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do I need to go to a doctor?

(9 Posts)
BigW Mon 08-Jul-13 11:51:01

I am pretty rubbish at judging when to visit the GP. Today I have woken up with a very swollen eye. Not quite swollen shut, but not far off.

I was just going to leave it, but DH says I should not mess around and just go to the doctor.

It's not sticky or painful, but it hasn't gone down since I woke up at 6 this morning (thanks DS!).

I do have rotten hay fever, but it is more swollen than puffy iyswim.


CMOTDibbler Mon 08-Jul-13 12:55:08

For some reason, my hayfever has given me really swollen eyes this year. Try using some allergy eye drops before going to the gp if it doesn't go down

ZipItShrimpy Mon 08-Jul-13 12:57:24

I would say though if it was hayfever related you might be more likely to have both eyes affected.

I would take antihistamine and try and get it seen tomorrow if it hasn't settled.

Hope it's better soon.

BigW Mon 08-Jul-13 13:00:18

Thanks - am taking antihistamines, eye drops and various other things to try to get me through the summer! Wretched hay fever smile

oohdaddypig Mon 08-Jul-13 13:06:33

Have you been scratching your itchy eyes? It's easy to irritate them (I do it a lot). If so it should settle quite quickly. I find pharmacists give good advice on this kind of thing...

Twunk Mon 08-Jul-13 13:08:17

Same happened to me last year. My mum is an eye nurse so called her for advice - she said if the eye itself was fine it would go down in a day. And it did!

valiumredhead Mon 08-Jul-13 13:09:28

I would get it checked out if anti histamine drops didn't bring it down .

BigW Tue 09-Jul-13 10:12:54

True to form, I left it! Gone this morning! Thanks for your advice.

Twunk Tue 09-Jul-13 13:38:22

Pleased to hear all better today (same happened to me!)

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