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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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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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I have allergies to pets and my eyes itch. What other medicines can I use besides visine?

I have allergies to pets and my eyes itch. What other medicines can I use besides visine?

Zaritor: Kerotifen (zaditor) eye drops is an effective antihistamine available over-the-counter at $25 for a 5 ml vial. Control stinging by keeping vial in frig. Otherwise this drug is quite safe. Avoid problem animals as much as possible. Wash hands after petting them. There are many prescription drugs as well as immunotherapy if these measures don't work. ...Read more

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My eyes are really bloodshot and I think I have rebound redness. I was using visine allergy drops to get rid of the red in my eye now I'm redder. Help?

My eyes are really bloodshot and I think I have rebound redness. I was using visine allergy drops to get rid of the red in my eye now I'm redder. Help?

Just wait: This will go away, but DO NOT use the Visine drops to make it go away faster - that will only perpetuate the problem. If the redness is severe and you don't want to wait for it to resolve, your doctor or your ophthalmologist can prescribe a short course of steroid drops to help. See an allergist to help find better ways of controlling your eye symptoms than using the decongestant drops. ...Read more

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My eye started itching right after giving my bunny a bath. It was very red and irritated. I put in 2 drops of visine allergy drops about 1 hr ago and?

My eye started itching right after giving my bunny a bath. It was very red and irritated. I put in 2 drops of visine allergy drops about 1 hr ago and?

Allergy to rabbit: It appears to avoidance of further contact is the reasonable approach. Be sure to wash all of the clothing you wore while handling the rabbit. I presume the drops helped. ...Read more

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Which drops to take for eye irritation because of allergies?

Which drops to take for eye irritation because of allergies?

Eye lubricant: If you are certain it is from allergy and not an infection or trauma, then start with an over the counter (OTC) eye lubricant like Systane. If this works, fine. There are OTC anti allergic drops, quite inexpensive, in most pharmacies which should be tried next. If the condition is persistent, then see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Hi doctors, was just wondering what is good eye drop for allergies?

Hi doctors, was just wondering what is good eye drop for allergies?

Optivar and zaditor (ketotifen): Optical and zaditor (ketotifen) are good over the counter allergy eye drops that used to be prescription medications. If they don't work, there are prescription allergy drops available such as pataday and lasticaft. ...Read more

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Suggest me a eye drop for allergies, and I do have lower pressure in my eyes which may lead to Glucomma?

Suggest me a eye drop for allergies, and I do have lower pressure in my eyes which may lead to Glucomma?

High eye pressure?: Since all drops containing antihistamine and especially steroid would potentially elevate your eye pressure, consider trying one containing cromolyn. If not effective, then see an allergist. ...Read more

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My eyes r always red I have allergies. What can I do to clear them up. I have use eye drops and they make them redder. Help?

My eyes r always red I have allergies. What can I do to clear them up. I have use eye drops and they make them redder. Help?

Red eyes: If an infection has been ruled out because of your red eyes see an allergist and get tested to find out what you are allergic to. Once tested you will be able to institute environmental control to help your condition ...Read more

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Inflamed right eye for over a month. Went to optomologist. Said it was allergies but drops don't work. Blephartis? Are there drops for that

Inflamed right eye for over a month. Went to optomologist. Said it was allergies but drops don't work. Blephartis? Are there drops for that

Yes but. .: Allergic inflammation is common although it usually affects both eyes. You may have a different issue such as episcleritis. Blepharitis is a sort of dandruff of the lids and there is treatment for it (warm soaks, cleaning, topical ointments) but it does not usually cause redness of the eyes. You should return for another look or at least get a second opinion. ...Read more

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I've been using opatanol eye drops 1ml more than 2x a day. Can something happen to me? I have really bad allergies and that's the only thing tht help

I've been using opatanol eye drops 1ml more than 2x a day. Can something happen to me? I have really bad allergies and that's the only thing tht help

Itchy eyes: These are safe but you should also consider using a prescription nasal spray to assist with the nasal symptoms which usually contributes greatly to the eye symptoms. ...Read more

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What are good eye drops for allergies?

What are good eye drops for allergies?

Options..: Allergic conjunctivitis: apply cool compress and liberally use artificial tears throughout the day. Practice allergen avoidance measures based on sensitivities. Try over-the-counter ophthalmic antihistamine, one drop to each eye twice daily (Zaditor, Alaway). OTC intranasal steroid sprays can also be helpful. Prescription eye drops like Pataday and Patanol (olopatadine) are effective as well. ...Read more

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What are the best eye drops to use for allergies?

What are the best eye drops to use for allergies?

Antihistamine drops: Medications that treat allergy eye symptoms come in various forms. The most immediate relief comes with antihistamine eye drops. Some of these also have mast cell stabilizing effects which decrease future symptoms as well. ...Read more

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If I use eye drops for allergies will it change my eye color?

If I use eye drops for allergies will it change my eye color?

No: Neither the allergies nor the eyedrops will cause any change in your eye color. ...Read more

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Are perennial allergies can be healed without recurrence. Or can only be controlled. Have the best eye drops to cure fully?

Are perennial allergies can be healed without recurrence. Or can only be controlled. Have the best eye drops to cure fully?

Close but not quite: Avoidance is the best approach and allergy shots can provide long term benefits for many if they have received it for at minimum of 3-4 years. However allergy shots only work in about 80% of the people. Is this a cure? Not yet but comes pretty close. ...Read more

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My 3 year old son is constantly rubbing his eyes, but his eyes aren't red or tearing. Saline drops do not help. Could he have allergies?

My 3 year old son is constantly rubbing his eyes, but his eyes aren't red or tearing. Saline drops do not help. Could he have allergies?

