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Had conjuncivitus for over 3 years - enough is enough Watch

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    It started off as conjuncitivitus, but now it's been coming and going for the past 3 or so years. My eyes will often start pricking, itching, go red and tears will start streaming. As I have sensitive skin, the salt in the tears gets my skin itchy too. My eyes almost always look puffy and I now have lines around my eyes. This makes my eyes look small and I keep getting people asking me if I'm ok as a result. I've seen 3 doctors and they've all suggested eye drops, however this doesn't make the watering stop. Before anyone says if doctors don't know how can anyone on TSR know, but I'm getting kinda desparate now. I find cold cream is good for calming my skin, but I really want to stop my eyes watering. For some reason my left eye is more watery.
    I would be forever grateful if anyone could help. :o:
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    Have you thought of seeing an optitian as they may spot what the problem is. If not you could always go back to the doctors and ask to be referred to a specialist who is more likely to know what the problem is.

    Also be persistant with the drops if thats what they have recommended as they might not make an immediate difference but might start to work longer term!
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    (Original post by mollymustard)
    Have you thought of seeing an optitian as they may spot what the problem is. If not you could always go back to the doctors and ask to be referred to a specialist who is more likely to know what the problem is.

    Also be persistant with the drops if thats what they have recommended as they might not make an immediate difference but might start to work longer term!
    I've seen a dermatologist. My doctor prescribed me a greasy type of cream to use, but I didn't like it so I switched and just use a cold cream (Nivea). After seeing my doctor again she said she wasn't sure what else to do so referred me to a dermatologist. Two months on the waiting list and when I finally went, they just said that there wasn't much else to do and gave me eye drops (even though I went originally because my skin was itchy).
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    (Original post by Rainbow-Dream)
    I've seen a dermatologist. My doctor prescribed me a greasy type of cream to use, but I didn't like it so I switched and just use a cold cream (Nivea). After seeing my doctor again she said she wasn't sure what else to do so referred me to a dermatologist. Two months on the waiting list and when I finally went, they just said that there wasn't much else to do and gave me eye drops (even though I went originally because my skin was itchy).
    I've only heard of people with the same problem as often having allergies to things. Have you got an alergy? That could be a possibility I suppose.
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    (Original post by mollymustard)
    I've only heard of people with the same problem as often having allergies to things. Have you got an alergy? That could be a possibility I suppose.
    I have allergies yes. But what puzzles me is that I get this in the evenings when the windows are closed. I'm confused...
    Thanks for your help though.
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    (Original post by Rainbow-Dream)
    I have allergies yes. But what puzzles me is that I get this in the evenings when the windows are closed. I'm confused...
    Thanks for your help though.
    I would have thought it might be connected then. When you manage your allergies better does the problem start going?
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    (Original post by mollymustard)
    I would have thought it might be connected then. When you manage your allergies better does the problem start going?
    It does sometimes but at other times I'm just not so sure. I think it could be a mixture of things really.
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    (Original post by Rainbow-Dream)
    I have allergies yes. But what puzzles me is that I get this in the evenings when the windows are closed. I'm confused...
    Thanks for your help though.
    There might be something within the home then. Dust? Cleaning products or something?
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    (Original post by Rainbow-Dream)
    It started off as conjuncitivitus, but now it's been coming and going for the past 3 or so years. My eyes will often start pricking, itching, go red and tears will start streaming. As I have sensitive skin, the salt in the tears gets my skin itchy too. My eyes almost always look puffy and I now have lines around my eyes. This makes my eyes look small and I keep getting people asking me if I'm ok as a result. I've seen 3 doctors and they've all suggested eye drops, however this doesn't make the watering stop. Before anyone says if doctors don't know how can anyone on TSR know, but I'm getting kinda desparate now. I find cold cream is good for calming my skin, but I really want to stop my eyes watering. For some reason my left eye is more watery.
    I would be forever grateful if anyone could help. :o:
    Do you wear contact lenses? If so get rid of them and go back to glasses. My sister's conjuncitivitus was caused by dirty infected contacts lenses i think...she got better when she went back to glasses!
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    if its an allergy you need to ask your doctor, or use the process of elimination to figure out what it is.
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    i suggest the opticians, they can look at the inside of your eye in detail.
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    My sister has been getting eye infections for the last three months. She went back to the doctor last week and he put her back on some eye cream.
    If it happens again she'll have to see an opthalmologist (different from an optician). Perhaps see if you can see one
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    Do you wear contact lenses? If so get rid of them and go back to glasses. My sister's conjuncitivitus was caused by dirty infected contacts lenses i think...she got better when she went back to glasses!
    No I don't wear contacts. I'm finding it frustrating because I can't seem to find much of a connection between anything I'm doing or exposing myself to for it to happen...
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    (Original post by galadriel100)
    My sister has been getting eye infections for the last three months. She went back to the doctor last week and he put her back on some eye cream.
    If it happens again she'll have to see an opthalmologist (different from an optician). Perhaps see if you can see one
    I was thinking of asking my doctor to refer me to an opthalmologist, only I've already asked for her to refer me to a dermatologist, and my doctor didn't seem to happy the last time I saw her...
 
 
 
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