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Flonase And Glaucoma
Warning: Seasonal allergy meds may have a warning about glaucoma. This is relevant to narrow angle glaucoma patients, since it is theoretically possible to induce an angle closure attack if not already treated--check with your eye doctor to see if you are at risk. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends: If your glaucoma is an open angle type of glaucoma, then you can be free to use any medication. However if you have narrow angles, this may be contraindicated. It is best to ask your doctor which kind you have, and if it is narrow, ask if it is okay for you. Sometimes when narrow angle patients have been adequately treated, they can be able to use these meds. Hope this helps! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Is it safe to use steriod eye drops for dry eyes and steriod nasal spray along with allergy pills?
No and yes: Steroid eye drop is not to be used for dry eyes. If you have already been using artificial tear regularly without benefits, there are other safer options such as plugging the duct passage to the nose (it takes no more than 5 minutes and is painless), a trial with Restasis, and more recently processed autologous serum (using your own serum). Steroid nasal spray and allergy pills are ok. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Can zaditor (ketotifen) eye drop make eyes more sensitive and effect sinuses, i..E make you nasally, etc?
Yes and no: Zaditor (ketotifen) is a topical antihistamine drop. Antihistamines stop itching but also causes drying which wiuld make eyes more sedative. Use artificial tear drops along with radiator besides making eyes feel better it will also help the allergies by flushing the allergens out of your eyes, .My guess is the nasalness is fron your allergies.Allergie can also effect the sinuses. You could also see an allergis. ...Read more
Maybe: Good, newer antinistamine, less sedating, may help with symptoms. ...Read more
Can Duonase help in treating nasal turbinate hypertrophy and nasal polyps?is duonase similar to Nasonex (mometasone)?
It may help: Topical nasal steroids may help your problem. They are all about the same. There is little difference between the efficacy and safety of Flonase and nasonex (mometasone). I do not think turbinate hypertrophy will be much effected unless you have nasal allergy. Nasal polyposis will be more effectively treated with oral steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I can't use decongestants so tried 2 nasal sprays for sinusitis & ETD. Flonase, Nasonex (mometasone) both resulted in horrid migraines. Is there any other option?
Bad luck: But hope still, saline nasal washes would do as good if used consistently, till you get evaluated preferably by an allergist, check aaaai.org or acaai.org for an allergist in your area, good luck ...Read more
Will afrin (oxymetazoline) nose spray work as well as sudafed po with less risk of increased heart rate for opening up my sinuses and eustachian tubes?
Will using advir and spiriva increase pressure and cause dry macular to change to wet? Label warns of glaucoma, cataracts. Already have had cataract surgery. No glaucoma.
No: Advir and spieva will have no affect on macular degeneration. If you have had cataract surgery , you don't need to worry about cataracts. Increased intraocular pressure can occur with steroid use. Obtaining a baseline pressure 2 months after continuous use is advised. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Not likely: Ed can be a troubling, and exacerbated by some medications. Beta blockers have this warning in the labeling of the medication. Taking beta blockers orally has a significantly higher chance for this side effect than taken topically, as in combigan™ Lumigan doesn't have this side effect. If ed is significant problem and the Combigan is the last thing on the potential list, have doc stop, then ??. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are sulfacetamaide 10% eye drops and neomycin and polymyxin and dexamethasone eye drops for the same problems?
Generally: These are inexpensive eye preparations for treating infections when the organism is unknown at the time of patient examination. They are effective although they have some degreee of allergic response. Many eye infections are viral in origin so these will not improve that situation. ...Read more
Red eyes for 4 days so far.I have been on Patanol and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) eye drops for 3 months helping with allergies. both eye bloodshot is recent.what to do
Been taking Claritin (loratadine) niacin & Flonase for ringing in my ears and stuffiness. Can allergies cause the stuffy nose and slight ache in ears?
What is the differences between brinzolamide and dorzolamide as topical eye drops with timolol for reducing ocular hypertension?
Blepharitis and dry eyes not going away. Have allergies and asthma. Experiencing symptoms for 10 months. Prescribed tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) ointment and feel worser.
Not correct treatmen: Tobradex (tobramycin and dexamethasone) is a poor choice for treatment of these conditions. Blepharitis and dry eye often occur together and both disorders require treatment. See an ophthalmologist for evaluation and management of these disorders. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common drop: Xalatan (latanoprost) is a very good and commonly used topical medication for glaucoma. It was the first medication and its class and now comes in generic form. It is used once daily typically at night and can be effective in lowering eye pressure. If being used one will need to continue follow-up care with an eye provider to make sure adequately lowering the eye pressure to the desired target. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer