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After eating i'll get cramping mainly in my left hand, my head plugs up with allergies, I do have some numbness in the tip of my little finger?

After eating i'll get cramping mainly in my left hand, my head plugs up with allergies, I do have some numbness in the tip of my little finger?

Unusual: Nasal congestion from food allergy can happen but not cramping and numbness especially involving only one side of the body. You need to see a neurologist to find out why. ...Read more

Dr. John Chiu
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Allergies (Definition)

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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31 year-old woman with a 3-year history of intermittent leukocytosis and several cases of bacterial infections, who is still looking for definit.....?

31 year-old woman with a 3-year history of intermittent leukocytosis and several cases of bacterial infections, who is still looking for definit.....?

Immunity problems: Some immune deficiencies and autoimmune disorders don't fit well with named syndromes. Perhaps there is a name for yours, but not necessarily. I agree with the others' advice: Dr. Mahmood re possible IgG deficiency, Dr. Chu about WBC function, and Dr. Legha's comments about doctor shopping. Get an infectious diseases as well as allergy/immunology consultation. Good luck! ...Read more

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How do allergies affect the eyes?

How do allergies affect the eyes?

Itching: Ocular allergy is usually accompanied by itching. If chronic, a condition called papillary conjunctivitis can start with small bumps on the back of the lids which are irritating. Prompt treatment with antihistamines can provide rapid relief. ...Read more

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Why do I have symptoms of allergy in my eyes?

Why do I have symptoms of allergy in my eyes?

Mast cells: The same cells in your nose that react to the pollens (or other allergens you breathe in) are also located in your eyes. In some people, exposure to allergens in the air leads to histamine release in the tissues around your eyes, causing itching, redness, and watery eyes. Talk with your doctor about your allergy and eye symptoms. ...Read more

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My eyes are so itchy in the summer? Allergies?

My eyes are so itchy in the summer? Allergies?

Probably: Allergic problems with the eyes commonly follow a seasonal pattern and summers are a great time for the release of pollen and other allergens. Next time this happens, see your ophthalmologist if you need relief although most allergic eye disease is unpleasant but not dangerous and you could last through the season with over the counter anti-allergic drops. ...Read more

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What causes eyes to water constantly besides allergies?

What causes eyes to water constantly besides allergies?

Dry eyes: Either blocked tear ducts (draining into the nose- usually one side only) or dry eyes can induce tearing. It may seem ironic that when the eyes produces insufficient amount to tear, excessive tearing occurs (this is from over-compensation of tear production when the eyes get too irritated from the lack of an even supply of tear). Artificial eye drops may help. If not see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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I'm wondering why are my eyes burning so bad from allergies?

I'm wondering why are my eyes burning so bad from allergies?

Dryness!: The response to allergies breaks down the tear film, causing them to be more dry. Also the treatment, drops and preservatives as well as oral allergy medications dry out the surface of the eyes. Try preservative free artificial ters and oral omega - 3's. ...Read more

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My eyes are constantly burning. Could this be due to allergies?

My eyes are constantly burning. Could this be due to allergies?

Possibly: The feeling of burning of the eye surface is common and actually most often due to eye dryness. If accompanied by redness and clear discharge, it might be allergic. If the vision is preserved and there is no pain, then you can try over the counter lubricating eyedrops for the dryness and anti-allergic drops for the possible allergy. If persistent, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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How can I relieve my eye allergy?

How can I relieve my eye allergy?

Eyedrop: Cromolyn, ketotifen eyedrops otc or rx like Patanol/Pataday which are very commonly prescribed. Make sure it is eye allergy and something else. Pink eye is usually viral. Herpes eye infection? Foreign body? Go to ER or eye doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have eye allergy what can I do?

I have eye allergy what can I do?

Depending on what is: Causing it? See ophthalmologist, make sure not viral infection. ...Read more

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How would you recommend I cure my eye allergies?

How would you recommend I cure my eye allergies?

Drops: There are a lot of good medical treatments (drops/pills), but if you truly want to "get rid" of your allergies you need to see an allergist. ...Read more

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My eye allergies are really really bad. What should I do?

My eye allergies are really really bad. What should I do?

Eye drops: Eye allergies (allergic conjunctivitis) can be very distressing due to the itch, redness and watering. Otc eye drops available include artificial tears, vasoconstrictors (get the red out) and ketotifen--most helpful of them all for most people. However, there are many conditions that may be confused with severe eye allergies and an eye check by ophthalmologist or optometrist can help! ...Read more

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Can you advise me to please bad allergy eye circles!!!!!!?

Can you advise me to please bad allergy eye circles!!!!!!?

Allergic eyes: Several over the counter drops like Zadador may reduce the amount of inflammation. However,
You really need to see your local ophthalmologist or Oculoplastic surgeon for best answer ...Read more

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Can allergies make it feel like there is something in your eye?

