Q. What medication should I take for my eye infection?

Answered by
Dr. Shachi Dwivedi
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.
This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 29, 2021

Hello doctor,

I have had an eye infection for the last 48 hours. My left eyelid over my eye has been swollen, watery, red, and is constantly tearing. I am not sure whether it is an insect that bit me near my left eye or a minor foreign object that went into my left eye or exchanging pillows with my wife. I feel some discomfort but no significant pain. The constant tears in my left eye are obscuring my vision. I rolled my eye around and did not feel a foreign object. I have taken Visine-A eye drops with antihistamines and Benadryl 25 mg oral tablets, but no significant improvement.

What should I do now?

Kindly help.

#

Hello,

Welcome to icliniq.com.

This is allergic conjunctivitis. I suggest you continue with the antihistamine tablet for five days and start eye drop Moxifloxacin with Ketorolac thrice daily, Bepotastine eye drop twice daily, and eye ointment containing Chloramphenicol and Polymyxin B at bedtime for two weeks.

Regards.

Hello doctor,

Thank you for your response.

Is it possible to get these symptoms by scratching my cornea with a small foreign object like sawdust? I do not feel any pain but have slight discomfort and constant tears from my eye ducts.

Kindly help.

#

Hello,

Welcome back to icliniq.com.

If there is a minor corneal abrasion, you would be having severe discomfort. And also, the congestion would have been circumcorneal and not peripheral, as seen in your case. So do not worry.

Take care.

Regards.


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