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I'd been suffering with dry eye margins and blocked tear ducts for a few weeks, eye margins were itchy, classic red around my eyes especially in the outer corners, the build up of water causing the inner eye to swell as well as puffy eyelids.
I have heard that doxycyline is helpful and that the pollen does not help things. I have never suffered from hayfever or allergies in my life til now...but I started taking an antihistimine daily as well as a doxycycline (on prescription) My optician advised me to bathe in dilute baby shampoo but it just exacerbated the situation. I read somewhere the other day about the magic ingredient that is found in baby wipes....I couldn't find any with it in but I found it in Optrex Eye Wash.....instead of bathing the eye with the eye bath, each night after washing I have been using a saturated cotton wool pad to bathe each eye night and morning, at night I also put a good amount of Goldeneye cream over the margins. On waking I again bathe eyes with the Optrex on cotton wool and then another coating of Goldeneye BEFORE going to wash or shower.....this makes a barrier and stops the skin drying out on washing rest of face (your eyes have been cleansed previous anyway with the Optrex) after you get out of the shower or from washing check that the Goldeneye is still there, if not apply a tiny bit more around the eye margins. I can honestly say, mine has all but disappeared within days....I hope this will help someone, please let me know if it does, mine might have been more mild that other peoples but it was quite noticeable.
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