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Waking Up With Swollen Eyelid
Can this be a sign of kidney problems? When my son was born he had a "skin tab" on his ear and the doctors told me it might be his kidneys, he was checked and seemed ok. Now my son is 5 and he has been waking up with swollen eyelids for about 2wks and to
My 5yr old has been waking up with swollen eyelids. When my son was born he had a "skin tab" on his ear and the doctors told me it might be his kidneys, he was checked and seemed ok. Now my son is 5 and he has been waking up with swollen eyelids for abou
While skin tags are often associated with renal anomalies, your son was checked out and you report that his kidneys were fine.
Allergies are the most common cause of this symptom in his age group. Remove all dust from the room, change the sheets and pillows, vacuum the mattress itself with a beater bar attachment. Your doctor may prescribe allergy medicine or refer you to an allergist. ...Read more
I have a red lower left eyelid that has lost eyelashes and red capillary type blotches below that lid. The eyelid is normally swollen after waking up.
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
. Corneal abrasion or rub during sleep.
Occasionally pink eye will present like this. Allergies usually bilateral.
Baby shampoo and clean lids carefully for any residual debris.
Warm compresses may help. If not quickly resolved, see opthalmologist particularly with your other issues. ...Read more
For the past week I've been waking up every day with the inside corner of my right eye considerably swollen. Should I be concerned?
I keep waking up with my the bottom of eye swollen what can it be I don't think I have an infection and it does itch?
Eyelid dermatitis: Eyelid swelling can be caused by allergy, infection, or normal skin changes. If you do have some inflammation of the lid, it will tend to be worse in the mornings because fluid in your body will pool in your eyelids when you sleep at night. This gets better after you are up and gravity pulls the fluid away from the lids. ...Read more
My son keeps waking up with his right eye swollen and pain. No itching. Sometimes the bottom is swollen sometimes the top. But it's painful. Why?
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Not enough information. Depending on his age, your son may have a blocked tear duct, styes, an infected lacrimal sac or a sinus infection.
Please see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Why does my right eye get swollen 10 min after waking up. It happens every day. I need to wear my glasses or else I feel a lot of pressure on my eye.
After waking up for the last week my left eye is very swollen and sore. Laying on my left side cause pressure and sorness to my eye as well?
Allergy attack already taking Zyrtec, for 1 week been waking up with itchy eyes, mainly right eye is red and swollen, having eczema flare ups all over body, cannot take Benadryl during the day I am driving. Lips are chapped and swollen, itchy. Usually
Several things: Problems like these can only be correctly handled by your doctor in person. He/she needs to listen to you, perform an examination and possibly run labs or other tests. That's the only way he/she can find out what's going on and what to do about it. ...Read more
Many things!: This could be many things. First comes to mind is a sty which is a clogged oil gland. Try warm compresses for 15 minutes 3 times a day. If it does not start to resolve in the next 24 hours see your eye specialist. Other possibilities could be cellulitis from infection or insect bite, allergic reaction, skin condition such as eczema, etc. ...Read more
Infection: If tender in one spot when you touch it, it is most likely a style or a chalazion. If so, try hot compresses (warm moist washcloth) on the spot 4 times a day for 3-5 minutes each time for a few days. If not better, see an ophthalmologist. If tender all over, see an ophthalmologist now. Could be cellulitis. ...Read more
Many causes: There are many different causes of swollen lids from allergies, to styes to infections. See your eye doctor for a complete examination. ...Read more
Possibly: There are many causes of swollen eye lids. The most common is heredity. Fluid retention from salt, allergies, and decreased thyroid function, repeated bouts of crying, obesity, infection, eye irritation are among the causes. Repeat vomiting can also be a cause. A consultation with a facial plastic surgeon, plastic surgeon, or oculoplastic surgeon would be helpful in finding the cause. ...Read more
Blepharitis: This is a condition of the edges of your eyelids where the lashes grow. It consists of inflammation, irritation, and redness of the eyelid margins along with crusting at the bases of your lashes. Symptoms are typically worse in the mornings with the lids often mattered shut. Treatment consists of cleaning the eyelid margins and application of antibiotic gel or ointment at bedtime for 1-2 wks. ...Read more
Probable stye: The early symptom of a stye is discomfort on blinking of the affected lid. If the vision is good, and there is no discharge and the conjunctiva looks normal, then it probably is an early stye. Try using moist heat for 5 minutes, 4-5 times per day to get rid of it. If persistent, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Cold compress: Also, get medical attention. You may need antibiotics. ...Read more
Yes: Yes, allergies can certainly cause swelling especially if you are allergic to dust in your bedroom. ...Read more
Infection: It sounds as if your sister might have an abscessed tooth and the infection has spread into the tissue. This can sometimes happen even overnight and swell the face and eyelid shut. Going to a dentist and being placed on antibiotics needs to be done asap. Depending on the severity of the swelling a course of IV antibiotics may need to be given. ...Read more
See your eye doctor: Cool compresses can sometimes help with lid swelling related to allergy, but there are many causes of lid swelling, some of which can be serious. You need to see your eye doctor to determine the cause and best course of treatment. ...Read more