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loupomm Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
ok my son has had a couple of days off school due to his left eye being swollen and weepy when he woke, i first suspected conjuctivitis, we saw a doctor but later in the day and the swelling had passed and didnt look too bad....doctor said not conjunctivitis as no stickiness, or hayfever as hayfever would be both eyes, we were given a prescription to get incase conj 'evolved' and told it might just be irritated.

he has also had a couple of nose bleeds in the past week or so

this morning he has woke with both eyes being swollen, still no stickiness so i dont think its conj, im baffled, has anyone had similar to this?

and yes we will see the doctor again before anyone complains about asking on a forum and not a professional!
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#1
stye?
banned#2
Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis
1 Like #3
Well I thought same thing a couple weeks ago,but he was sneezing a lot so figured it must be hayfever.Sore puffy eyes cleaed up and that w/e apprantly been very high pollen count.
I went GP a few days and been giving some syrup,it was either that or nasal spray and I don't think that would gone down too well with the spray.
#4
AshleyRFC
stye?



no stye to be seen
ODB_69
Seasonal Allergic Conjunctivitis


will google thank you

Mum2Connor&Cerys
Well I thought same thing a couple weeks ago,but he was sneezing a lot so figured it must be hayfever.Sore puffy eyes cleaed up and that w/e apprantly been very high pollen count.
I went GP a few days and been giving some syrup,it was either that or nasal spray and I don't think that would gone down too well with the spray.


sounds similar, we have had sneezing
banned#5
S.A.C. very different to normal conjunctivitis and usual treatments and ointments dont work. Are the eyes constantly weepy? crusty in mornings?
1 Like #6
he should be allergen tested as it may be enviro or in food that he has allergy , has he ate anythin that has just come into season lately , or milk or eggs , i see quite a lot of patients when it comes into the spore time of season and all flowers start to bloom , maybe flowers new in house or so
have you changed bed clothes recently new soap powder or so on pillows
singer
#7
Maybe try another doctor?
#8
lots of weeping, swollen, itchy and bloodshot, no stickiness, tends to get better as the day goes on.... doctor ruled out hayfever as it was just one eye...but now its both
#9
It is a variant of conjunctivitis.
Dr Who
#10
loupomm
no stye to be seen


will google thank you



sounds similar, we have had sneezing


Sneezing about 30-40 times a day,he's not had any of the syrup yet,going try it this weekend,says may cause drowsiness,so can't be having it if he at school if he gets this side effect.
#11
singer
he should be allergen tested as it may be enviro or in food that he has allergy , has he ate anythin that has just come into season lately , or milk or eggs , i see quite a lot of patients when it comes into the spore time of season and all flowers start to bloom , maybe flowers new in house or so

singer


i am asking him if hes eaten anything he dont usually, drinks alot of milk, no flowers in my house, he does play footie so often rolling around on the grass

AshleyRFC
Maybe try another doctor?


yes i think i will :thumbsup:
banned#12
loupomm;5542629
lots of weeping, swollen, itchy and bloodshot, no stickiness, tends to get better as the day goes on.... doctor ruled out hayfever as it was just one eye...but now its both


then I stick to my original prognosis

Necromil Sodium 2% eye drops (AKA Rapitil). 1 to 2 drops in each eye as required. (prescription ONLY)

Heaviest times are 1st thing in morning and night. Stops when its raining. May want to consider combining it with steroid based anti-hayfever drugs, pill or injection
#13
ODB_69
S.A.C. very different to normal conjunctivitis and usual treatments and ointments dont work. Are the eyes constantly weepy? crusty in mornings?


so the ointment is useless? fusidic acid?
#14
it could be what called episcleritis which is common in children you r gp should know how to help i would call him again

is he sensitive to some bright light i wonder?
singer
#15
ODB_69
then I stick to my original prognosis

Necromil Sodium 2% eye drops (AKA Rapitil). 1 to 2 drops in each eye as required.

Heaviest times are 1st thing in morning and night. Stops when its raining. May want to consider combining it with steroid based anti-hayfever drugs, pill or injection


can i buy this without prescription?

thank you, will mention this to the doctor aswell :thumbsup:
banned 1 Like #16
loupomm;5542653
so the ointment is useless? fusidic acid?


I would say so, tend to recommend GOLDENEYE Ointment but it will do nothing but sooth the dry skin around the eye a little
banned#17
loupomm;5542667
can i buy this without prescription?

thank you, will mention this to the doctor aswell :thumbsup:


nope prescription only. I would say that this is something that will now happen every year just to warn you
#18
ok thank you all, i will mention all this to the doctor to make sure i get a proper diagnoses this time...in the mean time can i give him antihistamines to try to help?


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banned#20
loupomm;5542690
ok thank you all, i will mention all this to the doctor to make sure i get a proper diagnoses this time...in the mean time can i give him antihistamines to try to help?


