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What is the reason behind sudden swelling of the eyelid?

What is the reason behind sudden swelling of the eyelid?

Swollen eyelid: Another cause could be preseptal cellulitis, whereby an small infection, such as a stye, starts to spread throughout the eyelid. This needs to be treated right away wtih oral antibiotics, since this infection may spread into the orbit and brain. See your local ophthalmologist immediately if you suspect this cause! ...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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Excuseme ' can i know what's the tratment reason and tratment of lower eyelid swelling at morning ??

Excuseme ' can i know what's the tratment reason and tratment of lower eyelid swelling at morning ??

Lower lid swelling: Do you have allergies? Nasal congestion? Post nasal drip? When one sleeps , the head is at times extended and drainage from the nose can go retrograde into the soft tissue around the eye.Consider an antihistamines before bed and raising head of bed when sleeping. Please f/u with doctor as persistent swelling can get infected. ...Read more

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Sudden appearance of red itchy rash behind my knee, swelling and spreading. I scratched my eyelid and got four bumps there too so its spreading?

Sudden appearance of red itchy rash behind my knee, swelling and spreading. I scratched my eyelid and got four bumps there too so its spreading?

Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. Behind the knees and on the inside part of the elbow too.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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I have knee swelling after 15 days of ligament damage, what can be reason behind it ?

I have knee swelling after 15 days of ligament damage, what can be reason behind it ?

Follow up: Follow up with orthopaedics. It may still be related to the ligaments or you may have other damage, such as to cartilage. It is safer to be non weight bearing and be seen. All the best. ...Read more

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I want to dye my hair, but afraid from swelling face as it happen with my father. Any spceific herbal dye or reason behind swelling face after dye?

I want to dye my hair, but afraid from swelling face as it happen with my father. Any spceific herbal dye or reason behind swelling face after dye?

Chemicals can cause: chemical reaction on scalp which can lead to facial swelling. I would suggest you have your hairstylist try a test spot on just one site of your scalp with the dye he/she is planning to use (in area above ear near hairline. if fine then do whole head ...Read more

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Every 1or 2 months i have swelling and pain in my testicles and reduces when i bathe in hot water.What could be the reason behind it ?

Every 1or 2 months i have swelling and pain in my testicles and reduces when i bathe in hot water.What could be the reason behind it ?

Testicle pain: May be chronic epididymitis- inflammation of the testcile. Consider antibitoics to cover for E coli , chlamydia, ( gonorrhea would be more fulminant), ,mycoplasma, and sometimes gardenella), if after a course of antibiotics ( Rocepgin_+levoquin+ Flagyl ) recurrs, may be autoimmune, or TB or blockage and should f/u/w/ urology. f/u /w/ doc ...Read more

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Two weeks ago i had swelling of the eyelid. it went away 2-3 days later. Now the corner of my eye Keeps scabbing after each time Washing my face. Why!

Two weeks ago i had swelling of the eyelid. it went away 2-3 days later. Now the corner of my eye Keeps scabbing after each time Washing my face. Why!

One eyelid or two?: Unilateral swelling needs to be investigated. Look for underlying symptoms. Has your thyroid been checked? What other medical, eye, skin, environmental allergy conditions do you have? If it peels, have your doctor look at it and advise, refer to eye doctor too as corner scabbing isn't normal. They will view it under a slit lamp microscopy and diagnose it properly for treatment. ...Read more

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My 2 years old hit her right eye with the door handle about 2 weeks ago. It resulted in an immediate swelling of the eyelid and redness in her eye las?

My 2 years old hit her right eye with the door handle about 2 weeks ago. It resulted in an immediate swelling of the eyelid and redness in her eye las?

Mgt: If her eye is still painful, swollen or red, I would advise seeing the ED and an opthalmologist. If the injury was minor she should be back to her baseline by now. ...Read more

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I have swelling of the eyelid, a clear discharge from eye and pain in the general area. Eye dr. Ruled out eye infection. Is this a sinus infection?

I have swelling of the eyelid, a clear discharge from eye and pain in the general area. Eye dr. Ruled out eye infection. Is this a sinus infection?

Infection or allergy: From your description you may be dealing with an allergy or infection of the eyelid. A sinus infection could easily have spread to the eye area. Don't play around go see your ophthalmologist ASAP ...Read more