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Eye Allergies In Children
EYE ALLERGY:: Eye allergy can be a part of general allergy- from food, airborne, smoke/allergens in the air, etc. Eczema, dry skin, dry eyelid margins also causes itching. Inverted eyelash can cause irritation, watery eyes and itching. Rubbing eyes makes it worse. Eyes become red, itchy with watery. If it bothers too much, check with the pediatrician/ ophthalmologist or allergist. ...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
I gave my son children’s benedryl about an hour ago for his allergy eyes, he also has a cough, can I give him cough medicine as well?
Data missing: Studies in the US have shown that most such products have little or no effect in kids under 6. Since you didn't provide the age it is hard to respond specifically. As a general rule you would not give a product containing another antihistamine so soon after the dose of Benadryl. The medicine should list its contents on the bottle.. ...Read more
Children have green snot, drainage, congestion, sneezing, watery eyes. High pollen count. Is this allergies or cold?
My three year old son is experiencing coughing, yellow runny nose, watery eyes, and dark colored lose stowels for the last 3days I have tried using over-the-counter children allergy medicine but his condition continues to worsen.
If : If your son is worsening instead of improving, you should call his doctor and have him seen. Viral illnesses can last 7-10 days total, but should start to improve after the first 3 to 4. If he is worsening, he could be developing a bacterial super-infection such as sinusitis, an ear infection or bronchitis. Good luck! ...Read more
How many ml's of childrens Benadryl (diphenhydramine) can I give my 4yr old 36lb son. Severe nasal congestion, watery eyes , and cough. Also has allergies ?
My LO is 8 mo. 20 lbs. I gave her infant Tylenol (acetaminophen). She has a thick runny nose and watery eyes (allergies) can I also give her children's benadryl?
Benedryl indication: Although the manufacturer does not indicate it's use in children under 2 years of age, it is not uncommon for it to be recommended 'off label' by pediatricians. Oral cetrizine is another antihistamine for allergies which does have a documented age indication for 6 months and up. Both of these medications can be safely administered with Tylenol (acetaminophen). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe. Itching?: You will blink your eyes if they itch from allergies but blinking can be a symptom of many other eye problems like an infection, a foreign body, or sensitivity to strong light. Blinking can also be an involuntary nervous habit called a "tic" the photo is of "cobblestoning" on the lower eyelid, commonly seen in allergic conjunctivitis. ...Read more
Not typically: Allergies manifest in eyes by making them itchy & watery while dry eyes feel gritty & relieved upon tearing (but tearing is secondary to dryness, not primary complaint). There are many causes of dry eyes so if you're not better w/OTC options, time to see your Ophthalmologist or Optometrist. Check out http://goo.gl/4eI7Kl for medical perspective on difference btwn two conditions. ...Read more
Medicated OTC drops: Drops containing ketotifen ophthalmic, zaditor, alaway, etc, are often more effective than artificial tears or murine, if symptoms are severe. Also consider otc antihistamines, but avoid the ones with decongestants, as these can dry out your eyes. See an ophthalmolgist or eyemd if you are not improving in a few days, as there are stronger prescription eyedrops available if the otc does not work. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Allergies: Allergies cause itching, tearing ; eye lid swelling. Over-the-counter allergy medicine ; eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eye drop. Loratidine or cetrizine are pills you can take to help as well. Severe allergies can also cause itchy flaking skin around the eyes called atopic dermatitis, treated with eucerin or cetaphil cream. If this does not help in 1-2 days go see your doctor. ...Read more
Depends on the cause: There are many causes of itchy eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause itchy eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer