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Swollen Eyelid Toddler
My child is 11 months old and his left eyelid is very swollen and little red today. It started looking puffy yesterday and now it is much worse ...?
My child was poked in the eye today is day3 he won't open it so I can't look at it. The whole outside is swollen and red how do I Know If its infected?
Child got some sort of bug bite yesterday (small red raised bump) on cheek near eye and today it looks much more red & swollen than yesterday. Normal?
Common issue: Bug bites anywhere around the eye can often trigger painless swelling and faint color change (pink). It may take a day or so to develop and take several days to go away. If the area becomes purplish, the bite oozes or the site becomes hot, have it seen. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Conjunctivitis: Red itchy eyes, sometimes with swelling describes conjunctivitis. There are different causes, from allergic, viral, chemical and bacterial. If it is not resolved in a couple of days, and if there is swelling and green yellow discharge from the eye, have your child evaluated by your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had sinus problem since child. From recent 4-5 months, I feel my throats heavy. The vein from eye caruncle to inside of nose feels swollen and itchy?
I'm not sure what: your question is. If you re-submit with a question, one of us may be able to help you. ...Read more
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
Infection / allergy: Swelling of the upper eyelid could be from an infected oil gland or skin glan, from a blocked oil gland (stye or chalazion), from allergy, from an insect bite or exposure, and from edema related to lying down. Infections are usually painful, tender and diffuse, while a stye is more like a non-tender lump. Allergy usually is associated with itching. Also, blepharitis is a chronic low grade infection. ...Read more
See your doctor: This is a problem that requires a face-to-face meeting with your doctor. In that meeting, your doctor will listen to you, perform a throrough examination and possibly order labs or other tests. Based on this information, he/she will be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more
Is there redness,: fever, ear pain or discharge from the eye? If so, she should definitely be seen by her doctor today. If she doesn't and has no medical contraindication, you could try giving her oral benadryl (diphenhydramine) and if not better, have her seen. It would also make sense to call her doctor and get advice from them, or contact one of us on Prime. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eyelid swelling with: Can be indicative of an allergic reaction. Contact allergy can be responsible and treated with topical ophthalmic anti-inflammatory ointment prescribed from your ophthalmologist. Other common causes could include blepharitis (eyelid margin infection) and variations thereof, eczema and infection. Uncommonly, infection of the eyelid itself can cause swelling and be treated with oral antibiotics. ...Read more
Probably stye: Most likely this is a stye which will respond to frequent applications of a very warm (not hot) washcloth. Try this for several days provided that the vision is not affected and there is no obvious pus. If persistent past 3-4 days then see your ophthalmologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eyelid itching with: Swelling is usually indicative of an allergic reaction. Contact allergy can be responsible and treated with topical ophthalmic anti-inflammatory ointment prescribed from your ophthalmologist. Other common causes could include blepharitis (eyelid margin infection) and variations thereof, eczema and infection. Have it looked at by your eyecare provider for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more
Yes: Everyone knows that onion fumes are irritating to the eyes even without contact. More so with contact, however, nothing permanent will happen. ...Read more
I wore sunblock the other day while swimming now my eyelids are itchy and swollen what should I do?
You may have gotten: some of the sunscreen in your eyes, or you may be having a reaction to another substance in the water or something you've been exposed to since then. Make sure you rinse your eyes well with cool water. You can use an over-the-counter antihistamine such as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin, Zyrtec or Allegra, as long as you have no medical contraindication to those. If still not better, please see your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a bump on the top corner of my outer eyelid, it was swollen but it's has gone down. What is it?
Probably a sty: You probably had a blocked oil gland of the eyelid, either of the eyelash (gland of zeis) or of the inner eyelid gland (gland of meibom). Most stys will resolve themselves with warm compresses and eyelid massage, others may require an incision to drain. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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