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Does allergic conjunctivitis respond to the eye drops for bacterial conjunctivitis? And vice versa does bacterial respond to antihistamine drops?

Does allergic conjunctivitis respond to the eye drops for bacterial conjunctivitis? And vice versa does bacterial respond to antihistamine drops?

Generally no. : If it is a bacterial infection, it should only respond to antibiotics much like allergic conjunctivitis should only respond to only allergy drop like antihistamine/and or mast cell stabilizer drop. However some infections can cause itchiness in which case an allergy drop is added in addition to an antibiotic drop. For further info/rx, feel free to consult me at healthtap.com/rebeccamammo CKKMCR ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

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 tiny blood vessels to dilate, thus leading to a ...Read more


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How long should I wait after my last dose of fluorometholone eye drops (prescribed for allergic conjunctivitis) before wearing contacts again?

How long should I wait after my last dose of fluorometholone eye drops (prescribed for allergic conjunctivitis) before wearing contacts again?

Soon: This depends upon the appearance and comfort of the eye. You should avoid contact wear when the eye is red or getting redder, but when the red is fading and the other symptoms you may have had are fading, then you can wear the contact. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have dry eyes or allergic conjunctivitis?

How do I tell if I have dry eyes or allergic conjunctivitis?

Dry eye vs allergy: Dry eye typically feels scratchy, irritated, like something is in your eye, light sensitive. Allergies in the eye typically causes itchiness in the eye. ...Read more

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Which allergy pills are better for someone with allergic conjunctivitis and dry eyes?

Which allergy pills are better for someone with allergic conjunctivitis and dry eyes?

?: Any of the 2nd generation less sedating antihistamines would do, can't tell which one would work in your case, but if it works, you need to take it regularly, read the labels carefully. You ultimately need to see your doctor / ophthalmologist as you mentioned dryness and redness too which can be something else other than just allergies, meanwhile use lubricant aye drops/artificial tears ...Read more

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Allergic conjunctivitis--do I need to throw out all my eye makeup :(?

Allergic conjunctivitis--do I need to throw out all my eye makeup :(?

Allergic Conjunctivi: If the cause of your allergic conjunctivitis is makeup than you have to discard what you were using and replace it with different based make up.You will have to check the ingredients in the one you were using.Yes replace it. ...Read more

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My eyes keep crying. Can bacterial conjunctivitis develop into allergic conjunctivitis?

My eyes keep crying. Can bacterial conjunctivitis develop into allergic conjunctivitis?

Not really: but you may have developed irritation or hypersensitivity to the medications that were used to treat your bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Very itchy, dry, sore eyes; allergic conjunctivitis or something viral?

Very itchy, dry, sore eyes; allergic conjunctivitis or something viral?

Could be either: Try cool compresses, artifical tears, and an allergy medicine such as zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). If it's viral, it will clear up on its own in a few days. If it doesn't, you should see your doctor. Also see your doctor if you wake up with goop in your eyelashes making them feel like they are glued shut. This can indicate a bacterial infection. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Allergic Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of eyes due to allergic reaction to allergens (i.e.; ...Read more


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An allergic response causing itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, ...Read more