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The area around my eyes is swollen. Has been 3 weeks. Could it be allergies?

The area around my eyes is swollen. Has been 3 weeks. Could it be allergies?

Maybe: If your eyes r also itchy and your nose running, and your r sneezing, then it is probably associated with allergies. But there might be other reasons why your eyelids can be swollen, like eczema, contact allergy to cosmetic, or angioedema. It might be better for your doctor to take a look at you. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more


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I have a swollen, painful eye lid that started about three days ago. It started to feel like a bruise on the lower eyelid but after two days it became puffy. I do wear contacts but take em out at night. I don't have any allergies that i know of but i was

I have a swollen, painful eye lid that started about three days ago. It started to feel like a bruise on the lower eyelid but after two days it became puffy. I do wear contacts but take em out at night. I don't have any allergies that i know of but i was

Stye: It sounds like an acute blocked oil gland of the eyelid, or stye. Discontinue contact lens wear and begin a hot compress routine to help bring the backed up secretions to a head. A gentle massage of the area after a 10' hot compress helps. Repeat 2 to 4 times daily. Cleansing the lashes and eyelids with diluted baby shampoo removes bacteria which aides recovery. After a few days , if no help c md. ...Read more

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Both eyes are swollen and hurt. Could it be allergies?

Both eyes are swollen and hurt. Could it be allergies?

Could be!: Allergies could do it. If it doesn't respond to your usual allergy regimen then see a doc. ...Read more

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I wake up with swollen eyes or face a handful of times every month. I have been tested and do not have any remarkable allergies. What could this be?

I wake up with swollen eyes or face a handful of times every month. I have been tested and do not have any remarkable allergies. What could this be?

Something: Allergies to various objects or substances could still be possible. Dust mites? Sheets? Detergents? Soaps? Make up? I would see your doctor for a second consultation since this is persisting. Good luck ...Read more

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How do you reduce swollen allergy eyes?

How do you reduce swollen allergy eyes?

Medicated OTC drops: Drops containing ketotifen ophthalmic, zaditor, alaway, etc, are often more effective than artificial tears or murine, if symptoms are severe. Also consider otc antihistamines, but avoid the ones with decongestants, as these can dry out your eyes. See an ophthalmolgist or eyemd if you are not improving in a few days, as there are stronger prescription eyedrops available if the otc does not work. ...Read more

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Eyes feel swollen, itchy at night and morning, do I have allergies?

Eyes feel swollen, itchy at night and morning, do I have allergies?

Allergy or dry: I would first try over the counter artificial tears four times a day--if you get relief, continue the tears. If not you might try an over the counter allergy drop like zaditor (ketotifen) twice a day. ...Read more

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Swollen eyes went away and came back. Could they be due to cat allergy?

Swollen eyes went away and came back. Could they be due to cat allergy?

Absolutely: Cat dander is a leading cause of eye allergies. If you experience itching red and swollen eyes during and after exposure to a cat, you are likely allergic. Allergy eye drops and oral antihistamines will improve your symptoms relatively simply, but the best treatment is avoiding exposure to cats. ...Read more

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I have red, swollen, itchy eyes. Could this be due to makeup allergy?

I have red, swollen, itchy eyes. Could this be due to makeup allergy?

Yes: Red, itchy, swollen eyes may indicate an allergy to almost anything...Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, eye makeup, lotions, mail polish and may other things. ...Read more

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What can relieve swollen eyes caused by allergies?

See below: There is an otc eye drop, zatidor, which will help. You can also try visine for allergies or naphcon a. ...Read more