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A 32-year-old member asked:

How can i get rid of red eyes caused by smoking and allergies?

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Dr. James Fox
Allergy and Immunology 44 years experience
Eye drops: For allergies, several eye drops are available. Zaditor (also sold as store brands of ketotifen) is available otc. Prescription brands include pataday, Optivar and patanol (olopatadine). For red eyes with irritation vasoconstrictor drops, such as naphcon-a are effective.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

How to get rid of red eyes caused by allergies?

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Allergy testing: You may want to see an allergist for testing. Avoiding the triggers, topical Zaditor (ketotifen) drops, and a complete eye exam by your ophthalmologist area in order...
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Stop smoking: As a doctor, i'd first advise you to stop smoking. There's nothing good about smoking. It's difficult to quit, no doubt, but you should try.
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What is the natural way to get rid of red eyes?

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Dr. William Goldstein
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Artificial tears: Redness is a sign of irritation. Dry eye is the most common cause, so try over-the-counter artificial tear drops first. If other things, such as allergies are an issue, than you may need to see the doctor. Try to avoid using 'red-out' drops such as visine on a regular basis. Sometimes, blepharitis is the cause, and eyelid scrubbing with dilute baby shampoo can help.
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How can I get rid of red eyes in one hour?

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Red eyes: Visine may work. I do not recommend it on a routine basis, but occasional use once every month is fine.
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How to get rid of red eyes quickly?

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