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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 (oxymetazoline) antihistamine sprays (e.g. Patanase, astelin) are great at nasal (oxymetazoline) and eye symtptom relief too. Prescription nasal (oxymetazoline) steroids are first line for allergic rhinitis as well. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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 (diphenhydramine) 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 (oxymetazoline) 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
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 (alcaftadine) are the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
When allergy season comes along instead of watery eyes and nose mine get very very dry and itchy including all over body itching? Seems strange 2 me?
Seems strange to me,: Seems strange to me, too. See your dr. Bring with you all pills including vitamins. Try rubbing in moisturizer immediatly after shower. ...Read more
I'm having sinus problems but its not allergies I know no itchy watery eyes no sneezing but just symptoms of sinusitis but nothing is found why?
Be more specific: What do you mean by sinusitis symptoms? If you meant a headache then it may not necessarily be from sinus problem. Just this morning I saw a patient who complained of having sinus infections about 9x/year. On further questioning, what she described was actually migraines and not sinus infections. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have allergy symptoms (stuffy nose, itchy watery eyes) but im also very lightheaded is this a symptom of allergies?
Possibly: If you have congestion in the sinuses or inner ear your equilibrium may be altered giving you that sense of lightheadedness. I see by your meds you are getting medical care, if this continues speak to an ENT to see if other tests can be done to see exactly where the congestionlies ...Read more
Allergies occur when your immune system is triggered by envirionmental factors it should ignore--for example, pollen in the air, or dander on a cat or dog--and creates cells to fight against them. An allergic reaction typically causes itching, congestion, or drainage, and ...Read more
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