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My eyelids are severely swollen. Help?

My eyelids are severely swollen. Help?

Many things: Allergies, eyelid infection (blepharitis or meibomianitis), thyroid disease, or laxity of the connective tissue around the eye that causes the fat pads around the eyeball to "push" forward called dermatochalasis. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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My eyelids are crusty and swollen. What could be wrong?

My eyelids are crusty and swollen. What could be wrong?

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

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How can I treat a swollen eyelid?

How can I treat a swollen eyelid?

Depends: If a sty, then warm compresses 4-6 times/day. You may checkout YouTube videos on eyelid hot compress techniques. If no eyelid redness/pustule but just puffiness, then may need an evaluate to diagnose the condition. ...Read more

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What to do with my swollen eyelid?

What to do with my swollen eyelid?

Sounds like a stye: Do warm compresses using dry heat for at least 10 minutes at least once a day followed by lid massages. Hopefully, it drains on its own. If not, see an eye doctor! ...Read more

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What does a swollen eyelid indicate?

What does a swollen eyelid indicate?

A few things: Which would require more details to narrow down the diagnosis. Could be allergic reaction, infection, growth, blocked gland...If it is red, tense, tender then I would be concerned about infection (cellulitis) and this should be treated immediately. ...Read more

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What are some causes of swollen eyelid?

What are some causes of swollen eyelid?

Many causes: Causes of swollen eye lids include : infectious, allergies, tumors (benign or rarely malignant), vascular formations. ...Read more

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My eyelid is swollen. What should I do?

My eyelid is swollen. What should I do?

Try a warm compress: It could be a variety of conditions, caused by many different things. If it doesn't respond to warm compresses 4 times a day for about 5
minutes each for 2 days, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can I get a swollen eyelid to go down?

How can I get a swollen eyelid to go down?

Depends: The answer to that question depends on exactly what is causing the swelling. It is important to see your eye doctor right away to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a swollen eyelid?

What should I do if I have a swollen eyelid?

See Eye MD: You should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation of your swollen lid. ...Read more

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Upper swollen eyelid with crust in morningd?

? infectious: See a dr...It sounds like you may have an eye infection. (conjuctivitis or blepharitis). ...Read more

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What can I do for swollen and puffy eyelids?

What can I do for swollen and puffy eyelids?

Blepharoplasty: If the problem is fat, the blepharoplasty may be the answer. See an oculoplastic specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My left eyelid all swollen, should I be worried?

My left eyelid all swollen, should I be worried?

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

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My top eyelid is swollen and it hurts what is it?

My top eyelid is swollen and it hurts what is it?

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

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How long does it take for swollen eyelid to heal?

How long does it take for swollen eyelid to heal?

Depends on cause: This can vary with the cause. After surgery it takes 1-3 weeks. Infection or trauma has a similar time frame once treated. ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a swollen eyelid?

What's best used to take care of a swollen eyelid?

Many things: Allergies, eyelid infection (blepharitis or meibomianitis), thyroid disease, or laxity of the connective tissue around the eye that causes the fat pads around the eyeball to "push" forward called dermatochalasis. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Eyelid is swollen and it hurts. How do I treat this?

Eyelid is swollen and it hurts. How do I treat this?

See your doctor: It could be a hordeolum or "sty" or a soft tissue infection of your eyelid. You should see a doctor to determine the appropriate treatment since they are not the same for both diagnoses. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen eyelid. What could it mean?

I woke up with a swollen eyelid. What could it mean?

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

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What do I do if my eyelid is swollen after waking up?

What do I do if my eyelid is swollen after waking up?

Cold compresses: Usually benign condition. However, if you are overweight ; a restless sleeper-snorer...You need to be checked for "floppy eyelid syndrome" ; sleep apnea. ...Read more

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Can swollen eyelids really be linked to gastroenteritis?

Can swollen eyelids really be linked to gastroenteritis?

