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My lower eyelid is slightly swollen and itchy. What could be causing this? And what can I do to cure it?

My lower eyelid is slightly swollen and itchy. What could be causing this? And what can I do to cure it?

Allergy : The most common cause of itching is allergies. You can try cold compresses and otc zaditor (ketotifen) 2x/day. Your eye md can prescribe even stronger topical anti-histamines if this doesn't work. ...Read more

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How can I cure red, itchy, swollen, slightly bumpy eyelids/area around eye?

How can I cure red, itchy, swollen, slightly bumpy eyelids/area around eye?

Eyedrops: Check to see if you are using a new skin product, as this can cause a reaction like this. If this has just popped up spontaneously, you can try using artificial tears 4x/day in both eyes. If that doesn't work, there is a OTC drop: 'Zatidor', which works well. You can also use Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) but this will cause drowsiness. If these therapies do not work, consider seeing an eye doctor. ...Read more

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How do I cure a swollen itchy eye?

How do I cure a swollen itchy eye?

See your eye doctor.: Best to see your eye doctor to determine the cause. It could be from an insect bite, or allergic or infectious. The treatment would be determined by the cause. Generally cold or hot compresses depending on the cause, anti-allergic drops and possibly oral anti-allergic medication (antihistamine) for an allergy or insect bite, antibiotic drops without oral antibiotics for an infection. ...Read more

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I have red swollen and itchy scrotum, what is this and treatment?

I have red swollen and itchy scrotum, what is this and treatment?

See professionals...: How long has it been? The described pictures suspect the occurrence of acute epididymitis if deep inside the sac or scrotal abscess from infected sebaceous cyst if on the scrotal skin, and either requires urgent attention. So, collect the onset, duration, and progress of the symptoms with their detailed sequence of event, and bring those to doc for review, analysis, more hx, physicals, tests... ...Read more

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Toes are itchy, shiny spots on them, some are red in spots. Both little toes are red/ swollen. tried AF treatment with no success. not AF??

Toes are itchy, shiny spots on them, some are red in spots. Both little toes are red/ swollen. tried AF treatment with no success. not AF??

Tinea pedis: Sounds like tinea pedis (athlete's foot). AF? anti-fungal? Try some clotrimazole cream in between toes. Just the little toes? Make sure there's no cracks in crease of toes which could be trench foot. Powder might help. Keep dry. ...Read more

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Treatment for a mosquito bite? it 's about 4 inches in diameter, rock hard and swollen. It's hot to the touch, extremely itchy, and painful to walk.

Treatment for a mosquito bite? it 's about 4 inches in diameter, rock hard and swollen. It's hot to the touch, extremely itchy, and painful to walk.

Calamine Lotion: Try that along with some OTC Benadryl (diphenhydramine) to help with the itching. If not improving see ur doctor to make sure it's not infected do you may need antibiotics... ...Read more

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Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?

Bitten by leech while in river, top of foot over arch. 1 week later top of foot large red, swollen area. Itchy, dark purple spot at bite. Treatment?

Leech Bite?: It is actually rare to be allergic or to have a reaction to a leech bite. Assuming it was a leech bite, you could have some irritation and itching, but normally should have no further problems if you have good health and no leech allergies. However, if you are experiencing symptoms such as you describe, then you need to seek medical attention as it may be infected. ...Read more

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I wore sunblock the other day while swimming now my eyelids are itchy and swollen what should I do?

I wore sunblock the other day while swimming now my eyelids are itchy and swollen what should I do?

You may have gotten: some of the sunscreen in your eyes, or you may be having a reaction to another substance in the water or something you've been exposed to since then. Make sure you rinse your eyes well with cool water. You can use an over-the-counter antihistamine such as Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Claritin, Zyrtec or Allegra, as long as you have no medical contraindication to those. If still not better, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Why do my eyelids randomly get swollen and itchy and red? It stays that way around 3-4 days and when it goes away the skin is dry and flaky.

Why do my eyelids randomly get swollen and itchy and red? It stays that way around 3-4 days and when it goes away the skin is dry and flaky.

Allergy: Could be allergy to enviormental factors or seasonal allergy. Makeup can also be a factor as the amount of metals, especially nickel can vary from one batch to another and can cause the changes in the skin. See an ophthalmologist or a dermatologist. ...Read more

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My eyelid looks and feels like i got a sunburn there but I haven't been in the sun. It's ]very red, itchy and kind of swollen. What is this?

My eyelid looks and feels like i got a sunburn there but I haven't been in the sun. It's ]very red, itchy and kind of swollen. What is this?

Blepharitis?: It could be a local inflammation of your eyelid, termed blepharitis. Pl see attached link for additional details. You may also have allergies whch can have eye-related symptoms. I would use Zyrtec (cetirizine) and saline ophthalmic solution to wash the affected eye. If the symptoms persist for 48 hrs, you should see your primary physician. Feel better! ...Read more

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My eyelids are itchy, dry, wrinkly and swollen. Been like this on and off for past 6 mos. Never had issues before. I'm 29 years old. What would cause?

My eyelids are itchy, dry, wrinkly and swollen. Been like this on and off for past 6 mos. Never had issues before. I'm 29 years old. What would cause?

Contact allergy: If your eyeballs are not involved, your problem may be from a contact allergy to something you have used on your face especially eye makeups. Touching the lids before the nail polish has totally dried up or using a rubber applicator when you are allergic to latex may be potential allergens as well. If you have a condition known as rosacea, this may involve the lids. See Dermatologist. ...Read more

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What should I do if my eyelids have become swollen and super itchy. I wear contacts and every year around this time they seem to irritate. What to do?

What should I do if my eyelids have become swollen and super itchy. I wear contacts and every year around this time they seem to irritate. What to do?

Allergy or GPC: See your eyeMD to see if you have Giant Papillary Conjunctivitis or allergy. There are Rx drops that will help. OTC non-preserved artificial tears in frig/freezer 4x per day will help in meantime. More info: eyedoc2020@blogspot.com ...Read more

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How do I treat a swollen eyelid that is red, itchy, and dry?

How do I treat a swollen eyelid that is red, itchy, and dry?

Lotion and meds: You may be describing an allergic eyelid dermatitis that may respond to cold packs, emollients such as Cera-Ve, and may need anti-allergy or anti-inflammatory prescriptions. If it is due to a bacteria as in an infection then antibiotics can help. ...Read more

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I have swollen and itchy eyelids. Will this go away by itself? Should I go to the doctor to get it checked out?

Yes: Yes, you should see a doctor to have it checked out and no it is not likely to go away by itself unless it is caused by something you are no longer exposed to. ...Read more

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Why are my eyelids red swollen and itchy? This is coming and going since the end of may. Took an oral steroid did not help

Why are my eyelids red swollen and itchy? This is coming and going since the end of may. Took an oral steroid did not help

Blepharitis: Most common cause of your signs and symptoms is blepharitis. The cause of that is closure of glands that secret oil in the eye lashes. The stale oil then becomes toxic and causes these signs. You need to see an eye md for diagnosis and treatment. No need for systemic steroids. ...Read more

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Patches of itchy, dry skin on face and eyelid, eyelid has now also swollen?

Get checked.: Recommend dermatologic eval to determine diagnosis and to formulate treatment plan. ...Read more

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I have Itchy, irritated, and swollen eyelids after using baby shampoo to wash them?

I have Itchy, irritated, and swollen eyelids after using baby shampoo to wash them?

Probable sensitivity: Obviously you want tomatoes this in the future. Oral antihistamines such as Benadryl (diphenhydramine) as well as topical ophthalmologic steroid ointments or eye drops may also help ...Read more