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My dog's eyelid is swollen and I wasn't sure if it could be

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My dog's eyelid is swollen and I wasn't sure if it could be something serious or something I could treat at home
JA: Thanks. Can you give me any more details about your issue?
Customer: Her lower left eyelid is swollen but her eye is fine. It doesn't hurt when I touch it. The other eye is fine.
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Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: Dog Veterinary
Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 9 months ago.

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!

I am sorry to hear your dog's eyelid is swollen. I can give you some basic guidelines but if there is no change then please consider a veterinary exam sooner rather than later to treat the underlying cause of the swelling

- No rubbing! This can increase an inflammatory response as well as possibly injure the eye. If needed please use a cone or e-collar purchased at your local petstore or vet clinic to prevent rubbing
- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound orally every 6-8 hours. If this is some type of a bug bite this should have a positive effect within an hour
- Cool compresses to the eye to help reduce the redness, numb and hopefully decrease swelling

If there is no change within the next few hours please consider a veterinary exam. Topical medication might be needed to the area to reduce the swelling as well as possibly injectable steroids if this is a bite or sting as the cause

Please let me know how else I can assist you both today. I hope she is feeling better soon!

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Expert:  Dr. Altman replied 9 months ago.

Good afternoon, I wanted to check in on you and your pet to see if the swelling has subsided? I would love an update when you are able. Please let me know if I can be of any further assistance to you both today!

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