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What are some causes of swollen eyelids in a 14 month old child?

What are some causes of swollen eyelids in a 14 month old child?

Many: There are many causes of swelling eyelids, including allergies and infections, bug bites, sinusitis, trauma, and just rubbing the eyes too harshly. However, there are rare things that have to be ruled out like tumors. Its always a good idea to see an ophthalmologist if there are unexplained eyelid swellings. ...Read more

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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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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?

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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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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Why is my left eyelid red and swollen and dry?

Why is my left eyelid red and swollen and dry?

Could be infection.: Could be inflamed or infected. If the whole eyelid is red, that could be something called blepharitis, and if the eye is likewise red, blepharoconjunctivitis. Regardless, eye drops may help. ...Read more

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What could be causing my upper eyelid to be swollen?

What could be causing my upper eyelid to be swollen?

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

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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