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Suggest treatment for puffy eyelids

I have been dealing with very puffy eyes lids in the morning for about a month now. My eye lids are extremelly puffy and I cannot get this to go away. I have tried benedryl, clariton and allegra. I have also tried icing my eyes, using eye drops and was even prescribed steroids to apply to my eye lids as well as steroid eye drops. I am now on prednisone for three days. I went out and bought a allergy pillow...re-washed everything in my house but nothing is helping. I will go to bed with my eyes looking a lot better but then when I wake up, they are worse again. Could this be a food allergy? It's a never ending cycle. Any advice would be amazing.
(I am going to see an allergist in a month)
Mon, 7 Jul 2014
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Allergist and Immunologist 's  Response
Hello.

Thank you for asking at HCM.

I went through your history. What is something unusual is you don't have significant itching and also puffiness of eyes do not improve with antihistamines.

At this point, I would suggest you to get urine examination (routine & microscopy) done & also get blood tests (serum creatinine & blood urea) done. This will help to know whether the symptoms are due to any kidney related illness. Personally I believe that consultation of a physician will be more helpful to you.

Regarding your question about food allergy, it is possible, but unusual as you don't have any other symptoms of food allergy like itching, hives, abdominal pain, gastric upset, flatulence, etc.

Hope this will be helpful to you.

Wish you the best of the health.

Regards.
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Suggest treatment for puffy eyelids

Hello. Thank you for asking at HCM. I went through your history. What is something unusual is you don t have significant itching and also puffiness of eyes do not improve with antihistamines. At this point, I would suggest you to get urine examination (routine & microscopy) done & also get blood tests (serum creatinine & blood urea) done. This will help to know whether the symptoms are due to any kidney related illness. Personally I believe that consultation of a physician will be more helpful to you. Regarding your question about food allergy, it is possible, but unusual as you don t have any other symptoms of food allergy like itching, hives, abdominal pain, gastric upset, flatulence, etc. Hope this will be helpful to you. Wish you the best of the health. Regards.