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eyelid swelling due to allergies?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • May 30, 2015
  • 10:31 PM

In the past 2 years I have suffered from eyelid swelling of both eyes, which I thought was due to allergies. It consists of both my top and bottom lids, and I thought it was just due to my allergies because I had just moved into an apartment with many trees, and it allowed cats. Both of which I'm allergic too. I've always had allergies do to pollen, and the allergies to cats just started 3 years ago. But it was new for my eyelids to be swelling. I thought it was make up, since I had just started wearing it. So I stopped using the make up and the eyelids decreased in some of the swelling but my eyes still didn't look right. So then I tried several home remedies, like witch hazel which worked pretty good during the day, but as soon as I would wake up in the morning it would be worse. So I tried some allergy medication, some off brand cheap stuff and there was no improvement. A couple months later I wore some fake eyelashes and the day after i took them off I woke up and could barely open my eyes which were severely swollen and red. That took three days to go down completely, but a couple weeks after my eyelids started swelling again. I tried the allergy medication for 2 weeks and in the begging of the next week I realized that the swelling had decreased and at a point in time just stopped. This all happened during the spring, which is when my allergies are at its worse, so I figured it was over when spring passed. But it wasn't and it stayed with me throughout all the seasons, which my allergies never do. I kept using the pills, sometimes they work but I had to increase the amount I took. It's really frustrating and I've basically given up, because it's stayed with me for over two years and I might get a break from it every week or so when the pills kick in. I don't know what causes it wether it is the dust/mold/pollen/and cats around me or what but this has never happened to me before. I just turned 17, and I used to just take herbal pills for my allergies but I never had the swelling. I don't like using over the counter pills and I really want to end it, but I don't know if it's directly due to allergies. I also started wearing contacts, and now they are like a year old so that could have caused some of it. But it's stayed for nearly two years, plz help me get rid of it

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