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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I am anemic, have a sunlight allergy, and suffer from white spots along with itching near my eye. What should I do?
Query: Hi doctor, I am getting some white spots and mild itching near my eye area. I am allergic to sunlight. I have low hemoglobin and I am anemic. Read Full »
Answer: Hello,Welcome to icliniq.comI hope you are doing well.I have gone through the information from your end, and I do understand your concern.I would like to know a few more details regarding the same,1. Have you had a similar condition in the past?2. Any family history of a similar condition?3. Are any... Read Full »
I have had something white in the corner of my eyes for two weeks, causing dryness. What could it be?
Query: Hi doctor, I have something white in the inner corner of my eye. It appeared about two weeks ago, but it is not itchy, with no swelling and no pus coming out of it. My eyes do get tired and dry quite often. Can you tell me what it could be? I am going to attach a photo, too. Thank you. Read Full »
Dr. Muhammad Zargham Ali Malik
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have gone through the attached image (attchment removed to protect the patient's identity). It seems to be a small mass in the caruncle of the eye. If it is irritating, it can be removed. Do hot compresses and use Fucithalmic (antibiotic) eye gel. If it is still the... Read Full »
I have under-eye hyperpigmentation, and currently, I am taking medicines for allergic shiners. How do I get rid of my hyperpigmentation?
Query: Hi doctor, I recently went to the doctor due to hyperpigmentation under my eyes. They told me it was allergic shiners. My question is, how do I get rid of the pigmentation? I am currently taking Cetrizine and Fluticasone Propionate. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Avoid steroid use. Attach a clinical picture to assess so I can guide you accordingly. Regards. Read Full »
My eye got swollen after wearing contact lenses all day. Will it heal on its own?
Query: Hello doctor,I have scratched the cornea of my eye twice in the last two weeks. The first time was two weeks ago when I was wearing my contacts for an extended time (no more than normal) and started feeling severe pain, tearing, swelling of my right eye. It felt like the contact in my eye folded ove... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. It looks like you have a huge epithelial defect due to trauma caused by contact lenses. But the possibility of infection can only be ruled out by examining your eye. It would have been great if you would have attached a photograph but, let me suggest some medication ... Read Full »
Query: Hello doctor, I have red eyes for three days. What could be the reason and what is to be done? I wear contact lenses, there is no swelling, and I work in front of the computer. Read Full »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. There can be two reasons for red eye in your case: 1. Allergy due to contact lenses. 2. Conjunctivitis. If you have changed the brand of contacts or you have just started wearing contacts, it is allergy. I will suggest Fluorometholone plus Tobramycin eye drop four ti... Read Full »
I have a tiny clear bubble in my eye. Is this of concern?
Query: Hello doctor, There is a tiny clear bubble in my left eye, on the corner nearest my nose on the sclera. I have had this for years, and it does not bother me. The conjunctiva also appears a little puffy, but I have noticed on the lacrimal caruncle that there seems to be a little red spot. My eyes ar... Read Full »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have seen the image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). The clear bubble is a kind of retention cyst that is completely harmless. It only troubles you if it causes red eye or heaviness while eyeing movements, which you are not having. Secondly, I ha... Read Full »
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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »
Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. 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 »