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Suggest treatment for swelling and redness in eyes

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Dr. Ronald Schubert

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Posted on Sat, 24 Oct 2015 in General Health
Question: I have swollen eyelid my actual eye is not red or crusty i just put in eye lubricant which you can see in the picture. I had pink eye in past this seems different because there is no crust and its more my eye lids then eyeball. It hurts on outside of eye not inside. What can i do today to help the symptoms i have a wedding to go to tonight?
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert 15 minutes later
Brief Answer:
Allergic conjunctivitis

Detailed Answer:
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You appear to have allergic conjunctivitis. This is an allergic reaction to something in your environment most likely pollen or mold. For today you can reduce the swelling and redness by using cold compresses to your eye. this will sooth the eye and also reduce the swelling. There are also several OTC eye drops for allergic conjunctivitis.

I hope I answered your question and that this will help you tonight. Please return if you have any additional questions or concerns
Brief Answer:
Resolve within a day or two

Detailed Answer:
Yes this should resolve quickly. Using the eye drops and cold compresses will allow this to resolve within a day or so.

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Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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Follow up: Dr. Ronald Schubert 49 minutes later
Thank you for the quick response, will this resolve on its own within a few days? I will use the allergydrops as directed.
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Answered by Dr. Ronald Schubert 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
allergy drops OK

Detailed Answer:
You don't need the stye medication just use the allergy eye drops

I hope this works and you have a good time tonight
Above answer was peer-reviewed by : Dr. Chakravarthy Mazumdar
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