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Red color, itching and irritation in right eye. Advice - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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Doctor:Dr XXXXXXX here
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:right eye is in red color
User:and itching is there
User:and some irritation in the eye
User:its from yesterday morning
User:and i dd washed eyes several times
Doctor:Are you running fever, nasal congestion or sorethroat?
User:no nothing
Doctor:The symptoms you mentioned are suggestive of conjuctivitis
Doctor:It is most likely to be allergic or viral in nature.
Doctor:You would need topical eye drops / eye ointments in this case.
Doctor:As the type of antibiotic depend on the type of infection, without a direct examination of your eye
Doctor:I am unable to specify the exact antibiotic you would need.
Doctor:Hence I suggest you to see your physician / ophthalmologist.
Doctor:He/she can prescribe the right medications to you.
Doctor:In the mean time
Doctor:You can wash your eyes
Doctor:with XXXXXXX warm water
Doctor:mixed with salt.
Doctor:Cold compresses on the affected eye region will also help in reducing the irritation and itching.
Doctor:The symptoms are usually self limiting and should resolve soon with these measures.
Doctor:Antibiotic eye drops with or without steroid preparations can fasten the recovery period.
User:and the red color is starting from the corner
Doctor:So follow these measures, avoid rubbing the eyes.
Doctor:You will be soon normal.
Doctor:The redness that you notice is due to inflammatory response.
Doctor:This occurs as a response to allergen/infection.
Doctor:Follow the measures suggested and take the eye drops which will be prescribed to you by your doctor.
User:i was travelling last twodays
Doctor:It is possible that you may have developed this condition during the travel.
Doctor:But don't worry, with eye drops and aforementioned measures, it should recover.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
User:no queries
Doctor:Wish you speedy recovery.
User:thanks :)
Doctor:Bye for now.
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