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What is the best way to bring the swelling down on the eye from a maschito bite?

What is the best way to bring the swelling down on the eye from a maschito bite?

Ice: For any inflammation such as from an insect bite, applying local ice can help decrease or minimize swelling. A nice trick for an area as irregular as the eye is to take a bag of frozen peas and hold them against the area. Do not do this for more than 20 minutes as cold can cause injury. ...Read more

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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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I got elbowed in the eye 6days ago and the swelling has gone down but i can only open my eyes a quarter way. Will it stay like this forever?

I got elbowed in the eye 6days ago and the swelling has gone down but i can only open my eyes a quarter way. Will it stay like this forever?

Likely not: Unless the blunt trauma caused damage to the muscle of support structures. This type of trauma sounds quite severe and the eye should be examined to make sure no serious eye injury took place. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Throw away any used contact lenses
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If you wear contact lenses, wear glasses when eye is infected
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Do not occlude or cover eyes
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Clean face towels with hot water separately if pink eye
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How long does it take for the swelling of the eye to go down because of a stye?

How long does it take for the swelling of the eye to go down because of a stye?

Several days: With diligent moderately hot compresses to stye followed by gentle massage of the stye will typically resolve it after 7-10 days. There will be redness ; superficial changes in the shin where the stye was for up to a few weeks. As long as the stye has reasonably regressed over this period without pain anymore, you generally will do fine. Sometes the stye has to be lanced, particularly if increased. ...Read more

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What do I do to treat a mosquito bite to the eye lid when there's significant swelling?

What do I do to treat a mosquito bite to the eye lid when there's significant swelling?

Ice, time: Mosquito bites to the eyelid can be quite itchy and sometimes painful. Since the lid skin is loose (so the lid can move properly), any edema or inflammation can spread over a large area. Use ice to help it . Sometimes you might be helped with an oral antihistamine like Benadryl or chlorpheneramine. It will go away with time. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Prevent future eye infections by washing hands and not touching eyes
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Clean the affected eye carefully with water
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See an ophthalmologist
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Take any needed medicine as prescribed
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I have a small irritation on my right eye. It is on the inside corner of the eye. I have noticed a bit of swelling. What could be this? Appreciated

I have a small irritation on my right eye. It is on the inside corner of the eye. I have noticed a bit of swelling. What could be this?
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Probably: irritation only that will be improve spontaneously. But better to check with an ophthalmologist to be safe. Good luck and all the best. ...Read more

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What is the fastest way to reduce a swelling of the eye from an injury?

What is the fastest way to reduce a swelling of the eye from an injury?

Black eye?: If you are referring to swelling around the eye, then ice or cold will help. If the eye itself is swollen then it could be more serious and needs evaluation and probable medications. ...Read more

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Treating Eye Infections (Checklist)

Hands off! Don't spread infection.
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Clean, warm, moist compresses
20 min, 4x day for 1 weeks
See doctor for Antibiotic eyedrops - keep the dropper clean
4x day
Antihistamines to reduce irritation
every 4-6 hours
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Is there a way, without medication, to reduce the eye swelling from poison ivy?

Is there a way, without medication, to reduce the eye swelling from poison ivy?

Maybe first be sure: You are dealing with poison ivy. But if you are certain then cold compresses may help...But usually you also need anithistamine pills..The itching and swelling can get pretty annoying. See a dr if it isn't getting better. ...Read more

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