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Eye swelling due to insect bite - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Very Good Posted in: Vision and Eye Disorders
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Doctor :   hello
User :   Hi doc
Doctor :   i am Dr XXXX here
User :   I got hit by a bug in my eye while riding motorcycle and it started swelling a bit and have an itchy sensation. Can you please advice on what to do?
Doctor :   when did this happened ?
User :   today morning
Doctor :   is the eye still red?
User :   not much only on the affected area
Doctor :   any visual symptoms ?
Doctor :   can you see properly ?
User :   yes i can.. but have pain when i move my eye balls
Doctor :   well thats cause of the trauma
Doctor :   well dont worry make sure you had washed your eye properly
Doctor :   you can take a paracetamol tab500 mg , it will help to ease the pain
User :   yes, have washed my eye several times.. but I feel something is pinching my eyeballs.. i guess its because of the swelling
Doctor :   by tomorrow it will subside
Doctor :   yes it is a traumatic injury will go by it self
User :   ahh.. okay.. thanks doc
User :   any eye drops needed?
Doctor :   no just washing will be enough
User :   okay thanks doc
Doctor :   if the swelling increases thru the night then you should see a ophthalmologist in the morning
Doctor :   your welcome
Doctor :   take care
Doctor :   good bye
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