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Can you explain how pollen makes your eyes itchy if you are allergic to it?

Can you explain how pollen makes your eyes itchy if you are allergic to it?

Histamine release: A person has allergies if his immune system over-reacts to certain types of pollen, and the histamine (and other chemicals) released by his immune system causes itching, runny nose, watery eyes, wheezing, cough, lots of mucus, etc... The treatment is avoidance of pollen, and use of oral or eye-drop antihistamines, and nasal steroids. For bad eye allergies, eye doctors prescribe eye-drop steroids.

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Pollen (Definition)

Pollen is the equivalent of sperm for a plant. It is a genetically active product, seen on flowers usually, which the plants with the assistance of birds, bats and insects as well as the wind, uses to fertilize the egg of the plant to ensure a next generation. It also can be irritating, functioning as an allergen, leading to sneezing ...Read more


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What allergy eye drops can I purchase to relieve itchy eyes due to the high pollen count during the summer?

What allergy eye drops can I purchase to relieve itchy eyes due to the high pollen count during the summer?

Antihistamine: While lubricating drops help some, antihistamines drops do the most for eye allergy symptoms, including itching & watering. There are many over-the-counter antihistamine products to choose from. Older products may be combined with decongestants which decrease redness; however, overuse of these products may cause increased rebound redness. Plain antihistamine drops are your best bet for itching.

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How do you deal with eyes that are itchy due to pollen?

How do you deal with eyes that are itchy due to pollen?

Avoidance: Removal of environmental factors or triggers causing or exacerbating allergies. Good lid hygiene. Antihistamines or cold compresses for itching. Artificial tears. Short course of steroids in severe situations.

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Why are the skin areas around my eyes swelling and itchy? Pollen?

Why are the skin areas around my eyes swelling and itchy? Pollen?

Puffy eyes: Eyelid swelling can certainly be due to pollen reaction. However, there are a lot of other problems that can cause swelling/puffiness on the lids.

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Still suffering from ragweed or pollen; what to do with itchy watery eyes?

Still suffering from ragweed or pollen; what to do with itchy watery eyes?

Allergy drops: You could use an over the counter allery eyedrop such as zaditor (ketotifen). This in combination with cool, moist compresses usually gives relief. If this is not success full, you will need to see an ophthalmologist or allergist for prescription medication. The zaditior drops used to be available only by prescription but are now over the counter.

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My 8yo grandson has severe allergies to pollen resulting in extreme eye itchiness, inflammation, and irritation. He currently takes Claritin upon the advice of his pediatrician, but his eyes still bother him to the extent that he doesn't want to go outsid

My 8yo grandson has severe allergies to pollen resulting in extreme eye itchiness, inflammation, and irritation. He currently takes Claritin upon the advice of his pediatrician, but his eyes still bother him to the extent that he doesn't want to go outsid

Eye : Eye drops and nasal sprays can relieve symptoms of ocular itching. They are given over the counter but if not strong enough, an allergist can prescribe more effective eyedrops and nasal sprays. Allergy shots over a year or two will also benefit thus scenario.

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Have a runny and stuffy nose, eyes itchy, ears hurt, and sneezing. Thinking its allergies as the pollen count is very high. Advice to help? Natural?

Have a runny and stuffy nose, eyes itchy, ears hurt, and sneezing. Thinking its allergies as the pollen count is very high. Advice to help? Natural?

Please see below: This appears looking like a seasonal allergy is giving you problem. It gets better with anti allergen oral and topical medications. Sometime, people put hepa filter at home with some improvement . Hope this helps.

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Lips get swollen itchy with little bumps all over lasting weeks every time i get pollen allergies. Is this s symptom of my pollen allergy?

Lips get swollen itchy with little bumps all over lasting weeks every time i get pollen allergies. Is this s symptom of my pollen allergy?

Yes: during allergen season, the high number of allergens causes increased symptoms like oral symptom you have. Tongue swelling, difficulty breathing can be serious. Carry an epipen (epinephrine) to be safe and start using antihistamines

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I get really bad itchy palate and ears during pollen season, can this become serious or is it a harmless allergy symptom? Any way to relieve it?

I get really bad itchy palate and ears during pollen season, can this become serious or is it a harmless allergy symptom? Any way to relieve it?

Join the Club !: Allergies. Try Allegra (fexofenadine) or Zyrtec to start with . If these do not help, see the Allergist. Not serious unless they remain untreatable with normal remedies. The Allergist can help you decide this . Good Luck.

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Seasonal allergy remedy? Constant face pressure, itchy throat, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, etc. Happens every year with the pollen

Seasonal allergy remedy? Constant face pressure, itchy throat, nasal congestion, post nasal drip, etc. Happens every year with the pollen

Many meds: Start with an over the counter antihistamine such as Allegra or zyrtec. If your symptoms are not usually controlled on them, you need a nasal spray from your primary doc. If that too doesn't help, time to see an allergist who can help you with different treatment options.

