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Eye itching, swollen, taking benadryl and antibiotic eye drop

Hi, last night my eye started itching, it felt like my allergies as usual when I pet the cat then touch my eye....but within minutes it became so swollen it was almost swollen closed, both the top and bottom lid. I put in some anitbiotic eye drops of my husbands and 4 hrs later it is still the same...we dont have any benadryl , do you think that would help?
Asked On : Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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You must have developed allergic reaction. Try blinking your eyes a couple of times in a handful of water, a dose of cetirizine,cold compresses with anti allergic topical eye drops will help you until you are examined by an ophthalmologist for any remains of the cats hair follicle or any dust inside your eyes.
If you have pain and redness with discharge it may be an infection too
You have not mentioned the name of the antibiotic! and it is not advisable to use others eye drops.
A single dose of antibiotic will not help you reduce the swelling immediately until the reason for the swelling is eliminated.
I would suggest a consultation at the earliest. Take care.

Answered: Tue, 17 Apr 2012
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