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Swollen Upper Eyelids In The Morning
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?
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
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?
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
I woke up this morning and my right side eyelid was a little swollen pain only when I touch no bumps and a little redness?
I have a stye on my upper eyelid it just came up this morning it is not as swollen as it was this morning is it ok to wear make up right now?
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
My skin around my eyes, and my eyelids, has been very swollen and puffy (yesterday and again this morning). I am 30 y/o with no known allergies?
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
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
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
I woke up yesterday morning with a swollen eyelid today I wake up with a huge swollen lip. Any suggestions on the cause?
Whenever I drink alcohol the next morning I wake up with my body covered in hives and swollen eyelids, am I allergic to alcohol?
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
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
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
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
I got a pimple under my bottom eyelid toward the cheek I popped it last night and this morning it is swollen. No pain. What should I do to get rid of?
Tome: Give it 24 hours to heal.Get a more detailed answer ›
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
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
I recently had a heart monitor on with latex tape the next morning my upper eyelid was puffy and swollen what caused this how do I get rid of it?
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.
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
I wake up with swollen eyelids & 1 blocked nostril, bit sctratchy throat every morning, but during day gets better. Don't feel sick. No other symptomps.
I cut where my eyelid meets my eye last night, it didn't bleed at all, it's a very small laceration. Waking up this morning my eye was swollen almost shut and very red. Some swelling has gone down but it burns and waters a lot do I need A doctor?
You may have a: Deeper injury than you realize. It would be important for your long term visual care to be evaluated as soon as possible. Go today. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, allergies can certainly cause swelling especially if you are allergic to dust in your bedroom. ...Read more
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
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
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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