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How can I tell what I am allergic to and how can I get rid of itchy and gooey eyes?

How can I tell what I am allergic to and how can I get rid of itchy and gooey eyes?

Allergen testing: Can get a complete workup by an allergist, e.g. Skin testing. Otherwise, can try exposing yourself and figuring out the causative agent, removing it, then re-exposing to see if the allergy is confirmed.

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Every time I stroke my cats I get swollen, red, itchy eyes (sometimes is only one) am I allergic to cats? Never had this problem before now.

Every time I stroke my cats I get swollen, red, itchy eyes (sometimes is only one) am I allergic to cats? Never had this problem before now.

It would seem so: You described allergic symptoms in response to a similar stimulus ( the cat). You have two choices, avoid cats or start using allergy medicine when you know you'll be around them.

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I get a bubble on my eyeball after a sever allergy attack. Is this a normal reaction? I'm allergic to cat dander and when i'm exposed to them my eyes get itchy and watery. However over the past year i've noticed a bubble of fluid on my left eyeball while

I get a bubble on my eyeball after a sever allergy attack. Is this a normal reaction? I'm allergic to cat dander and when i'm exposed to them my eyes get itchy and watery. However over the past year i've noticed a bubble of fluid on my left eyeball while

This : This type of swelling occurs in the clear covering over the white part of the eye. This clear layer is called the conjunctiva, and it has cells that produce tears, mucous and oils to keep the surface of the eye moist when these cells get over-stimulated, they can over-produce fluids, and this fluid can get trapped between the conjunctiva and the sclera (the white layer), so a bubble forms. Usually, this bubble will go away as you get better, but if it is irritating, or if it lasts longer, you should see an ophthalmologist (optometrists are not medical doctors, and most cannot prescribe medications) who can prescribe an anti-allergy drop such as patanol, Pataday or bepreve (bepotastine besilate). I often find that this is not sufficient, and a short course of steroid eye drops works better. These must be used with care, under the guidance of your doctor. One last note, please don't press on that bubble, or put anything else in your eye! this can make it more irritated, or cause other problems.

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My doc says cos I'm allergic to ondansetron that I'm also allergic to antihistamines, what can I use for gritty itchy eyes due to spring allergies?

My doc says cos I'm allergic to ondansetron that I'm also allergic to antihistamines, what can I use for gritty itchy eyes due to spring allergies?

Huh?: Ondansetron allergy is very uncommon. I am no allergist, but there is no apparent overlap between the antihistamine H1 and H2 receptor and the antiemetic HT3 receptor that I am aware of. In addition, antihistamines have been used as part of the treatment of ondansteron allergy. I suggest you clear this up with your doc.

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Every morning, right after i wake up i start sneezing, and have an itchy nose and watery eyes that sometimes itch. What could i be allergic to?

Every morning, right after i wake up i start sneezing, and have an itchy nose and watery eyes that sometimes itch. What could i be allergic to?

Probably dust: Fairly common symptoms for dust allergies. Builds up as you sleep. Allergies cause itching & tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop for allergies. You can also take over the counter medicine like loratidine in the morning or zyrtec before bed.

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Allergic to shellfish.A Friend Made Crab Legs In My House & My Eyes Started Itching & Swelling up.My Face & Lips Are Itchy. WHAT DO I DO?

Allergic to shellfish.A Friend Made Crab Legs In My House & My Eyes Started Itching & Swelling up.My Face & Lips Are Itchy. WHAT DO I DO?

ER or urgent care: take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) now till you reach a medical facility, you might be given an epinephrine shot, in the future you need an Epipen handy, and you need to see an allergist, good luck

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Allergic conjunctivitis?- itchy, dry eyes, alaway doesn't help. Cloudy vision. And swelling of conjunctiva. Ragweed. Hypersensitive for allergy shots.

Allergic conjunctivitis?- itchy, dry eyes, alaway doesn't help. Cloudy vision. And swelling of conjunctiva. Ragweed. Hypersensitive for allergy shots.

See allergist: There are several antihistamine eye drops you can try including one called zaditor (ketotifen) sold otc. However you may need to see an allergist if the problem continues. If you mean that you cannot tolerate allergy shots, i would urge you to get a 2nd opinion since this is quite rare.

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I wake up w/ itchy watery eyes, runny nose. my room is really dusty. am i allergic to dust? if yes, is it bad that i expose myself to allergens every

I wake up w/ itchy watery eyes, runny nose. my room is really dusty. am i allergic to dust? if yes, is it bad that i expose myself to allergens every

Yes: The most logical approach for allergy is avoidance. However dust may not be the only thing you are allergic to since this is the beginning of the pollen season in your area as the weather starts to warm up along with the melted snow.