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What Does It Mean When One Eyelid Starts To Droopy
Hi , my son just turned 6 months yesterday and I'm afraid because for the past 4-5 days one of his eyelids has been a little droopy. ?
Droopy lids: Usually there is some mild eyelid swelling that causes an allergic reaction and eyelids to droop. You can give a trial of benadryl 1.2 tsp (2.5 cc/ml) at night ands see if symptom goes away. If not I would check with pedi MD if needs eye referral to rule out congenital nerve ptosis that can occur at birth, usually one eye. Welcome to health tap, Dr. Ivy Fisher ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I took ecstasy ("molly"/pure mdma) last night, and the next morning I have one droopy eyelid. What could cause it?
Sympathatomimetic: Sympathetic nervous system innervates the levator palpabrie superioris muscle, which elevates the eyelids. Ecstasy is methylenedioxymethamphetamine and it stimulates the sympathatic nervous system (sns) but it can also cause neurotoxicity of the sns, resulting in damage of the sns. Since, sns elevates the eyelid muscle, it's damage will result in drooping of the eyelid. ...Read more
Last week I lost one of my contact lenses in vegas so I had to go a few days only wearing one contact in order to see. Now I HAVE a droopy eyelid?
Several options...: Ptosis can be aponeurotic (weakening of muscle attachment to eyelid- most common), myogenic (congenital, myasthenia gravis, opmd), neurogenic (oculomotor nerve injury or horner's syndrome), or mechanical (from mass on eyelid). Surgical correction depends on what type of ptosis you have. Options include: levator advancement, levator resection, mullerectomy, &fasanella-servat procedure (out-dated). ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Insists on it : Allergy is not expected to cause one droopy eyelid. If you are 42 yo, why do you need to have your mom bring you to a doctor unless you are disabled? See a doctor soon to make sure that it is not a neurologic problem. ...Read more
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