antihistamine eye drops

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Antihistamine eye drops is an eye-affecting agent.
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Can I use antihistamine eye drops if I already use Maxidex drops?

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Maxidex is a pretty strong steroid so I suspect something important is going on with your eyes. As such, I would not self treat with over the counter medications without the advice and consent of your treating physician.
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Dr. Stevan Cordas answered:

Does an extend use of antihistamine eye drops has counterindications?

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First. Some people have too much butning or swelling from the drops and can;t take them. Secondly make sure sure they are not steroid related as cheonic side effects will occur. Otherwise you may be on orinary antihistamine eye drops for an extended period of time with no side effects.
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Can you use antihistamine eye drops for irritation due to herpes in the eye?

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If you have active herpes in the eye, you need an antiviral medication, not an antihistamine. If you have 'dendrites', make sure you don't use anything with steroids. It will make it worse. Either way, I hope you're seeing an eye doc.
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Stye in eye, can I use antihistamines?

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any significant impact on a stye. Microwave a clean potato with the skin on for four minutes. Wet a wash cloth or small towel with warm or hot water. Squeeze out the excess water and wrap it around the potato. Apply this to the eye lid until it cools down (about 15minutes).This can be repeated intermittently. Please see your opthamologist if no improvement.
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Dr. Igor Ochev answered:

Should I stay up overnight to keep an eye on my 3yr old after allergic reaction? She had lip swelling and was prescribed antihistamines.

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Now that it's under control and you do not use the same substance that caused the reaction, it should be ok.
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Antihistamines dried out eyes, what to do?

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Antihistamines can dry the eye. Try artificial tear drops 4 times a day and if that doesn't work see an eye doctor.
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My one year old has watery eyes and runny nose, should I give him antihistamines?

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Although used for decades these meds have not been shown to shorten an illness & may increase the thickness of secretions making it harder to cough them out.Many kids felt a little more would help them & self medicated & ended up in emergency rooms.The AAP & other groups discourage their use under 6. I have mixed feelings. Saline nasal wash is preferable for younger kids.
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Puffy eyes and dark circles that are not relieved by antihistamines, head elevation, or other lifestyle changes. What could be causing them?

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Capillary leakage from histamine release due to allergies cause the swelling. With chronic capillary permeability, red blood cells leak and stain the skin leaving a darker pigmented appearance. If your treatments are not working then seeing an allergist for definitive treatment should be your next step.
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