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What is the most likely causes of facial and eye swelling?

What is the most likely causes of facial and eye swelling?

A lot of things: Many things could bring on these swellings, but i think that allergy would be very high on my list; especially if accompanied by itching and red eyes. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How can I know what could be the cause of one eye swelling?

How can I know what could be the cause of one eye swelling?

Various: First be sure it is not that the other eye is receding? The causes for one eye protruding include thyroid disease, tumors, vascular lesions and infections (i assume there was no trauma involved which would be an obvious cause). Unilateral swelling needs to be evaluated by your eye doctor especially if the vision is affected, if there is double vision, or pain in the eye or socket. ...Read more

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Can complicated migraines cause eye swelling?

Can complicated migraines cause eye swelling?

Of course, migraine: is always a serious and complex neurologic disorder. Unilateral throbbing headache, dizziness, partial blackout, weakness, dysesthesia, visual disturbances eye swelling, nausea, sensitivity to light or sound, paresthesias and even chest pain may be present during the episodes. It is manageable condition. See an orofacial pain or headache specialist for evaluation and professional management. ...Read more

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What could cause my eyelid and under eye swelling?

What could cause my eyelid and under eye swelling?

? Allergies: Many issues can cause swelling of eyelids and below the eyes. The most common cause is allergies. Try artificial tears, cool compresses, and oral/topical antihistamines. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What causes eye swelling after nose blowing?

Sinus defect: This problem usually means there is a connection with the nasopharnyx ( back of the nose) and the orbit. It may be due to trauma, sinus surgery or sinus infection or an infection of the tear sack (dacryocystitis). Your ENT doctor can help you with this problem. ...Read more

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What could have caused under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

What could have caused under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

Too many things: There are multiple causes of eyelid swelling, including inflammation, infection, and many others. You would be best served having an evaluation by an eye doctor to determine the cause. ...Read more

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What could have caused this under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

What could have caused this under eye swelling and how can I get rid of it?

Cool compresses: Depending on the cause of the swelling, cool or cold compresses can help a lot. If an infection is causing the swelling, further treatment may be needed. Blepharitis is a common cause of eyelid swelling, you can get more info: http://www.2020vision.Com/blepharitis.Html

another common cause is not swelling, but rather the normal fat pads pressing forward as we age. Surgery can help! ...Read more

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Can wisdom tooth cause eye swelling?

Yes: In cases of infected wisdom teeth there can be a region sinus infection in the maxillary sinus that makes up the floor of the orbital cavity where the eye sits. The lower and upper eye lids can become swollen. Severe cases can cause infections that spread to the tissues around the eye. Go to your dentist or the er. Now if you are experiencing this. ...Read more

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Can a neck injury cause eye swelling and severe headache?

Can a neck injury cause eye swelling and severe headache?

Head injury: Eye swelling and severe headache sounds more like a head injury. You can certainly have a head injury associated with a neck injury. Head injuries can be caused by rotational forces without direct impact to your skull (like in a neck injury). You definitely need to get checked out by your doc!

i am unclear what kind of trauma was involved; i would get over to an emergency room for an evaluation. ...Read more

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What will cause hives, and lip / eye swelling besides allergic reactions?

What will cause hives, and lip / eye swelling besides allergic reactions?

Many possibilities: Possible causes for hives and swelling are numerous and include allergic reactions, infections, autoimmune diseases, thyroid disease, etc. Unfortunately, the cause for such symptoms is often difficult to find--for these cases, the symptoms are termed "idiopathic.". ...Read more

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Why I have swelling around eyes and feel sweaty last night?

Why I have swelling around eyes and feel sweaty last night?

Swelling around eyes: Swelling around eyes can be due to many issue: clogged eyelash glands (meibomian glands); allergies; excess salt (be sure kidney function is normal); genetics (got it from mom or dad); excess rubbing (shiners); aging changes. Cold ice packs might help decrease swelling by constricting blood vessels. See an eyemd if no improvement. See your md about night sweats if persistent as can be a concern. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Swelling around eyes?

