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I have allergic conjunctivitis and I need answers about eye discharge. Is it contagious, how do I treat it, do I need to see doctor?

I have allergic conjunctivitis and I need answers about eye discharge. Is it contagious, how do I treat it, do I need to see doctor?

M.D. visit: If you have light sensitivity and thick discharge it could be an infection of the conjunctivae. If there is eye pain and redness, I would recommend seeing an Opthalmologist right away. Allergic conjunctivitis may be treated by gently rinsing the eye with sterile saline, avoiding the triggering agent and taking an antihistamine. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


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Bloodshot eyes, clear discharge, fuzzy vision. No pain. Not allergic conjunctivitis or dry-eye. Prednisolone helped, but symptoms returned. Ideas?

Bloodshot eyes, clear discharge, fuzzy vision. No pain. Not allergic conjunctivitis or dry-eye. Prednisolone helped, but symptoms returned. Ideas?

See eye doctor: But I suspect that you may have dry eyes which may respond to regular use (3-4x/day) of artificial tear preferably in single-dose form. One of the major symptoms of dry eyes is tearing because the body is trying to overcome the dryness by periodically producing tear. I would not advise using prednisone for this condition. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis?

What are symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis?

Itchy, red, burning: This picture illustrates it well: itching, redness, burning, watering with puffiness and swelling, big shiners-notice the dark circles. Beware scratching the cornea and rubbing foreign bodies like dust/sand getting into the eye. Also the white of the eye can swell: chemosis. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is allergic conjunctivitis?

Allergic conjunctivi: Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of the coonjunctival tissues that covers the whites of the eyes and under the lids, due to a reaction from allergy-causing substances such as pollen and dander. Histamine is released, conjunctiva become swollen and red. Patients experience itching, burning, tearing, redness, puffy eyelids, and stringy discharge. Runs in families. Seasonal affect. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis?

What are the symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis?

Itching: The hallmark symptom is itching -- caused by histamine release. They eyes can also be red, watery, running, swollen and worse. ...Read more

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Would allergic conjunctivitis damage my eyesight?

Would allergic conjunctivitis damage my eyesight?

Not usually: Allergic conjunctivitis is annoying, irritating, itching, red and swollen. It does not have any significant effect on the vision in most cases. ...Read more

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Is there a way to relieve allergic conjunctivitis?

Is there a way to relieve allergic conjunctivitis?

Treat allergies: Soothe eyes, use various types of antihistamines, mast cell stabilizers, cold artificial tears and compresses. Steroids may be needed, treat seasonal allergies, systemic therapy. ...Read more

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Can allergic conjunctivitis harm you?

No: It is irritating and you need to find and get rid of the cause. ...Read more

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Can I get allergic conjunctivitis from mascara?

Can I get allergic conjunctivitis from mascara?

Yes: You can have reactions to any foreign substance. ...Read more

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How can I handle my chronic allergic conjunctivitis?

ALLERGIC CONJUNCTIVI: Allergic conjunctivitis avoidance of known allergens is best . Tightening up your environment with dust mite barrier pillows and covers. Cleaning your air ducts. Meds: Zyrtec &LIVOSTIN. If symptoms persist add Zantac & Singulair (montelukast). If still symptomatic allergist consult for desensitization. ...Read more

Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...Read more


Dr. Duane Gels
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Allergic Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Allergic conjunctivitis is a condition in which the tissue lining the inside of the eyelids (conjunctiva) is irritated and swollen. It results from a reaction to allergy-causing substances such as pollen. Common symptoms may include red eyes, ...Read more