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My eylids were swollen when I woke up this morning, no crust

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My eylids were swollen when I woke up this morning, no crust and I dont have any visible bumps or pain in a certain spot. Although it is alittle watery and its only one eye. Is it an allergy or a stye?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
Is it the upper eyelid or lower eye lid or both? Any change in vision? Any itching?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
both and no change in vision
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
It can be a reaction to dryness. Sometimes, you eyes can close incompletely and dry out at night. Try some lubricating ointment at bedtime in both eyes.

It is unlikely a stye without any visible bumps and both eyelids being swollen.

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Dryness will cause swelling of the skin under the eye also?
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
It can. There can be a threshold effect where the dryness can sometimes cause sudden swelling.
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
how long until this goes away?
Expert:  Dr. James replied 7 years ago.
I would give it a couple of days. If it doesn't get after that time or worsens, call your ophthalmologist for an appointment.