Information About What Causes Yellow Eyelid
There are various conditions that can cause yellow eyelid; in most cases the medical problem that causes this, will also cause there to be a yellowing of the skin on other parts of the body as well. Of course there are a few problems that do cause yellow eyelid; fortunately these conditions are not considered to be life threatening.
Although a lot of people don’t realize it, straining the eyes driving while tired, or reading in dim lighting can actually cause a problem with yellow eyelid. Some additional causes of yellow eyelids include insomnia, and getting too much sunlight. If these things cause a yellowing of the skin around the eyes, it will usually go away within a few days. The use of makeup to conceal the problem can help a great deal.
Allergies can also cause yellow eyelid, to remedy this problem you will have to find out what is causing your allergies. A lot of different things can trigger allergies; these triggers could be anything from certain soaps, to makeup. Even pollution and dust can trigger allergies that will irritate the eyes.
If you have a problem with yellow eyelid you may want to make an appointment with your doctor so that he or she can run tests and determine what the cause is. As previously mentioned; the cause of yellow eyelids is often not serious, but there are some health problems that can be more serious.
One such medical condition is hepatitis C. This is a virus that causes fibrosis and cirrhosis, which is scarring on the liver. If this disease is left untreated it can lead to a complete shutdown of the liver. When someone first contracts hepatitis C there may not be a lot in the way of symptoms, but as it progresses one of the first signs may be a yellow eyelid, or eyelids. There will also be yellowing of the rest of the skin, stomach pain, and a feeling like you itch all over.
Anemia is another problem that may cause yellow eyelid. This is causes by a blood problem and will occur when there are not enough red blood cells to carry oxygen through the blood to the rest of the body. There are a few different reasons why someone might become anemic; one is that there is a chronic disease, or possibly a heavy menstrual flow. An iron deficiency may also cause this problem. Symptoms of anemia include yellow eyes and skin, as well as a rapid heartbeat, and an enlarged spleen.
If someone drinks too much alcohol, over a long period of time it will damage the liver; this often leads to cirrhosis. When someone has this disease they will have yellow eyelids and skin; in fact the symptoms will be very similar to that of hepatitis C. If someone ignores the symptoms of cirrhosis, they will eventually experience liver failure and death. To reduce the amount of liver damage from alcohol it is important to stop drinking immediately. Alcoholics will likely experience liver failure and death within 25 to 30 years.
If you have yellow eyelid but no other symptoms, you probably don’t have anything to worry about; it will likely fade quickly. If you do have some of the symptoms associated with more serious disease, you will want to talk with your doctor about your symptoms and possibly have your healthcare provider run some tests.
Remember, having yellow eyelid is probably nothing to worry about, but be vigilant for other symptoms that could indicate a serious health problem.
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