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Can Allergies Make You Eye Feel Numb
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?
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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