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Hello, my mom eye is very swollen, like sealed shut from the shingles on her face, she was diagnosed with yesterday. What are some things that might help her eye to get unswollen? Please help it irritates her very much and i hate to see my mom going through pain Please Help! By the way my mom also have Lupus. Also, do anyone know how long would it take to go down?

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    Hello Miya

    The same thing happened to me.  As your mum been given anti viral medication and she should also go back to her GP.  My doctor sent to to the eye hospital same day to check that the shingles had not gone into my eye. I was prescribed various eye drops to help with the pain, and had to go back many times. This ensured that no perminant damage was done to my eye. Please persuade her to go back or get the doctor out to see her. I feel so sorry for her it is so painful in the eye and face region. Hope she recovers quickly.

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      Thank you very much when we went to the hospital yesterday, they checked to see if it is in her eye but they say it wasn't. I just saw today that there are blisters on her(bottom ) of her eyelid and she put s a hot rag over it but do you think that work? Do you have any other suggestions? She also just told me that the earliest the eye doctor can see her is in June.
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      This is considered an ophthalmology emergency and she needs to see an ophthalmologist today! Only an Ophthalmologist can evaluate if damage is being done to her eye, reassess her periodically, and prescribe the correct eye drops. Do not allow an ignorant physician to tell you otherwise. I am a nurse practitioner in the States and "A patient with vesicles near or in the eye is to be seen by an ophthalmologist that day is the Standard of Care for Herpes Zoster in the Eye." Please inform him/her of the standard of care. Ask to see his supervising physician or director, if he refuses. Your mother's vision is at stake.

      I am so sorry for your mother. She is immunocompromised as she has Lupus and needs to be observed closely. She needs a strong analgesic if she is in a lot of pain such as oxycodone. Hopefully, she was placed on an antiviral. Cold compresses might soothe the area more more than warm . Also, monitor her temperature for fever. Encourage her drinking liquids. She probably feels as if she has the flu in addition to the severe eye pain and headache.

      I hope this helps.

      Merry Juliana 😊

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      Thanks alot my mom said thanks. She said she feels depressed because she so young. My mom don't drink or smoke so she cant understand why this is happening to her. Please pray The Lord heal my mom she was supposed to start her new job tomorrow. She lost her last job months ago when her car broke down. All she want to do is go back to work to pay her bills. Please Pray for us Thanks
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      Also i have a another question do you think that this issue can wait for the morning time? I really think otherwise because its directly on her eyelid but it s 9:25pm where i live and i think she will be frustrated if we go to a different hospital and they dont do much about it . What do you think? I really think this urgent but i dont think my mom thinks so.
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      Wait until the morning as you are in the UK, I believe. The Zoster in the Eye is very dangerous as it can go to the brain, as well as cause loss of vision. I get recurrent Zoster Shingles in my ear every 3-5 weeks and have had it in my eye, as well. I trust she is on antivirals. She absolutely needs to see an ophthalmologist. Again, I am so sorry she is suffering.

      Please let me know how she does.

      I had my first Zoster at age 44 years. I am also immunocompromised. .

      Merry Juliana

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      I also don't drink or smoke. It is because she has Lupus. I have Lupus, as well. I have other issues causing immunocompromisedate conditions that just surfaced, too.

      Merry Juliana 😊

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      Dear Miya;

      Definitely the cool compresses. The reason not warm or hot, that's sometimes more soothing, is the heat can bust the blisters, and cause the sight to get larger.

      I hope everything goes well. The actual proper specialist for this is an infectious disease specialist.

      Sincerely;

      Roswell

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    So sorry to hear about your mum. I really hope that she has been back to the eye hospital to be checked as it is serious in or near the eye. I am praying for you both, for healing and peace.

    I have it on my face, mouth, lip and tongue but healing nicely. Just need my strength to come back. But as it was on my face I was very worried it would affect my eye as I only have one seeing eye. However, that did not happen, thank God.

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      The pain should ease up gradually. It has taken me about 6 weeks to feel better but I am 70 yrs old. Really took it out of me. I was in bed for almost 4 days. It has been a slow process with plenty of rest. Still praying for you both.
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    If she's on meds, the initial healing should start in 5 to 7 days. The full healing can last up to a few weeks. Each bout and each case is different. She will have some residual pain even up to a couple of months later. Or, the pain could be gone at time of healing. Let's pray, I mean literally, that her healing is swift, and her pain subsides quickly. Hopefully they put her on a good oral antiviral medicine. May God bless both of you.

    Roswell

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