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hayfever! tablets, eyedrops, cold face cloth - unsuccessful - any suggestions ? everyday since march.

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    Have you actually sought advice from anyone for it?  Pharmacist,  Optometrist or GP?
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      Yes been to Dr twice and pharmacist once. Nothing they given has worked hense why I am on this for advice. Thanks.
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      Perhaps you should try hot compresses, rather than cold ones.

      Perhaps you have dry eye syndrome and/or blepaharitis.  Put a spot of mild handwash into some very hot water, as hot as you can tolerate without scalding yourself.  Bathe your eyes, then place a flannel, soaked in the hot water, over your eyes until it cools, repeat a couple of times. Do the same morning and night.  Get some lubricating eye drops and use when necessary or 3 or 4 times a day.

      If that helps, then that is good, if it doesn't, it's back to the drawing board!

      You might not think you have dry eyes but if you use a computer, smartphone, tablet, watch television, drive, these things all contribute to dry eyes.  You blink less when doing these things.

      Good luck.

       

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      Thanks - might try a hot compress and see if it reduces the swelling. Just its trail and error to hopefully find something. But everyones hayfever seems bad this summer.
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      The pollen count is very high.

      There is always a steroid injection that might work.

       

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