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Swollen Under Eyes

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  • Posted By: bluepoppy
  • January 25, 2008
  • 03:00 PM

Doctors seem to be at a loss.

Mid December - woke up with large swelling, almost blistering under left eye. GP said it was infection, gave anitbotics. Swelling goes down skin is dry and burnt and itchy, but heals

5 days after finishing medication - on holiday, last day, swelling starts again, by time I get home another swelling, almost blister type thing. GP says not the right antibotics, given more. Swelling goes down symptoms as before

4 days after finishing medication - swells up again, but this time includes right eye. GP tells me I'm allergic to the cat, gives me more antibotics refers to dermatologist. . Swelling goes down symptoms as before

Next flare is 2 days after finishing antibotics (this was 3 days ago)

Moggie is rulled out as an allergy as it flared up when on holiday and away from the cat.

Dertmatologist initially tests for contact dertamtitius. Turns out I'm react to nothing, not even the normal irritants.

Blood test - first lost are back - completely normal, no infections, good kidney functioning etc.

Awaiting results of more blood tests and biopsy.

I'm very healthy - healthy food & lifestyle, lots of exercise, have no other symptoms. Swelling and the rash that follows are localised and not spreading beyond the under eye area

Is this extreme eczema - if so why didn't the dermatologist recognise it. What else could it be ?


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