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Cause of redness in the eye - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 13-Jan-2012
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Doctor :   hi
Doctor :   how can u help u
User :   Hi Doctor
Doctor :   how can i help u
User :   Doctor am suffering from eye infection
Doctor :   k
User :   from sunday morning
User :   the problem is with the right eye only
Doctor :   k
User :   Right eye was drastically red since yesterday
User :   irritation persists
Doctor :   ok
User :   i wear contact lenses
Doctor :   ok
User :   but from friday even i was not wearing
Doctor :   is the eye painful
User :   no pain only irritation
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   any pus/watery discharge from eye
User :   no
Doctor :   any injury to eye
User :   no Doctor
Doctor :   do u have foreign body sensation in the affected eye
User :   yes
Doctor :   any swelling
User :   slightly
User :   not heavily
Doctor :   any recently sexual exposure
User :   means
Doctor :   do any one in the family or neighbourhood have similar eye problems
User :   nope
Doctor :   what do u want to ask
User :   will you prescribe medicine ?
Doctor :   did any irritants fell into eye?
Doctor :   soap?
User :   i noticed this sunday morning as soon as i got up from bed
Doctor :   when was the last time u changed ur contact lens?
User :   am using disposable lenses and am using it for last one month
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   so from last one month ur using lens?
User :   no i was using contact lenses last few years
Doctor :   any similar complaints in the past?
Doctor :   along with joint pains?
User :   no joint pains
Doctor :   k
User :   i dont remember any recent history of similar infection
Doctor :   after ur history
Doctor :   i couldnt specific cause for problem
Doctor :   as an online consultation
Doctor :   to arrive at a diagnosis
Doctor :   physical examination is needed
User :   my left eye is clear but building up slight irritation
Doctor :   there could be infection
User :   alrite
Doctor :   progressing to left eye from right
User :   can u prescribe some eye drops
Doctor :   unless cause is known
Doctor :   the prescription can lead to side effects
Doctor :   so as the cause cannot be made out in ur condition
Doctor :   any medicine with out examination is not appropriate
Doctor :   its better to see a local doctor or ophthalmologist
Doctor :   wash the eye with cold water
Doctor :   repeated
Doctor :   should avoid touching the eye area and wash their hands frequently,
Doctor :   Sharing of towels, washcloths, cosmetics, or eye drops can also spread the infection.
Doctor :   i can advise u these
Doctor :   also wear dark glasses when u go out
User :   ok
Doctor :   until infection is cured
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