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What causes red areas below the eye with swelling?

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Dr. Richard Wieder
Ophthalmology

In brief: Red eyelids

There are many causes for red eyelids.
They can be due to allergies, infections (e.g. Styes) or merely from your glasses frames.

In brief: Red eyelids

There are many causes for red eyelids.
They can be due to allergies, infections (e.g. Styes) or merely from your glasses frames.
Dr. Richard Wieder
Dr. Richard Wieder
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Dr. David Chandler
Ophthalmology

In brief: Allergy, infection

The tissues around the eyes are very sensitive to allergy and and low grade infections of the eye and lids.
Sinus infections or inflammation can also cause swelling under the eye. The lids are also subject to swelling from generalized edema in the body, which may build up overnight. Allergy generally causes itching, while infection causes tenderness and possible discharge. Also could be a sty.

In brief: Allergy, infection

The tissues around the eyes are very sensitive to allergy and and low grade infections of the eye and lids.
Sinus infections or inflammation can also cause swelling under the eye. The lids are also subject to swelling from generalized edema in the body, which may build up overnight. Allergy generally causes itching, while infection causes tenderness and possible discharge. Also could be a sty.
Dr. David Chandler
Dr. David Chandler
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