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Eye Swelling

Eye swelling is a common symptom of many eye conditions. It can be caused by infection, inflammation, injury, or allergy to the eye. It is usually accompanied by other symptoms, including eye pain, floaters in vision, difficulty opening eyes, and blurry vision. Applying a warm or cold compress can reduce eye swelling.

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Why there is swollen eyelids soon after waking up from sleep?

Query: Hi doctor, Every day for the past year, this happens while I sleep, and I have woken up with extremely or slightly swollen eyelids. It changes from day to day, and I cannot find a pattern, but I wake up, and it is at its worse, then it improves as the day goes on. I have been prescribed Hydrocortis...  Read Full »


Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The most common cause is an allergy. I noted that you have had tests done, but there could be so many other allergens not included in the panel. Do you have pets? Sometimes, they can carry allergens into the house from outdoors, especially ...  Read Full »

Can Chymoral forte be taken during pregnancy?

Query: Hello doctor, Is it safe to take Chymoral Forte once daily for three days in pregnancy?  Read Full »


Dr. Uzma Arqam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Chymoral forte (Trypsin-Chymotrypsin) does not have very much research data in pregnancy but it should be avoided in pregnancy as it could be fibrinolytic. It is an anti-inflammatory used to treat pain and inflammation and to have a speedy recovery. It can give side eff...  Read Full »

My lips and eyes are swollen. Do I have an allergy?

Query: Hi doctor, It is about my allergy; my lips and eyes have been swollen most of the days since last month. I have not eaten any food that I am allergic to, but I do not know what is happening. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Vandana Andrews

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com I understand your concern. I am sorry to hear about your allergy-related symptoms. You can consider the following steps: 1. Keep a detailed food diary: Write down everything you eat and drink, along with the time and date. This will help you and your doctor identify an...  Read Full »

I have pigment dispersion syndrome with eye issues. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor, I have pigment dispersion syndrome for 10 years. Now I take Bimatoprost in both eyes at night. A few days back, I suffered a trauma to the eye area and as a result, I have a lot of swelling and a subconjunctival hemorrhage and the doctor carried out the funduscopic exam and it was clear....  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand that you suffered a trauma to the eye. When examined, the doctor said that you have a subconjunctival hemorrhage with no damage to the retina. As of now your vision is clear but the hemorrhage has increased for two days and you are on treatment for pigme...  Read Full »

I have optic disc asymmetry and swelling around eye. Is it due to glaucoma?

Query: Hello doctor,There is optic disc asymmetry 0.5 and 0.7. Normal vision is 6 by 5. I am 30 years old male. Normal BP. I have a complaint of severe migraine like headache. When the headache starts, there is swelling around the eye. What can this asymmetry be due to? Can this be glaucoma?  Read Full »


Dr. Manjunath Natarajan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through what you have mentioned. There are several causes that cause an asymmetry of optic cup-to-disc ratio, but glaucoma is the main disease that we try to rule out as it sometimes manifests without any pain and hence can go undetected. Migraine headaches...  Read Full »

I have a swollen cheek and tender gums. Should I seek dental help?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a swollen cheek that feels like a ball is inside, and it hurts slightly when I swallow. I also have tenderness on my gum line towards the back of my mouth, on the same side the swollen cheek is on. I am on no medication. Is this something I can handle on my own? Should I seek denta...  Read Full »


Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Yes, these are symptoms of some infection in your posterior teeth. Which tooth is the culprit? And to what extent has infection extended? Only a dentist can tell after the clinical and radiographical examination. Meanwhile, it would be best to start following three m...  Read Full »

Why is my cheek sore after a filling?

Query: Hi doctor, I had a tooth filling approximately 10 hours ago and felt excruciating pain when the local anesthesia was injected. I experienced pain from my cheek all the way up to my temple. The dentist was very rushed and just told me that the pain and numbing sensation could last for up to two hours...  Read Full »


Dr. Geethanjali. S. S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned that you regained sensation, which means the nerve was anesthetized properly and has reverted too. The numbness, pain, and swelling in your cheek might be due to accidental injection into the cheek muscles. I want you to check yourself if you can open...  Read Full »

My 2 months old daughter's left eye looks swollen. Why?

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is two months old. When she was about two weeks old, her left eye looked more swollen than the other. I consulted with a general practitioner, and he said it might have been that she sleeps more on that side, which is why that eye appears swollen. However, when she was four we...  Read Full »


Dr. Agarwal Krishna Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I understand your concern. The symptoms you have described here point towards conjunctivitis of the left eye. It may have decreased now, so no pus is coming from the eye after tetracycline ointment, but some inflammation is still there in the eyelids. It can also be con...  Read Full »

My eye infection is not subsiding even after a week. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I have had an eye infection for over a week. It started in my left eye. Some days seem better than others. Have had constant draining and has spread to both eyes (initial eye worse than the second). I am on Polymyxin B that was prescribed after the first prescription but did not work. ...  Read Full »


Dr. Vaibhev Mittal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Please do not worry. Infections take time to resolve.   Read Full »

Why is my under-eye swollen?

Query: Hello doctor, I have slight pain in the corner of my right eye and under-eye swelling. Please comment.  Read Full »


Dr. Shachi Dwivedi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Is there any history of trauma? Did something hit you because it looks like a raccoon eye from the photographs (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity). I would recommend you to do cold compression with an ice pack 2 to 3 times a day for five days. Tak...  Read Full »

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