im 17 and my eyelid is stetched??

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Hi i've been using double eyelid tape too low for 3 weeks overnight and my eyelids looks stretched and droopy. IS there any treatment to this? Should i use eye serum or eye cream?? If so what do you recommend??

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    Hi I have to confess that I have never heard of eyelid tape, however if the only thing that appears wrong, is that your eyelid looks stretched and droopy, I would just leave it completely alone [no creams or make-up] and go to bed early, so that your eyes can rest. Sometimes a warm compress can help. Use a flannel in hot water and put it on your eyes until the flannel cools down again. If your eye doesn't improve over the w/e, then you will need to see your GP.
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    I have just Googled eye lid tape and I now understand but you still need to let your eyes recover and don't put anything on them at all. Good luck
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    it's been 3months and i now have swollen lower eyelids. Wat the heck?? Opthomalogist said it's an eye allergy to something in my house but my eyes havent been like this ever since i used the tape!!
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    anyway thank you for your reply! But its been 3 months. Maybe it's because i havent moisturized my eyelid?
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    I'm glad that you are seeing an Ophthalmologist. An allergy, that could be true. I understand allergies!! It is possible to become allergic to something that has never bothered you before.

    You will have to forgive my ignorance about the tape. I assume there is adhesive to hold it on, you could be allergic to the adhesive. How long have you used the tape for? Is it just the 3 weeks or is it longer?

    I am allergic to formaldehyde and formaldehyde releasers and these chemicals are in everything. When they first discovered what I was allergic to, I had to use cortisone cream to clear up the itching [in my case].

    You could be allergic to something in your eye make-up as well as the tape. Are you seeing the Ophthalmologist again and if not, you should ask to and ask him for some drops to help clear it up.

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    I also have a chronic eye condition and the Ophthalmologists tell me not to put any creams on my eyes, it clogs up the pores and causes more problems. I get Blepharitis, which can cause crusting of the eye lashes. They tell you to bathe your eyes. I asked my Consultant what I should use because it wasn't improving. He told me to use a little, they suggest baby shampoo but that has formaldehyde releasers in it, so I use handwash. Just a spot, in very hot water. Soak a flannel in it, then put the hot flannel on your eyes until the heat goes. You will find this very soothing and it won't harm you but it might help.

    Don't use any creams or make-up until it is better. Drink plenty of water and I would suggest asking to see your Ophthalmologist again.

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    yeh because i used normal scotch tape on my eyelids for 2-3 weeks and i might have rubbed my eyes when i was sleeping. Problem is suddenly my lower eyelids are all puffy but not sure if that is caused by the tape or not. I have used lots of drops and warm compresses but it doesn't seem to help. Hmm i also remember putting on QV eye cream really close to my eyes like 6 times a day (i know im so stupid) and that might have caused it or something? Idk after either one of them my eyelids are both swollen and it's really bothering me. Should i use eye serum to help firm my stretched skin or is that a bad idea since im really young? thank you again!
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    If you start by using nothing, then when it is better, introduce one thing and see what happens and if everything is ok, then add another product. It's all trial and error! You might still find that by doing nothing at all, you might still need help from a doctor. Remember, you only have one pair of eyes, so you have to be careful.

    I would also be careful with buying eye drops, again, for example, I am allergic to Hypromellose, which is in a lot of eye drops. I use Liquifilm eye drops, which I believe you can buy over the counter, they don't have Hypromellose in them. They are both known as Artificial tears or Ocular Lubricants. Have a look at the eye drops you use and look at the ingredients.

    And, don't worry, you're not stupid. It is easy to panic and go over the top with things. I vaguely remember being 17 once!!

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    oh and at first i thought the eye puffiness was something to do with the skin so i used hydrocortisone cream 0.1% on my eyelids for about a week. Did that have any effect on my eyelids? because my eyelids looks much thinner now
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    You shouldn't use it on your eyelids, they are too delicate. Hydrocortisone cream thins the skin, so you have to be very careful where you use it. You really ought to go to your doctor and stop trying to self medicate because you seem to be trying too many different things at the same time, which might be doing more harm than good.

    Please go to your doctor, or, at the very least speak to a Pharmacist. Ask to speak to the Pharmacist and don't be fobbed off by the other members of staff. I would personally go to a Doctor

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    yeh the cream was given to me by my GP. I have been to 3 different optometrists and they all say inside of my eyelids are inflamed and it's due to allergies. Thing is, i never had this problem before i used the QV eye cream or the scotch tape so its definitely from that. I am seriously thinking of doing blepharoplasty on my upepreyelids in the future if it keeps going like this. I cant go around without people staring at my swollen small eyes!
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    So when you say you have seen an Ophthalmologist, do you actually mean you have seen an Optometrist?

    An Ophthalmologist is a hospital doctor and not an Optician.

    I would ask to be referred to an Ophthalmologist. He would also be the best person to advise you about blepharoplasty. Either the Optometrist or the GP would be able to refer you.

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    Thank you keeping up with me! yes i have seen an opthamologust (eye specialist) but he says it might be allergy as well and jist gave me some eye drops. im just confuswd whether my upper eyelids are droopy from the allergy or its caused by the scotch tape. most probably scotch tape because my eyes werent that droopy before. im scared becaise people say the only way to replace lost collagen and elasyicity on eyelid is through surgery but im still young and poor!
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    Also, do you think my eyes are small and puffy due to some other problem like thyroid disea or amy kidney problem? although i hughly doubt it
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