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How can I relieve eyes that sting because of allergies?

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. ...Read more

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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 in the world can I get my eye to stop watering from these allergies?

How in the world can I get my eye to stop watering from these allergies?

Treatment: You need a stepped approach to treatment. Eliminate the allergen, go on loratidine or cetrizine, and use eye drops. I start with zaditor which is over the counter and this fails consider prescription mess such as bepreve (bepotastine besilate). Tough cases do well on alrex. Talk to your eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can allergic rhinitis be the cause for my sunken eyes? What can I do to get rid of them?

Can allergic rhinitis be the cause for my sunken eyes? What can I do to get rid of them?

Allergic shiners: Allergic shiners are what they call the dark circles under the eyes associated with allergies to pollen, dust, mold, animals, etc. It is thought to be backed up blood vessels from clogged nostrils. Treating your congested nose will help: nasal saline, pseudoephedrine, intranasal steroid (fluticasone) should help the allergies and hopefully the shiners! ...Read more

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I'm allergic to ragweeds and pollen so pretty much the outdoors. What can I take to alleviate the symptoms?

I'm allergic to ragweeds and pollen so pretty much the outdoors. What can I take to alleviate the symptoms?

Allergy treatments : Try avoid exposure to ragweed and pollen first, then using hepa filter system and vacuum your carpet more often. Then OTC antihistamines, decongestants, or Neti pot Normal Saline nasal rinse. See an allergy doctor for advice and more potent treatments if neccesary. ...Read more

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My eyes are so itchy. How can I relieve the itching?

My eyes are so itchy. How can I relieve the itching?

Eyes: Cool compresses help. There are OTC drops for eye itch presuming youve had your eyes checked recently by an eye doctor ...Read more

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I have a problem of pollen allergy which causes watering eyes and nose, sneezing and breathing problem. How can it be cured or any precautions?

I have a problem of pollen allergy which causes watering eyes and nose, sneezing and breathing problem. How can it be cured or any precautions?

Control not cure: While there is no cure for allergies, they can be controlled using 3 steps. 1. Identification of the particular allergen and avoidance as possible. 2 medications like antihistamines and nasal steroid sprays and 3. Allergy injections for long term relief. An allergist can assist in a plan specific for each person. ...Read more

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How do allergies affect the body, not just the nose and eyes?

How do allergies affect the body, not just the nose and eyes?

Systemic inflmmation: Allergy is a chronic systemic inflammatory disorder that will affect different people differently. Some will have eyes symptoms only others will have eyes, nose and chest symptoms. Some very recent data suggest that there may be as link between allergies and cancer. ...Read more

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What can I do to ease the pain of pink eye due to allergies?

What can I do to ease the pain of pink eye due to allergies?

Allerg conjunctivits: You state you have allergic conjunctivitis. First, prevention is huge. If you know what sets you off and it is avoidable, like staying away from cats, etc, then do that. Next, use cool compresses on your eyes 5-10 minutes each hour. Artificial tears may also feel good. Then, get treatment. A prescription anti-allergy drop like Patanol (olopatadine) will go a long way in relieving symptoms. Avoid rubbing eyes. ...Read more

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I get seasonal allergies, my question is can you torn something inside my nose? And what does to much sneezing can do to the inside of me? Thanks

I get seasonal allergies, my question is can you torn something inside my nose? And what does to much sneezing can do to the inside of me? Thanks

Yes: Can get a nose bleed from raw, swollen lining tissues in the nose. Sneezing has a lot of force, but should not cause injury to nose or elsewhere in the respiratory system, however, I have seen a lot of people throw their back out from sneezing or coughing, even ruptured a disc in their back. Allergy control is usually not difficult. Many effective treatments. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of an itchy face that's not from allergies?

How can I get rid of an itchy face that's not from allergies?

Avoid exposure: It is important to recognise how you are in contact with the responsible substances or substances so that, where possible, you can avoid it or at least reduce exposure. For example if your skin on your face is dry , stay away using too hot water when you take a shower. It make your facial skin more dry and itchy. Also using emollient creams and topical steroids assists in healing. ...Read more

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I have extremely puffy eyes from an allergic reaction. What can I do to get the puffiness down?

I have extremely puffy eyes from an allergic reaction. What can I do to get the puffiness down?

Cool compresses: Cool compresses work the best. A bag of frozen peas or a cold pack. Use eucerin or cetaphil cream around the eyes for dry skin. Take loratidine (claritin) or Allegra (fexofenadine) during the day and Diphenhydramine (benadryl) at bed time. ...Read more

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How can you relieve eyes that are itchy and puffy due to acne cream?

