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Conjunctivitis Vs Allergies
Onset and duration: Allergies usually begin in both eyes simultaneously, causing itching and some tearing. They may cause mild redness. There are many kinds of conjunctivitis, but most start on one side, then may spread to the other in a day or two. See an ophthalmologist for a physical exam and further recommendations. ...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
It is difficult: This is something that is best left to the professionals. Although we are taught about signs that are specific to each form of conjunctivitis, they can sometimes overlap or not be present at all. An eye doctor can look at the history of your illness and perform a careful examination to determine the most likely cause. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What medication do I treat conjunctivitis with? I do not know the cause (allergy/virus, etc). Seeing a doctor is not an option.
Better see doctor: If it is only pink eye and only watery discharge then it may be due to allergy or virus.But if there is greenish yellow discharge from eyes ,that means infection . Either way better see the doctor who can decide what do you have and what medicine you need . ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
?: Any of the 2nd generation less sedating antihistamines would do, can't tell which one would work in your case, but if it works, you need to take it regularly, read the labels carefully. You ultimately need to see your doctor / ophthalmologist as you mentioned dryness and redness too which can be something else other than just allergies, meanwhile use lubricant aye drops/artificial tears ...Read more
Why are my eyes always red in the morning if i go to sleep early? I have no allergies and it's not conjunctivitis?
Can be allergy conjunctivitis attack only upper n lower lid skin(where lashes grow)mostly near eyecorner and in eye corner are itch+feel dryeye ?
If i've conjunctivitis allergy, can it heal by allergy injection therapy ?Tried allergy meds : allegysal, patanol (olopatadine) and avil, Claritin loratadine, please help
Yes: Treatment of allergic conjunctivitis starts with eliminating or avoiding the allergen as well as rinsing the allergen from your eyes with plain water (reduces the allergen load). Allergy shots can help as can oral allergy meds. There are eye drops that help a great deal also. Steroid eye drops are very effective but are not used long term due to risk of glaucoma and cataract. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
4 yo. Watery discharge from eyes, mostly colorless. Eyelids closed when waking up in am. 2nd day. How do I make sure its conjunctivitis or an allergy?
Can be tricky: The difference between allergy eyes and pink eye is generally that pink eye has thicker drainage that is usually yellow or green and also there is usually an outbreak in daycare or in the family that you can trace the infection to and allergy eye has more watery drainage like you are describing and you may notice your child rubbing at the eyes and also having an itchy nose. Here is a good link! http://www.webmd.com/allergies/guide/conjunctivitis ...Read more
Allergic conjunctivitis on eyes, if i get allergy injection therapy, will it be injected on eye or another bodypart ? N how long the theraphy i should?
My son has allergy in eye for which he is recommended Fucidin eye drops.. He doesn't have conjunctivitis.. Are these drops safe for my 16 month old?
I'm having trouble with my allergies. Sneezing, watery itchy eyes, allergen conjunctivitis---but i have a brown ring around my pupil. Is it allergies?
Allergies. : Yes it could be allergies. Send us a photo or Consult with us to help solve this issue. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My 15 month old has recurring bronchiolitis (not severe), recurring conjunctivitis, a persistent cough & constant blocked nose or runny nose. Allergy?
15 month old - persistent cough, past bronchiolitis, constant ear infections, runny or blocked nose & persistent conjunctivitis. Allergies????
To tease out all : these chronic symptoms requires a history of environmental factors like passive smoking, attendance at daycare, drinking from a bottle while supine, etc.; family history of asthma & allergies; past response to infections, etc.The most likely reason for the chronic cough is asthma, aka Reactive Airway Disease, that requires bronchodilators. Seek referral to a Pediatric Allergist/Immunologist. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I have contracted allergies and I have a giant papillary conjuctivitis. I want to get lasik. Should i?
A few clues to this: Pink eye is an infection with rapid onset, usually in one eye and then spreading to the other with a clear discharge and a sensation of sandy eye feeling. Allergy is episodic, seasonal, usually both eyes, with itching and sometimes lid swelling. Neither usually affect the vision. Sometimes the symptoms overlap. You might need an ophthalmologist to make the distinction. ...Read more
Sometimes difficult: This is sometimes difficult even for experts. Generally allergies have more itching than pink eye and occur in people have allergic symptoms such as coughing, sneezing and so forth. You can try over-the-counter antihistamine drops such as zaditor (ketotifen). If this does not help, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more
Allerg conjunctivits: You state you have allergic conjunctivitis. First, prevention is huge. If you know what sets you off and it is avoidable, like staying away from cats, etc, then do that. Next, use cool compresses on your eyes 5-10 minutes each hour. Artificial tears may also feel good. Then, get treatment. A prescription anti-allergy drop like Patanol (olopatadine) will go a long way in relieving symptoms. Avoid rubbing eyes. ...Read more
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