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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

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

Not related: "kidneys were checked" presumably means that he had a kidney ultrasound demonstrating normal kidney anatomy. Swollen eyelids probably not serious, however kidney problem can be ruled out by doing a urinalysis to rule out protein in urine & blood test for BUN & creatinine. ...Read more

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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

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

Allergies: 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

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What do I do if my eyelid is swollen after waking up?

What do I do if my eyelid is swollen after waking up?

Cold compresses: Usually benign condition. However, if you are overweight ; a restless sleeper-snorer...You need to be checked for "floppy eyelid syndrome" ; sleep apnea. ...Read more

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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 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.

Nocturnal eye swell: May have chronic sinusitis or nasal congestion and when you sleep because of gravity it flow into the subcutaneous tissue around the eye. Elevate head of bed, consider antihistamine before bedtime, follow up with ENT ...Read more

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Waking up with a puffiness underneath my right eye (not on my eye), looking swollen.?

Waking up with a puffiness underneath my right eye (not on my eye), looking swollen.?

Irritation: . 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

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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?

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?

Swollen corner of I: May be related to post nasal drip/ allergies. Would elevate head of bed and consider 1 zyrtec before bed for next week. If persists and get redness in/ and or around eye that is more concerning. If it resolves during the day more likely gravitational. F/U w/doc ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

See an eyedoc: 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

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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.

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.

More information: More information is needed to give you an accurate answer on healhtap. Are you having redness or pain in your right eye? Is your vision blurred?
It is normal for glasses to relieve eye strain symptoms. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Get checked: Being seen in person is reasonable. Could be a stye, infection or sinus issue. If pregnant it makes it more of an urgency to make sure it does not interfere with pregnancy. Good luck ...Read more

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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

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

Needs Face to face: EXAM by the Physician. Or Video Consult via health Tap Prime.
You may need Stronger Treatment than just Anti Histaminic. E.g. Oral or Injectable Steroids. Or may be Topical Steroids if very localized Eczema Flare up. ...Read more

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My eyelids are severely swollen. Help?

My eyelids are severely swollen. Help?

Many things: Allergies, eyelid infection (blepharitis or meibomianitis), thyroid disease, or laxity of the connective tissue around the eye that causes the fat pads around the eyeball to "push" forward called dermatochalasis. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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My eyelids are crusty and swollen. What could be wrong?

My eyelids are crusty and swollen. What could be wrong?

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

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How can I treat a swollen eyelid?

How can I treat a swollen eyelid?

Depends: If a sty, then warm compresses 4-6 times/day. You may checkout YouTube videos on eyelid hot compress techniques. If no eyelid redness/pustule but just puffiness, then may need an evaluate to diagnose the condition. ...Read more

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What to do with my swollen eyelid?

What to do with my swollen eyelid?

Sounds like a stye: Do warm compresses using dry heat for at least 10 minutes at least once a day followed by lid massages. Hopefully, it drains on its own. If not, see an eye doctor! ...Read more

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What does a swollen eyelid indicate?

What does a swollen eyelid indicate?

A few things: Which would require more details to narrow down the diagnosis. Could be allergic reaction, infection, growth, blocked gland...If it is red, tense, tender then I would be concerned about infection (cellulitis) and this should be treated immediately. ...Read more

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What are some causes of swollen eyelid?

What are some causes of swollen eyelid?

Many causes: Causes of swollen eye lids include : infectious, allergies, tumors (benign or rarely malignant), vascular formations. ...Read more

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My eyelid is swollen. What should I do?

My eyelid is swollen. What should I do?

Try a warm compress: It could be a variety of conditions, caused by many different things. If it doesn't respond to warm compresses 4 times a day for about 5
minutes each for 2 days, you should see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can I get a swollen eyelid to go down?

How can I get a swollen eyelid to go down?

Depends: The answer to that question depends on exactly what is causing the swelling. It is important to see your eye doctor right away to determine the cause and appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have a swollen eyelid?

What should I do if I have a swollen eyelid?

See Eye MD: You should see an ophthalmologist for evaluation of your swollen lid. ...Read more

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Upper swollen eyelid with crust in morningd?

? infectious: See a dr...It sounds like you may have an eye infection. (conjuctivitis or blepharitis). ...Read more

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What can I do for swollen and puffy eyelids?

What can I do for swollen and puffy eyelids?

Blepharoplasty: If the problem is fat, the blepharoplasty may be the answer. See an oculoplastic specialist for evaluation. ...Read more

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My left eyelid all swollen, should I be worried?

My left eyelid all swollen, should I be worried?

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

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How long does it take for swollen eyelid to heal?

How long does it take for swollen eyelid to heal?

Depends on cause: This can vary with the cause. After surgery it takes 1-3 weeks. Infection or trauma has a similar time frame once treated. ...Read more

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What's best used to take care of a swollen eyelid?

What's best used to take care of a swollen eyelid?

Many things: Allergies, eyelid infection (blepharitis or meibomianitis), thyroid disease, or laxity of the connective tissue around the eye that causes the fat pads around the eyeball to "push" forward called dermatochalasis. You should see your doctor. ...Read more

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Eyelid is swollen and it hurts. How do I treat this?

Eyelid is swollen and it hurts. How do I treat this?

See your doctor: It could be a hordeolum or "sty" or a soft tissue infection of your eyelid. You should see a doctor to determine the appropriate treatment since they are not the same for both diagnoses. ...Read more

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I woke up with a swollen eyelid. What could it mean?

I woke up with a swollen eyelid. What could it mean?

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

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Can swollen eyelids really be linked to gastroenteritis?

Can swollen eyelids really be linked to gastroenteritis?

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

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Could use your help docs! My eyelids get swollen and red?

Could use your help docs! My eyelids get swollen and red?

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

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A swollen on my upper left eyelid, should I be concerned?

A swollen on my upper left eyelid, should I be concerned?

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

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Outer half of Eyelids swollen and feels itchy and irritated?

Outer half of Eyelids swollen and feels itchy and irritated?

Allergy eyes: Could be insect bite or contact dermatitis. If it's not better in a few days call your Ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How do you treat a swollen, puffy eyelid at home after hitting it?

How do you treat a swollen, puffy eyelid at home after hitting it?

Puffy eyelid: Use ice to decrease circulation and swelling in the 1st 24 hrs. Moist heat after that will increase circulation and hasten resolution of swelling and bruising. ...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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What can cause a swollen eyelid that hurts to touch and when I blink?

What can cause a swollen eyelid that hurts to touch and when I blink?

Stye: This is probably a stye or basically a pimple in your eyelid. Sometimes these protrude inside the lid and cause foreign body sensation with blinking. Try vigorous hot compresses and see an eye doctor if not getting better in 48 hrs. ...Read more

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My upper eyelids are swollen, drooping over eyelashes. Is this serious?

Possibly: We would need further history and symptoms to determine. Since you are not sure, it is best to see an ophthalmologist as soon as possible. Feel better. ...Read more

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My eyelid on the bottom corner is swollen and painful, what could it be?

My eyelid on the bottom corner is swollen and painful, what could it be?

May be a stye.: Sties are infections of the glands in the eye lids. Start with hot compresses 4 x a day to try to get the stye to come to a head and drain. If no response after 5 days have it looked at by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What's wrong with my sister she woke up with swollen eyelids and face with toothache?

What's wrong with my sister she woke up with swollen eyelids and face with toothache?

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

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My eyelid is swollen and I have an exam tomorrow. Can I do something to get it down by then?

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