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Antihistamine Allergic Conjunctivitis
Should help: It should help - have you seen your doctor. ...Read more
What happens if you use an ophthalmic antihistamine when you don't have allergic conjunctivitis at the moment?
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
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. Tough cases do well on alrex. Talk to your eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Several options: The most common symptom of allergic conjunctivitis is itching. You could try: 1. Cold compresses 2. Otc zaditor 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Avoid the allergen.: 1) avoid the offending agent. 2) variety of newer generation antihistamines - discuss with your doctor or at least your pharmacist. ...Read more
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