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Atopic Conjunctivitis

Atopic Conjunctivitis

15% of all the eye complaints that GPs have to deal with are down to allergic conjunctivitis. This is when an allergic reaction causes eyes to become red, itchy and sore. Eyes may also become swollen and start to produce too much tears or mucus, and pain may be felt as a burning sensation. An allergic reaction is when your body tries to fight off a certain substance or allergen, and this reaction by the immune system causes symptoms which can be annoying for the sufferer. Conjunctivitis is so called because the affected area is called the conjunctiva – this is the membrane (thin layer of cells) that covers the eyeball and the underside of the eyelid. Complications are rare with conjuctivitis – the problem is usually the frustration caused to the sufferer, particularly if they have the condition a lot of the time. The good news for those people
is that there are a lot of ways to treat conjunctivitis. Antihistamine eyedrops or tablets are often prescribed, these work by stopping the release of the chemical histamine that triggers an allergic reaction. You may be prescribed other eyedrops called mast cell stabilisers, these are used not for instant relief but to control the condition over a longer period of time. This annoying condition is very treatable and a visit to the GP will have most sufferers seeing clearly before too long.

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In October 2015 one of my eyes developed conjunctivitis, the White of my eye being very bloodshot also the inside of the lower lid is very red. My doctor refered me to the eye hospital who told me I had a viral eye infection. They gave me antibiotic drops initially which didn't work. I then went back to my doctor in December who again refered me to my local eye hospital. I saw a different eye doctor who was surprised that I had had the conjunctivitis for so long and prescribed steroid drops which seemed to help at first sadly this was short lived. I again returned to the doctor who again refered me to the eye hospital. Again I saw a different eye doctor who confirmed viral infection.i was then told to just apply a cold compress and it would eventually get better. Well here we are in February and my eye is still bloodshot although not painful. How can I get rid of it I am now thoroughly fed up.





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The SAME thing happens to me too! Sorry. But Rinse it out with saltwater, dry it, and then apply aloe vera gel on the irritated parts. Magic!!!!





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hi i went to doctors because i have a piece of flesh skin moving around my eye making me have burr vision they said it was conjunctivitis they gave me eye drops and refering me to out patients my eye isnt swollen or anything alsoi have had this for a few year my sight goes burr now and again only notice it got worse this weekhope its nothing to worry about





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My eyes is producing too much tears and is very irritating cause people think am crying sometime can somebody help me plz





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hi... I keep getting really bad blood shot eyes, I did get chlamydia in my left eye (and it's been a little lazy since then). But that's the worst 1 eye, but that all went and did a Std test and had nothing after but still get red eyes like twice a week for a couple of hours! Just want to kno if there any eye drops I should use?





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I tend to get a red eye in one eye only,after applying makeup or mascara. It's only the one eye! Can't understand it? I have to apply Clear Eye drops to the eye prior to putting my makeup on just to prevent it,which helps but couple hours later it's really red & sore. Please Help





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I have struggled with watery/gritty fluids in my eyes for over 25 years. For this reason only, each day of my life has been extraordinarily frustrating and sincerely embarrassing: EVERY doctor I visited (well over 15 doctors) had failed to identify the the root cause; and EVERY person I spoke to (without sunglasses on), would start to scratch their eyes as they spoke to me. (I couldn't blame the person. It is a natural reaction. More, I felt bad for the person- because, I did not want to make anyone's eyes itch. The problem was - I did not know how to stop the watery/gritty liquid from swimming in my eyes.) ----------------- GOOD NEWS ---------> I figured it out! The ROOT CAUSE: my LIVER! After 25 years, the watery/gritty fluids in my eyes that has limited my ability to be "me" are gone! The SOLUTION: Take TAURINE, CHOLINE, MILK-THISTLE, METHYL (I prescribe myself the highest dose GNC has, and take each 4-6 times a day. I just started this week. Perhaps I will be able to take less on Friday - anyhow, my life is good again. :))





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My daughter suffers with sticky stringy sleep that wraps around the eyeball amd hurts like hell and comes out in long strips. Her eyes really sting when takken suffered all her life with it . Any ideas? Sandie Thanx





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Hi,I can sympathise with all of the comments on eye conditions...My eyes are red raw with puss and yellow discharge and stuck together in the morning. I can also get a stinging pain. I am sick of feeling like this. Wearing dark glasses help as the sunlight and bright lights in shops cause them to sting also. I have a dry eye condition which I think may be the underlying cause.





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i have had a huge problem with my eye for over a year now. i have been given eye drops which sting my eyes and take allergy tablets but they do not work. my eyes often swell up one at a time and feel like they are itchy and burning. when they swell i seem to get clear stringy goo in the effected eye. i then have to try and get this goo out of my eye. this stops it from swelling. if i dont my eye will be swollen for afew hours. my eyes do not swell everyday but they seem to have that stringy goo in them all the time, therefore my eyes are constantly irritated. please someone help me and tell me what it could be. thankyou





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The SAME thing happens to me too! Sorry. But Rinse it out with saltwater, dry it, and then apply aloe vera gel on the irritated parts. Magic!!!!


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