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

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Could use your help docs! My eyelids get swollen and red?

Could use your help docs! My eyelids get swollen and red?

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

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A swollen on my upper left eyelid, should I be concerned?

A swollen on my upper left eyelid, should I be concerned?

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

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Outer half of Eyelids swollen and feels itchy and irritated?

Outer half of Eyelids swollen and feels itchy and irritated?

Allergy eyes: Could be insect bite or contact dermatitis. If it's not better in a few days call your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How do you treat a swollen, puffy eyelid at home after hitting it?

How do you treat a swollen, puffy eyelid at home after hitting it?

Puffy eyelid: Use ice to decrease circulation and swelling in the 1st 24 hrs. Moist heat after that will increase circulation and hasten resolution of swelling and bruising. ...Read more

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Can allergies make my eyelids swollen when I wake up in the mornings?

Can allergies make my eyelids swollen when I wake up in the mornings?

Yes: Yes, allergies can certainly cause swelling especially if you are allergic to dust in your bedroom. ...Read more

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What can cause a swollen eyelid that hurts to touch and when I blink?

What can cause a swollen eyelid that hurts to touch and when I blink?

Stye: This is probably a stye or basically a pimple in your eyelid. Sometimes these protrude inside the lid and cause foreign body sensation with blinking. Try vigorous hot compresses and see an eye doctor if not getting better in 48 hrs. ...Read more

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My eyelid on the bottom corner is swollen and painful, what could it be?

My eyelid on the bottom corner is swollen and painful, what could it be?

May be a stye.: Sties are infections of the glands in the eye lids. Start with hot compresses 4 x a day to try to get the stye to come to a head and drain. If no response after 5 days have it looked at by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my sister she woke up with swollen eyelids and face with toothache?

What's wrong with my sister she woke up with swollen eyelids and face with toothache?

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

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My eyelid is swollen and I have an exam tomorrow. Can I do something to get it down by then?

My eyelid is swollen and I have an exam tomorrow. Can I do something to get it down by then?

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

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Do I need stronger eyedrops? My swollen eyelids are not going away with the use of zaditen eyedrops.

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

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My eyelid is swollen and hurts has been that way for 2 days now. This seems to be a chronic problem. Why is that?

My eyelid is swollen and hurts has been that way for 2 days now. This seems to be a chronic problem. Why is that?

Meibominitis: It sounds like you are suffering from meibominitis which can lead to a swollen tender lid. Try warm compresses and gentile massage. If it worsens or you see no improvement see your ophthalmologist for definitive diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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23 year old son has had swollen eyelids, puffy face and headaches for 4, 5 days, could this be serious, should we see dr.

23 year old son has had swollen eyelids, puffy face and headaches for 4, 5 days, could this be serious, should we see dr.

Multiple Complaints: He needs to be evaluated asap to rule out something serious. Puffy eyelids, face, headache (increased blood pressure), dark urine are signs of kidney disease. No more delay. Also needs to rule out substance abuse! ...Read more

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What do you suggest if my swollen eyelids are not going away with the use of zaditen eyedrops. Do I need a stronger eyedrop?

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

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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?

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

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Are allergy pills supposed to completely relieve your symptoms? I still wake up with swollen eyelids every morning and puffy bags...

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

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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?

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?

Allergy or infection: Allergy would be most typical of both lids and cool soaks may help. Also, conjunctivitis or pink eye can cause this as well. If there is a lot of secretion or if the lids or stuck together in the am, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Wait a few days.: If Benadryl (diphenhydramine) helps without causing drowsiness, you may wait a few more days to see how it goes. If the problem is getting worse or lasting more than 10 days, consider seeing your doctor. ...Read more

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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 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?

Sty: You may be developing a sty on your eyelid. This is usually an infection in the area of the eyelash. Warm compresses to the eyelid could help and should only be applied with the eye closed. If the problem persists, you should see an M.D. ...Read more

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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?

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