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Hi, my 11 year old son has developed sore very irritated eyes,

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Hi, my 11 year old son has developed sore very irritated eyes, which are are now very puffy. He does suffer from hay fever which can be very bad through the summer, could this be a part of that? Are there any eye drops etc I can buy from chemist? Our surgery I think is closed today due to bank holiday. Thankyou for your help.

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hi

Dr. PG :

from the symptoms that you are describing it seems that your son is having an eye allergy

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the treatment for this is giving oral and topical anti-allergy medicines

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orally you can give him benadryl or cetrezine (pediatric dose)

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also you can put anti-allergy eye drops like naphcon-A/visine-A and zaditor eye drops (available over the counter)

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you can also apply cold compresses with in a hanky on the eyes

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this should help improve his symptoms

Dr. PG :

if the allergy is very severe then he might not respond fully to the over the counter medicines and might require to be evaluated by an Ophthalmologist for prescription medicines

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