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I have been dealing with swollen puffy, red eyelids since August. I have changed bedding, bought 2 air purifiers, changed makeup, have eye drop prescription, eye lid ointment prescriptions, every morning I wake up with these eyelids. I a, so tired of it.

By Anonymous October 28, 2014 - 6:47am
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I went thought allergy testing and I'm allergic to some environmental things. Please tell me what to do. Of yeah, allergy shots once a week. Just when I think they are getting better I wake up and there they are.

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Check "salicylate intolerance". I think this is what I have. It says puffy eyes as a symptom.

January 12, 2015 - 2:22pm

Hello Anonymous,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Thank you for reaching out to us with your swollen, red eyelid dilemma. It must be frustrating to use all these products and have weekly allergy shots but no relief.

Does the swelling decrease during the day? Has a physician ever considered an infection to be the cause? Do your eyelids itch?
Have you seen an ophthalmologist?

Allergies are the most common cause of swollen eyelids. However, in addition to an eye infection, swelling of the eyelids can be a sign of a more serious, potentially sight-threatening health problem, such as orbital cellulitis, Graves' disease and ocular herpes.


October 28, 2014 - 8:52am
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