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I've had red eye sometimes itchy but not much for three

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Hi I've had red eye sometimes itchy but not much for three weeks. Tried chloemphenicol and also drops from doc. It could be valid from hot tub chemicals or I've rubbed my eye after handling chlorine tablets
JA: How long have you been dealing with this? Does anything in particular seem to make the itch better or worse?
Customer: 3 weeks. Red eye only itchy a bit
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: No
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 2 months ago.

This is the season for allergic conjunctivitis, leading to red and itchy eyes. Try ketotifen ophthalmic eye drops if you tolerate them. Another alternative is patanol ophthalmic (olopatadine).

Expert:  Dr. Bob replied 2 months ago.

Also, try to avoid chemical exposures, especially chlorine. Wear swim goggles under water. If you get chemicals in your eye, rinse them with cold water for 2-3 minutes.