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I have itching around my right eye and some discharge.

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I have itching around my right eye and some discharge.
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 5 years ago.

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If the itching is more so around the lid margins, then it is likely to be due to blepharitis ( dry flaking around the lid margins). This can be treated at home by giving warm compresses twice a day, gentle lid scrub with 50:50 diluted baby shampoo, applied to the lid margin on a daily basis for 3-4 weeks. Lotemax(loteprednol) eye drops are more effective if the itching is from allergic conjunctivitis( causes itching within the eye along with redness and ropy thread like discharge). If there is itching sensation within the eye too then you can use Lotemax eye drops, 1 drop 4 times a day for 2 weeks followed by 1 drop twice a day for 2 weeks.

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