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eyelid has been swollen for 3 months now!!

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  • Posted By: labellefleur
  • December 21, 2007
  • 05:27 AM

Hi!! I hope someone can help me!!:confused:
I've had swelling on my upper eyelid for about 3 months now,I already went to the eye doctor and he said he didn't see anything wrong with my eye.I have no other symptoms just the inflamed upper eyelid

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  • Is the lid painful or warm to the touch? Does it itch? It could be a plugged gland in the eyelid causing localized swelling. It could also be an allergic reaction to eye drops or contact solution. If it's warm and painful use hot compresses (washcloth soaked in warm water held against the lid for 5 minutes daily) If you suspect it might be an allergy use cool compresses.
    eyedocasw 6 Replies
    • December 21, 2007
    • 05:21 PM
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  • I'm also having the same problem with my left upper eyelid. It's not painful but the skin is a bit dry. It's swollen mostly after I woke up in the morning. Then the swelling will get better after a few hours. Just want to know what's wrong with me??
    jamw198 1 Replies
    • January 14, 2008
    • 03:09 AM
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  • my husband eyelid has been swollen for 2 months, eye doctor said his eyes sight is ok buthe had this watery discharge and inflamed upper eyelids. We went to see a dermatologisthe gave him a course of valtrex but it does not work. He told us he has shingles. Please help because we ran out of who to see next!
    Anonymous 42,789 Replies
    • December 16, 2008
    • 10:02 AM
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  • i have suffered swollen eyelids in the past nearly two years ago. i was diagnosed as having a food allergy which i later found out was from eating milk and any type of fish or milk and onions together. i have stopped eating thses combinations of foods. you may want to keep and eye out for foods which perhas are giving you thins problem. at that time my eye lids were enormous but the allergy syrup made then normal again however only a few days ago, i had a bad cough and took a medicine which i don't ususally take. after taking it i felt my face itchy especially my eyelids. at night i realised my eyelids had swollen up by only the smallest amount but when i open my eyes the lids feel heavy and harder to open because the lids have become bigger but one cannot let becaseu they have only inflated by the tiniest of milimetres. i know its becasue of the medicine as it does state side effects which may happen one of which state "weakness of muscles" .its been 24 hours since i've taken it and theres not way that its going down or returning to normal is there any way of getting my eye lids back to normal...it feels like it will never go down because its not as bad as a ping pong ball under the eye lid but i still don't feel very comfortable.
    annagomes 1 Replies
    • January 9, 2009
    • 05:49 PM
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  • There are over 70 causes of swollen eyelids. Some include:Allergic reactions, Blepharitis and chronic blepharitis, Chalazion, Orbital Cellulitis, herpes, kidney disorders, etcI would suggest you sought a second opinion. You can choose from any of the following doctors: general practitioner, emergency physician, ophthalmologist or dermatologist.
    Helene99 23 Replies
    • January 9, 2009
    • 10:03 PM
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  • i have had this problem for over 3 years now. almost every morning i wake up with swollen eyes, they usually go down after a few hours or after a have a shower and put water on my face. sometimes though it doesnt go away and it starts getting itchy then eventually watery but by the time it gets to that stage my whole face is red and itchy.im sure its an allergic reaction after reading what you others have said.im currently having tests done to find out my allergies but i had never actually put down my swollen eyelids to allergies.i currently take a combination of 2 medications daily to try help relieve my allergy symptoms but often now its to no avail somedays im taking more than the reccomended dosage just to try keep a lid on it before it comes a fully blown allergic reaction.my doctor has said it was safe to take 1 or 2 more than normal occasionally if the symptoms get bad.the only reason im scared of having a full out allergic reaction is because i have had one in the past that restricted my breathing.
    porcelain 36 Replies
    • January 15, 2009
    • 06:26 AM
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