This is Dr. David
a diet of foods which will cause less inflammation and rich of antioxidants might help.
that means more fruits and vegetables and less animal fat and saturated fats.
exercise and proper sleep can help.
also you might need to take anti-inflammatories such as ibuprofen or naproxen sodium.
some patients needs steroid eye drops to help decrease inflammation
have you tried any eye drops or anti-inflammatories?
you need to see a rheumatology doctor and get blood testing to check for autoimmune diseases
your body could be making antibodies against the eyes or sclera causing it to be inflamed.
so you would have to treat the autoimmune disease to help the scleritis.
have you consulted with a rheumatology doctor to have autoimmune diseases ruled out?
blood test like ANA (anti nuclear antigen)
and ESR can be screening test to see if you might have an autoimmune condition.
there are many many blood test you have can to look for lupus and other autoimmune diseases
antibodies to double-stranded DNA (anti-dsDNA) tests, antibodies to histone tests, antibodies to phospholipids, antibodies to Ro/SS-A and La/SS-B, antibodies to Sm target Sm proteins in the cell nucleus, antibodies to RNP target ribonucleoproteins
rheumatoid factor is only one test for rheumatoid arthritis.
many cases of scleritis is caused by autoimmune diseases.
does this help?
do you have other questions?
let me know if you have other questions.if done for now, please click accept and leave positive rating below the chat box so I can get credit for helping you todayyou can always reach me with "a question for Dr. David" if you have any other questionshere is my websitehttp://www.justanswer.com/medical/expert-dr-david/Thanks for using JustAnswers.com
I am sorry about your husband.
stress should not be causing scleritis.
talk to your GP about those additional tests.
you can always access this chat from the link sent to your email.
let me know if you have other questions.
if done, please leave +++ positive feedback below the chat box so I can get credit for helping you.
you can always reach me as Dr David if you have other questions.
thanks for using JustAnswer.com
all the information you have is sent to you in a link in your email.
you have to come back to this original question to get this information.
please don't forget to leave +++ positive feedback below.
please stop making new questions.
you have to come back to your original question here.