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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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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


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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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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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Can I get allergic conjunctivitis from mascara?

Can I get allergic conjunctivitis from mascara?

Yes: You can have reactions to any foreign substance. ...Read more

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What's the best treatment to get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

What's the best treatment to get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

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 more

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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?

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?

In the arm: Like most injections/vaccinations, these are given in the upper arm. Allergy shots can take up to 2 years to become effective. Allergy therapy is also given as a liquid administered under the tongue. ...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?

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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Can allergic conjunctivitis harm you?

No: It is irritating and you need to find and get rid of the cause. ...Read more

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Can allergic conjunctivitis harm eyesight? Need expert opinions!

Allergic conjunctivi: Your eye sight may be blurred from corneal infiltrates, discharge, tearing or large papillary conjunctivitis. However, with proper treatment, you may have total resolution. See your local ophthalmolgoist ...Read more

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Is there such thing as allergic conjunctivitis and not bacterial conjunctivitis?

Is there such thing as allergic conjunctivitis and not bacterial conjunctivitis?

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 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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How do I cure allergic conjunctivitis at home?

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 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 can be done about allergic conjunctivitis?

What can be done  about allergic conjunctivitis?

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 more

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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


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