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Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes eye allergy in children?

Help docs! I'm trying to find out what causes eye allergy 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

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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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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.

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

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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?

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?

Liquid benedryl: The general dosing of this in the common liquid form (12.5mg/5ml) is 1 tsp/25 lb. This would be about a teaspoon & a half in the child listed above. This can be repeated every 4 hours as needed. ...Read more

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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?

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 more

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My eyes are swelled due to allergy?

My eyes are swelled due to allergy?

Allergy: Allergy can cause eye lid swelling. Cold compressors will help if its allergy. ...Read more

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My eyes won't stop blinking. Allergies?

My eyes won't stop blinking. Allergies?

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

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Itchy in the corners of my eyes. Is this allergies?

Itchy in the corners of my eyes. Is this allergies?

Probably not: You most likely have angular blepharitis... A condition in which bacterial waste products collect on your eyelids and create irritation. Use warm water and baby shampoo scrubs on your eyelids daily for relief. Sometimes antibiotics help also. ...Read more

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Can allergies cause dry eyes?

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Can allergies cause dry eyes?

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

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How can I relieve my eye allergy?

How can I relieve my eye allergy?

Eyedrop: Cromolyn, ketotifen eyedrops otc or rx like Patanol/Pataday which are very commonly prescribed. Make sure it is eye allergy and something else. Pink eye is usually viral. Herpes eye infection? Foreign body? Go to ER or eye doctor right away. ...Read more

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I have eye allergy what can I do?

I have eye allergy what can I do?

Depending on what is: Causing it? See ophthalmologist, make sure not viral infection. ...Read more

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Will scratchy eyes caused by allergy?

Will scratchy eyes caused by allergy?

Possibly: An itchy scratchy throat or eyes can be caused by allergies. These symptoms can also be caused by general irriation, dryness and viral symdromes to mention a few other casues. ...Read more

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How do you reduce swollen allergy eyes?

How do you reduce swollen allergy eyes?

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 more

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Please help me? What are eye allergies?

Please help me? What are eye allergies?

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

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What can suddenly trigger eye allergies?

What can suddenly trigger eye allergies?

Many things.: Causes can range from particles in the air (dust, pollen, animal dander) to makeup to soaps...See an allergist to help figure it out... But take some pictures to bring to the dr.. .. It will be very helpful if your eye isn't affected the day of your visit ...Read more

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My one eye small this is allergy symptoms?

My one eye small this is allergy symptoms?

Prob not: Swelling from allergies that makes only one eye appear smaller is less likely than common causes such as irritation from foreign body or dryness. There can also be a droopy eyelid (ptosis) from many causes. See your eye MD to get it checked out. ...Read more

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I have allergies and itchy eyes, what to do?

I have allergies and itchy eyes, what to do?

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 more

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How would you recommend I cure my eye allergies?

How would you recommend I cure my eye allergies?

Drops: There are a lot of good medical treatments (drops/pills), but if you truly want to "get rid" of your allergies you need to see an allergist. ...Read more

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What should I do for itchy eyes due to allergies?

What should I do for itchy eyes due to allergies?

Itchy eyes: You can try over the counter zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops and if they don't work, you need to see an allergist for other eye drops and treatment of your allergies, as controlling allergic nasal symptoms can aid in controlling ocular symptoms. ...Read more

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Know what to do about red-rimmed eyes from allergies?

Know what to do about red-rimmed eyes from allergies?

Medication: Allergies can cause itching, tearing and redness of the eyes. The best solution is to use medications. See your eye doctor for a recommendation of which drops would be best for you. ...Read more

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The most effective medication for my eye allergies is?

Pataday: I like pataday. Also Bepreve (bepotastine besilate) and lastacaft- all very similar. ...Read more

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Both eyes are swollen and hurt. Could it be allergies?

Both eyes are swollen and hurt. Could it be allergies?

Could be!: Allergies could do it. If it doesn't respond to your usual allergy regimen then see a doc. ...Read more

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How can I fix an eye allergy without taking medications?

How can I fix an eye allergy without taking medications?

Washing and rinsing: If your reaction is due to cosmetics, washing off the offending agent right away can help. If it is due to airborne allergens coming in contact with the eye, flushing with water can help rinse things out. You can use cool compresses to settle the irritation and inflammation down. ...Read more

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What can I do to help soothe my eye itch from allergies?

What can I do to help soothe my eye itch from allergies?

Eye itch: An over the counter eye drop, zaditor, (ketotifen) helps, if not other prescription eye drops help, see an allergist for ultimate control of your allergies. ...Read more

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My eye allergies are really really bad. What should I do?

My eye allergies are really really bad. What should I do?

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

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Could allergies cause film and discharge through the eyes?

Could allergies cause film and discharge through the eyes?

Definitely!: Allergic conjunctivitis creates stringy mucus discharge and eye redness. Splash cool water on your eyes when you come in from outdoors... That can remove pollen and other allergens from your lashes where they cause allergies. A prescription antihistamine drop can help also. ...Read more

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Can you advise me to please bad allergy eye circles!!!!!!?

Can you advise me to please bad allergy eye circles!!!!!!?

Allergic eyes: Several over the counter drops like Zadador may reduce the amount of inflammation. However,
You really need to see your local ophthalmologist or Oculoplastic surgeon for best answer ...Read more

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What types of contacts are good for allergies and dry eyes?

Contacts: Acuvue oasys, proclear or daily contact lenses are good for patients with dry eye or allergies. ...Read more

Eye Allergies (Definition)

An allergic response causing itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, ...Read more