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Bites on hand. Why swollen eye? Treatment?

Hello, I am a 31 year old male. I had what appeared to be two small bites on my left hand five days ago. My hand was swollen and sore for 3-4 days and got better but not before I had another similar reaction on my other hand a day or so later. Finally, yesterday morning I awoke with a swollen eye lid (Right eye, top and bottom lid, pinkish, not bruised). The swelling almost closes my eye in the morning and wains a bit by evening. I have been using a cold press on and off in the day. What could be the cause? What should be my at home treatment?
Asked On : Sat, 22 Sep 2012
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Thanks for writing to us. What you are undergoing is an acute allergic reaction secondary to insect bite . Although home remedies ( like cold compresses)will help for temporary relief, I would suggest a direct examination by your physician or eye doctor to get a permanent solution and stop spreading of the lesions. It could be allergic or even a viral infection( like Molluscum contagiosum).
Until your appointment,continue with cold compresses and a dose of oral anti allergics,with oral anti inflammatory tablet(if painful) to get a short relief.

Hope this helps. Take care.
Answered: Mon, 24 Sep 2012
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