How can you relieve eyes that are itchy and puffy due to acne cream?

Avoidance: When applying acne cream, avoid applying near/around the eyes, and applying sparingly. Most acne creams only require a pea-sized amount of product for a face application, which is applied by dabbing (on cheeks, chin, forehead, & nose) then rubbing in. If your symptoms occur or worsen despite proper application, stop using the product & see your physician as you may be having an allergic reaction. ...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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How can I prevent nose and eye allergies if there is a brush fire burning nearby?

How can I prevent nose and eye allergies if there is a brush fire burning nearby?

Leave area: To protect your nose and lungs you need to buy a type of mask called a respirator. You can get this special kind of mask that looks like a bug at a place that is like Lowes or Home Depot. A regular mask will not protect. You should get the kind of goggles that people use when they are working around chemical fumes also available at places already mentioned. The only safe thing to do is leave the area particularly if you have problems with your long or with your heart. ...Read more

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What allergy eye drops can I purchase to relieve itchy eyes due to the high pollen count during the summer?

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. ...Read more

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For swelling of eyes and lips ( allergy), which tablet is good to take? Quite of ten, I used to have it. How can I control?

For swelling of eyes and lips ( allergy), which tablet is good to take?  Quite of ten, I used to have it. How can I control?

Evaluation: I would see an allergist to determine the reason for your reactions. Over the counter antihistamines can also help if your reactions are mild. Ask your pharmacist to help you with generics and name brands. ...Read more

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I get really bad itchy palate and ears during pollen season, can this become serious or is it a harmless allergy symptom? Any way to relieve it?

I get really bad itchy palate and ears during pollen season, can this become serious or is it a harmless allergy symptom? Any way to relieve it?

Join the Club !: Allergies. Try Allegra (fexofenadine) or Zyrtec to start with . If these do not help, see the Allergist. Not serious unless they remain untreatable with normal remedies. The Allergist can help you decide this . Good Luck. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Never had allergies, this year my eyes are driving me crazy....They look very wet, and sting and itch. Whats going on?

Never had allergies, this year my eyes are driving me crazy....They look very wet, and sting and itch.  Whats going on?

Allergies: Those are certainly the symptoms of allergies. It is not uncommon to develop allergies at your age. See an eye doctor to confirm the problem and get a recommendation on treatment. ...Read more

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Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?

Optician diagnosed allergy: sodium cromoglicate for stinging prickly eyes.Worried as forgot to mention facial rosacea. Ocular rosacea or allergy?

See opthalmologist: Optician specializes in refraction and not diseases. Allergy is associated with itchy as would be ocular rosacea. I suspect that your problem is more likley form dry eye. ...Read more

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Stinging skin sensation around eyes Flaky facial skin & dandruff Sore, dry and tight facial skin Hot skin and feaver. No allergies. For 4 weeks. ?

Stinging skin sensation around eyes 
Flaky facial skin & dandruff 
Sore, dry and tight facial skin
Hot skin and feaver.
No allergies. For 4 weeks.

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See dermatologist: Flaky skin lesions on the areas described may be from seborrhea which can be treated with several topical agent s including antifungal products. However the hot skin and fever are not expected with this condition. Thus it is best for you to see a dermatologist. ...Read more

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What can relieve swollen eyes caused by allergies?

What can relieve swollen eyes caused by allergies?

See below: There is an otc eye drop, zatidor, which will help. You can also try visine for allergies or naphcon a. ...Read more

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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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What can relieve swollen eyes from allergies? Otc eyedrops ok to use?

What can relieve swollen eyes from allergies?  Otc eyedrops ok to use?

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. ...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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What can help with allergy relief for the eyes?

What can help with allergy relief for the eyes?

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. ...Read more

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Without eye drops what are some ways to relieve red allergy eyes?

Without eye drops what are some ways to relieve red allergy eyes?

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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Food Allergy Symptom: Typical symptoms of food allergy include: itchy, hives, lip/tongue/throat swelling, wheezing, shortness of breath, and in severe cases can be life threatening. If one is food allergic and avoids the food allergen then these symptoms will resolve. ...Read more

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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?

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 ...Read more

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Bad allergies (nasal congestion/itchy eyes/etc) with no relief from daily claritind. What are other options? (shots? Prescriptions? Anything else?)

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. ...Read more

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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?

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. ...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

Stings (Definition)

Stings can come from different sources. Insect stings such as a honey bee is one of the most familiar. Sting by fish in water is another common experience many of ...Read more