Are both lids swollen? Or just one? Are the eyes red? Is there any pain? Do you wear contacts? What other medical conditions do you have?
One more question: Are the lids red?
Not very red now, but they have been very red at times during this whole thing. Again, since I started putting gel from an aloe leaf on at night it has helped alot with redness and burning .
Sounds like you are suffering from allergies. But it could be lymphatic edema or fatty prolapse as well. There could be other inflammatory conditions that can cause swelling as well. I agree you probably need to see an ophthalmologist also.
In the meanwhile, cool compresses can help. You can take some precautions to help at night (humidy the air, turn of ceiling fans). Steroids certainly will help. Crolom or Alrex are probably better allergy meds than the OTC. Sinus medications can also help if this is an extension of chronic sinus problems. Finally, lid surgery or lasers can help with the chronic skin changes.