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My eyelids are black/purplish and when I wake up in the morning they are swollen however during the day it goes down. What is wrong with them?

My eyelids are black/purplish and when I wake up in the morning they are swollen however during the day it goes down. What is wrong with them?

Lid swelling: Hard to say. Do you sleep face down? Sometimes being in a gravity dependent position can cause increased swelling overnight. I would see an ophthalmologist to be sure. ...Read more

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Are allergy pills supposed to completely relieve your symptoms? I still wake up with swollen eyelids every morning and puffy bags...

Are allergy pills supposed to completely relieve your symptoms? I still wake up with swollen eyelids every morning and puffy bags...

Allergy Pills: Allergy pills are not affective to control al the symptoms of allergy, like nasal congestion, itchy eyes, cough and sneezing and headache.You have to use them in severe cases with inhaled steroids and/or eye drops. In very difficult cases you may have to use short course of oral steroids, in bad allergy season. If that is not successful then a referal to an allergist to get immunotherapy is desirable. ...Read more

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What can I do my eyelid was swollen yesterday woke up tis morning with both top and bottom swollen what to help please. Thank you?

What can I do my eyelid was swollen yesterday woke up tis morning with both top and bottom swollen what to help please. Thank you?

Allergy or infection: Allergy would be most typical of both lids and cool soaks may help. Also, conjunctivitis or pink eye can cause this as well. If there is a lot of secretion or if the lids or stuck together in the am, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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The outer corner of one of my eyelids started hurting, is pinkish and swollen in the morning. It's been 2 days, no sign of a bump or pimple. Help pls!

The outer corner of one of my eyelids started hurting, is pinkish and swollen in the morning. It's been 2 days, no sign of a bump or pimple. Help pls!

Need photo: At the onset of a stye/hordeolum, a localized are of the eyelid next to the eyelashes is red and swollen before forming a pustule, and occ that is visible only by lifting the eyelid. Use warm compresses. If you are referring to the corner or outer canthus where the eyelashes join, then this may be related to anything that causes eye irritation and excessive tearing, such as allergy or a bad cold ...Read more

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The last two days my lower eyelid has been swollen. I put a cold compress on it & when I wake up in the morning it's even more swollen. What is this?

The last two days my lower eyelid has been swollen. I put a cold compress on it & when I wake up in the morning it's even more swollen. What is this?

Blepharitis: You have something called blepharitis. This is most likely caused by a bacterial infection, though non-infectious causes also exist. Continue doing the warm compresses, and keep the eyelids clean of any crusting. Probably also need to treat with an antibiotic, and thus should see your doctor, especially since this is getting worse. Avoid eye makeup and contacts, if you wear them. ...Read more

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I woke up this morning with my right eyelid swollen and causing headaches it looks like a stye but doesn't have any hard tip. What do I do to cure it?

I woke up this morning with my right eyelid swollen and causing headaches it looks like a stye but doesn't have any hard tip. What do I do to cure it?

Warm soaks: Apply a very warm wet washclothe to your eyelid 4-5 times per day. If this does not resolve the swelling within a week, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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This morning my left eye hurts and my eyelid is swollen. What caused this?

This morning my left eye hurts and my eyelid is swollen. What caused this?

Multiple causes: Sudden soreness and swelling of the eye or eyelids can have multiple causes. Most common would be a chalazion or a hordeolum (stye). Other infectious and inflammatory causes are possible, including conjunctivitis, iritis, sinusitis, etc. You can try a warm compress (clean washcloth rinsed with very warm tap water) for a day or two, but see an eye md promptly if the symptoms are not resolved soon. ...Read more

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Woke up this morning and my left eye hurts and my eyelid is swollen. What can cause this?

Woke up this morning and my left eye hurts and my eyelid is swollen. What can cause this?

Infection or injury: Infection or injury is the most likely cause. See an ophthalmologist if this does not clear up in a few days. ...Read more

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I woke up yesterday morning with a swollen eyelid today I wake up with a huge swollen lip. Any suggestions on the cause?

I woke up yesterday morning with a swollen eyelid today I wake up with a huge swollen lip. Any suggestions on the cause?

No: But it sounds like angioedema. Try antihistamine up to 4 doses per day to see if this helps. If you experience massive tongue or any throat swelling, rush to the ER. The cause for angioedema is often unknown. ...Read more

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Whenever I drink alcohol the next morning I wake up with my body covered in hives and swollen eyelids, am I allergic to alcohol?

Whenever I drink alcohol the next morning I wake up with my body covered in hives and swollen eyelids, am I allergic to alcohol?

Alcohol hives: You are probably allergic to what type of alcohol or what is in the alcoholic drink. You should not drink alcohol until you discover what you are allergic to, as the next reaction may be more serious or lethal. See an allergist asap. ...Read more

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I squeezed a stye I have had in my eye for awhile and this morning I woke up with my bottom eyelid very swollen should I be worried?

I squeezed a stye I have had in my eye for awhile and this morning I woke up with my bottom eyelid very swollen should I be worried?

Treatment of stye: A stye is usually a self-limited localized infection in the eyelid. Squeezing it probably caused the infection to spread to a larger area but usually still not serious. The treatment involves warm compresses regularly and oral antibiotics if the infection is significant. Also, sometimes there is a persistent lump left when the infection is gone. This occasionally needs to be removed. ...Read more

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Watery swollen eye lids in the morning is it sinus related?

