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My eye started to have a film and discharge yesterday then

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My eye started to have a film and discharge yesterday then a couple of hours later the white became pink and this a.m. my eye is swollen. It does not itch and does not feel irritated.
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.
What is your age? What kind of discharge do you have?
Customer: replied 7 years ago.
I am 31 and the discharge was filmy, kind of clear and during the night it dried and was crusty
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.

Hello there

this may very well be an early pink eye, viral conjunctivitis. It is not allergic in nature. I would use some artificial tears today and try not to rub the eye and keep hands clean. If it is getting any worse as the day goes on, get in with your doc and get some antibiotics. Regards, XXXXX XXXXX

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Customer: replied 7 years ago.
Thank you. I'll do that and as an FYI, I do have allergies during the summer.
Expert:  Dr. Stevens replied 7 years ago.
You are welcome, if you had significant itching and redness, and other related symptoms like sneezing and runny nose, I would tell you to get something like Zaditor OTC for allergic conjunctivitis. Regards

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