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half of my my sons eye has been red for over a week and i have used regular drops, ey

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half of my my sons eye has been red for over a week and i have used regular drops, eye antibiotic and currently patanol. it looked like it was going to clear up with the patanol, but has not
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you very much. Hopefully he'll be better soon.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
Thank you very much. Hopefully he'll be better soon. When he wakes up it doesn't look so bad. As the progresses, it gets blood shoot.
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Customer: replied 5 years ago.
So what would you suggest?
Expert:  Dr. Rick replied 5 years ago.
You can try some home therapy first:


The best treatment for this condition daily lid scrubs combined with warm compresses. I like to use baby shampoo for lid scrubs. In the shower, place the shampoo on your index fingers, close your eyes, raise your eyebrows (to stretch the skin on your eyelids) and scrub back and forth along your eyelashes for 3 to 5 minutes. The hot water in the shower helps to soften the plugged oils in the glands while the mechanical scrubbing with your soapy fingers removes the oils.

Baby shampoo lid scrubs will also help to wash away allergens and stimulate tear production, thereby addressing all three of your issues. Remember, this is not an instant fix. While you are waiting for the lid scrubs to have affect you can use over the counter allergy pills such as Travist, dimetapp or Zyrtec.

Give this a few weeks to see if it works, if not I'd have your son examined by an ophthalmologist to see if some other, less common, issue is the cause of his redness.