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How can I get allergy relief for my watering eyes?

How can I get allergy relief for my watering eyes?

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 more

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Dr. John Chiu
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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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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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How can I alleviate my red eyes from allergies?

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 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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When can I start to see allergy relief after eyedrops, and what can I do besides eyedrops?

When can I start to see allergy relief after eyedrops, and what can I do besides eyedrops?

Eyedrops : You should notice improvement within minutes. If not what you have may not be allergies or may require prescription medications. ...Read more

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Need some allergy relief help please! how do I relieve my eyes when eye drops aren't helping?

Need some allergy relief help please! how do I relieve my eyes when eye drops aren't helping?

Eye allergies: Allergic conjunctivitis can be very uncomfortable and at times difficult to treat. Many allergy eye drops are non-steroid and can be helpful. If these are not helpful, it is useful to seek advice from an ophthalmologist (eye specialist) for a closer look to make sure there is not something more than allergies triggering symptoms. If not they have stronger eye drops available. ...Read more

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Need help when my pink eye is over, can I use OTC eyedrops for allergies?

Need help when my pink eye is over, can I use OTC eyedrops for allergies?

Yes.: There is no contraindication of using allergy drops after a pink eye. However, pink eye may lead to some dry eye symptoms, and allergy drops may exacerbate dry eyes as well. Otc artificial tears may help if this occurs. ...Read more

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I think I have an allergy to eyelash glues. My eyes get itchy, sore, and swollen. What can I do?

I think I have an allergy to eyelash glues. My eyes get itchy, sore, and swollen. What can I do?

Stop the glue: The glue is likely either creating direct irritation, or you are allergic to it. Either way you need to stop using it. Cool compresses may help reduce swelling and itching. If you want longer lashes, consider discussing Latisse (bimatoprost) with your eye doctor. ...Read more

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How can I get relief from an itchy throat?

How can I get relief from an itchy throat?

Antihistamines: Look at the labels for any antihistamine. This classification of medicines do precisely that: relief for itchy throats. ...Read more

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How do I get help for my dry eyes?

How do I get help for my dry eyes?

Pharmacy, eyedoc: Drug stores have a whole section devoted to eye dryness and there are many options. You need possibly an ointment at bedtime, and an eye lubricant or tear replacement during the daytime. Avoid drops that say "gets the red out" as these are drying. If the vision is affected or there is pain, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What can I give my 4month son for allergies watery eyes sneezing?

What can I give my 4month son for allergies watery eyes sneezing?

Would not treat: Highly unlikely for a 4 month old to have environmental allergies. Environmental allergies normally require a couple of seasonal exposures to develop. This most likely is an upper respiratory infection, or a cold. No otc cold medications are recommended for children under the age of 6. Make sure there is nothing that could be a respiratory irritant to your child, such as cigarette smoke. ...Read more

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What can I do if my eyes get red from contacts because I have eye allergies?

What can I do if my eyes get red from contacts because I have eye allergies?

Yes: Contact lenses can cause redness on their own if worn too often due to a decrease in oxygen to the cornea. Allergies can make eyes red & can make contact lens wearers more uncomfortable especially during allergy season. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of red and watery eyes if eyedrops don't work much at all?

How can I get rid of red and watery eyes if eyedrops don't work much at all?

Try others : First be sure it is an allergy.. Then see your dr. There are several eye drops to try ..Not all work for each person. Also use natural tears during the day. ...Read more

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What to do if I have tried prescription eye drops over-the-counter eye drops and my eyes are swollen red itchy, and won't stop watering, what can I do?

What to do if I have tried prescription eye drops over-the-counter eye drops and my eyes are swollen red itchy, and won't stop watering, what can I do?

Allergic Conj-itis: Allergic conjunctivitis can be very annoying. Use cold ice packs if possible when itching sensation starts to stop cycle of allergy. Cold non preserved artificial tears 4-6x/day as needs. MD can Rx mast cell stabilizer to help as well. Steroids used as last resort. Allergy tests can be done early to ID culprits, immunotherapy also; See http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com for tiered approach on Rx. ...Read more

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Runny nose, dry and watery eyes whenever i go outdoors. What can I take for this?

Runny nose, dry and watery eyes whenever i go outdoors. What can I take for this?

Allergy: You may consider taking allergy pills. If persists please seek medical advise in person. ...Read more

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My eyes are really bloodshot and I think I have rebound redness. I was using visine allergy drops to get rid of the red in my eye now I'm redder. help?

My eyes are really bloodshot and I think I have rebound redness. I was using visine allergy drops to get rid of the red in my eye now I'm redder. help?

Just wait : This will go away, but DO NOT use the Visine drops to make it go away faster - that will only perpetuate the problem. If the redness is severe and you don't want to wait for it to resolve, your doctor or your ophthalmologist can prescribe a short course of steroid drops to help. See an allergist to help find better ways of controlling your eye symptoms than using the decongestant drops. ...Read more

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What can I do to get relief from dry and itchy throat?

What can I do to get relief from dry and itchy throat?

Saline: Your symptoms can be secondary to a cold or post nasal drip. Either way, a saline nasal spray should improve it. Also if you have allregies, treating them should help. ...Read more

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When i don't wear my glasses for a long time i get itchy eyes. Should I use eye drops, and which kind?

When i don't wear my glasses for a long time i get itchy eyes. Should I use eye drops, and which kind?

Yes drops will help: Either artificial tear drops or allergy eye drops for itching, both are over the counter ...Read more

Dr. Debra Rosenblatt
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Watering Eyes (Definition)

Watering eyes = epiphora -tearing consistently ...Read more