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    My eye is swollen and red
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    jenjenmagic posted:
    Yesterday my eye started to be itchy and irritated and my friend put eye drops in and I slept fine. I woke up this morning and it was very red and bloodshot and my eyelid is swollen. What does this mean? It is also tearing a lot.
     
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    Alan M Kozarsky, MD responded:
    There are a large number of possibilities causing a red itchy eye with swollen eyelid. This would include allergy and pink eye (conjunctivitis) If not quickly improving or resolved by itself, you need to see a doctor.


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