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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
From a medical standpoint, "genetic" refers to the potential heritability of various medical conditions. While some conditions are inevitable (at some point in one's life) as a consequence of simple genetic heritability (eg huntington's disease), a large number of medical conditions (including all behaviorial health disorders) are the expressed final pathway of a ...Read more
Avoid: Avoid cause - trial of antihistamines would help. See your doctor. ...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
Depends on $: There are different levels of therapy. Ice packs (free), otc like zaditor or alaway ($10) or prescription drops like pataday, lastacaft, (alcaftadine) ellestat, et. Al. ($100). So "best" of all is prescribed meds that work in seconds and last all day. They are not cheap without insurance, but they do help. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergic conjunctivitis on eyes, if i get allergy injection therapy, will it be injected on eye or another bodypart ? N how long the theraphy i should?
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
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
Should help: It should help - have you seen your doctor. ...Read more
Absolutely!: Allergic conjunctivitis is very common, especially now in spring. Itching, red, burning associated with pollen, animals, dust, mold. Responds to allergy eyedrops, antihistamine pills. Viral conj. (pinkeye) also common, very contagious. Bacterial eyedrops, often required by administrators for return to school for red eyed kids, do nothing for these; only the rare case of bacterial conjunctivitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Several options: The most common symptom of allergic conjunctivitis is itching. You could try: 1. Cold compresses 2. Otc zaditor (ketotifen) 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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 (bepotastine besilate). Tough cases do well on alrex. Talk to your eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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