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my eyes have been constantly running..using anti histamine eye drops

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Good morning from England!

I wonder if you can help me. For the last 6 weeks my eyes have been constantly running so I have been using anti histimine eye drops. But they dont seem to help and I wake up with sticky eyes every morning and now have a ridge across each eyelid. Most of the time my eyes are very sore and the constant running is making life quite difficult.

many thanks

Sharon.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Stan replied 4 years ago.
Hello,

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It appears that you are experiencing the symptoms of blepharitis (inflammation and/or infection of the eyelid associated ocular allergy). To resolve this I suggest that you use over the counter Zaditor (Ketotifen) eye drop 4 times daily, Zyretc or Claritin 1 pill daily, perform eyelid hygiene/cleaning with 50% diluted baby shampoo soaked on Q-tip or cotton balls twice daily followed by warm water rinse, and also use preservative free tear drop such as Refresh or Genteal tear drop 4 times daily. If this fails to resolve in 2-3 weeks, I suggest that you follow-up with your eye doctor for closer evaluation and possible prescription for oral doxycycline 100 mg twice daily.

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