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#1 of 3 Old 11-15-2007, 11:56 AM - Thread Starter
 
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My 13 year old dd started complaining of eye pain on Sunday, but her eye looked normal. Tuesday night it was a little swollen and so I took her to the walk in doctor down the road from us. He said it's viral conjunctivitis and that in 2-3 days she should be fine to go back to school. Wednesday morning she woke up and it was swollen shut. Same thing today. This is now day 5 since this all started and it's getting worse, not better. Does anyone know if this is normal with viral conjunctivitis? When should she start to feel better? I'm considering taking her to our pediatrician but if this is how normal viral conjunctivitis acts, I'd rather save myself the trip. However I don't want to ignore it, thinking the walk in doc was right only to have this continue through the weekend and get worse, kwim?
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Sounds like a normal virus to me.

Personally I would have treated it myself and would have immediately started her on SA.

Also I would have washed her eye out with chamomile tea every few hours.
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Thanks, we went back to the doc and now he is saying that it's an allergy, probably a newly developed allergy to the shrimp she ate on Monday night. I mentioned that I think it's odd that she'd swell on Tuesday evening only slightly and then much more severe on Wednesday if it's related to something she ate on Monday....sigh...the only thing is that she complained of pain on Sunday, and that was before the shrimp but could have been a coincidence.
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