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Pink eye, swollen cheek and high blood pressure - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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User :   I am contacting you regarding my mother,she's 48 her symptoms are as follows: she has the pink eye,she has been to a dr already,her blood pressure is high then low,and her stomach is aching,she is on a new medication for blood pressure Lisinopril 20mg once per day.With all these symtoms what would you suggest?               
Doctor :   Hi
User :   hello hope your well
Doctor :   Let me read your query
User :   surely
Doctor :   Since how long is she having blood pressure?
User :   last 2 weeks
Doctor :   Any other associated problems?
User :   she cannot sleep
User :   that's the only thing at this point.
User :   is there anything I can do for her eye?
Doctor :   Was she on any other problem before taking lisinopril?
User :   did she have any other problems?
User :   No.
Doctor :   I mean any other drug
User :   no.
Doctor :   Since two weeks she is taking lisinopril only?
User :   1 WEEK ago today
Doctor :   Before that what medicine was she on?
Doctor :   Since when is she having pink eye?
User :   darvocet
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   Does she have itching, pain and discharge from her eyes?
User :   yes
User :   and her cheek is swollen badley
User :   I am sorry I should have told you before
Doctor :   How long has it been of her eye problem?
User :   3 days
Doctor :   Pink eye may be caused by a bacterial or viral infection.
User :   ok
User :   and the sweeling in the cheek
Doctor :   It can also result from seasonal allergies
Doctor :   Soak a clean cloth in cold water and keep cleaning her eyes regularly
User :   ok
Doctor :   Ask her to avoid touching eye again and again.
User :   ok
Doctor :   Brewing a cup of chamoile tea bag and after cooling it apply it on the eyes, it may also help in relieving the symptoms
User :   ok
Doctor :   If not cured get her examined by an opthalmologist to rule out infection
User :   how long do I apply it?
User :   I will be taking her in the morning.
User :   how long do I apply the tea bag?
Doctor :   For 3 to 4 minutes
User :   ok ty
Doctor :   If no relief she may need n antibiotic course
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