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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Swollen Eyes (Overview)

Swollen eyes are a common symptom of allergies, infections, inflammation, or irritation to the eye area.


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What can cause a moldy/mildew smell under my left armpit and also cause swollen eyes?

What can cause a moldy/mildew smell under my left armpit and also cause swollen eyes?

Swollen: Swollen eyes may result from allergy or infection. If you have allergies, try some zaditor (ketotifen) from the drugstore. If this does not improve in 24 hours, call your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Dr. Suzanne Galli
148 doctors shared insights

Swollen Eyes (Overview)

Swollen eyes are a common symptom of allergies, infections, inflammation, or irritation to the eye area.


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Treating Crossed Eyes (Checklist)

See a strabismus eye doctor specialist ASAP
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Wear glasses as recommended
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Follow patching regimen if prescribed
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What is the best way to treat swollen eyes?

What is the best way to treat swollen eyes?

Depends on the cause: Without more information, it is hard to say what would work. If the swelling is from a stye, hot compresses, but if allergies, cold works better. You need to see an eye doctor to get an idea of the cause before the appropriate treatment can be chosen. ...Read more

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I am a 25y old female with dry eyes, mouth.Have had painful, diffuse swollen parotid, treated for parotitis.Consequent swollen eye.;possible sjogrens?

I am a 25y old female with dry eyes, mouth.Have had painful, diffuse swollen parotid, treated for parotitis.Consequent swollen eye.;possible sjogrens?

Could be: The symptoms you describe can very well be related to sjogrens. This disease can be diagnosed with certain laboratory data but often requires a biopsy of the salivary glands located in the lip area (minor salivary glands). This can be done easily under local anesthetic in the office by ENT md's. ...Read more

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Treating Swollen Feet or Ankles (Checklist)

Move your body. Avoid sitting or standing for long periods
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Don't wear tight garments
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Lose weight if needed
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Avoid standard diuretics as they won't solve the problem
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What are treatment options for a swollen eye lid?

What are treatment options for a swollen eye lid?

Swollen Eye Lid: Warm compress, lid scrubs, possibly topical or even oral antibiotics. Most importantly, it is important to find out the reason or etiology of this lid swelling. A thorough and complete ophthalmologic exam is warranted asap.If there is any discharge an eye culture would be reccomended .A history of any concomitant infection is important to know. Recent cold or uri. Do not ignore this. See dr asap! ...Read more

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Treating Eye Injuries (Checklist)

Seek immediate medical attention
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If it's a chemical exposure, rinse eye with water for 15 minutes
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Do NOT rub eye
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How do I get rid of swollen eyes from staying up too late last night?

How do I get rid of swollen eyes from staying up too late last night?

Swollen eyes: There is no specific treatment. Go to bed earlier. Makeup can hide the problem. ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Swelling (Definition)

Eye swelling is a clinical finding in which the skin or muscles around the eye retains ...Read more