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Will red eyes fade away without treatment ?

Will red eyes fade away without treatment ?

Mostly: Most red eyes are due to dryness, short term infections, allergies or bleeding. When these causes are addressed the redness will go away. Some of these will fade without treatment but if the redness lasts longer than several days or if the vision fades, then you should consult with an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Every morning I wake up with runny nose, sneezes, watery red eyes , I keep my room dust free, windows closed. Happens more with cold temp. Treatment?

Every morning I wake up with runny nose, sneezes, watery red eyes , I keep my room dust free, windows closed. Happens more with cold temp. Treatment?

Allergies?: Have you been tested for allergies? Besides dust, other possibilities include dust mites, feathers (in your pillow), mold (in your carpet), etc. You can see your primary care physician to get tested (immunocap = very reliable blood test) and treated; prescriptions or over the counter meds may help you, including oral antihistamines, topical treatments (eye drops, nasal sprays). ...Read more

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Is lidex (fluocinonide) can be used as red eye treatment?

Is lidex (fluocinonide) can be used as red eye treatment?

NO.: Definitely not. Lidex (fluocinonide) is a potent steroid. Potent steroids should never be used without a specific diagnosis. "red eye" is a broad category of eye diseases which include many things that could be made worse with steroids. Could turn a minor red eye into a blind eye. ...Read more

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I have an injured red eye and it's going ok. It has been 3 weeks and it's clearly a really slow recovery. Is there some over-the-counter treatment I can buy to help it heal faster?

I have an injured red eye and it's going ok. It has been 3 weeks and it's clearly a really slow recovery. Is there some over-the-counter treatment I can buy to help it heal faster?

Possibly: It depends what the injury is due to. It's possible you have a ruptured blood vessel/bruise on the eye which can take several weeks to resolve. But depending on the injury, it could be something more serious, especially if it is taking this long to heal. Artificial tears may help if the eye is uncomfortable, but it may be wise to have an ophthalmologist look at your eye. ...Read more

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I have swollen red eye bags, hurts a little when I blink. cant find any sty or the bumps inside nor outisde eye. May i know the cause and treatment tq?

I have swollen red eye bags, hurts a little when I blink. cant find any sty or the bumps inside nor outisde eye. May i know the cause and treatment tq?

Possible cellulitis: Sounds like early orbital cellulitis which requires treatment with antibiotics. Very important. So you will have to go to your doctor or the emergency room. Cellulitis means infection of the skin, and the skin around the eyes may be vulnerable to this. ...Read more

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2cm red eye-shaped spot on penis ventral side hurts upon touch. Appeared with chafing at mastrubation and anal w/out condom. What's the treatment?

2cm red eye-shaped spot on penis ventral side hurts upon touch. Appeared with chafing at mastrubation and anal w/out condom. What's the treatment?

Trauma: Probably blood, but should be checked for possible stds such as herpes. Also suggest vdrl for syphilis and HIV testing to be safe.Do not ignore , it is best to treat possible sexually transmitted diseases early. ...Read more

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What are the best OTC eye drops for red eyes?

What are the best OTC eye drops for red eyes?

See your eye doctor.: Better to see your eye doctor to determine the cause of the red eye prior to resorting to an over the counter (otc) drop for red eyes. You may require a prescription medication. In my opinion, there is no "best" otc drop for red eyes. When i see a patient that complains of red eyes and has been using an otc drop for red eyes, i generally cringe. Otc drops for red eyes in excess can get the red in. ...Read more

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What are the best drops for chronic red eyes without itchiness?

What are the best drops for chronic red eyes without itchiness?

Artificial tears: Use frequently. However, any cause of chronic red eye must be found out by an exam by an eye doctor to make sure it is nothing serious. Please do so. ...Read more

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What is the best way to resolve red eyes while wearing contacts?

What is the best way to resolve red eyes while wearing contacts?

Remove Lenses: Contact lenses cause your eyes to turn red and can be painful. Basically the lenses are preventing proper oxygen delivery to the surface of the cornea. After a while, the corneas get irritated and the eye often turns red. What's concerning (and you can't tell) is that the corneal cells may get sick or die without oxygen. You might develop an infection, such as a corneal ulcer...And can blind. ...Read more