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I need help i have allergic rhinitis and maybe conjunctivitis from same pollen?

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Dr. Asim Piracha
Ophthalmology 27 years experience
Antihistamines work: I would start with an otc allergy medication to treat both conditions. If the conjunctivitis is not relieved with the oral medications, a topical allergy drop can be added - especially if itchy eyes are the main symptom. You can start with otc drops twice a day, but if that does not relieve your symptoms you should be seen by your eye care professional for a more effective prescription med.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology 26 years experience
Drops: There are numerous over the counter and prescription drops that can reduce or eliminate symptoms of allergies in the eye. See your eye doctor to confirm this is the problem and to get a recommendation.

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