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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
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
Several ways.: If the allergen trigger has been identified, then avoid if possible. Over the counter eye drops that can provide relief include ketotifen or other antihistamine or decongestant eye drops. To make sure it is allergy, an eye doctor can perform an exam. If symptoms are persistent or recurrent, see an allergist to develop a long term treatment plan that may include prescription eye drops. ...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
Oh my aching nose!: For temporary relief of nasal soreness, you can apply ointments such as vaseline or otc nasal gels to the inner nostrils to relieve the irritation, crusting, scabs and/or bleeding. Of course, the long term solution is to treat the allergies with steroid nasal sprays, antihistamines, allergy shots, etc.To reduce the sneezing and runny nose that is causing the irritation in the first place. ...Read more
Puffy Eyes: Puffy or swollen eyes can be caused by fluid retention, stress, allergies, hormone changes, and other factors. Other times we get puffy eyes after sleeping. This can be caused by too much sodium in the diet, which causes water retention. Puffy eyes can also be caused by lack of sleep or excessive alcohol intake. http://www.eyehealthweb.com/puffy-eyes/ ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It depends.: It is important to establish whether this is seasonal or year round. Are there any foods that make it worse (possible oral allergy syndrome)? Your family history, physical exam , skin test are also needed to make a diagnosis . Treatment will be determined after these work up . Making some suggestions to relieve itchy throat are not without risks. Please see a board certified allergy specialist ...Read more
Depends: First, you need to make sure the watery eyes are indeed caused by an allergy. Dry eye syndrome can cause that as well, and treatment would be different. For watery eyes due to allergies you can use an antihistamine eye drop, like pataday, and/or an oral antihistamine like zyrtec (cetirizine). Please check with your doctor first, to establish the cause. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Few tips: Wash your hands and face when you come in from outside. There are OTC or prescription antihistamine eye drops. Systemic antihistamines like zyrtec (cetirizine). If all that fails consider allergy shots. I would see an allergist to test for what you are allergic to and go from there. ...Read more
Stay indoors: Not to be trite, but avoiding an environmental trigger will help. Plants pollinate in the early morning and in the later afternoon. Limiting your outdoor exposures at that time will help. However, better options can be given by an allergist who can either recommend medication or desensitization. ...Read more
Allergic rhinitis: For prophylaxis, i recommend singulair, (montelukast) 10 mg at bedtime daily to be started at least 2 weeks before the season and continued until the season is over. Alternatives will be the otc usual antihistamines or prescriptions of their derivatives. In addition, nasal antihistiamine sprays are also available as well as steroid nasal sprays. Please ask your doctor. ...Read more
Cool, elevation, ...: The dark areas come from dilated vessels just beneath the skin. When your eyes are irritated, these vessels become more visible. Also, the skin is a bit water-logged & thus sometimes more transparent. The puffy part is best helped with elevation (extra pillows for sleep) and cool compresses. Save teabags for drinking. Anti-allergy oral & topical meds help too. ...Read more
Many causes: Depending on the underlying cause, most cases of itchy eyes can be successfully treated. Most common causes are allergies, dry eye, and blepharitis. See an eye md to help determine the underlying cause, and seek treatment advice. Often a drop such as an artificial tear, otc or rx drop for allergies, sometimes a short course of a mild topical steroid, is prescribed. Cool compresses can be helpful. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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