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Doctor insights on: What Causes Swelling Under The Eyes

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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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What might cause swelling in ankles, under eyes, and a red, purplish tint to fingernail beds? Also have some gastrointestinal trouble and pain rt ab.

What might cause swelling in ankles, under eyes, and a red, purplish tint to fingernail beds? Also have some gastrointestinal trouble and pain rt ab.

See your doctor: Your history has listed hypothyroid and diabetes on insulin pump; in addition, your symptoms are vague and can be caused by so many things. I would recommend making an appointment with your physician to discuss your symptoms. That way they can ask the proper f/u questions and better understand what you are noticing AND they can examine you (which is an important part when you are c/o abd pain) ...Read more

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Can acid reflux cause swelling under the eyes? I feel like there is something stuck at the back of the throat.

Can acid reflux cause swelling under the eyes? I feel like there is something stuck at the back of the throat.

Gerd: Hello to someone from my home in Sac Town. Me from the Pocket area. Understand the Delta Breeze reference completely. How are the River Cats doing? Anyway, enough chit-chat. Reflux alone unlikely to cause swelling under eyes, but could cause sensation of fullness or of something being stuck in back of throat. ...Read more

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What is the cause of swelling near eyes and ankle region.?

What is the cause of swelling near eyes and ankle region.?

Facial & ankle edema: Swelling symptoms can be caused by a wide variety of infections, inflammation, trauma, cancer, and cardiovascular disorders, kidney disorders. Organs and lymph nodes regulate the balance of fluids that circulate throughout the body. Various conditions that affect organ function can tilt the balance so that fluid is retained and starts leaking into the surrounding tissues. You need to see an md. ...Read more

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What allergies cause facial itchiness and swelling of face and eyes?

What allergies cause facial itchiness and swelling of face and eyes?

Many: Swelling of the face and eyes can be from contact with a make up product, hair color etc, but can also be secondary to ingestion of either a medication or food that you are allergic to, so i would see a doctor sooner than later. ...Read more

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Slight swelling in and around eyes, skin feels swollen dry and itchy, what could be the cause?

Slight swelling in and around eyes, skin feels swollen dry and itchy, what could be the cause?

Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies.This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause swelling in nose and eyes?

Can allergies cause swelling in nose and eyes?

Yes: Allergy to dust mite, mold, pollen or pets may cause swelling of the nose an eyes. Allergy medications can help, particularly prescription nasal sprays and eye drops. ...Read more

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