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my eyes, burn,itch and swell below my bottom eye lid, it looks

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my eyes, burn,itch and swell below my bottom eye lid, it looks like fluid, what is it
Submitted: 8 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 8 years ago.
Do you have any discharge? Are the lids stuck together due to mattering or debris?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.

sometimes, my lids are not stuck together and I have no mattering. My problem is continuous swelling in the area under my eye lids mostly in the area closest to my nose, when it swells my eyes are red, and hurt the area that is swollen is really tender

Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 8 years ago.

Hello there

most of these problems are very easy to diagnose just on appearance alone. My inclination is that you have ocular allergies and this is causing eye discomfort and eyelid edema or swelling. My suggestion will be to use cool compresses to help soothe the eye and lids, and this will allow the swelling to decrease. Also use artificial tears such as Optive or Genteal several times a day. Lastly I would recommend the use of something like Zaditor which is an allergy medicine 2 times daily. This as well as the tears are Over The Counter. This regimen should help, if not, you should seek an eye care professional for management, Regards, XXXXX XXXXX

Customer: replied 8 years ago.
I have been checked for allergies, I do not have any. I have went to 4 professionals. I am currently using Lotemax, which does not seem to be helping.
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 8 years ago.
can you post a picture of the swelling?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
no, it is inthe area just under my eye lid in the corners towards my nose
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 8 years ago.
That is where the lacrimal sac is, the sac for the drain that basically drains the surface of the eyeballs. Fluid build up in that area is often the end result of chronic inflammation, aging, orbital fat prolapse and rarely thyroid related issues (hypothyroid). The most practical advise I have is to apply cool packs to try to reduce the swelling. I wish you well. Dr. Stevens
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
any meds I can take or anything besides cool packs?
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 8 years ago.
Besides lotemax, what all have you tried?
Customer: replied 8 years ago.
topax, I think is what it is called, some oral antibiotics, and antibiotic ointment
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 8 years ago.
I would suggest Zaditor, it is OTC, used 2 times daily. I think it is worth using to see if it helps your symptoms.
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