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What I thought was just tired eyes yesterday has turned into

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Hello and good morning. My name is***** thought was just tired eyes yesterday has turned into red, itchy, flaky, and swollen patches on my eyelids and underneath my eyes. Mostly near the inside corners of my eyes. There's no goopy stuff present. My eyes are watery, but not bloodshot. I've never had issues with allergies before. Could this be a case of allergies?
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

Since it is watery, it could be viral infection. But it could be allergy. You should see your doctor. If it is allergy, s/he will prescribe medications that help control allergic reactions and inflammation. If it is viral infection, your symptoms will likely clear up in one to two weeks.

Customer: replied 1 year ago.
What can I do in the meantime for the inflammation? Can I take Benadryl?
Customer: replied 1 year ago.
I'm attaching a photo.
Expert:  khagihara replied 1 year ago.

It doesn't seem to be viral infection. You can take Benadryl. You can also use over-the-counter topical antihistamine/mast-cell stabilizer combinations (eye drop) such as Alaway (Bausch + Lomb), Claritin Eye (Schering-Plough), Refresh Eye Itch Relief (Allergan), Visine All Day Itch Relief (McNeil) and Zaditor (Novartis). It works faster than oral medications.