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Dr. Reid Blackwelder
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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


Dr. William Dieck
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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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Dr. Tim Conrad
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How to take swelling down from getting hit n the eye?

How to take swelling down from getting hit n the eye?

These things:: Ice, elevation and advil. Also see an ophthalmologist to evaluate your injury. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Wolf
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Help! could staying in the sun help swelling in the eye go down?

Help! could staying in the sun help swelling in the eye go down?

Doubtful: Your "swelling" sounds non specific. Usually, the doctor will direct rx to what is causing it. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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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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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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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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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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Dr. Stephen Hamilton
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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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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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