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Does an extend use of antihistamine eye drops has counterindications?

Does an extend use of antihistamine eye drops has counterindications?

Extended: 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. ...Read more

Dr. Paul Carter
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Can I use antihistamine eye drops if I already use maxidex (dexamethasone) drops?

Can I use antihistamine eye drops if I already use maxidex (dexamethasone) drops?

Ask your doctor: Maxidex (dexamethasone) 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. ...Read more

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Can you use antihistamine eye drops for irritation due to herpes in the eye?

Can you use antihistamine eye drops for irritation due to herpes in the eye?

Won't help: 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. ...Read more

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Could you use antihistamine eye drops for irritation due to herpes simplex in the eye?

Could you use antihistamine eye drops for irritation due to herpes simplex in the eye?

Not recommended.: Wouldn't help. Antivirals and possibly topical steroids may be indicated, if seen by an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What is the best allergy treatment for eyes I mean the best eye drops for allergy. Not over-the-counter drugs. Oral antihistamine alone not helping.

What is the best allergy treatment for eyes I mean the best eye drops for allergy. Not over-the-counter drugs. Oral antihistamine alone not helping.

Patanol (olopatadine): I prefer patanol (olopatadine) drops. There are others which are similar. The important thing is to wash your face with a cool wash cloth before applying to remove any lingering allergens from your facial skin and around your eyes. This helps my patients a great deal. If you're not better with drops see an allergist for testing, you may want to consider allergy shots. ...Read more

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24 hours of a puffy eyelid - no itchiness, redness, or oozing. Took an antihistamine/used cold compresses/OTC eye drops to no avail. What to do?

Swollen eyelids: We have no pictures to evaluate. It may be an infection, Blepharochalasis, contact dermatitis, trauma etc. Is it one sided or bilateral? What antihistamine did you take and how long ago? You are encouraged to consult through HealthTap prime for a relevant evaluation or seek medical attention locally. ...Read more

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Burning itchy eyes. Not allergic but taking prescribed antihistamines and eye drops. Feels like sand in eyes but no injury occurred.

Burning itchy eyes. Not allergic but taking prescribed antihistamines and eye drops. Feels like sand in eyes but no injury occurred.

Dry eye is treated: Differently from other issues such as ocular inflammation or allergies. But, they commonly can present with the same symptoms. Usually lubricating eye drops are first line therapy for dry eyes. Studies have shown that Omega-3 supplements may help as well. We can also place punctual plugs and use topical cyclosporine
ophthalmic emulsion drops are some of many potential treatments. ...Read more

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Can I take polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) eye drops with antihistamine?

Can I take polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) eye drops with antihistamine?

Yes: The two medications are different classes, the former is for a bacterial eye infection, and the later is for the itching that occurs with allergies. A caveat would be if you are trying to decrease some untoward side effect of too much polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) use, which can cause a contact dermatitis and conjunctivitis. I'd make sure that you follow up with your eye doctor if you are still experiencing eye issu. ...Read more

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When I put in eye drops (lubricant, antihistamine, any kind) eyes "react" and burn, sting, get watery and get red before clearing up. Why?

When I put in eye drops (lubricant, antihistamine, any kind) eyes "react" and burn, sting, get watery and get red before clearing up. Why?

Can happen: Several eye drops are known to cause stinging or burning in eye when initially applied. This can make you feel that eye seems to be more red. As long as the symptoms go away, I wouldn't worry about it at all. ...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
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I have welts on my neck after resting my head on a wool pillow. My upper lip is also swollen. I am taking over-the-counter antihistamines.?

I have welts on my neck after resting my head on a wool pillow. My upper lip is also swollen. I am taking over-the-counter antihistamines.?

Allergy?: Could be an allergy to wool, especially if antihistamines are helping. But hives and swelling could be due to a variety of things including food allergy, medication alley, insect sting, viral infection, or exposure related allergy like the wool. If not improving in a few days see doc ...Read more

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Is tropicamide 1% eye drops over-the-counter drug?

