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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. ..?
See yourMD first.: I would recommend seeing your pediatrician first. ...Read more
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 more
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 more
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
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
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 Eye MD: You should stop using the eyelash extensions and be evaluated by an eye md. ...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 more
Could be allergy: There are several possible reasons. Are your eyelids itchy as well? Could be allergy to something in your sleeping environment such as your pillow, laundry detergent or make up remover you apply as you get ready for bed. ...Read more
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
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 more
I have a bump on the top corner of my outer eyelid, it was swollen but it's has gone down. What is it?
I had a chalazion for a year already but it went away already but now my top eyelid is still swollen what should I do?
Chalazion: If the chalazion went away completely, this may be a new chalazion. If it did not go away cometely, it may be chronic chalazion. The most important thing right now is to make sure you do not have an infection. If you are experiencing swelling, redness, pain or discharge, you should see an ophthalmologist as soon as pissible. ...Read more
Hi, I hve swollen upper eyelid. What will I do, its 5 days from now. Happen quickly I don't know why. Pls help me.?
Clogged gland: If clogged eyelid gland, then will probably have tenderness, redness, swelling, and maybe some mucousy discharge. Sometimes these start out as a diffuse swelling, then turn into a hard spherical lump in the eyelid. These respond well to hot compresses and massage. The key is to try to make sure there is not cellulitis which is an infection that can be dangerous. See a dr if this isn't resolving. ...Read more
I was wondering why his eyelid is really swollen and won't open all the way? Any thing that will help so he doesn't have to miss work?
Skip work: Take him to Doctor to check out the eyelid that will not open. ...Read more
I wear contact's and my top eyelids are swollen. Is this something I should go to the doctor for or is there something I can do at home?
Test at home: Take the contacts out for several days and see if the swelling goes away. If persistent than there is probably another cause. If the swelling disappears and especially if it comes back when you reinsert the lenses, then check with your ophthalmologist for some correction. ...Read more