Can allergies make it feel like there is something in your eye?

Possible, but: The most common symptom would be itching, not foreign body sensation. Get an in-person eye exam to get the most accurate diagnosis. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for itchy allergy eyes?

What's recommended as a cure for itchy allergy eyes?

Allergy eye drops: Use topical allergy eyedrops. You may need to get rx from eye doc. Patanol (olopatadine) works well. It also comes as a once a day preparation called pataday. ...Read more

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Could eye allergy be the cause of eyesight weakness?

Could eye allergy be the cause of eyesight weakness?

Eye allergies: Will not lead to permanent damage to your eyesight. If your eyes are inflamed from allergies, you may experience irritation, itching, tearing, and blurred vision. There are several treatments to help eye allergies. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the best eye drops for allergys?

I was wondering what are the best eye drops for allergys?

Eye allergy: Over the counter, alaway ; zaditor are safe for long term use. Other eye drops are fine for short term as long as you don't have issues that would Prohibit you from use of decongestants. Besides allergen avoidance, tear replacement to help with dry eye, and good eye wear protection, patanol/pataday, optivar, bepreve, elestat, and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) are usual choices. Some burn or tingle with application. ...Read more

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Are eye allergies triggered by a particular type of allergen?

Are eye allergies triggered by a particular type of allergen?

ANY: "eye allergies" - watery, itchy eyes can be caused by any number of allergens - cat/pollen, etc. ...Read more

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Sun allergy in my eye, always watery?

Sun allergy in my eye, always watery?

Watery eye: Watery eye can be due to: allergy (usually with itching), dry eyes (tears do not stay on eye as they should ; cause reflex tearing), clogged meibomian glands; obstructed lacrimal drain.

See your eyemd to rule out other causes that are much less common. Http://eyedoc2020.blogspot. Com/. ...Read more

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Are itchy, watery eyes due to allergies?

Are itchy, watery eyes due to allergies?

Likely: Itching and tearing are classic symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis. See you eye doctor to confirm that this is the problem and get appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What if you get eye allergies after lasik?

What if you get eye allergies after lasik?

Allergies: You can take topical and/or oral anti-allergy medications. ...Read more

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Best OTC allergy medicine for watery eyes?

Best OTC allergy medicine for watery eyes?

Ketotifen eye drops: Ketotifen is marketed over the couter as Zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops, and is used twice daily. Generally as effective as most prescription eye drops, and you only have to use it twice daily. ...Read more

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Do allergy eye drops make the pupil larger?

Do allergy eye drops make the pupil larger?

Should Not: They should not cause pupil dilation unless you are using a vasoconstricting agent (visine) when the drug wears off it can cause pupil dilation. ...Read more

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Ultimate method to get rid of eye allergies?

Ultimate method to get rid of eye allergies?

Cool compresses: Cool compresses can help with some of the symptoms. There are over-the-counter eyedrops that can help with redness and itching. Prescription allergy drops are the most effective, and often work with only once daily application. You need to see an eye doctor or your medical doctor for that prescription. ...Read more

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How doi clear up my red eyes from allergies?

How doi clear up my red eyes from allergies?

Red eyes: There are some otc eye drops you can try (ask your pharmacist) or different claasses of eye drops from your primary doctor. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate my red eyes from allergies?

How can I alleviate my red eyes from allergies?

Saline rinses: Some over the counter eye drops like visine, may provide some brief relief from the itchy eyes, but often rinsing with lots (and I mean lots) of saline drops or contact lens solution is better. Using cool, wet cloths and rinsing the eyelids with water will also help. For longer lasting relief, some prescription eye drops are very helpful and allergy shots might be helpful in the long run. ...Read more

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Can I cure my eye allergies (puffy itchy eyes)?

Can I cure my eye allergies (puffy itchy eyes)?

You can treat them: There are no real cures for eye allergies, but there are many effective treatments. Over the counter drops like zaditor (ketotifen) work well to control the symptoms. Sometimes you need to treat them with oral medicines like Allegra or zyrtec. See an ophthalmologist if these are not effective. ...Read more

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Can you be allergiec to visine eye allergy drops?

Can you be allergiec to visine eye allergy drops?

Visine allergy: There are several visine preparations containing different drugs, but most contain a topical decongestant (tetrahydrozoline) and preservative (benzalkonium chloride). True allergic reactions to either are rare, but the preservative can be irritating if you have a condition such as eczema. More likely, the topical decongestant can cause a rebound reaction with increased redness from overuse. ...Read more

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How can I get allergy relief for my watering eyes?

How can I get allergy relief for my watering eyes?

Depends: First, you need to make sure the watery eyes are indeed caused by an allergy. Dry eye syndrome can cause that as well, and treatment would be different. For watery eyes due to allergies you can use an antihistamine eye drop, like pataday, and/or an oral antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine). Please check with your doctor first, to establish the cause. ...Read more