I think I can help you with this one with some over the counter medications, but first I need to ask a couple of questions to make sure her eye condition is not more serious.
Let me know these answers and then I can try to advise you better. Thanks!
Hi Dr Keri,
1) her eye appears to be clear
2) she is tearing and occasionally rubs her eyes
3) the other eye seems like normal
4) no, she doesn't sneeze
5) yes, took her to a park and went out in grass field, so possibly might get grass seed in her eye
Given that her little eyes are clear, I will tell you what you can try at home...however, if the swelling doesn't come down in a day or two, or if you notice a blue haze developing to the surface of her eye, then you need to get her in for an exam to check for a foreign body and have her eye stained to check for trauma.
This should take care of it if it is just conjunctivitis due to an allergic reaction. And you don not need to worry about getting this infection yourself. Though it could spread to the other eye, so always clean the unaffected eye first and change cotton balls between eyes.
Hope this helps! Let me know if you need more help.
so from what i told you earlier...could bug bites cause the infection? If not, what do you think it would be?