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What's the best treatment to get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

What's the best treatment to get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

Depends on $: There are different levels of therapy. Ice packs (free), otc like zaditor or alaway ($10) or prescription drops like pataday, lastacaft, (alcaftadine) ellestat, et. Al. ($100). So "best" of all is prescribed meds that work in seconds and last all day. They are not cheap without insurance, but they do help. ...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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What are the best treatment for chronic allergic conjunctivitis?

What are the best treatment for chronic allergic conjunctivitis?

Drops for allergies: There are many types of eye drops that are used to treat allergic conjunctivitis. A lot depends on the severity of your symptoms. Often, people do well using otc allergy drops on occasion, along with oral allergy medications. In order to help more significant allergies, doctors will prescribe steroid and/or antihistamine eye drops (e.g. Pataday, lastacaft, (alcaftadine) etc). ...Read more

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What is a good treatment for allergic conjunctivitis that's not steroids (like maxidex)?

What is a good treatment for allergic conjunctivitis that's not steroids (like maxidex)?

Over The Counter Med: Assuming you were correctly diagnosed by an ophthalmologist, I would suggest over the counter medications such as zaditor (ketotifen) or alaway. Your first step is to see an ophthalmologist for more specific guidance. ...Read more

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How do I cure allergic conjunctivitis at home?

How do I cure allergic conjunctivitis at home?

Several options: The most common symptom of allergic conjunctivitis is itching. You could try:
1. Cold compresses
2. Otc zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops
3. Avoidance of allergens

if these do not work, your eye doctor has a lot of other options, including prescription antihistamines, mast cell stabilizers, non-steroidals, and steroid eye drops. ...Read more

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What's kerato allergic conjunctivitis?

What's kerato allergic conjunctivitis?

AKC? Treat ASAP!: Usually the term is atopic keratoconjunctivitis, or AKC. Think of this as eczema of the eye. Usually seen in older people, the cornea gets thickened slowly over time and is serious, worst case blindness. Often in association with eczema of eyelids, allergies. I've picked up a handful of cases. Needs ophthalmologist, even a corneal specialist if possible, ASAP! Dx early at your age, is treatable. ...Read more

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How do I treat allergic conjunctivitis?

How do I treat allergic conjunctivitis?

Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis can either be caused by allergy, viruses or bacteria. Allergic causes can be relieved by oral or topical antihistamines. Viral causes are self limiting (meaning there is no specific treatment, contagious but resolve on their own). Bacterial causes are treatable only by prescription antibiotic drops. Careful handwashing and avoiding towel sharing can help reduce spread to others. ...Read more

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How can I cure allergic conjunctivitis?

Desensitization: One can only truly overcome an allergic respose to an allergin through desensitization to that particular allergin. Allergists can test you and give shots to desensitize you. All other treatments are directed at blocking tha alleric response, not "curing" the condition. ...Read more

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What to do about allergic conjunctivitis.?

Eye drops: There are several over the counter eye drops that can help. Artificial tear drops can wash out the offending agents. Another called zadator is useful as an antihistamine drop. Sometimes systemic antihistamines can also help. ...Read more

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How long does allergic conjunctivitis last?

Last: Allergic conjuntivitis is a chronic condition. You can have it for life. It is best treated with antihistamine eye drop medication and avoiding the allergen. ...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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Can allergic conjunctivitis damage my eyesight?

Can allergic conjunctivitis damage my eyesight?

No: Allergic conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the transparent covering over the white part of your eye. While it may cause itching and be annoying, it will not damage your eyesight. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is allergic conjunctivitis?

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 can be done about allergic conjunctivitis?

What can be done about allergic conjunctivitis?

Treatment: You need a stepped approach to treatment. Eliminate the allergen, go on loratidine or cetrizine, and use eye drops. I start with zaditor which is over the counter and this fails consider prescription such as bepreve (bepotastine besilate). Tough cases do well on alrex. Talk to your eye doctor. ...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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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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What's allergic conjunctivitis and what causes it?

Itchy eyes: Allergies of eye start with allergan such as pollen, animal dander, foreign object or chemicals and the resulting reaction to them such as swelling and redness, watering, mucous secretion and of course itching. Avoidance, cold compresses, eyed drops for this, and or allergy pills or shots are usually helpful. ...Read more

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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 I tell me how I can cure allergic conjunctivitis?

Not curable: It is treatable with great success. See an ophthalmologist for management. ...Read more

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Interested in contacts but sensitive to chemicals and have had allergic conjunctivitis. What can I do?

Interested in contacts but sensitive to chemicals and have had allergic conjunctivitis. What can I do?

Trial: Talk with your doctor and give it a try if you must. I personally have never had the desire to try them. If I had problems with my eyes I would think long and hard if I would want to try contacts. ...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 get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

Desensitization: The only treatment shown to reduce al allergic reaction to an allergan is to be desensitized through shots over a prolonged period of time. Otherwise the treatment is block the histamine reaction with an antihistamine ...Read more

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Is tobrex (tobramycin) usual for allergic conjunctivitis?

Is tobrex (tobramycin) usual for allergic conjunctivitis?

No: This medication would be used for bacterial conjunctivitis which can be a secondary complication of allergic conjunctivitis. ...Read more

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Can allergic conjunctivitis harm you?

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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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

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What is the best way to treat chronic allergic conjunctivitis?

What is the best way to treat chronic allergic conjunctivitis?

Avoid the cause: The best way to treat any allergy is to identify the cause and avoid it. Somethings can't be avoided. That's where medication like mast cell-stabilizing eye drops and allergen immunotherapy (good old allergy shots) can make a huge difference. Start by consulting a board-certified allergist who can help you find the cause of your conjunctivitis. Try www. Aaaai. Org or www. Acaai. Org for help. ...Read more

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Can allergic conjunctivitis harm eyesight? Need expert opinions!

Allergic conjunctivi: Your eye sight may be blurred from corneal infiltrates, discharge, tearing or large papillary conjunctivitis. However, with proper treatment, you may have total resolution.
See your local ophthalmolgoist ...Read more

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Any over-the-counter help for someone with allergic conjunctivitis?

Antihistamines: Can help and include topical medicines applied directly to the eye, and oral pills like loratidine or cetirizine. These are available at your local pharmacy. ...Read more

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My allergic conjunctivitis has gone today, can I start using mascara again?

Suggestions: I would suggest using a brand that is hypoallergenic and cleaning the mascara wand with soap and water.
If you know your allergic triggers such as pollen, then taking steps to avoid the triggers, will help prevent flare ups. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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