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Can you send me a picture? Have you tried anything for it? Is your cat still eating, drinking, peeing, pooping okay?
It's kind of hard to tell but it's possible that could be a growth on his sclera but it also could be really bad conjunctivitis/chemosis. I would recommend a vet visit to make dure there's nothing going on and they can get you a steroid eye medication.
For now over the counter you can find some red eye allergy eye drops and use those for now
You said he was sneezing too correct?
In the mean time you can also try some over the counter allergy meds to see it it may help too.
Cats: Verify NO decongestant in the medication, i.e. claritin-D, Allegra- D, etc.
1. Benadryl (diphenhydramine) 25mg: Give 1/4 tablet by mouth twice daily (every 12 hours) as needed.
A. Benadryl 12.5mg/5mL: Give 0.8-1.6mL by mouth twice daily (every 12 hours) as needed.
2. Claritin (loratidine)10mg: Give 1/2 tablet by mouth once daily (every 24 hours) as needed.
B. Claritin 5mg/5mL: Give 5 mL by mouth once daily (every 24 hours) as needed.
3. Zyrtec (cetirizine) 10mg: Give 1/2 tablet by mouth 1-2 times daily (every 12-24 hours) as needed.
C. Zyrtec 1mg/mL: Give 5 mL by mouth 1-2 times daily (every 12-24 hours) as needed.
4. Allegra (fexofenadine) 30mg/5mL: Give 1.3-2.5 mL by mouth once daily (every 24 hours) as needed.
But that's really all you'll be able to do over the counter
You can also along with the allergy drop do artifical tears - they're over the counter too. They'll help keep his eye lubricated it he can't shut it all the way - you can do them 3-4 times daily
Separte multiple eye medications by at least 5 minutes so they have time to absorb
But I would follow up with your regular vet for something prescription strength to try to get that down
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