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Swollen eyes and their treatment - Online Doctor Chats

Date : 21-Feb-2012
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Doctor :   Hi
Doctor :   I am Dr.
Doctor :   How can I help you?
User :   hello doctor.
User :   my husbad has a problem of swolen eyes
User :   to explain
User :   it started yesterday
User :   morning
User :   after he had a restless night and perspired a lot during sleep
Doctor :   how old is he?
User :   37
Doctor :   It happened over night?
User :   the eyelids were swollen for most patr of the day
User :   yes overnight
User :   this morning he looked ok but while excercising at the gym
User :   the eyes swelled up really bad
User :   just a line visible
User :   no redness or pain
Doctor :   ok
User :   i tried
User :   cotton pads dipped in ice water
User :   and at today gave him an allegra
Doctor :   ok
User :   nothing has helped
Doctor :   Are there any medical problems like BP and kidney issues ?
User :   none so far
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   is there any swelling in legs?
User :   no
Doctor :   is he using any medication?
User :   no
Doctor :   lack of sleep, dehydration, allegy are few causes
Doctor :   But there is definte edema in eye lids
User :   ok . what is edema?
Doctor :   fluid retention in the eye lids
User :   OK
User :   I H
User :   i have been giving him plenty of water to drink
User :   but what the other way
User :   and how long will it take to go away
Doctor :   That i s# 1 tip
Doctor :   It takes time
Doctor :   Cut two slices from a chilled cucumber and apply one to each eye while lying down.
User :   i did that too
Doctor :   Lay an ice pack or cold washcloth atop the cucumber slices, then lie down to keep everything in place. After about 10 minutes, the puffiness in your eyelids should be reduced.
User :   ok
User :   i tried the ice pack and cucumber
User :   though seperately
Doctor :   Do not rush for medication
User :   for @) mins each
User :   @)
User :   20 MINS
Doctor :   Eventhough DROCORT® [cream] is applied
Doctor :   Give time and try the above tips
User :   in my knowledge if it is an allergy it is sudden and goes if u take an anti allergy
User :   but this started in a milder form yesterday
User :   and has fully blown up today
Doctor :   Give Cetrizine 1 tab now and daily intill swelling resolcves
Doctor :   There will be allergic component
User :   plus allegra has not helpeed 3 hrs after administration
Doctor :   It will not fix edema in 3 hours
User :   is the formulation of the two allegra , cetrizine diff?
Doctor :   It will reduce allergies
Doctor :   and thus reduces swelling
Doctor :   If you are worried, he can get a steroid injection at local MD
Doctor :   Allegra is same
Doctor :   they are for allergies
User :   no i'd like to avoid that if it is not a must
User :   avoid the steroid
Doctor :   It will not harm
Doctor :   Please use it
Doctor :   Steroid shot -if u r worried, u can get it. It will not hurt.
User :   so he can have anDoctor :   give him tomorrow
Doctor :   daily one
User :   do i need to do a BP check or something?
Doctor :   As you have told me he has no prior BP, i don't think it is a concern now
User :   ok
Doctor :   Also give him Ibuprofen which is for inflmation
Doctor :   I know there is no inflammation but these are basic medicines
User :   ok how much
Doctor :   ibuprofen 400mg 3 times day after food
Doctor :   so allegra, ibuprofen, cucumber , ice , drinking plenty of water, good sleep will take care of it
User :   ok thankyou doctor
Doctor :   You welcome
Doctor :   Take care
User :   will com eback here tomorrow if i have any queries
Doctor :   Have a nice day
User :   thank u
User :   wish u the same
Doctor :   I will be available from 1-9
User :   ok thanx
Doctor :   If you need help , u can come and say Hi
Doctor :   and chat and update
User :   sure thanx
Doctor :   Bye
User :   byeother allegra tomorrow since i have given him one today
Doctor :   yes
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