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Why Are My Eyelids Red
Several options: Redness and itchiness are most commonly symptoms of dry eye, blepharitis and ocular allergies. Lubricating eye drops may help, otherwise there are lid scrubs with baby shampoo to treat blepharitis, and lastly, eye drops or allergy pills if the cause may be allergies. Please get an evaluation from an eye care professional to sort out your problem. Best of luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Not much to go on...: Without more information even a clairvoyant may be stumped, but i've seen this at times in an allergic reaction - hives. If it stays localized, it's not too serious but it can suddenly spread. If it spreads to internal places and includes swelling it can be, quite rapidly, very dangerous. If you can take benadryl, (diphenhydramine) take a dose now. It may go away. If not, go to urgent care or er. They'll handle it. ...Read more
The most common: The most common cause of redness, itching and dryness of eyelids is blepharitis, which is inflammation of the eyelash base and eyelids. Can be caused by allergies, bacteria, or associated with skin conditions such as psoriasis, rosacea, or eczema. Lid scrubs with dilute baby shampoo is the best rx. www.2020vision.com/blepharitis.html. ...Read more
Inflammation: Hard to say what the problem is, but you may have a fungal infection of the hands, you may have a medication reaction and you may have other problems. Allergic reactions present this way. I would recommend you to be seen by your pcp and get appropriately evaluated. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy: You may be having an allergic reaction or contact dermatitis to something your lips have come in contact with. Wash your lips and face completely, take some Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and you may also apply cortisone cream over your lips. If no significant improvement in 24 hours, see your doctor. ...Read more
Blepharitis: You likely have blepharitis, a common inflammation of the eyelids. May also lead to blepharoconjunctivitis (infection). Remedies often involve hot compresses, lid hygiene with a wash cloth and diluted baby shampoo, gentle massage of the eyelids with the warm wash cloth, and occasionally antibiotic ointments or drops like azasite, and if severe, a combination of an antibiotic and steroid. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
There is a list...: There is a fairly long list of reasons the palms can be red. Sometimes this can be normal, but I have had a few patients present with this and sometimes we do not find out for a few weeks or months when other symptoms develop. Liver disease, pregnancy, thyroid problems, pregnancy, psoriasis, allergy, and erythema multiforme are just a few of the possible causes. If it persists, i'd see an md. ...Read more
Dark Eyelids: Other causes of dark circles include: allergic conditions such as hay fever or eczema. The associated itchiness often leads to eye rubbing, resulting in what is sometimes called an "allergic shiner." dehydration. Fatigue. Fluid retention, often caused by smoking; a salt-rich diet; conditions affecting the heart, thyroid, kidney, and liver; or medications that cause blood-vessel dilation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Expected: It is common (and expected) to have swelling after any surgery. The swelling typically is as its maximum by 1-3 days post-operatively but some bruising may remain for up to 2-3 weeks post-operatively. It's also not uncommon to have some mild swelling for up to a month or two after more extensive surgery. In case of severe, sudden, or painful swelling, immediately contact your plastic surgeon. ...Read moreSee 10 more doctor answers
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