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Hayfever Swollen Eyes
You can treat them: There are no real cures for eye allergies, but there are many effective treatments. Over the counter drops like zaditor (ketotifen) work well to control the symptoms. Sometimes you need to treat them with oral medicines like Allegra or zyrtec. See an ophthalmologist if these are not effective. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergies : Allergies cause itching & tearing. Over-the-counter allergy medicine & eyedrops help relieve it. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a good eyedrop. Blepharitis also causes itching & this can you can try loraditine (claritin) or other previous prescription anti-allergy meds. Check with your doctor if you have any medical conditions or are pregnant. ...Read more
You may have: Allergic conjunctivitis. You could try using clarifying along with artificial tears to see if that relieves your symptoms. It would be best to have a physician examine you. There are very effective treatments for this issue. You need a definitive diagnosis and then a comprehensive plan. Best of luck! Thank you for trusting Health Tap. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
URI: can very well be viral Upper Respiratory Tract Infection. So rest, fluids , painkillers, unless contraindicated, salt water gargles and saline nasal washes, if no improvement in 24-48 hours see your doctor, good luck ...Read more
I have severe seasonal outdoors allergies including itchy. Watery eyes, itchy throat, stuffy. Runny nose. What medication work best?
Allergy meds: You gave quite a bit of systemic symptoms so an oral agent would be best. In my experience, Allegra seems to be the best but claritin/ zyrtec are also very good. If your eyes need a topical eye drop, Pataday and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) are the best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many conditions: From your description, this may be an influenza infection, or another respiratory infection. Your PCP may screen you for the flu and start Tamiflu (oseltamivir) within 48 hrs as indicated. A strep screen may also be performed at the same time. Typically viral illness self resolve within 10 days. ...Read more
Allergies: Patients with allergies can develop scaly, red and itchy skin around the eyes and on the eyelids from allergies. This skin condition is called allergic dermatitis or allergic eczema. You can use a hypoallergenic cream/lotion: cetaphil or lubriderm and consider contacting your medical doctor about taking allergy pills-such as Claritin (loratadine) or allegra. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Congested ,runny nose,sneezing and watery eyes specially right eye upper lid little bit swollen. Is it Cold or allergies ?
I have swollen puffy watering eyes, and runny nose, severe headaches behind the eyes and forehead - please diagnose?
Try HealthTap PRIME: HealthTap PRIME doctors see and treat you via smartphone, tablet, or laptop. You can send images while in a live consultation. PRIME can be accessed from anywhere in the world, for a subscription fee. Currently, you have posted on the "brief informational answers" forum, which is not for diagnosing. People with said symptoms may have allergies or a virus like adenovirus, and may have sinusitis. ...Read more
Will Benadryl (diphenhydramine) help watery eyes, itchy throat, drainage on throat andy runny stuffy nose?
Prob not the best: A 42 yo female with watery eyes, itchy throat, throat drainage and runny stuffy nose. Sounds like rhinitis caused by allergies. First, avoidance of allergens is important, see an allergist to determine what you are allergic to. Best medicines are nasal steroid sprays (like Flonase or Nasacort OTC) and longer acting oral antihistamines (zyrtec, allegra). Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is short-acting and makes you tired ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Feels like allergies, but allergy testing is negative. Itchy water eyes, itchy clogged ears, post nasal drip, stuffy nose, sinus infections, sneezing?
Can still be allergy: Allergy testing only rules out what is being tested for. I would look at what helps the symptoms and to see what seems to trigger the symptoms. ...Read more
Check for strep: Try an allergy pill without sudafed: benadryl (diphenhydramine) is the shortest acting. If your symptoms resolve or improve within an hour, it is likely allergic and then take claritin, or allegra (genericis fine) . If no better at all, don't take and then the cause is either viral or bacterial, usually. The most important thing to check for is strep. Strep can present without fever and a red throat in many adult ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
It certainly can!: Itchy eyes and an itchy nose are common manifestations of allergy. Try to be aware of when the symptoms occur and see if a otc antihistamine is effective at relieving your symptoms. If it happens all the time you may benefit from seeing an allergy specialist and allergy testing. ...Read more
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