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can an allergic reaction cause a temporary loss of vision

A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Probably not: Usually allergies cause watery and itchy eyes - most often blurring. Anaphylaxis is an entirely different story - this is the most extreme reaction a ... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alex Martinez
Specializes in Allergy
Rarely: Most reactions to airborne allergens, while uncomfortable and annoying, primarily affect your conjunctiva, the thin membrane that covers the white par ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Kira
20 years experience Ophthalmology
Blood pressure: The most frequent symptoms of low blood pressure can be dizziness and temporary loss of side vision (closing in). Be sure to have this checked out fi ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Anthony LaBarbera
27 years experience Pediatrics
See below: A migraine headache can cause temporary visual impairment. You should be evaluated. It has nothing to do with breast feeding.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
No: Allergic reactions usually cause itching, rash and some swelling but not numbness.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Wieder
34 years experience Ophthalmology
Contact solutions: Can definitely cause an allergic reaction in your eyes. There are different active ingredients in these solutions, depending on the brand you use. I ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Goren
31 years experience Ophthalmology
Rarely: Rarely you can have a serious sinus infection that affects the eye. But this is uncommon.
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Prem Gupta
47 years experience neurology
No: Allergic reactions of skin cause itching but not numbness.
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Theodore Wu
21 years experience Ophthalmology
Concussion: Depending on how your injury occurred, a concussion can affect vision. Some people are hit on the back of the head, where the visual cortex is locate ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Luis Villaplana
34 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Uh uh.
A female asked:
Dr. Anatoly Belilovsky
34 years experience Pediatrics
Ear infection cannot: ...Cause loss of smell or taste - but ear infections are usually complications of nasal problems which obviously can.
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A 46-year-old female asked:
Dr. Mark Fisher
33 years experience Neurology
You didn't and No: 1) Allergic reactions don't cause "pins and needles" or "nerve pain" (whatever that means). They cause rash, itching and swelling. Whatever kind of re ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Shatz
25 years experience Ophthalmology
Yes: Depending on the type of eye trauma and what part of the eye is damaged, there can certainly be loss of peripheral vision. Any new vision loss should ... Read More
A female asked:
Dr. Alfredo Garcia
55 years experience Pediatrics
Middle ear infection: A middle ear infection can cause temporary hearing loss but I have not come across any article linking it with loss of taste or smell. Just pose your ... Read More
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A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Duane Gels
36 years experience Allergy and Immunology
Yes, tho...: ..it techically isn't an allergy. Could be hypersensitivity to the odor of the aerosol which can actually trigger tightness in upper airways such as l ... Read More
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A male asked:
Dr. Patrick Connerly
48 years experience Family Medicine
Many: It can be from certain medical conditions like poor blood flow to where the optric nerves cross, temporal arteritis(rare to be bilateral), low blood ... Read More
A 29-year-old male asked:
Dr. John Goldman
54 years experience Rheumatology
No: The titanium is not immunogenic. That means it can not cause an immune resonse.
A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
Tryptase: The history's the key. Autopsy can rule out other causes. The savvy pathologist can order up a serum tryptase to confirm anaphylaxis. It's a more tric ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stevan Cordas
56 years experience Internal Medicine
Fast heartbeat: Yes. It sometimes happens but by itself is not a true allergy but a sensitivity or inbtolerance.
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Yes: People often experience tunnel vision during panic attacks. Peripheral vision is lost or blurry, the pupils dilate, and the person can only see clear ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Patrick Melder
26 years experience ENT and Head and Neck Surgery
Unlikely: Highly unlikely and if it happens you seek medical attention asap!
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ajay Acharya
36 years experience Internal Medicine
Yes: But only on rare medications.

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