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Swollen Eyelid Toddler
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
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 ...?
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
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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