Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today!
I can give you some basic guidelines for today but if this persists please consider a veterinary exam. Especially if you are able to view the cornea and it is hazy/ blue or the eye seems swollen. Causes can include allergies, a scratch to the eye, a reaction to something, or issues within the eye itself
- Saline flush for contact lenses every 8-12 hours to flush the eye. Not solution but flush
- No rubbing! If there is no corneal ulceration this can create one but if there is one it can definitely exacerbate the tear and increase risk to the eye
- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound to help relieve the itch and allow your pet to rest more comfortably
- A moist towel in the freezer for 30 minutes then applied can help numb and provide relief on an as needed basis
Please no warm tea, often they do contain caffeine and I haven't seen tea be effective for this issue
If flushing has not improved the eye then I would advise a veterinary exam to ensure there is not a corneal ulcer that requires medical therapy or another condition that is causing the eye to close due to pain.
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