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how to treat a swollen eyelid without going to the doctor

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how to treat a swollen eyelid without going to the doctor
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. James replied 6 years ago.
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Dr. James :

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Dr. James :

Hello,

Dr. James :

When did the swelling start?
Do you have any other medical problems?
What have you already tried?

Customer:

it started about 2 days ago, no other medical problems, i tried washing it with anti-bacteria soup

Dr. James :

What type of anti-bacteria soap?

Customer:

clean & clear foaming facial cleanser

Dr. James :

There are many types of reason for eyelids to get swollen. It can be due to allergies or fluid retention. The most common reason for swollen eyes are due to blepharitis. We often recommend people wash their eyelids with a 50/50 mix of baby shampoo and warm water.

Dr. James :

This helps to remove any debris off the base of the eyelashes.

Dr. James :

Cool compresses can also reduce any swelling.

Dr. James :

If does worsens or does not improve, then it is best to get evaluated so treatment can be tailored to you.

Customer:

ok, i will try the baby shampoo and warm water and compress it with a bag a ice, is there anything else i need to know?

Dr. James :

If you wear contact lenses, that may be a source of inflammation as well and recommend you discontinue that for a little while until things improve.

Customer:

yes i do wear contacts, i took them out 2 days ago

Customer:

ok, thanks for your time

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Customer:

no problem

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