Dermatofibrosarcoma Protuberans Prognosis

       Cancer - a life threatening disease. It is an autoimmune disease, where some of the body cell grow out of body's control and spread throughout the body. These abnormal body cells start destruction of normal body cell.       Cancer is due to some genetic changes in DNA structure of body. The normal body cells have a life span , but when there are such type of changes in DNA, these body cells do not die, rather they grow up and disturb the function of normally working cells.       There are some common cancers such as Lung cancer, skin cancer, breast cancer, colorectal cancer, bladder cancer, etc. There are some rare cancers also, that do not occur in general, and they may have no spreading speed as these common cancers have.  Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans, is one of the rare type sarcoma.        Dermatofibrosarcoma protuberans (DFSP) is generally a flesh colored or reddish purplish colored firm patch of skin. It occurs generally in the middle layer of skin. From there, it c

Puffiness Around The Eyes

Eyelids - 

    Eyelids are movable tissue that are one on upper and one on lower side of eye ball. It consists of muscles and skin tissue. Each eyelid contains a fibrous plate, called tarsus which give shape and structure to eyelid.
    Eyelids and visible portion of eyeball, is covered with mucus membrane called conjunctiva. Conjunctiva does not cover cornea. 
    The important function of eyelid is to shield and protect eyeball. It protects eyeball prom injury, and also provide moisture that is required for normal functioning of conjunctiva and cornea. 

Causes of Under Eye Swelling -

    Under eye swelling or swollen eyelids, are common eye condition. This may be due to inflammation or due to excessive collection of fluid in the surrounding connective tissue. 
    Sometimes upper eyelid or lower eyelid get swollen but in some cases both upper and lower are swollen. They may be painful or not. 

Few cause that can cause swelling of eyelids are here-
  • Crying - The commonest, cause that can collect fluid under eye and give appearance of swelling. this is temporary swelling and goes on its own.
  • More than enough sleep - Normally you need about 6 to 8 hours sleep to complete your routine, but if these hours exceed, that will give you a puffiness of lids. This swelling also goes on its own. 
  • Not enough sleep - Similarly, less sleep can also give swollen eyelids. When you do not complete your sleep, it can cause redness and burning of eyes and swelling of eyelids. This subsides with sufficient sleep. 
  • Hereditary - In some people this swollen eyelids can be genetically.
  • High sodium intake - If we understand the salient features of sodium, it has affinity towards water. So, excess intake of salt causes retention of salt and ultimately, water. This causes collection of fluid under eye, giving swollen eyelids.
  • Allergic swelling - Exposure to some fumes or dust that can be allergic to you, can cause swelling of eyelids.
  • Infection - Any infection or sty or chalazion  , can cause swelling and inflammation under eye.
  • Aging - Due to aging process, and lack of collagen skin looses the elasticity and therefore in old age there may be puffy appearance of the eyelids.
  • Smoking - One important cause that you can not ignore here is smoking. Smoking can irritate eyes, and can cause inflammatory swelling of eyes. 
Sign & Symptoms -
  • Mild swelling under eye
  • Saggy or loose skin 
  • Sometimes this swelling can be painful
  • It can interrupt vision
  • Redness of eye
  • Itching sensation with puffiness
Precautions -

    Enough sleep, i.e. rest to eyes, can be helpful to give soothing effect to eyes. Using sunglasses, give less eye strain. Lowering of salt intake, and getting regular blood pressure checkup will help you to maintain eye health. 
    In case of allergic condition, avoid allergens, by using eye protective glasses. Wash your eyes atleast twice daily with lukewarm and clean water.

Treatment -

    Treatment of eye can depend on cause. Most of the times swelling subsides by its own within 4 to 5 hours. But if it remain more than this period refer your Ophthalmologist. 
In homoeopathy, we have some medicines, that can treat this eye condition with good results.

Dr. Nilam 
M. D. Homoeopathy & Dietitian
Mobile 9960205821


  1. It might be possible that patient have any renal problem which devlops swelling under eyes


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