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Doctor insights on: Swollen Eyelid Toddler

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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?

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?

Worrisome: Infection is certainly possible, but other issues could be worse. If the kid had enough of a hit that there is bleeding inside the eyeball he could develop important complications. Call in and have him seen today. If no room at the office take him to an urgent care center. ...Read more

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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?

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

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Swollen, red, itchy eye in a child. Infection or allergies?

Swollen, red, itchy eye in a child. Infection or allergies?

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

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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?

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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Eyelids swollen from my eyelash extensions, what can I do?

Eyelids swollen from my eyelash extensions, what can I do?

See Eye MD: You should stop using the eyelash extensions and be evaluated by an eye md. ...Read more

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My upper eyelid is swollen and painful. What can I do about it?

My upper eyelid is swollen and painful. What can I do about it?

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

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3 year old has swollen/puffy left eyelid. Some pain, but not bad.

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

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What could be the reason why I wake up with swollen, puffy eyelids?

What could be the reason why I wake up with swollen, puffy eyelids?

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

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Woke up with a swollen upper eyelid. What can I do to relieve this?

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

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My eyelid is swollen and hurts. Should I ice it? Or apply heat to it?

My eyelid is swollen and hurts. Should I ice it? Or apply heat to it?

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 more

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I'm worried because my left eyelid itches and is swollen, what do you suggest?

I'm worried because my left eyelid itches and is swollen, what do you suggest?

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

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My upper eyelid is swollen and a bit redish, what could that be and what to do?

My upper eyelid is swollen and a bit redish, what could that be and what to do?

See an eye MD: Although it may be a minimal problems, there are several things that may cause eyelid swelling and redness. It is best to schedule an appointment with an eye care specialist to examine you and determine the cause. ...Read more

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Rubbed eyes while chopping onions. Eyelids are swollen. Will it go down on it's own?

Rubbed eyes while chopping onions. Eyelids are swollen. Will it go down on it's own?

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

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I wore sunblock the other day while swimming now my eyelids are itchy and swollen what should I do?

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

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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 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 more

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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?

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

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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.?

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

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Hi im bernadette, I suffer very swollen upper eyelids. They're actually painful. No allergies. What diuretics can I try?

Not allergic: Upper eyelid swelling is unlikely to be from fluid retention. If they are painful, you really need to see an eye doctor to make sure there's nothing more serious - don't wait another day longer. ...Read more

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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?

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