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allergy rhinitis for eyes. i was given a choice of ither patanol (olopatadine) or zaditen, which do you recommend?

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Dr. Michael Zacharisen
Allergy and Immunology 33 years experience
Eye allergy: For the treatment of allergic conjunctivitis, both Patanol (olopatadine) (a prescription eye drop) and zaditor (ketotifen) which is now otc are effective for relief. Both are prescribed twice a day. Neither burns as much as some others. Ketotifen which is available as alaway is significantly cheaper (unless insurance will pay for the patanol). I've had patients experience relief with both.

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I suffer with chrohns and I have a colostomy and the skin around the stoma burns so bad that it brings tears to my eyes. Do you have any suggestions?

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If I had a seizure 14 years ago in my sleep with my eyes just rolling no convulsions what kind would that be all my records were lost?

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Back off: Jeff - please find yourself a good doctor to talk to face to face. Do not keep sending the same questions. Set your mind at ease and resolve your conflicts. That will be the only way to resolve your concerns!

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