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How can I relieve my eye allergy?

How can I relieve my eye allergy?

Eyedrop: Cromolyn, ketotifen eyedrops otc or rx like Patanol/Pataday which are very commonly prescribed. Make sure it is eye allergy and something else. Pink eye is usually viral. Herpes eye infection? Foreign body? Go to ER or eye doctor right away. ...Read more

Allergy (Definition)

An allergy is an exagerated immune responce to a typically benign trigger. You can have allergic responces to many things like pollens, animal dander, foods, medications, among other things. Symptoms may be bothersome, but benign, or can be fatal. Not all reactions to exposures are allergies and if you think you may be allergic , i recommend being evaluated by ...Read more


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Please help me? What are eye allergies?

Please help me? What are eye allergies?

Allergies: Allergies cause itching, tearing ; eye lid swelling. Over-the-counter allergy medicine ; eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop. Loratidine or cetrizine are pills you can take to help as well. Severe allergies can also cause itchy flaking skin around the eyes called atopic dermatitis, treated with eucerin or cetaphil cream. If this does not help in 1-2 days go see your doctor. ...Read more

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What can suddenly trigger eye allergies?

What can suddenly trigger eye allergies?

Many things. : Causes can range from particles in the air(dust, pollen, animal dander) to makeup to soaps...See an allergist to help figure it out... But take some pictures to bring to the dr. ... It will be very helpful if your eye isn't affected the day of your visit ...Read more

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How would you recommend i cure my eye allergies?

How would you recommend i cure my eye allergies?

Drops: There are a lot of good medical treatments(drops/pills), but if you truly want to "get rid" of your allergies you need to see an allergist. ...Read more

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How can I fix an eye allergy without taking medications?

How can I fix an eye allergy without taking medications?

Washing and rinsing: If your reaction is due to cosmetics, washing off the offending agent right away can help. If it is due to airborne allergens coming in contact with the eye, flushing with water can help rinse things out. You can use cool compresses to settle the irritation and inflammation down. ...Read more

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My eye allergies are really really bad. What should I do?

My eye allergies are really really bad. What should I do?

Eye drops: Eye allergies (allergic conjunctivitis) can be very distressing due to the itch, redness and watering. Otc eye drops available include artificial tears, vasoconstrictors (get the red out) and ketotifen--most helpful of them all for most people. However, there are many conditions that may be confused with severe eye allergies and an eye check by ophthalmologist or optometrist can help! ...Read more

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What symptoms are typically associated with severe eye allergies?

What symptoms are typically associated with severe eye allergies?

Allergies: Severe itching, redness, blurry vision, foreign body sensation and tearing can be symptoms of eye allergies. There are several over-the-counter and prescription mediations for eye allergies. Cool compresses can be helpful for itching. See your eyemd for examination and recommendations. ...Read more

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How should I treat eye allergies without taking drugs all the time?

How should I treat eye allergies without taking drugs all the time?

Allergy shots: You can consult an allergist, get tested, find your triggers, learn to avoid them and get desensitized with allergy shots and decrease your dependence on medications to treat your allergies. ...Read more

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What to do if I have the worst eye allergies. What can I do to ease them?

What to do if I have the worst eye allergies. What can I do to ease them?

Eye drops!: There are over the counter allergy eye drops that are very effective with allergic symptoms. Try zaditor (ketotifen) 2 times a day. Also sounds that an allergy specialist would be a great benefit to you. ...Read more

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What to do if I have eye allergy drops but i don't like them, should I suck it up and use em?

What to do if I have eye allergy drops but i don't like them, should I suck it up and use em?

Your choice: Why do you not like them? If they do not help, there is no reason to use them or any harm that will result from not using them. Use them for your own comfort, if you do not want to, or they do not help, then don't use them. ...Read more

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Good over-the-counter meds for eye allergies?

Good over-the-counter meds for eye allergies?

Dust or pollen: Fairly common symptoms for dust allergies. Builds up as you sleep. They are worse in the morning. Pollen allergies are worse as the day goes on. Allergies cause itching & tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop for allergies. You can also take over the counter medicine like loratidine in the morning or zyrtec before bed. ...Read more

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Could eye allergy be the cause of eyesight weakness?

Could eye allergy be the cause of eyesight weakness?

Eye allergies: Will not lead to permanent damage to your eyesight. If your eyes are inflamed from allergies, you may experience irritation, itching, tearing, and blurred vision. There are several treatments to help eye allergies. ...Read more

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How long do eye allergies last ? And how to treat them

How long do eye allergies last ? And how to treat them

Can last days-wks: Allergies last depending on underlying cause. An skin allergy test can help understand what is cause and how long it will last. There are many treatment options: cold NP artificial tears, ant itch/histamine or mast cell stabilizer drops OTC and by RX. See Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com for full list. ...Read more

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How long eye allergies last if you're taking medication?

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Eye allergy: Some people will have eye allergies only for a particular season, such as spring or fall. Others will have allergies all year round. ...Read more

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Are eye allergies triggered by a particular type of allergen?

Are eye allergies triggered by a particular type of allergen?

ANY: "eye allergies" - watery, itchy eyes can be caused by any number of allergens - cat/pollen, etc. ...Read more

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Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes eye allergy in children?

Help docs! i'm trying to find out what causes eye allergy in children?

EYE ALLERGY:: Eye allergy can be a part of general allergy- from food, airborne, smoke/allergens in the air, etc. Eczema, dry skin, dry eyelid margins also causes itching. Inverted eyelash can cause irritation, watery eyes and itching. Rubbing eyes makes it worse. Eyes become red, itchy with watery. If it bothers too much, check with the pediatrician/ ophthalmologist or allergist. ...Read more

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What should I do about wearing contacts while suffering from eye allergies?

What should I do about wearing contacts while suffering from eye allergies?

Limit Wear: Eye allergies also known as allergic conjunctivitis is best treated with topicalantihistamines or oral antihistamines such as claritin, (loratadine) Allegra or zyrtec. The cornea is very irritated , so wearing contact lenses will be uncomfortable. Best choice is to limit your contact lens wear to only the time that you have to. ...Read more

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What can I do if my eyes get red from contacts because I have eye allergies?

Yes: Contact lenses can cause redness on their own if worn too often due to a decrease in oxygen to the cornea. Allergies can make eyes red & can make contact lens wearers more uncomfortable especially during allergy season. ...Read more

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Allergies (Definition)

Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more