Q. What causes eye swelling in the morning with itching?

Answered by
Dr. Souhad
and medically reviewed by Dr. Divya Banu M
Published on Jun 25, 2019

Hello doctor,

I have been getting a swollen eye once a week, usually in the mornings. I feel a slight irritation beforehand, itchiness. Then my eyelid swells to the size of a golfball. The eye is not red, I can see perfectly, there is no sign of cuts or scrapes. No discharge, maybe a little dryness beforehand. Please help.

Dr. Souhad

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)
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Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

You are describing an allergic reaction of the eye to some factor. If you are not also suffering from sneezing and dry cough at night then you can use antihistamine eye drops such as Pataday once daily or Patanol or Zyrtec twice daily for a period of 10 days. If you have started using any kind of new cream or make up around the eyes, change it into something hypoallergenic. Best of luck.

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