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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

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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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Have sore jaw with pain shooting up towards eye & swelling around cheek & eye Densists said it could be my sinuses What could this mean?

Have sore jaw with pain shooting up towards eye & swelling around cheek & eye Densists said it could be my sinuses What could this mean?

Dentist ASAP!!: It appears that you could have a dental infection originating around your Maxillary(Upper Jaw) canine.This may be an abscess caused by nerve damage inside any of the teeth in that area or a gum infection(periodontal).This is serious and needs immediate attention by a dentist. ...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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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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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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What to do if I have eye swelling up fast and hurts help?

What to do if I have eye swelling up fast and hurts help?

Depends on cause: Most likely if the swelling is on the upper or lower eyelid along with tenderness to touch, this is a chalazion or stye. Best initial treatment is frequent hot compresses for 5 minutes at a time. If the swelling is because of injury then you should be seen by EyeMD or emergency room doc. ...Read more

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What to do if I have eye swelling and it hurts when i move my eye it is not red or pink what could this be?

What to do if I have eye swelling and it hurts when i move my eye it is not red or pink what could this be?

See eye MD: There are many possible causes for your symptoms. See an ophthalmologist who can determine what is going on and treat it. ...Read more

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I just had bleph eye surgery and I have eye swelling under the eyes that won't go down with ice, etc. They are little eye sacks of fluid.

I just had bleph eye surgery and I have eye swelling under the eyes that won't go down with ice, etc.  They are little eye sacks of fluid.

Festoons: As long as you are not experiencing any warning signs of decreases vision, bulging eyes, increases pain. And problems moving your eyes, the post op swelling is quite common and gravitationally dependent swelling often clects in the lower eye lids as they are quite thin. Elevate your head at night. Ice wrapped in washcloth only for 1st 24 hrs 20' on 10' off. ...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?

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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How fast can I make my eye swelling go away?

How fast can I make my eye swelling go away?

Depends: 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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How to make eye swelling do down? Raw steak?

Cold compress: Raw steak counts as cold compress, although i think you can find a cheaper version that.... ...Read more

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Bad eye swelling / sensitive eyes, what to do?

Go see a MD: You should probably see an ophthalmologist. There are so many things that could be. We would need a more detailed description. ...Read more

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Can i tell me how i can make eye swelling go down?

Can i tell me how i can make eye swelling go down?

Depends on origin: If allergic, an allergy drop can help, if dryness is the issue, artificial tears will help. Also cool soaks with a cool wash rag can help. ...Read more

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Do lots of people get eye swelling, or is it unusual?

Do lots of people get eye swelling, or is it unusual?

Frequent: Eye swelling is mostly due to infectious or allergic responses in the lids. Some, like allergy can be painless or itchy, but others like infection can be painful. The conjunctival lining of the eye can swell also and the soft tissue around and behind the eye can swell. There are many causes. You should see your ophthalmologist especially if the vision is dropping or the pain is severe. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Eye swelling?

What is the definition or description of: Eye swelling?

Eye swelling: Eye swelling is due to buildup of fluid in structures around the eye. ...Read more

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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

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Swollen Eyes (Definition)

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Dr. Jeffrey Gold
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Eye Swelling (Definition)

Eye swelling is due to buildup of fluid in ...Read more