Sure: Ocular itch is a classic side effect of allergies and nasal plugging. There are over the counter allergy eye drops but you really should see your doctor to discuss appropriate therapy before simply treating a three year-old on your own. ...Read more

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What should I do if I have been prescribed patanol (olopatadine) for allergies, when I put the drops in, it burns my eyes. Is that normal?

What should I do if I have been prescribed patanol (olopatadine) for allergies, when I put the drops in, it burns my eyes. Is that normal?

No: Patanol (olopatadine) is usually a very comfortable drop with instillation. You may have a bad bottle or something else wrong with your eye. ...Read more

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I put eye drops in my eyes because my allergies make them itch real bad! Weird thing is when I put drops in they itch constantly still the drops dry.

I put eye drops in my eyes because my allergies make them itch real bad! Weird thing is when I put drops in they itch constantly still the drops dry.

Not quite sure: What the specific question is.
Visine and other non-Rx eye drops constrict vessels but don't do much for allergies. The prescription ones work on inflammation and are much better. ...Read more

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What are the best eye drops to use for itchy eyes with allergies?

What are the best eye drops to use for itchy eyes with allergies?

Several options: There are several otc meds that available that are ocular antihistamines. Tears and similar otc moisturizing drops are helpful as well. Interestingly, there is some data that rx nasal steroids can help with ocular symptoms. ...Read more

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Trying to find vasocon eye drops for allergies. Is that a good eyedrop?

Trying to find vasocon eye drops for allergies. Is that a good eyedrop?

Vasocon: Its a fine otc allergy eyedrop. It is usually better to avoid the vasoconstrictors like tetrahydrazoline, found in visine. Crolom is otc now I believe. There are many good ones available by rx. ...Read more

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Can patanol (olopatadine) eye drops be taken for months on end for eye allergies?

Can patanol (olopatadine) eye drops be taken for months on end for eye allergies?

Yes.: They act through mast cell stabilization and have antihistaminic properties. They are not corticosteroid drops. They are not habit forming. They are generally used for as long as they are needed. ...Read more

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I have constant bloodshot eyes, I do have allergies but eye drops just don't fix it, help?

Dry eyes?: If redness is the only problem and you are not exposed to irritants often, a lack of tear production (dry eyes) may well be the reason try using a preservative-free artificial tear droop 3 to 4 times a day regularly and see if this helps. ...Read more

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Dr. Told me to use Zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops for allergies but it hasn't helped at all. Other suggestions?

Dr. Told me to use Zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops for allergies but it hasn't helped at all. Other suggestions?

Others: Zaditor™ is an over the counter, moderately effective ocular antihistamine that may decrease itchy eyeballs. More powerful prescription ocular antihistamines are available. Also, try warm compresses and gentle eyelid hygiene, as blepharitis may be part of your symptom complex. As always, if you're not getting better, a reevaluation is necessary. Sometimes a different medical approach needs a trial ...Read more

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I get enough sleep but lately my eyes have been feeling like sand paper and sleepy could this be florida allergies and will drops help?

I get enough sleep but lately my eyes have been feeling like sand paper and sleepy could this be florida allergies and will drops help?

Dry eyes: Sandpaper sounds like dry eyes. Allergies would be itching. You can try otc artificial tears 4x/day and see if that helps. Otherwise, you should see an eye md. ...Read more

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I put cromal eye drops in my eyes for allergies as prescribed by my doctor! But they make my eyes itch like anything?

I put cromal eye drops in my eyes for allergies as prescribed by my doctor! But they make my eyes itch like anything?

Eye Allergy Drops: There are many different brands of drops (both over the counter and prescription) to treat eye allergy symptoms. If you didn't tolerate cromolyn drops, then contact your eye doctor and he can suggest another one. ...Read more

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What is the best eye allergy drops for eye allergies that result in swollen itchy eyes, specifically those which result in a lot of mucus?

They do exist: There are several otc eye drops specifically for allergies. There are other eye drops that may mask symptoms but are not specifically treating the cause. Topical decongestants are in the second category. Read labels and ingredients. A pharmacist should also be able to help. Each appropriate product will help any but not all. ...Read more

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Will taking steroid eye drops for eye allergies reduce undereye circles and puffy eyes?

Will taking steroid eye drops for eye allergies reduce undereye circles and puffy eyes?

Not likely: Steroid eye drops, like prednisolone acetate, are not to be used without careful eye physician supervision. Although steroidal anti-inflammatory drops are extremely potent & effective at treating many ocular inflammatory conditions, they are Not routinely used for ocular allergies. Antihistamine eye drops or pills are safer and can be used more often. These may help puffiness/circles but mayB not ...Read more

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I'm 61, been going through allergies. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) eye drops, astepro. Bp it's 161/84. Normally 130/77. Med do this?

I'm 61, been going through allergies. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) eye drops, astepro. Bp it's 161/84. Normally 130/77. Med do this?

Not those medication: Blood pressure can fluctuate slightly and ongoing measurements are necessary to detect trends. Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Astepro and most eye drops should not affect (elevate) blood pressure. Decongestants can worsen hypertension in a person who has uncontrolled blood pressure. ...Read more

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I have really bad allergies and my right eye has been red all week and itches I tried eye drops, but it doesn't help too much what can I do?

I have really bad allergies and my right eye has been red all week and itches I tried eye drops, but it doesn't help too much what can I do?

See a physician: Any new eye symptoms should be evaluated by a physician as some viral infections and other problems put long term vision at risk. Eye allergy typically involves both eyes equally, but predominance in one eye is possible. If allergy is confirmed, prescription meds are available and this would be unlikely to improve rapidly without them. ...Read more

Visine (Definition)

This is a commercial name for a line of eyedrops which includes those that supplement tears when deficient and those that temporarily get the red out ...Read more