Does a migraine attack make my eyes swell?
Hello, I am a 20 years old male. From the last few migraine attacks, I observed that my eyes swell. Every time I get a migraine attack there is swelling in my eyes or you can get puffiness. Why is it so? Does a migraine attack make my eyes swell?
@nishchay-verma Hello, Yes, it is quite common to have swelling and puffy eyes during or after a migraine attack. Puffy eyelids are a symptom seen in some people living with migraine disease. This is also called eyelid edema. It is considered a unilateral cranial autonomic symptom which means the symptoms happen on both sides of the head and cannot be controlled by the person. The pain sensors in the covering of the brain are often affected by migraine, and these nerves are related to the autonomic system, which then causes the autonomic symptoms. Migraine treatment should help relieve the symptoms associated with the migraine attack. Several home remedies may also bring relief:
- Rinse your eyes to make sure there are no irritants in your eyes.
- Place a cool compress over your eyelids for several minutes.
However, I would recommend that you see a healthcare provider when the swelling occurs to be sure that it is not from something else, such as inflammation and allergy.