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Suggest medication for redness and itchiness around the eyelids

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Dr. Ramesh Kumar

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Posted on Tue, 29 May 2018 in Vision and Eye Disorders
Question: Hello, I am a 57 year old female, with redness and itchiness around the upper eye lid and lower eye lid. Both eyes are a bit puffy and itchy. What topical ointment can I purchase over the counter to control the condition?


I have not received a response as of yet...please advise. Thank you.
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar 17 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Antihistaminic eye drop.

Detailed Answer:
Hi,
Thanks for query,
Use antihistaminic (Bausch & Lomb Opcon-A® or Clear Eyes®)its a anti histaminic and can be applied three times a day.Its over the counter.
However no antibiotic is OTC and you need to get a prescription for antibiotic.
Thank you.
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