Cutting down salt intake: A salty diet can increase the amount of fluid a person retains. A low-salt diet can help to reduce fluid retention in the body, including around the eyes.
Drinking more water: Staying hydrated can help to reduce fluid retention, which can help reduce any fluid buildup around the eyes.
Using a cold compress: Cooling the affected areas with a cold compress can help to reduce the inflammation.
Corticosteroids: This type of medication can be applied as cream to the skin or taken as a tablet. It helps to reduce inflammation throughout the body, including around the eyes.
Anti-inflammatory medication: Medicine such as ibuprofen may be taken orally or applied to the skin. This helps to reduce inflammation throughout the body, including around the eyes.
Other treatments available for periorbital edema are specific to the cause. These include:
Antihistamines: These help to reduce swelling around the eyes if it is caused by an allergic reaction.
Adrenaline or epinephrine: This emergency treatment helps reduce extreme swelling caused by an anaphylactic shock.
Antibiotics: These may help reduce swelling around the eyes if it is caused by an infection.
Dr. Birken and his staff perform a quick, painless, and safe procedure called ThermiSmooth – using radiofrequency energy, this procedure can decrease “baggy” or swollen eyes.
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