Is tropicamide 1% eye drops over-the-counter drug?

No: This is a prescriptive only iris dilator. Why would you want to use this without the advice of your ophthalmologist anyway? It is one of the common chair side drops used for diagnosis and occasional treatment. ...Read more

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What are some over-the-counter eye drops like alrex (loteprednol)?

What are some over-the-counter eye drops like alrex (loteprednol)?

None: Alrex (loteprednol) is a steroid. No steroid is available over the counter as you should be following up with an eye doctor when using them. Alrex (loteprednol) is most commonly used for allergies. There are other allergy medications available over the counter (alaway, zaditor) but they do not work the same way as alrex (loteprednol). ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve my swollen eyes? Over the counter eye drops?

What can I do to relieve my swollen eyes? Over the counter eye drops?

Need more info: Really need more info as to the cause and location of the swelling. Allergies, dry eyes, trauma, eczema, cellulitis. If its mild, you might try just artificial tears, otherwise best to see your eye md. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are some over-the-counter eye drops that are like alrex (loteprednol)?

I was wondering what are some over-the-counter eye drops that are like alrex (loteprednol)?

Allergies: Allergies cause itching ; tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine ; eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eyedrop that used to be prescription. Take one drop 2 x day. ...Read more

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My husband works on laptop for 13-14 hours almost daily. Please suggest some over-the-counter eye drops to comfort his computer strained eyes.

My husband works on laptop for 13-14 hours almost daily. Please suggest some over-the-counter eye drops to comfort his computer strained eyes.

Several: As you have discovered, computer work is drying due to low blink rate and the dry atmosphere in offices. Good lubricating drops are helpful. Systane and Refresh are among the best. But always try several others as each individual is different and there may be a "perfect" drop for your husband out there. ...Read more

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Is tropicamide eye drops an over-the-counter drug?

Is tropicamide eye drops an over-the-counter drug?

Nope: Tropicamide, also known as mydriacyl, (tropicamide) is one of several drops used to dilate the pupil during an eye exam. As such, there is no over-the-counter use for it! ...Read more

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What are the best over the counter eye drops for scratched cornea?

What are the best over the counter eye drops for scratched cornea?

None: No over the countered drops steroid for scratched cornea. You need antibiotic drops or ointments. Self diagnosis is dangerous. Go see an eye doctor ...Read more

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Do over-the-counter eye drops treat Dry eye syndrome or just relief symptoms?, which eye drops do both?

Do over-the-counter eye drops treat Dry eye syndrome or just relief symptoms?, which eye drops do both?

Provide relief: OTC eyedrops supplement what is missing from your natural tears (volume, composition). They are not curative or a treatment of the underlying pathology. There is no actual permanent treatment. Restasis, a prescription drops for dry eyes, eliminates inflammatory causes for low tear flow but it also is not a cure. Dry eyes are chronic with ups and downs depending upon many factors. ...Read more

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Is there any over the counter eye drops for pink eye? Or anything I can get at a drug store to make it go away?

Is there any over the counter eye drops for pink eye? Or anything I can get at a drug store to make it go away?

"Pink eye": There are many causes for a red eye, including trauma, eye disease (glaucoma, retinal detachment), allergies, and infection (bacterial or viral). Treatment depends on the cause and your primary care doctor can help you sort this out. Over the counter allergy treatments are available, but most causes require Rx, intervention or observation. ...Read more

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I am 99% sure I have pink eye. With no time or access to a doctor, what is the best eye drops or cream to get over the counter?

I am 99% sure I have pink eye. With no time or access to a doctor, what is the best eye drops or cream to get over the counter?

Tears: Pink eye typically refers to viral conjunctivitis. It usually affects both eyes and because it is due to a virus, is treated symptomatically with otc preservative-free artificial tears. Problem is that this cannot be self- diagnosed. There are many causes of a red eye, some of which can be quite serious. You need to see an eye md for diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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