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Swollen Above Eyelid
Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Many things!: This could be many things. First comes to mind is a sty which is a clogged oil gland. Try warm compresses for 15 minutes 3 times a day. If it does not start to resolve in the next 24 hours see your eye specialist. Other possibilities could be cellulitis from infection or insect bite, allergic reaction, skin condition such as eczema, etc. ...Read more
Infection: If tender in one spot when you touch it, it is most likely a style or a chalazion. If so, try hot compresses (warm moist washcloth) on the spot 4 times a day for 3-5 minutes each time for a few days. If not better, see an ophthalmologist. If tender all over, see an ophthalmologist now. Could be cellulitis. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many different causes of swollen lids from allergies, to styes to infections. See your eye doctor for a complete examination. ...Read more
Possibly: There are many causes of swollen eye lids. The most common is heredity. Fluid retention from salt, allergies, and decreased thyroid function, repeated bouts of crying, obesity, infection, eye irritation are among the causes. Repeat vomiting can also be a cause. A consultation with a facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or oculoplastic surgeon would be helpful in finding the cause. ...Read more
Blepharitis: This is a condition of the edges of your eyelids where the lashes grow. It consists of inflammation, irritation, and redness of the eyelid margins along with crusting at the bases of your lashes. Symptoms are typically worse in the mornings with the lids often mattered shut. Treatment consists of cleaning the eyelid margins and application of antibiotic gel or ointment at bedtime for 1-2 wks. ...Read more
Probable stye: The early symptom of a stye is discomfort on blinking of the affected lid. If the vision is good, and there is no discharge and the conjunctiva looks normal, then it probably is an early stye. Try using moist heat for 5 minutes, 4-5 times per day to get rid of it. If persistent, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Cold compress: Also, get medical attention. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, allergies can certainly cause swelling especially if you are allergic to dust in your bedroom. ...Read more
Infection: It sounds as if your sister might have an abscessed tooth and the infection has spread into the tissue. This can sometimes happen even overnight and swell the face and eyelid shut. Going to a dentist and being placed on antibiotics needs to be done asap. Depending on the severity of the swelling a course of IV antibiotics may need to be given. ...Read more
See your eye doctor: Cool compresses can sometimes help with lid swelling related to allergy, but there are many causes of lid swelling, some of which can be serious. You need to see your eye doctor to determine the cause and best course of treatment. ...Read more
Do I need stronger eyedrops? My swollen eyelids are not going away with the use of zaditen eyedrops.
New approach: Zaditor (ketotifen) eyedrops are an effective anti-allergic remedy for allergic conjunctivitis. It does not work for allergic swelling of the lids. And there are other causes for swollen eyelids. You should check with your ophthalmologist for something more likely to improve your swollen eyelids. ...Read more
My eyelid is swollen and hurts has been that way for 2 days now. This seems to be a chronic problem. Why is that?
23 year old son has had swollen eyelids, puffy face and headaches for 4, 5 days, could this be serious, should we see dr.
What do you suggest if my swollen eyelids are not going away with the use of zaditen eyedrops. Do I need a stronger eyedrop?
See an eye doctor: We are actually pretty good at figuring out the causes of swelling in the eye once we have seen the eye and understood the symptoms better. With a telemedicine application you may one day be able to do this. You could send your doc an image and he could learn a great deal more. In the meantime, your best bet is your family practice doctor or your eye doctor. Good luck. ...Read more
When I wake up my entire right side of my body is swollen/retaining fluid. Even my eyelid!! why just the one side of my body?
Problem with lymphat: Ic drainage? If it was systemic shouldn't be just one side. I would go to a vascular surgeon at your nearest University Medical Center to get a detailed workup. ...Read more
Are allergy pills supposed to completely relieve your symptoms? I still wake up with swollen eyelids every morning and puffy bags...
Allergy Pills: Allergy pills are not affective to control al the symptoms of allergy, like nasal congestion, itchy eyes, cough and sneezing and headache.You have to use them in severe cases with inhaled steroids and/or eye drops. In very difficult cases you may have to use short course of oral steroids, in bad allergy season. If that is not successful then a referal to an allergist to get immunotherapy is desirable. ...Read more
What can I do my eyelid was swollen yesterday woke up tis morning with both top and bottom swollen what to help please. Thank you?
For the past 4 years I have been experiencing severely swollen eyelids (almost shut) and body rash even on an overcast day if it outside for 15min?
Possible eczema: It sounds like you may have eczema which commonly affects the skin of the eyelids as well as other areas of the body. A picture might help. ...Read more
Woke up this AM w/terribly swollen eyelids (both sides). Took bendryl (75 mg) & seems it's going down, should I visit dr if still swollen tomorrow?
My right eyelid doesn't itch or anything but it kind of hurts and it's a little swollen, maybe I got bit by something? What's wrong? How do I fix it?
My eyelids are itchy, dry, wrinkly and swollen. Been like this on and off for past 6 mos. Never had issues before. I'm 29 years old. What would cause?
Contact allergy: If your eyeballs are not involved, your problem may be from a contact allergy to something you have used on your face especially eye makeups. Touching the lids before the nail polish has totally dried up or using a rubber applicator when you are allergic to latex may be potential allergens as well. If you have a condition known as rosacea, this may involve the lids. See Dermatologist. ...Read more