What is the definition or description of: Swelling around eyes?

Periorbital edema: The reasons are retained water, herniated orbital fat, Graves' disease to name a few. You should get evaluated to find out the exact cause ...Read more

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Unexplained swelling around eyes appearing at 60 in the mornings. Why?

Unexplained swelling around eyes appearing at 60 in the mornings. Why?

See Eye MD now.: Could be just retained fluid, but could also be an indicator of a metabolic problem like renal insufficiency. You should probably see both your eye md and your pcp. ...Read more

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Rash and swelling around eyes after using new makeup remover. Help?

Rash and swelling around eyes after using new makeup remover. Help?

Allergic reaction: Most likely allergy to the makeup. Stop using and begin cold compresses and if red and itching with some weeping to the skin, an over the counter Hydrocortisone cream to the affected skin will often cause relief and comfort. Use minimal amount and not in the eye for several times a day. ...Read more

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Head injury with swelling around eyes and at point of lash and swelling spreading. Wat should I apply to the injury?

Head injury with swelling around eyes and at point of lash and swelling spreading. Wat should I apply to the injury?

Ice: Have someone with you for awhile. Ice to reduce bleeding, rest sitting up, unless fuzzy.
If unconscious at all go to er.
What was cause? ...Read more

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Swelling around eyes, nausea, esp when I eat lots of carbs?

Swelling around eyes, nausea, esp when I eat lots of carbs?

Edema: Most likely this cause by high salt/soduim consumption cuasing fluid (edema) to build up in the soft tissues around the eyes. ...Read more

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Could I have lupus? Joint pain, tingling in toes, water retention, leg cramps, swelling around eyes, red face, headaches, fatigue, graves diseas

Could I have lupus?  Joint pain, tingling in toes,  water retention, leg cramps, swelling around eyes,  red face,  headaches,  fatigue,  graves diseas

Only a good eval by-: -a rheumatologist can give you a good answer. You need to see one for hands on eval & lab tests. Some of the symptoms does suggest lupus, but you need an answer, & that is the best way to have the question answered. ...Read more

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How can I treat eye swelling?

How can I treat eye swelling?

Depends on cause?: Unilateral or bilateral,
rule out allergies, blocked lid glands, trauma , skin allergic reactions, . ...Read more

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How can I reduce eye swelling?

How can I reduce eye swelling?

Cool compresses: Depending on the cause of the swelling, cool or cold compresses can help a lot. If an infection is causing the swelling, further treatment may be needed. Blepharitis is a common cause of eyelid swelling, you can get more info: http://www.2020vision.Com/blepharitis.Html. ...Read more

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Do a lot of people get eye swelling?

Sometimes: Eye swelling can be caused by focal infection, angioedema, systemic salt imbalance, heart and kidney failure, secondary to some drugs used to treat other illnesses and thyroid disease (to name a few). The speed of disappearance of the swelling depends upon which of these you have. You should consult with your ophthalmologist to sort this out. ...Read more

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Why is the white of my eye swelling?

Why is the white of my eye swelling?

Swelling: Usually allergies cause the white part of the eye to swell. Can you send a photo to see what Rx will best help you? ...Read more

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How do you make eye swelling go down?

Cold compress: Eye swelling is due to fluid accumulating along blood vessels under thin eyelid skin which can be caused by: allergies (shiners), genetics, too much salt intake, blepharochalasis, kidney issues, heart issues (ie, congestive heart failure). Cold ice packs might help marks decrease by contracting the vessels. Otherwise an eyeplasticsmd can tighten excess skin to help decrease appearance. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I have eye swelling?

What does it mean if I have eye swelling?

Depends: Is the swelling of the lids? Is is painless? Swelling can be a reaction to focal infection, or an allergic response. It might also be hereditary angioedema. Or it may be fluid excess from heart failure. If the swelling is behind the eye it may be infectious. What seems to be swelling may be thyroid infiltration or a tumor. If persistent, it needs evaluation by your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

Dr. Al Hegab
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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

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