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Puffy eyelids

By Anonymous December 31, 2011 - 9:25am
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I have been dealing with very puffy eyes lids in the morning for about a month now. My eye lids are extremelly puffy and I cannot get this to go away. I have tried benedryl, clariton and allegra. I have also tried icing my eyes, using eye drops and was even prescribed steroids to apply to my eye lids as well as steroid eye drops. I am now on prednisone for three days. I went out and bought a allergy pillow...re-washed everything in my house but nothing is helping. I will go to bed with my eyes looking a lot better but then when I wake up, they are worse again. Could this be a food allergy? It's a never ending cycle. Any advice would be amazing.
(I am going to see an allergist in a month)

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Hi Anon,

Welcome to EmpowHER. Swelling can result from infections, allergic reaction or other more serious conditions. If it's due to an allergic reaction it can last for a short time and disappear quickly.  Eyelid swelling that develops over time and occurs along with additional symptoms may be a sign of a more serious condition, such as hyperthyroidism (Graves’ disease) or infection.  It important to see a doctor and let him know of all your symptoms.



December 31, 2011 - 10:32am
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