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What eye infection would affect one eye, cause pain in movement, touch, ect, and swelling? Felt like a migraine til I woke up with it swollen today.

What eye infection would affect one eye, cause pain in movement, touch, ect, and swelling? Felt like a migraine til I woke up with it swollen today.

Most affect only 1: Ocular infections usually only affect one eye. You would need to check with your family doctor or an ophthalmologist to get the exact bacterial or viral agent that may be causing your symptoms. Sometimes, the symptoms you are describing are not even as the result of any type of infection and this also should be investigated.

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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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I woke up with swelling under my eye. Looks like a pocket of fluid. Never had it before. What could this be?

I woke up with swelling under my eye. Looks like a pocket of fluid. Never had it before. What could this be?

Blepheritis: (inflammation of the eyelids) may be your problem
A hands On exam if the swelling continues is indicated

Hope this helps

Dr Z

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Woke up with swelling under right eye and eye was red. Doesn't really hurt but is noticeable. What could this be?

Woke up with swelling under right eye and eye was red. Doesn't really hurt but is noticeable. What could this be?

Stye?: If swelling in eyelid... stye (chalazion, hordeolum). If painless, blood-red on white of eye... subconjuctival hemorrage. General redness to eye and lid... conjunctivitis. See your doctor if painful, increased swelling, and espeically for any vision change.

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I have swelling under my left eye. I felt a little pain yesterday in the eye when touched. I. Woke up with swelling in the left eye lid.?

I have swelling under my left eye. I felt a little pain yesterday in the eye when touched. I. Woke up with swelling in the left eye lid.?

See eye MD: New onset of pain and swelling is an indication to go to the eye MD. You may have something as simple as a sty that will be solved by warm compresses and squeezing a bump. It may also be something more serious or requiring different treatment. It will not be possible to diagnosis with only the history you supply here.

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Should there still be discharge after ten days? Two parts to my inquiry, may or may not be related: 10 days ago I woke up with swelling around the upper eyelid (near my nose) of my right eye. I went to the doctor and was told I had a stye, and was prescr

Should there still be discharge after ten days? Two parts to my inquiry, may or may not be related: 10 days ago I woke up with swelling around the upper eyelid (near my nose) of my right eye. I went to the doctor and was told I had a stye, and was prescr

I: I do not know your age, whether you have had any other eye problems, have dry eye, or if you wear contact lenses. A picture is often worth a 1000 words, but I will assume that the initial diagnosis is correct. Usually, a stye, if caught and treated early, will respond to warm (very warm, or as hot as tolerated) applied directly to the affected area for at least 15-20 minutes 3-4 times a day. Antibiotics are often given as an umbrella--to cover for and decrease the bacterial count--and treat any lid problems (such as blepharitis, or dandruf of the eyelids) that may be contributing to the problem. In most cases, the stye will come to a "point" and drain a little pus-like material in a few days. That is when it is most important to take an antibiotic topical drop to decrease the bacteria that are released. However, steroid drops must be taken with great care, and monitored by an eye specialist closely because they can give a "false sense of improvement" and possibly allow a virus to activate in the cornea causing inflammation of the clear part of your (i.e. "viral keratitis") that can result in a permanent scar--or even perforation and severe infection of the inside of the eyeball itself! A stye is usually not active at 10 days! So there may be something else going on! Crusting should be gone by now unless you have an associated lid disease, or other problem (for example, dry eye), and I would try to get it checked out and stop using the steroid eye drops unless another eye doctor that has examined you personally has said it was ok. I hope this helps. Good luck!

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Woke up with a swelling under my left eye, it hurts at the waterline when I squeeze it shut or even blink or when I touch it.

Woke up with a swelling under my left eye, it hurts at the waterline when I squeeze it shut or even blink or when I touch it.

Stye: Most likely this is a stye. Treat it by using a hot wet washcloth to the eyelid four times per day. If it does not resolve in a week, see an ophthalmologist.

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I got a black eye yesterday and I woke up with it swollen bad! How do I reduce the swelling fast, what to do?

I got a black eye yesterday and I woke up with it swollen bad! How do I reduce the swelling fast, what to do?

Time and ice: Swelling after an injury usually reaches its peak in 48 hours. Elevation, ice and advil (ibuprofen) are all effective treatments for this.

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I woke up with what seems like hives on my face 2 days ago, yesterday there was was minor swelling under my eye. Today my eye is really swelled up?

I woke up with what seems like hives on my face 2 days ago, yesterday there was was minor swelling under my eye. Today my eye is really swelled up?

Eye swelling: You should seek medical attention to determine the cause of your problem. An allergist can help, you can take an over the counter antihistamine to calm things down until you see a medical professional. If you develop any trouble breathing, rush to the er.

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I woke up with a smell red swelling under my left eye. It fluctuates in size throughout the day & has not gotten better in the past 48 hours. No pain.

I woke up with a smell red swelling under my left eye. It fluctuates in size throughout the day & has not gotten better in the past 48 hours. No pain.

Warm compress: You can use warm compress to reduce the condition that is suggestive of a stye. If there is flaky or mucus buildup on the eyelids, you can apply baby shampoo to clean the lids. If the problems worsens with increased redness, pain or vision loss, please seek evaluation by your eye health professional.

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I had basil cells burnt off yesterday with liquid nitrogen. Today I woke up with a swelling under my eye and now 10 hrs later whole cheek is swollen.

I had basil cells burnt off yesterday with liquid nitrogen. Today I woke up with a swelling under my eye and now 10 hrs later whole cheek is swollen.

Ice it: You may have inflammatory reaction to the treatment. Since its close to the eye you will need to see your doctor for possible antibiotic treatment. Please place an ice pack over it.

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My daughter (14) woke up with a swollen eye which is completely shut. She had some irratation from some make up she tried on saturday and washed it off. I am wondering if she got some of it in the eye. She had some swelling on sunday but now her eye is

My daughter (14) woke up with a swollen eye which is completely shut. She had some irratation from some make up she tried on saturday and washed it off. I am wondering if she got some of it in the eye. She had some swelling on sunday but now her eye is

Your: Your daughter should be evaluated by her physician as soon as possible today. Based on the exam she may be referred to an ophthalmologist for treatment. Failure to diagnose and manage the problem could result in permanent damage and vision loss. She should not go to school as she might have a contagious condition.

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Eye pain 1 week, burning can't keep open, no itch, no discharge, vision change, woke up with bruise and swelling on eyelid?

Eye pain 1 week, burning can't keep open, no itch, no discharge, vision change, woke up with bruise and swelling on eyelid?

Ophthalmologist: Because you are experiencing vision changes and significant pain you should be seen in person by an ophthalmologist. There are multiple possible causes that need to be looked for through a detailed exam. Good luck

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I was feeling itchy yesterday and I woke up in the morning with itchy bumps all over my body and swollen eyes and lips and now my fingers are swelling?

I was feeling itchy yesterday and I woke up in the morning with itchy bumps all over my body and swollen eyes and lips and now my fingers are swelling?

Best to see doctor: This is a reaction or allergy to something. It seems severe that even your lips are swollen. Allergy can happen in most parts of your body including your airways and even intestine so it is best to be evaluated and treated as soon as possible to avoid complications or to take away offending factors if known.