I have allergies, I rubbed my eyes, it felt like a pop in my right eye and it hurt, and now it is very red and still hurts a little.
Person's Gender: Female
Person's Age: 50
red sidewalk cracks
I have had the redness often, but don't remember any popping feeling.
I don't think you saw my responses. I did have lasek eye surgery about 6 years ago. Can you confirm if you see my answers?
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Customer : red sidewalk cracksI have had the redness often, but don't remember any popping feeling.I don't think you saw my responses. I did have lasek eye surgery about 6 years ago. Can you confirm if you see my answers? I assume you didn't see my answers because the response you gave was for confluent redness and my answer was sidewalks cracks. Please see my answers
I assume you didn't see my answers because the response you gave was for confluent redness and my answer was sidewalks cracks. Please see my answers
I'm sorry I wasn't able to get back to you. You're right; I wasn't able to see your responses to my questions and I also wasn't able to get back to where I could respond to anything until now, all because of some technical problems. Now that I've had a chance to see your responses, I think the pop was just the quick movement of fluid related to rubbing your eyes. The reason your eye became much more red was because the eye is exquisitely sensitive to inflammation when allergies are present. Therefore, when the eye is rubbed, the inflammation increase at an alarming rate and level in response to the rubbing; then, the inflammation (redness and swellimg) that came on so suddenly can take literally days to go away). That's why it is so important to avoid rubbing the eyes altogether when allergies are the cause. First of all, it is important to control the body's overall response to allergens and this would include taking an oral antihistamine such as claritin or zyrtec which you can buy over-the-counter. Secondly, an allergy eye drop is esssential to start; a couple of over-the-counter brand names include Alaway or Zaditor and they both work fairly well. If you try these and it helps but is not quite enough, then you may do better with a prescription allergy drop called Pataday which works very well. Lastly, cold compresses done several times/day can and will help the itching sensation and suppress the inflammation.Again, I apologize for the long gap in our communication. Does this information help address your concerns? Does this make sense? Do you have any other questions about this? It appears you are momentarily out of the chat room. I am happy to be able to help you today. I will also be happy to answer any other questions until you have the information you need; please just respond with any further needs and I will address them then.If not, Please help me get credit for my expertise and the time spent in answering your questions and press the ACCEPT button for this encounter; this allows part of the funds that you have deposited to the website to be released for my efforts to assist you. This does not end our conversation, however-we can continue to discuss any of your concerns without further charges until you are satisfied.
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