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Recurring irritation and itching in eyes. Cold. Any home remedies? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 12-Jun-2013
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Doctor:Good Evening
Doctor:I am Dr. XXXXXXX
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Good to XXXXXXX you.
User:I have some irritation in my eyes. they are recurring and itching
User:Eyes are not red and have some cold, sneezing as well.
User:But the sneezing is stopped.
Doctor:Since when are you having this problem?
User:last 4 days i would say.
Doctor:Did it start after you had a cold?
User:But it is not continuous and
Doctor:Do you have nose block?
User:I work with laptop and maybe the excessing exposure have brought irritation, this is what i iniitally thought
User:Not at the moment, i took steam and feeling better.
Doctor:Do you get discharge from the eyes?
Doctor:Let me guide you regarding this.
Doctor:The irritation in the eyes can be due to nasal block. It is possible that you may be having a viral conjunctivitis.
Doctor:Don't get scared by the name.
Doctor:If it is viral conjunctivitis, it gets resolved by itself.
Doctor:And in case it is due to the nasal block, you will be feeling better as the cold disappears.
User:ok. But the eyes are not red. Would you suggest any drops or just home remedies.
Doctor:I would not suggest any drops, as you are not having any typical features of conjunctivitis.
Doctor:It should be resolving by itself.
Doctor:You can make sure that you are not straining your eyes much.
Doctor:Also do steam inhalation regularly to keep your nostrils clear.
User:Yes. I will do that.
Doctor:You can take Tab. Vitamin C (celin) chewable tablets thrice daily.
Doctor:That would help in giving an antioxidant effect.
Doctor:And would help in clearing the cold faster.
User:Ok. I will get it. Thanks.
Doctor:Is there anything else that I could assist you on?
Doctor:Hope this was helpful.
Doctor:Have a Nice Evening!!
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:Thank you. This helps.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
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