Left eye feels very dry and bothers me. Had it like that for I guess 2 years. What can I do?

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Me left eye feels dry and bothers me. Both eyes are sometimes red but this happenes since I am a kid. But on the left eye I feel like I need to put saliva on it to ease the feeling. Also I see a little bit worse with it until it gets like focused. It also looks a bit closed compared to the right eye. I had been told that its allergy chronic conjuntivitis and also red could be dry eye. What could it be? How do I stop it? 

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    If you've had it that long, you probably have tried all the various drops that would ease the stickiness much better than saliva (not a good idea, i expect!).

    The half-closed and unfocus all sound like part of the one dry-eye problem.

    If it's an allergic reaction, then you need to find out what you're allergic to. (Eliminate everything except basics from your diet for a week or so and then slowly re-introduce your other foods one by one and see how your eye reacts).

    onjunctivits usually produces a kind of congealed gunk, which you don't mention.

    Check blepharatis (easily eliminated!)

    You don't say how old you are. Dry eye tends to come with incresing age.

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      Thank you for your answer. I don't have any gunk, it just feels dry and some times (not often) when laying down I tear and is a relief, as well as when I put eyedrops. 

      I am 24 almost 25 years old and very healthy, don't know what is it but it is really annoying! It coud be the blepharitis, I was also recommended to clean my eyes with long eyelashes with a qtip and baby oil!

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      Are you sure you were reccommended baby oil and not baby shampoo?

      As it's about cleaning the eyelash area of the sebaceous glands' oily residue, I find it hard to believe anyone could suggest baby oil.

      I heat the eye area with warm to hot eye pads (folded flannels in hot water), then use a Q-tip (aha, maybe this is where you use a tiny drop of baby oil on the Qtip!) to massage the eye lid downwards towards the eyelashes.

      Then you dip a fresh Q-tip,(a new one with each swipe) in warm water mixed with a drop of baby shampoo, and run it gently, carefully along the rim of each eyelid and eyelash area, top and bottom, using a clean Q-tip each time you swipe.

      Do this every day for 10 or so days and it should sort the problem if it's blepharitis.

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    I would get checked out for Blepharitis?
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      It could be, I have long eyelashes and had been thinking of cleaning them more often but did not know how. I only pass a qtip with water through them, but was recommended to do it with baby oil. But I don't know.
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