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What can I do to relieve my swollen eyes Over the counter eye drops

A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Benjamin Chun
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Need more info: Really need more info as to the cause and location of the swelling. Allergies, dry eyes, trauma, eczema, cellulitis. If its mild, you might try just ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Edward Rubinchik
67 years experience Ophthalmology
Anti histamine drops: Any number of antihistamine drops will work. Also cool compresses.
A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Alireza Raboubi
14 years experience Family Medicine
Allergic: this might be an allergic reaction to the OTC eye drops. stop using drops and see your primary care provider if symptoms worsen.
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A 60-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Use cool compresses: That's an easy solution, and depends what's causing the itching. If it's your eyelids, it could be allergy or lymphatics. If it's your contacts, then ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
24 years experience Ophthalmology
Allergic Conj-itis: Allergic conjunctivitis can be very annoying. Use cold ice packs if possible when itching sensation starts to stop cycle of allergy. Cold non preserve ... Read More
A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Peter Ihle
53 years experience Orthopedic Surgery
Need firm Dx.: Allergies & infections r treated differently. C an ophthalmologist& follow the treatment plan. With proper rx the compresses over the eye will b sooth ... Read More
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
New approach: Zaditor (ketotifen) eyedrops are an effective anti-allergic remedy for allergic conjunctivitis. It does not work for allergic swelling of the lids. ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Ham
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Compresses!: Warm compresses (wash cloth with warm water) for about 10 minutes, then clean with the wash cloth, rinse and dry. If they are also itchy, then it may ... Read More
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A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Suggs
36 years experience Ophthalmology
Time and trars: Frequent use of preservative free tear drops (every hour or two for a day) should help if there is not significant damage to the eye. But would be wo ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kelly Kane
24 years experience Pediatrics
Zaditor (ketotifen): If that doesn't help there are rx options.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. George Yang
26 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes.: There is no contraindication of using allergy drops after a pink eye. However, pink eye may lead to some dry eye symptoms, and allergy drops may exac ... Read More
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
Artificial tears: You can use artificial tears for this. They are readily available over the counter.
A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Chang
Specializes in Ophthalmology
Artificial tears: The safest eye drop that you can use daily is lubricating artificial tears, which will help dry eyes. If preserved tears though, shouldn't use more t ... Read More
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A 30-year-old female asked:
Dr. Melissa Gowans
20 years experience Pediatrics
Styes??: Warm compresses often help, but if there is swelling it's best to get checked to make sure there isn't an associated infection. Keep your hands off th ... Read More
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Nayla Mumneh
28 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Eye itch: An over the counter eye drop, zaditor, (ketotifen) helps, if not other prescription eye drops help, see an allergist for ultimate control of your alle ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
27 years experience Ophthalmology
Eye rednesa: Depends on the cause. Eye redness can be due to dryness, allergy, infection, or inflammation of the eye. See your eye doctor to determine the cause ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Rothstein
38 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Eyes: Cool compresses help. There are OTC drops for eye itch presuming youve had your eyes checked recently by an eye doctor
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. George Yanik
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Answer: You must be seen by an ophthalmologist for treatment. Failure to do so can severely effect your vision. As to the pain it will subside with effective ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Touraj Shafai
58 years experience Pediatrics
Intra-ocular pressur: Intra-ocular pressure may be lowered with a low salt diet. Also taking oral diuretics may lower the intra-ocular pressure.
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Sadiqa Stelzner
27 years experience Ophthalmology
See an eye doc: You may need antibiotic combined with steroid ointment to the eye and systemic treatment with Doxycline medication. Please also take Omega 3 essentia ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. William Dieck
37 years experience Ophthalmology
Not overnight: Your exposure to bacteria can take 24-48 hours to result in clinical conjunctivitis. You may have symptoms when you wake, but the exposure was long b ... Read More
A 39-year-old male asked:
Dr. Thomas Wolf
40 years experience Ophthalmology
OTC Systane Gel: 1st...If you have been on tobramycin for over 2 weeks you may be developing toxicity or allergy to it. Discuss this with your doc. Nighttime gel or ev ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tim Conrad
33 years experience Ophthalmology
No: You should discuss this with your ophthalmologist.

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