Aa
A
A
Close
Avatar universal
Severely swollen eyelid
My daughter was fine one day and the next woke up with her right eyelid so swollen that she can barely open her eye. We took her to the docter and they say the eye itself is fine, but that she just has a swollen lid. Antibiotics were prescribed along with Benedryl. It has been 3 days now and so far the medicine hasnt touched it. She is just as swollen as ever and now it is red to go along with it. She is devestated, hurting, and there is nothing I can do for her. The docter seems to be clueless as to what is affecting her. Does anyone have any ideas what this might be? I am concerned not only for her vision, but also for any scarring on sagging that might result. We are giving the medicine twice a day and also washing the eye with baby soap and water about 5 times a day. She also has found some measure of comfort using a warm compress. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks. Heather
Cancel
1 Answers
Page 1 of 1
233488 tn?1310696703
What type of doctor did you see? She needs to see an ophthalmologist to be sure she doesn't have an orbital cellulities. If she runs a high fever or seems quite ill go to the ER. If she's not seeming real sick but just not getting any results to the eyelid have her see a Eye MD tomorrow for sure. Find one near you at www.aao.org or ask your pediatrician to refer you tomorrow.

JCH MD
Comment
Cancel
Comment
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
Avatar universal
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Eye Care Community Resources
Top Eye Care Answerers
177275 tn?1438375244
Blank
JohnHaganMD
Kansas City, MO
Avatar m tn
Blank
SoftwareDeveloper
CO
Avatar f tn
Blank
achillea
CA
Avatar f tn
Blank
CBCT
Trumbull, CT
Avatar f tn
Blank
Anomalychick
Jacksonville, FL
Avatar m tn
Blank
chazas
Near Washington, DC