How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Dr. Dan B. Your Own Question
Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
Category: Eye
Satisfied Customers: 3334
Experience:  Eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
36528250
Type Your Eye Question Here...
Dr. Dan B. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

My eye swelled up last night at work (Restaurant) I put ice

Customer Question

My eye swelled up last night at work (Restaurant) I put ice on it and it's a little better today, what would cause this & how to get rid of it.
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Eye
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I have allergies, the usual suspects, smoke, pollen, perfume, dust, a little sensitivity to Crab.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I've been waiting for 50 minutes for answer. Please respond.
Expert:  khagihara replied 11 months ago.

Pain or itch?

Expert:  khagihara replied 11 months ago.

One eye or both?

Expert:  khagihara replied 11 months ago.

Are you aware of anything which might have triggered it?

Expert:  khagihara replied 11 months ago.

redness? tears? any other symptoms?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
One eye, tingled at first, kind of felt like a sty until I looked at it and it was huge! I did serve an order of Crab wontons but only touched the plate. I felt it at first and noticed a very strong cologne smell on a customer I was waiting on.
Expert:  khagihara replied 11 months ago.

Did you touch the eye with your hand before you noticed it?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
Also I let a friend use my glasses for a minute earlier.
Expert:  khagihara replied 11 months ago.

You should take over-the-counter antihistamine medication such as Allegra. Zyrtec & Benadryl could make you sleepy. Claritin may not work well.