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Puffy Eyes

Last night I cooked some shrimps in garlic oil into which I liberally sprinkled Tabasco and consumed them with some asparagus which had managed to avoid being eaten by its sell by date, though it was still crisp and tasty.

Anyway shortly after my left eye began to sting a bit and I wondered if I might have got some Tabasco on my fingers and then rubbed my eye. That was last night and this morning all the tissues around my left eye are swollen and my lower eyelid is obscuring my vision. It doesn't hurt but it feels uncomfortable.

I think now it may have been caused not by Tabasco but by an ant bite for I disturbed an ants' nest shortly before cooking supper and had ants crawling over me, though there isn't an obvious sign of a bite.

No doubt the swelling will go away and I have a second eye which is fine, but you are all so wise that I was wondering whether you might have a helpful suggestion. There is no discolouration (apart from redness) but I do look as though I have walked into a lamppost.

Posted at 22nd Jul 2013 - 11:45AM   Posted by Fennie   Puffy Eyes Comments: 8

Pimsonthelawn's Avatar Have you got any antihistamine tablets to take? That would be my first action.
Poor you Fennie.

Posted by: Pimsonthelawn on 22nd Jul 2013 at 12:06PM

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Antihistamine, as already suggested or a visit to the chemist for advice from the pharmacist.

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 22nd Jul 2013 at 12:14PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Antihistamine ointment might help, rubbed round - but NOT in. And time!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 22nd Jul 2013 at 12:40PM

Lily's Avatar Perhaps try some artificial tears? (from Chemist).

Posted by: Lily on 22nd Jul 2013 at 12:41PM

Fennie's Avatar What are artificial tears, Lily, when they are at home? Are they any relation to crocodile tears?Very Happy Would they be a kind of saline?

The swelling is starting to subside I think.

Posted by: Fennie on 22nd Jul 2013 at 04:27PM

Lily's Avatar They're used for dry eyes and also soreness/redness. I have used them and they are quite soothing. No scrip needed as far as I know.

Posted by: Lily on 22nd Jul 2013 at 04:57PM

Camilla's Avatar Poor you Fennie, hope your eye is feeling not quite so painful now. Best thing I would say is antihistimines too, and pop along to see your pharmasist who can give you advice on it, let us know how you get on dear Fennie.

Posted by: Camilla on 23rd Jul 2013 at 01:38AM

Blackbird's Avatar Dear Fennie, I hope this is all behind you- whatever caused it- thank goodness you have two eyes. The skin around the eyes is so sensitive.

Posted by: Blackbird on 23rd Jul 2013 at 05:38AM

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