Eye Problems,Noninjury - Home Treatment
Home treatment measures may give
you some relief from your
eye symptoms. Rest your eye. Don't rub your
eye. If you wear contacts, take the contacts out to rest the
eyes. Use cold or warm compresses, whichever feels
flush your eye with cool water. Avoid bright lights or use dark
glasses to protect the eye. Nonprescription eyedrops, such as
artificial tear solutions ( Akwa Tears,
Duratears, or HypoTears), may be used to moisten
To learn how to use eyedrops and eye ointment, see:
Eye Problems: Using Eyedrops and Eye Ointment.
Medicine you can buy without a prescription Try a nonprescription
medicine to help treat your fever or pain:
Talk to your child's doctor before switching back and
forth between doses of
acetaminophen and ibuprofen. When you switch between two
medicines, there is a chance your child will get too much medicine.
Safety tips Be sure to follow these
safety tips when you use a nonprescription medicine: Carefully read and follow all directions
on the medicine bottle and box. Do not take more than the
recommended dose. Do not take a medicine if you have had an
allergic reaction to it in the past. If
you have been told to avoid a medicine, call your doctor before you take
it. If you are or could be pregnant, do not take any medicine other
than acetaminophen unless your doctor has told you to. Do not give aspirin to anyone younger than age 20 unless your doctor tells you to.
For treatment information for these common
eye problems, see the topics: Pinkeye. Objects in the Eye. Styes and Chalazia. Symptoms to watch for during home treatment Call your doctor if any of the following occur during home
treatment: Vision changes occur, such as blurred vision,
loss of vision, or double vision. Pain or drainage does not get better. Be sure to remove your
contacts when your eye problem starts. Increased sensitivity to
light ( photophobia) develops. You have blood in
the eye. Swelling or redness develops around the eye area
(periorbital cellulitis). Signs of infection are present. Symptoms become more severe or
WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise
May 04, 2012
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