Allergy In Eyes

Eye allergy presents with eye itching, redness, swelling, excessive tearing, and burning sensation of the eye. Dust, pollen, animal dander, eye makeup products, etc., can trigger an allergic reaction. Cleaning eyes with clean water and hands to eliminate the allergen is necessary for symptoms to subside. It is not advised to rub the eyes. Doing so will trigger inflammation. Covering eyes with sunglasses while going out might prevent eye contact with allergens.

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My son has frequent episodes of itching of the nose and eyes. Why?

Query: Hello doctor,My 10-year-old son has been suffering from an itchy nose and eyes for the past month. We consulted an eye specialist and an ENT. They both said that it was an allergy and prescribed their medicines. But, there was no sign of improvement. Kindly suggest.  Read Full »

Dr. Shyam Kalyan. N

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I understand your concern. What are your son's symptoms? Can you elaborate on those? Please answer a few questions- 1. Do these symptoms occur regularly? 2. Have these occurred before the past month? 3. Do the symptoms worsen or lessen during any time of the day or ...  Read Full »

For the past eight days, I have had swelling and infection in my eye, which has a lens installed. What could be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, I have an infection inside my eye and swelling from the outside. It has been eight days. There is little pain inside the eye. I am using Co-Dorzal eye drops, and Hylo 2 percent eye drops. The infected eye has a lens installed.   Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have seen the picture (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), and it looks like an internal hordeolum. Please start on hot fomentation over the same eye at least thrice a day for one week. I suggest you consult a specialist and start the following ...  Read Full »

I am experiencing pain and swelling of the eyelids. What can I do to relieve the pain and swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, A week back, I had a swelling in one of my eyelids and thought it to be a stye. I applied a steroid cream; however, the swelling has not reduced but increased, and now the other eyelid has also started to swell. I am worried. Can you please prescribe some medications?  Read Full »

Dr. Gargi Madhukar Apte

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Steroid creams for stye will always make it worse. So, please stop immediately and take tablet Augmentin 625 mg (Amoxicillin 500 mg and Clavulanic acid 125 mg) and a painkiller twice a day for three days. In addition, please do warm compressions over both the eyes da...  Read Full »

Why do my eyes itch and secret mucus?

Query: Hello, My eyes always itch and secrets some mucus. Using eye drops like Chloramphenicol also does not help. The itching is worst inside my eyelids. I am not taking any medication. Please suggest what I should do?  Read Full »

Dr. Ammar Zahid Malik

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. It seems like you are an atopic patient. Eye Allergy can occur separately, or in some patients, there is a history of other allergies like recurrent flu or itching on the body. Allergy in atopic patients is caused by multiple allergens like ...  Read Full »

A 10-year-old boy I know has redness and itching in the eye; what might be the reason?

Query: Hello doctor, A 10 year old boy I know seems to have an eye allergy. The redness of the eyes started when he was eight. He rubs his eyes as they itch him, especially during sunset and before bedtime. His eyesight has been examined and found to be normal. His uncle, 32 years old, had the same issue ...  Read Full »

Dr. Chandrashekhar Kale

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The photos (attachment removed to protect patient identity) do suggest that he is suffering from allergic conjunctivitis. It is treated with steroid eye drops and anti allergic eyedrops and lubricating eye drops. But, the dose has to be titrated by an eye doctor after ...  Read Full »

How can I cure my persistent left eye swelling?

Query: Hi doctor, I have allergies and normally it presents with runny nose and itchy eyes. So, I have been rubbing my eyes. Today, there is a sudden onset of swelling of the eye. It keeps spreading from the left corner of my eye to below and above the orbital area of my left eye. I have red conjunctiva. I...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the pictures of your eyes (attachment removed to protect patient identity). As you mentioned it looks like acute allergic reaction. Continue the same medicines, Zyrtec (Cetirizine) twice a day and Prednisolone eye drops 2 hourly. It will resolve in a ...  Read Full »

Why am I having my eyes sensitive to neon green?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 26 year old male, who weighs 240 lbs and I am 6.3 feet tall. My eyes are extremely sensitive to neon green, and it is so severe that I develop physical discomfort and loss of visual acuity when exposed to large amounts of it. Why is this?  Read Full »

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Staring at lights causes bleaching of retinal receptors momentarily, so later we see an opposite colored spot. But this happens with all colors and is not specific to neons. Also, sometimes a little dryness or allergic condition of the eye can cause intolerance to bright ...  Read Full »

What does discoloration around the eyes mean?

Query: Hello doctor, The color around my eyes is brown. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Muhammad Zubayer Alam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to the statement, there is brown discoloration around the eye. Brown discoloration around the eye may result from constricting blood vessels that cause discoloration or thinning of the skin due to fatigue...  Read Full »

Please suggest the cause and treatment for blepharitis and dry eyes.

Query: Hi doctor, My daughter is suffering from dry eyes. She has blepharitis and allergy as well. On the doctor's advice, we got OSA done but could not show the reports due to COVID-19. Please look into the reports and help me understand which type of dry eyes she has and what is the main cause behind it...  Read Full »

Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to She seems to be suffering from severe dry eyes due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD) and blepharitis. I advise: 1) Gentle lid massage at the base of eyelashes both eyelids of both eyes twice daily for five minutes each. 2) Clean the base of eyelashes every morni...  Read Full »

What causes a red line in the eye of a baby?

Query: Hi doctor, My 10 months old baby boy got a red line in his right eye. Please give a solution for this. Thank you.  Read Full »

Dr. Asha Juliet Barboza

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Unfortunately, the photo is not very clear. If you can upload a better one with a front view, I would be able to make out better. A little more history is required too. You mentioned it is there for one month. Does this happen every day? Is the eye-watering? Doe...  Read Full »

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