Swelling of the eyelids
Swelling of the eyelids is a symptom of various diseases, but can also develop on the background of inflammatory processes on your face (sinusitis, inflammation of the sinuses, conjunctivitis, acne, etc.).
Causes and especially swelling of the eyelids
Swelling of the eyelids can be on the one eye and the upper eyelids of both eyes, and may also have both local in nature (on the upper or lower eyelid) and distributed across the area around the eyes. Swelling of the lower eyelid, primarily due to the reaction to blepharitis, barley, etc. meybomit
Swelling of the eyelids in a child is often triggered by a variety of inflammatory and allergic reactions. The symptoms of the disorders are pain in the eyelids, severe flushing of the skin and fever. Eyelid edema with the feeling may have a seal with the inflamed subcutaneous fluid.
The reasons for non-inflammatory nature of the flow off age are diseases of the heart and kidneys. Basically, these swellings appear in the morning and combined with swelling of feet.
Common causes swelling of the eyelids may be allergic reactions, including angioedema condition and reactions to various allergens, as who might be food, flowers and plants, cosmetics and pharmaceuticals.
Swelling of the eyelids, a child may be caused by specific stimuli, including animal dander, pollen and fabrics.
The most likely causes swelling of the upper eyelids are:
- inflammatory and infectious processes;
- eye diseases and injuries;
- diseases of internal organs;
- allergic reactions;
- unhealthy lifestyle (systematic fatigue and lack of sleep, stress, bad habits, excessive consumption of salty foods and liquids).
Congenital structural features of the century are the most rare cause edema.
Typically, such a state is associated with a thin membrane which is disposed between the subcutaneous tissue. Over time, the membrane may be a flat-out and any factor can trigger swelling of the upper eyelids.
Types of edema of the upper eyelids
Currently, several types of medicine isolated swelling of the eyelids. These include:
- inflammatory swelling, which are caused by abrasions, barley, dacryocystitis, conjunctivitis and colds;
- noninflammatory edema associated with diseases of internal organs (heart, liver, kidneys and lungs);
- allergic swelling of the upper eyelids, which occur with other reactions to the allergen;
- traumatic edema that may occur from shock and bleeding under the skin, and insect bites.
Treatment of swelling of the eyelids
The main method of treatment is to eliminate the edema of the eyelids underlying cause of inflammation.
In the case where the swelling is allergic in nature, it is necessary to take antihistamines, antiallergic creams and drops (Opatanol, Lekrolin, loratadine, etc.), as well as hormones.
If you experience swelling of the eyelids after insect bites, you can restrict the use of anti-inflammatory and anti ointments. If eyelid edema lasts a long time or is manifested in the form of severe inflammation, you should immediately consult a doctor for the appointment of a special treatment.
For the treatment of edema of the upper eyelids prescribe decongestants, soothing and antibacterial drops that constrict blood vessels. As an additional means of treatment, you can use cold compresses and lotions with infusion of herbs, as well as the solution of novocaine.
If swelling of the eyelids caused by exposure to cosmetics or is a consequence of the anatomical features, the prescribed lymphatic drainage massage, electrostimulation and mesotherapy. These procedures are aimed at normalization of cellular metabolism and improve blood circulation.