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How Can I Relieve Eyes That Sting Because Of Allergies
Allergy eye drops: Although you can achieve some relief of allergy eye symptoms with oral antihistamines, allergy eye drops are far more effective. Medications such as zaditor, patanol, pataday, Bepreve (bepotastine besilate) and Optivar can be very effective at relieving allergy eye symptoms.See 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
Never had allergies, this year my eyes are driving me crazy....They look very wet, and sting and itch. Whats going on?
Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?
Stinging skin sensation around eyes
Flaky facial skin & dandruff
Sore, dry and tight facial skin
Hot skin and feaver.
No allergies. For 4 weeks.
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.See 1 more doctor answer
Eye drops help: 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.See 2 more doctor answers
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.
Avoid allergen, meds: If you know the cause of the allergic reaction, then by all means avoid it. If you need to treat it there are a variety of otc meds such as zaditor, (ketotifen) and ophcon a. Prescription help from your ophthalmologist such as Patanol is also useful and in serious cases, topical steroids can be prescribed.See 1 more doctor answer
Flushing with water: Washing the eyelids with lots of water or using a contact lens solution to rinse the eyes can be very helpful when your eyes are really itching and watering. Cool, wet towels on the eyes can also relieve some of the itching. These may not give complete relief though, and that's the time when you need medicine.See 1 more doctor answer
My 14 mon old rubs her eyes a lot due to few food allergies and a slight dog one. Anything I can do to help relieve the itchy eyes?
Antihistamine: For allergic eyes first remove allergens if possible. Cool compresses help and anti-allergye eye drops. Several otc eye drops (over the counter - in pharmacies without a prescription) are available containing ketotifen including zatidor and zyrtec (cetirizine) eye drops. Prescription eye drops may help if the above are not effective - talk to your doctor or see an allergist.See 1 more doctor answer
What allergy eye drops can I purchase to relieve itchy eyes due to the high pollen count during the summer?
Antihistamine: While lubricating drops help some, antihistamines drops do the most for eye allergy symptoms, including itching & watering. There are many over-the-counter antihistamine products to choose from. Older products may be combined with decongestants which decrease redness; however, overuse of these products may cause increased rebound redness. Plain antihistamine drops are your best bet for itching.See 1 more doctor answer
I think I may have a food allergy (eyes and face swollen, nose and eyes runny) - I drink 3 - 4 Allergex a day but minor relief. What could this be? Food allergy?
Possibly correct: The symptoms could definitely fit with an allergy. Inhalant allergens or food allergens could be behind your condition. High doses of antihistamines could be harmful in the absence of a clear diagnosis. I would suggest you consult your doctor for a clinical evaluation and possible allergy test.
Itchy eyes and nose,GI upset,anxiety,sinusitis(tried 5 rounds of abx-no relief),burning sensation all over my body in my nerves.could it be allergy?
Much too young!: You are much too young (at 25 !!) to have all these problems. Sounds like in addition to a complete physical exam you also need some professional counseling! Ask your Primary Care Provider for a referral after the complete exam results are available! Hope this helps Dr Z
Bad allergies (nasal congestion/itchy eyes/etc) with no relief from daily claritind. What are other options? (shots? Prescriptions? Anything else?)
Dietary will help: Making sure to hydrate well and cutting out sugars, dairy, sodas, processed foods, desserts will reduce phlegm production. Cut out tobacco, as that can be contributory too. There are eye drops that help reduce allergies but you must see your eye doctor first. Cool compresses are also useful over eyes.See 1 more doctor answer
I think I may have a food allergy (eyes and face swollen, nose and eyes runny) -usually a day after Ive eaten wholewheat, steamedwheat or pasta - I I drink 3 - 4 Allergex a day but minor relief. I do not get digestive problems but def immune reaction?
Unusual: Your history is interesting in that the symptoms don't appear until a day after the exposure when most food allergy symptoms occur within 2 hours after the exposure. Regardless of the mechanism, if you have problem from eating certain foods, avoidance is the best solution.
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