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What is the treatment for irritation in left eye? - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 15-Dec-2013
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Doctor:How can I help you?
User:Good evening
User:I recently developed minor irriation in my left eye
User:there is no redness
User:but lot of itching
User:i drive to office by bike , not sure it is because of dust
Doctor:Can you specify the time since when you have this itching?
User:nearly 2 weeks
User:i used Referesh tears drops, it was ok for few days
User:again started
Doctor:Are you watering from the eye?
Doctor:I mean is your eye profusely watering?
User:No not much
User:Itching is more on the eye lids
Doctor:If you are excessively watering compared to the other eye
User:no watering
User:it only itches
User:while rubbing it will be good
Doctor:If it is just itching, then you might be suffering from a viral condition
User:after some time burning sensation.. then it will be normal for at least 6 hrs like that
Doctor:However it is difficult to differentiate allergic conjuctivities from viral conjuctivities
Doctor:without looking in to your eye.
Doctor:It is important we differentiate it, because allergic condition will need antiallergen such as azelastine eye drops
Doctor:while viral condition would resolve.
Doctor:Therefore I suggest you see an ophthalmologist
Doctor:to identify the real cause of this problem.
Doctor:He/she can accordingly write you the most suited eye drops.
Doctor:Have you followed?
Doctor:Do you have any questions?
User:any suggestion to use eye drops for time being
User:if itching persists will consult a doctor
Doctor:Azelastine drops can improve the itching; but that wouldn't cure your condition.
Doctor:It would only mask your symptoms and
Doctor:may make it difficult for your doctor to differentiate the problem.
Doctor:Therefore it is better to see a doctor first and then start using this drops.
Doctor:Hope you understand what I mean?
User:ok thanks
Doctor:Do you have any other query?
Doctor:Thanks for consulting me.
Doctor:Bye for now.
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