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Doctor insights on: Antihistamine Allergic Conjunctivitis

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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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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

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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?

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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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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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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How can I get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

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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Does anyone know how to get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

Does anyone know how to get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

Avoid: Avoid cause - trial of antihistamines would help. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Are there some genetic reasons I get allergic conjunctivitis off and on?

Are there some genetic reasons I get allergic conjunctivitis off and on?

Not really: There is a genetic basis of allergic disease, but what you may be seeing is a seasonal variation due to the presence of specific pollen at certain times of the year. People who are allergic to ragweed may have symptoms from mid august to mid october, and at no other time. People sensitive to animals will have symptoms with exposure and not at other time.. ...Read more

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Allergic conjunctivitis; how long will it last, please help me get rid of it fast?

Allergic conjunctivitis; how long will it last, please help me get rid of it fast?

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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Whats 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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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'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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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


Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamine (Definition)

Sedating and non-sedating antihistamines prevent and treat allergic reactions, and are ...Read more