I woke up 4 days ago with right eyelid swollen, red in whole eye but especially in the inner corner, sore below eye, when rubbed in inner corner feel like sandpaper, then yesterday right side nasal passage became congested also sore, now slight sore throat with drainage from nose. Never sick. Been around kids whole time nobody has caught it. No regular medication.
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Red eye, congested passage, sore throat.
It sounds like an infected lacrimal (tear) sac and duct. I recommend seeing an ophthalmologist first. An ENT evaluation may be needed as well, but my impression is that this started in the eye and spread down the duct to the nose. Good luck.
Likely some virus or allergies but since it involves your eye if the symptoms last more than 3-5 days I would get it checked out by an eye md...By the way...get off the benedryl...its a "cheap fix" ..if you are having trouble with sleep find out the cause and go after that....meds to aid sleep arent evil but it treats the symptom not the problem.