Watery swollen eye lids in the morning is it sinus related?

Swollen eyelids: Hello, your eyelid swelling is probably related to a normal change in the eyelids that occur as we sleep. As we lay down to sleep, we see more blood in our head versus during the day when we are upright. The other issue is the normal changes of aging. If you aren't having any sinus symptoms, it is unlikely that your sinuses are playing any role in the swelling. See your entt doctor. ...Read more

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When I woke up this morning my lower left eyelid was extremely swollen, but no pain or itching is present. The eye isn't red. What can I do?

When I woke up this morning my lower left eyelid was extremely swollen, but no pain or itching is present. The eye isn't red. What can I do?

Angioedema?: Swelling of eyelid without any pain. Rednass or discharge from the eye is usually due to an insect bite causing Angioedema.If it is so the swelling wll gradually go down. But if any pain, redness in eye or discharge appears, then you should see your doctor or see an eye Doctor ...Read more

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Have red swollen eyelid for 4 days I get yellow discharge from it every morning but don't have a yellow spot on it and don't know if it's a stye?

Have red swollen eyelid for 4 days I get yellow discharge from it every morning but don't have a yellow spot on it and don't know if it's a stye?

It is infection: You have infection in your eye which will need an antibiotic. You should see your doctor (primary care) or see an eye specilaist whomsoever can see you today or tomorrow. A Red eye will not go away itself without antibiotics. A stye is not associated with yellow discharge, this is more like infection in the eye (Conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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My 7m old babies both eyes looks mild red in color&skin surrounding eyelid is little bit swollen from morning. It is on and off. What reasons? Is it worr

My 7m old babies both eyes looks mild red in color&skin surrounding eyelid is little bit swollen from morning. It is on and off. What reasons? Is it worr

Allergic reaction: Your baby may be having allergy to something like linen, blanket which is causing the swelling and redness of eyelids of both eyes. Talk to your doctor and get the baby checked up / treated. ...Read more

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I have felt my eye is bulging for months now. I woke up this morning and eyelid is swollen and feels bruised. What could this be?

I have felt my eye is bulging for months now. I woke up this morning and eyelid is swollen and feels bruised. What could this be?

Thyroid check!: If your eye is bulging it may be your thyroid. See a doc as soon as possible to get it under control and prevent worsening which can become permanent. If the bulges too much the eyelids may not close completely and therefore your eye gets irritated, swollen lids. ... ...Read more

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This morning I found that my upper right cheek & top eyelid were swollen & warm to the touch. Eye swelling went down bit since morning. Cheek didn't.

This morning I found that my upper right cheek & top eyelid were swollen & warm to the touch. Eye swelling went down bit since morning. Cheek didn't.

Swollen: Swollen and warm eyelid and cheek indicate inflammation. This is something that needs to be evaluated by your primary medical doctor or your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My mom woke up a couple of days ago with a swollen eyelid/eyebrow and this morning there are a couple of scabs on the eyebrow and forehead. Allergies?

My mom woke up a couple of days ago with a swollen eyelid/eyebrow and this morning there are a couple of scabs on the eyebrow and forehead. Allergies?

Shingles: Seek immediate medical evaluation. Shingles can present in this fashion. If in the ophthalmic region, could raise the risk of eye involvement. Shingles in the eye needs close management as it can lead to blindness if left untreated. Seek evaluation today. ...Read more

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Why do I have swollen eye lids some mornings?

Why do I have swollen eye lids some mornings?

Variety of reasons: Swelling of the eyelids can be due to a variety of factors such as fluid retention, allergy, etc. Try sleeping with your head elevated on two pillows, etc. Which should help. ...Read more

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Can allergies make my eyelids swollen when I wake up in the mornings?

Can allergies make my eyelids swollen when I wake up in the mornings?

Yes: Yes, allergies can certainly cause swelling especially if you are allergic to dust in your bedroom. ...Read more

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I've been getting swollen upper eyelids (both) in mornings for like a month now. Is it allergies or blepharitis?

I've been getting swollen upper eyelids (both) in mornings for like a month now. Is it allergies or blepharitis?

Could be both: Both allergy and blepharitis can cause chronically recurrent lid swelling. However, blepharitis is more common to cause the problem overnight. Allergy would tend to be a problem all of the time (with severe itching too), unless you are allergic to pillow case, detergent, etc. Blepharitis can respond to warm compresses, lid cleaning, and eye ointments, while allergy responds to oral antihistamines. ...Read more

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Why are my eyelids swollen and a black ring under my eye in the mornings when I wake up?

Alleries: Sounds like some type of allergic response especially with the dark rings under the eyes which usually is associated with sinus congestion and engorgement of veins under your eyes. ...Read more

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My skin below my lower lashes is swollen/red/puffy, worse in mornings. Dry, flaky skin under eyes and eyelids. Bumps on eyelids?

My skin below my lower lashes is swollen/red/puffy, worse in mornings. Dry, flaky skin under eyes and eyelids. Bumps on eyelids?

Need to examine: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without examining you, however the puffiness under the eyes may be due to excessive intake of salt, try reducing your salt consumption. For dryness use an emollient like Vaseline.
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