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What causes swelling and redness in the eyes?

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Posted on Wed, 15 Feb 2017
Question: Hi doc, I had swelling n redness in my eyes, from past few days sometimes it happen in my right eye n smtime in left eye. I am using antibiotics eye drop to cure this as it looks due to infection, but after few days again I started feeling these symptoms in my left eye, Please suggest some good medicine to cure this permanently. Thanks !!
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Answered by Dr. Ramesh Kumar (1 hour later)
Brief Answer:
Conjunctivitis!

Detailed Answer:
Hi XXXXXXX
Thanks for using HCM for your query,

The problem you are having is called conjunctivitis.Most likely its either bacterial or allergic in your case.
Wash your eyes three times a day with cold water.
Don't rub your eyes with your hands and try not to touch your eyes ,as infection could transfer from one eye to other.
As per your question I would start you on
eye drop Moxifloxacin 2-2-2 (2 drop thrice daily).
Eye drop flurbiprofen 2-2-2
Eye drop Carbinoxamine 2-2-2(antihistaminic)
Apart from that oral medicines should be started,
Tab Fexofenadine 180mg once
Tab Cefixime 200mg twice
A swab of eye should be taken to rule out if its bacterial or allergic.
Please consult your ophthalmologist and discuss the option of above mentioned medicines. The aforementioned drugs are prescription drugs. Your ophthalmologist will know about it.
Thanks
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What causes swelling and redness in the eyes?

Brief Answer: Conjunctivitis! Detailed Answer: Hi XXXXXXX Thanks for using HCM for your query, The problem you are having is called conjunctivitis.Most likely its either bacterial or allergic in your case. Wash your eyes three times a day with cold water. Don't rub your eyes with your hands and try not to touch your eyes ,as infection could transfer from one eye to other. As per your question I would start you on eye drop Moxifloxacin 2-2-2 (2 drop thrice daily). Eye drop flurbiprofen 2-2-2 Eye drop Carbinoxamine 2-2-2(antihistaminic) Apart from that oral medicines should be started, Tab Fexofenadine 180mg once Tab Cefixime 200mg twice A swab of eye should be taken to rule out if its bacterial or allergic. Please consult your ophthalmologist and discuss the option of above mentioned medicines. The aforementioned drugs are prescription drugs. Your ophthalmologist will know about it. Thanks