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Red eye, pus kind of discharge, unable to sleep, itching and irritation, painful. Conjunctivitis? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 30-May-2013
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User:Hi Doctor
Doctor:How can I help you?
User:My left eye has become red and pus kind of liquid is coming out...
User:i could not sleep properly yesterday...
Doctor:From what I understand, you have some yellow discharge from the eye.
Doctor:If I am right is this present throughout the day
Doctor:or do you notice it in the morning as you wake up?
User:it started yesterday night only..
User:i feel kind of tired
Doctor:Do you have itching, irritation in your eyes too?
Doctor:Any excessive watering in the eyes?
User:yes i can see that watery substance get formed continuously...
User:no i dont feel any irritation...
Doctor:Are you having nasal congestion, sorethroat, fever?
User:no i don't feel any of that..eyes are paining...
Doctor:Let me explain.
Doctor:The symptoms suggest that you might be having acute conjuctivitis.
Doctor:The cause of might be viral or bacterial infection.
Doctor:The following measures might help.
Doctor:1. Wash your eyes with clean and warm water.
Doctor:Adding a bit of salt in the water will improve its effectiveness
Doctor:2. Maintain good personal hygeine.
Doctor:The infection can soon spread to the other eyes and to your close relatives due to lack of good hygeine
Doctor:3. Antibiotic eye drops such as ofloxacin eye drop will be useful in such cases.
Doctor:You can get a prescription for this from your doctor
Doctor:4. Take some antihistamines like tab. cetrizine at night to reduce watering and secretions.
Doctor:5. Avoid rubbing eyes. It can increase inflammation and aggravate the symptoms.
Doctor:Don't worry, the symptoms should improve in a few days, the above measure will aid in faster recovery.
Doctor:Have you followed what I suggested?
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:thanks a lot for the suggestion Doctor...
User:should i be contacting any local doctor here or shall i follow the medicines you recommended?
Doctor:For faster recovery, I would suggest you to visit your local doctor.
Doctor:Various brands of eye drops
Doctor:are available in the marked
Doctor:A few come with steroids in it.
Doctor:Antibiotics with steroid preparations are more effective, but cannot be used in some varieties of conjuctivitis.
Doctor:I would suggest you to visit your doctor and get a prescription to suit your need.
Doctor:Hope this is clear.
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
User:. Your suggestions are very helpful..Thanks a lot... Nice talking to you...
User:Bye for now...
Doctor:You are welcome.
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Wish you a speedy recovery.
Doctor:Bye for now.
User:Thanks Doctor... Bye
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