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Doctor insights on: Antihistamine Allergic Conjunctivitis

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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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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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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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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

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


Dr. Paul Carter
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Antihistamine (Definition)

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