For the past 5 weeks (or so) I have been experiencing a flare up in my left eye. This consists of itching, swelling, stringy discharge and tearing (to where my eye fills up with tears, before tearing out). I've been to the eye doctor several times. He said its an allergic reaction. It is usually just in my left eye. It gets so badly irritated that I need to take Benadryl (which makes me so drowsy, I don't like to take it). During the night, my eyelids/lashes get stuck together and my eye is sometimes swollen when I wake up. We can't figure out what's causing this. I seem to be fine when I'm out of the house. I've noticed that it sometimes occurs after I've been on the couch in my family room. We've cleaned and even vacuumed the couch. I do have a lot of allergies, however, nothing else seems to effect me this way. I've been on a steroid drop (2/day) for several weeks now as we'll as an allergy drop. Despite this, I am still having flare ups, every few days. What could be causing this? Thank you!!View Thread
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