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His eye is swollen, looks like a bee sting. Rocky, 10 months

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his eye is swollen, looks like a bee sting
JA: I'm sorry to hear that. What is the dog's name and age?
Customer: Rocky Joe, 10 months old german sheperd
JA: Is there anything else the Veterinarian should be aware of about Rocky?
Customer: no, our vet is close at this time can you help?

Welcome to Justanswer! I am Dr. Altman and happy to assist you both today! Please give me a few moments to type my response to your question!

I am so sorry to hear about Rocky Joe! I can give you some basic guidelines for this evening but if this persists please consider a veterinary exam. Especially if you are able to view the cornea and it is hazy/ blue once the eye swelling subsides

- Benadryl 1 mg/ pound every 4 hours until swelling reduces then every 6-8 hours for 24 hours to prevent recurrence. May sedate mildly

- Saline flush for contact lenses every 8-12 hours to flush the eye. Not solution but flush

- No rubbing! If there is no corneal ulceration this can create one but if there is one it can definitely exacerbate the tear and increase risk to the eye

- A moist towel in the freezer for 30 minutes then applied can help numb and provide relief on an as needed basis

If flushing has not improved the eye then I would advise a veterinary exam to ensure there is not a corneal ulcer that requires medical therapy or another condition that is causing the eye to close due to pain. Please let me know how else I can assist you both today.

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Customer: replied 1 month ago.

You are very welcome, I truly hope that this swelling goes away quickly. Remember no rubbing!

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Good evening, I am going to be signing off for the night and hoping that Rocky's eye swelling has subsided? I would love an update when you are able?

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