Why are the top and bottom of my eyelids swollen?
We may receive a commission for purchases made through these links. Swollen eyelids are a condition where one/both of the top and bottom eyelids undergo enlargement. This condition can be the result of the accumulation of too much fluid or eye tissue inflammation.
Why do my eyes swell when I Rub my Eyes?
Indoor and outdoor allergies can release histamines into your system, which only makes the problem worse and causes you to do things such as rub your eyes, which releases more histamines and causes swelling, sometimes severe swelling.
Why are my eyes swollen when I have an allergy?
Chemicals such as shampoo, make-up, eye drops and contact lens solution. Infectious agents such as viruses and bacteria (which can therefore sometimes cause infection AND allergy at the same time). Allergic eyelid swelling is often therefore quite dramatic. The eyelids can feel tight and may even be so swollen that you can’t open your eyes.
What are the symptoms of swelling under the eye?
Signs and symptoms of this condition include: 1 sore throat 2 fatigue 3 fever 4 headache 5 swollen tonsils 6 swelling in neck and armpits 7 skin rash
What causes swelling in the lids of the eyes?
Top Causes of Swollen Eyelids 1 Eye Allergies. The most common cause of eyelid swelling is eye allergies. 2 Eye Styes and Chalazion. A stye is caused by an inflammation and bacterial infection… 3 Pink Eye. Pink eye or conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the conjunctiva. 4 Cellulitis. Cellulitis is a more serious cause of eyelid swelling.
Why are my eyelids swollen when I wake up in the morning?
However, sometimes the swelling doesn’t go away as your body wakes up from sleep. Most of us will experience swollen eyelids some time in our lives. Swollen eyelids usually cause a bit of anxiety as the cause is sometimes unknown and people around us can see it.
Can a swollen eyelid be a sign of an allergic reaction?
Allergic eyelid swelling is often therefore quite dramatic. The eyelids can feel tight and may even be so swollen that you can’t open your eyes. Over time the extra fluid in the eyelids tends to drop downwards through the action of gravity to fill the area of the lower lid down to the top of the cheek, causing large ‘bags’ under the eyes.
What should you do if your eyelid is swollen?
Blink at least 20 times in a row, 4 times a day. Give your eyes a rest:Until your symptoms get better, don’t wear eye makeup or contact lenses. Care for dry eyes:Use over-the-counter artificial tears to keep your eyes moist.