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Best Allergy Medication For Itchy Watery Eyes
OTC or Rx?: Over the counter oral antihistamines (claritin, zyrtec, allegra) or antihistamine eyedrops are good options. Prescription nasal antihistamine sprays (e.g. Patanase, astelin) are great at nasal and eye symtptom relief too. Prescription nasal steroids are first line for allergic rhinitis as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Discuss with doctor: No one medication is best- depends on other medical conditions as well. Try zyrtec (cetrizine) 10 mg or Claritin (loratidine) 10mg.. Add decongestant as well: sudafed 30-60mg. Avoid Benadryl as it causes sleepiness zaditor is a good otc eye drop for the eye itching. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
See a doctor: Assuming you have allergic eyes, there are some over-the-counter antihistamine eye drops that may help. Otherwise, a prescription drop would be needed. Antihistamine pills will improve the nasal conditions but may dry the eyes, leading to more irritation. You should see an eye doctor to ensure that this is allergic. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Zaditor: My personal favorite otc allergy medicine is zaditor, an antihistamine drop manufactured by novartis. This drop is used twice daily for allergy symptoms and can be used daily as needed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have severe seasonal outdoors allergies including itchy. Watery eyes, itchy throat, stuffy. Runny nose. What medication work best?
Allergy meds: You gave quite a bit of systemic symptoms so an oral agent would be best. In my experience, Allegra seems to be the best but claritin/ zyrtec are also very good. If your eyes need a topical eye drop, Pataday and Lastacaft are the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tears out of proportion. Eyes need tear film to keep the cornea clear of any local or environmental foreign materials. The tears are produced by local as well as accessory lacrimal glands and are constantly being replaced by evaporation or suction by the nasolacrimal system into the nose. Watery eyes can result from many causes, some of which being too much production ...Read more
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