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How Can I Alleviate My Red Eyes From Allergies
Saline rinses: Some over the counter eye drops like visine, may provide some brief relief from the itchy eyes, but often rinsing with lots (and i mean lots) of saline drops or contact lens solution is better. Using cool, wet cloths and rinsing the eyelids with water will also help. For longer lasting relief, some prescription eye drops are very helpful and allergy shots might be helpful in the long run. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...Read more
Antihistamine drops: Allergic conjunctivitis responds very well to antihistamine eye drops. Some brands are available over the counter (zaditor), whereas others require prescription(pataday, lastacaft). Trying to eliminate the cause is very helpful but often difficult to do or know. An allergist can be useful for very stubborn allergies. Also, try to control your living environment: close windows, vacuum, fans off... ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Maybe. Eye allergies can cause red eyes and blurred vision but the predominant symptom is usually itching. If it is not itching, it us most likely something else. I would try topical artificial tears and allergy drops as needed. If no improvement, see your eye doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Chronic red eyes, no medication has helped, got prescribed eye drops and allergy medicine. Doesn't see to help. Is it allergies or something else?
Red eyes: Some people have very superficial conjunctival blood vessels naturally. These can be temporarily constricted with vasoconstrictor eye drops but the effect is short term followed by an exacerbation of vaso-dilation. Surgical techniques with stem cell implantation is being tried, which is still experimental. Most causes of red eyes are associated with irritants. Common cause is dry eyes. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Use caution when using these drops.Get a more detailed answer ›
Red eye is a symptom in which a one or both of a person's eyes are redder than normal. Redness is usually caused by increased blood (red colored) in the reddened area. Increased blood flow can be due to allergies, inflammation, infection, hormonal changes, nerve problems, ...Read more
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