||[Aug. 16th, 2004|01:13 am]
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I was eating breakfast sunday morning (bacon) and my eye sort of vaguely itched, so of course, I rubbed it. Since I was eating bacon my hands were fairly greasy, and that combined with somewhat itchy eye, caused it to itch more. I rubbed it for a bit too long, and it started to hurt a fair amount. My eye was almost constantly watering for a few hours, and while it's still sore, it's not watering any longer. Underneath my eye is very puffy, which is made even more noticeable due to the fact that underneath my other eye are bags the size of new england. It also is uncomfortable right when I close my lid over it, and slightly bloodshot. |
So, to recap, rub eye with greasy bacon infested hand, eye itch worse for that reason, rub it until I finally decide that it's hurting to continue to do so, eye waters for a bit, end of the day eye is:
Hurts a bit when I close my lid/move it around any
I tried visine, when only seemed to irritate the soreness of my eye even more. It doesnt hurt really, but the puffiness is really bothering me, and it looks like I'm half hungover. Anybody have any suggestions? My boyfriend mentioned it might be pink eye, which is possible from what I've just read about it. I've got the puffiness, irritated redness, and it says that certain types of eyedrops only further irritate it. But the only 'discharge' I've had were tears, nothing yellow or green in color. And the only thing different about yesterday from any other day was I had bacon grease on my hands, so it was no allergic reaction.
Unless anyone else has any fancy ideas, I will be trying a cold compress tonight to bring down the puffiness, and some special eye drops tomorrow. Any ideas? Tips or hints? Anyone have any experience like this before?