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Swollen eye lid, fall from bed - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   Hi, my baby fell off the bed face down, 24hrs later he had a swollen eye lid. He seems fine besides the swollen eye, what should i put on the eye to bring the swelling down?
Doctor :   Hi,
Doctor :   warm packs are good for fast healing
Doctor :   yes, the warm temperature dilates the blood vessels and flushes out the pooled in blood from the lid
User :   Do i get it that from a pharmacy or warm water from pipe
Doctor :   take a water bag
Doctor :   fill it with warm water
Doctor :   that would suffice
User :   ok, or can i fill a ziploc bag with warm water.
Doctor :   yes, that will do , but take take the water should be luke warm only
User :   ok i have another question.
Doctor :   yes, please
User :   my mother is 64 and she has high blood pressure, lately its been extremly hard for her to breath while walking is that her heart giving way
Doctor :   ok, please proceed
User :   she is also overweight.
Doctor :   does she have chest pain ?
User :   no.
Doctor :   Has she got her cholesterol levels done in any recent ?
User :   no she hasnt
Doctor :   ok , i advice you to get and ECG and a lipid profile done
Doctor :   both will give a clear insight about her condtion
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