised. Pain in eyeball?

Meibomian gland: Consult with us to see if one of the small Meibomian glands is clogged and a likely cause of such symptoms. See [email protected] Com for more details. ...Read more

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Had a broken nose about three or for weeks ago, swelling went down on my nose and under eye, but now I have swelling above my left eye, is it normal?

Had a broken nose about three or for weeks ago, swelling went down on my nose and under eye, but now I have swelling above my left eye, is it normal?

Eye Bone fracture?: That could be a sign of an orbital fracture. Do you have any double vision which is sometimes a sign of an orbital fracture? Nasal fractures are commonly associated with eye bone fracture especially the thin bones of the medial orbital wall which opens into the ethmoid sinus (nose).In any event you should be checked by your ophthalmologist who might decide to refer you to an oculoplastic surgeon. ...Read more

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I've had painful red swelling in the bottom inner eyelid of my left eye for 3 days. I don't think it is a stye. What might it be/what can I do to help?

Eye problem: You MUST see an Eye specialist as soon as possible. If you cannot get in tomorrow I suggest you have someone take you to the nearest Emergency facility.
Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Dr said swollen left eye optical nerve caused loss of vision in my lower left eye. After 5 months the swelling is gone and he says the damage is perma?

Dr said swollen left eye optical nerve caused loss of vision in my lower left eye. After 5 months the swelling is gone and he says the damage is perma?

Ischemic optic nerve: You most likely had ischemic optic neuropathy, a condition in which there is a disturbance in blood flow to the optic nerve which causes the optic disk to become swollen and is associated with loss of peripheral vision. 40% of patients get some improvement in vision as the optic nerve swelling improves/resolves. Common risk factors are hypertension, diabetes and high cholesterol/lipids. ...Read more

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Have a small swelling on the conjunctiva of the left eye. Looks like stitches. Have irritations. Doc gave me peg400 lubricant eye drop. Will it cure?

Have a small swelling on the conjunctiva of the left eye. Looks like stitches. Have irritations. Doc gave me peg400 lubricant eye drop. Will it cure?

Lubrication is good: Swelling of the conjunctiva is often caused my local irritation. Lubricating drops soothe the irritated area or, at least, keep it from getting more irritated. ...Read more

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I have a swelling at the corner of my left eye and a swelling below the eye near the the nose. It does hurt. I don't have redness or fever. Any advice?

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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I have a swelling at the corner of my left eye and a swelling below the eye near the the nose. It does hurt. I don't have redness or fever. Any advice?

How long?: The causes are quite dependent on the duration of the swelling. It it has been just 1-2 days, try some antihistamine eye drop +/- oral antihistamine. If it has been present for more than 3-4 days, better consult an ophthalmologist (not an optometrist). ...Read more

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My mom eye lids are swelling up her left eye started on Monday, closed up on her, we've applying Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to her eye. Now her right eye. What's next?

My mom eye lids are swelling up her left eye started on Monday, closed up on her, we've applying Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to her eye. Now her right eye. What's next?

Eyelid swelling: Could be due to an allergic reaction to one of her regular medications or infection such as a stye. Apply a cool cloth over closed eyes for comfort and call her doctor right away. This can become serious in some cases, depending on the cause. ...Read more

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The swelling within my upper left eye lid has been increasing for the past 4 days. I also have a small mass at the end of my jaw bone beneath my L ear?

The swelling within my upper left eye lid has been increasing for the past 4 days. I also have a small mass at the end of my jaw bone beneath my L ear?

Doctor can evaluate: Such symptoms may reflect an infection in the eye area, with germs flowing to the pre-auricular lymph node, which is a lymph node under the skin next to the ear. One's primary care doctor can evaluate to see if medication is needed. ...Read more

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Symptoms over the past few weeks. 2 infected styes on left eye, a sore on my lower lip (lip has swelling), bad head fog. HPV related?

Symptoms over the past few weeks. 2 infected styes on left eye, a sore on my lower lip (lip has swelling), bad head fog. HPV related?

Exam: Lower eyelid sores with a lip sore makes me think of herpes simplex disease, and an exam is definitely warranted right away. This combination would not be consistent with HPV. See an ophthalmologist for an exam. ...Read more

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My left eye has been blurry off and on all day. The eye doctor said I have 20-20 vision. And my left eyelid keeps getting cysts and swelling up.

My left eye has been blurry off and on all day. The eye doctor said I have 20-20 vision. And my left eyelid keeps getting cysts and swelling up.

Lid cysts or styes: Lid cysts, styles or chalaza can occur due to sweat or makeup blocking the openings of the meibomian glands behind the eyelashes. They can be treated with hot compresses and lid hygiene. ...Read more