(Closed) I woke up to a swollen left eye! Ugh.

posted 5 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

For swelling. its is more appropriate to use cold .

Post # 4
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

When this happens to me it’s usually sinus related; it happens when I get really bad colds too. Something in my eye gets stopped up. I take over the counter decongestants and keep a hot damp cloth on it. It starts going away usually the next day, maybe two. (I use the hot cloth because it seems to help “loosen things up” better.)

Post # 6
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

I had something happen when I was younger. I don’t remember what it ws, but I went to the doctor and they gave me something that cleared it up. Have you talked to your doctor?

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I get this sort of thing all the time, but I do have a heap of random allergies.  I agree with julies1949, cold compresses usually help swelling (especially around the eyes) more than hot.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

Cold is definitely the way to go. Cold reduces inflammation, while heat can inflame it more.

Post # 10
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@LiliKitty:  +1

It could still be pink eye if it’s in the beginning stages. How swollen is it?

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 2011

@mnp:  if sticky clear, green or white fluid starts coming out then it is pink eye, if you can feel a “sore spot” on your eye lid then it is probably a stye…but I will tell you that I have worked in the hospital around here and I see alot of kids with colds that end up with pink eye. And my little sister, who is 28 years old just got in in both of her eyes after a cold…

Post # 13
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I would definitely be careful to make sure it’s not pink eye. I’m 26 and have gotten pink eye several times after a cold. My doctor says the cold essentially moves into my eyes but it’s still pink eye. I also get styes and generally those are painful and you can tell right away that it’s not just swelling. 

Cold definitely helps with eye lid swelling. I have severe seasonal allergies and anytime my eyes are swollen, I do the cold compress and pop an allergy pill. 

I hope you feel better soon and it’s just something simple!

Post # 14
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: April 2018

Was your eye with baby shampoo and warm water, hot compresses every hour for 15-20 minutes, if you can unclog the duct it will drain, a little benedryll will take down the swelling in the meantime

Post # 15
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2010

@mnp:  How is it now?

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