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yes but I doubt it would do much but stop the sneezing etc, not stop the condition in the eyes


The docs will prob try you on various other eyedrops first, odds are all useless except this one. Best to get it early cause it gets worse and worse

also pull the skin down and have a look under the eye. Any 'stringy' gunk?
#21


i cant listen to that as my speakers wont work :x

but thats another thread...
#22
nothing stringy, just watery and bloodshot,swelling almost gone now, looked awful at 8 this morning
banned#23
loupomm;5542755
nothing stringy, just watery and bloodshot,swelling almost gone now, looked awful at 8 this morning


always looks worse in the mornings but I'll bet £50 that its S.A.C. Not sure your son will be able to take these eyedrops cause of age, thats up to the Doc but I know they work for me. Mine started about 8 years ago out of nowhere and the drops are the only thing that worked for me after 4 years or going back and forth to the docs. I also get the Kenolog steroid injection but always get the drops just in case.

Has your son been getting little pin-pr!ck (stupid swear filter!) feelings in his eyes?
#24
ODB_69
always looks worse in the mornings but I'll bet £50 that its S.A.C. Not sure your son will be able to take these eyedrops cause of age, thats up to the Doc but I know they work for me. Mine started about 8 years ago out of nowhere and the drops are the only thing that worked for me after 4 years or going back and forth to the docs. I also get the Kenolog steroid injection but always get the drops just in case.

Has your son been getting little pin-pr!ck (stupid swear filter!) feelings in his eyes?


hes almost 15

he says they feel sore/itchy, but no pains
banned#25
loupomm;5542832
hes almost 15

he says they feel sore/itchy, but no pains


they will do, but the pin pr!ck feelings would have happened before the swelling etc. They arent constant, just every now and again. For future reference these are the early warning signs its starting. Probably disregarded them before if he'd never had it...same for me, but now I know its starting when it happens. Probably started around April time
#26
funnily enough, about this time last year he had a bout of conjuctivitis, or so we thought, didnt last long so im wondering if it was this too... hhhmmmmm
banned#27
loupomm;5542894
funnily enough, about this time last year he had a bout of conjuctivitis, or so we thought, didnt last long so im wondering if it was this too... hhhmmmmm


the 1st time thats what the docs thought mine was...was very mild. Grows worse as the years go by
#28
it sounds like he is allergic to something honey

are his sinuses infected or blocked at all?
#29
a friends 4yr old daughter has got the same thing happen just one eye has swollen up and she has been told its a stye, although you cant see it, and has been given medication, but failing that has to have it surgically removed.
#30
ClarityofMind
it sounds like he is allergic to something honey

are his sinuses infected or blocked at all?


lots of sniffling going on :oops:

blonde.kezza
a friends 4yr old daughter has got the same thing happen just one eye has swollen up and she has been told its a stye, although you cant see it, and has been given medication, but failing that has to have it surgically removed.


dont think its a stye cos it is not constantly swollen, wears off as the day goes on, worst in mornings
#31
loupomm
lots of sniffling going on :oops:



dont think its a stye cos it is not constantly swollen, wears off as the day goes on, worst in mornings

sorry i cant help then well i hope it gets sorted poor little mite!
#32
blonde.kezza
sorry i cant help then well i hope it gets sorted poor little mite!


thank you :-D
#33
how about inhaling some hot steam with a towel over his head and a couple of drops of menthol/eucalyptus? Or get him to have a shower with the windows closed and see if the wet heat eases the congestion a little x x
#34
treat it for conjunctivitis
banned#35
ClarityofMind;5545391
how about inhaling some hot steam with a towel over his head and a couple of drops of menthol/eucalyptus? Or get him to have a shower with the windows closed and see if the wet heat eases the congestion a little x x


will wash out the pollen a bit but thats it

MANJ_007;5545423
treat it for conjunctivitis


wont work, though the ointment helps soothe the dry skin that you get as the weepy eyes dry and crack the skin


Lou let me know what happens here (100% I'm right here!), get him to Docs tomorrow, tell them everything you've told me and make them listen...get the drops, bet you'll get it easing straight away but will probs needs steroids too
#36
If SAC then both eyes would have been affected together, allergens would get into both eyes. If infection then normally starts in one eye and goes t the other. Treating with antibacterial eye drops won't do any harm so deffo worth a try
#37
loupomm
so the ointment is useless? fusidic acid?


Fucithalamic eye drops would do the trick, treat the kid today and if infected should see an improvement by tomorrow
banned#38
MANJ_007;5545491
If SAC then both eyes would have been affected together, allergens would get into both eyes. If infection then normally starts in one eye and goes t the other. Treating with antibacterial eye drops won't do any harm so deffo worth a try


It will....antibacterial eye-drops do nothing but make it sting and water more, happened to me. Also always starts in my right eye first...then goes to left. I dont think its infecting the other, think its just 1 eye is more susceptable than the other
#39
i will update the thread as soon as he has seen the Dr again.....dunno if connected but he now says he has a sore throat

if his eyes are bad in the morning, i will upload a pic
banned#40
sore throat can be just hayfever in general

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