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How Do You Deal With Eyes That Are Itchy Due To Pollen
Pollen is the equivalent of sperm for a plant. It is a genetically active product, seen on flowers usually, which the plants with the assistance of birds, bats and insects as well as the wind, uses to fertilize the egg of the plant to ensure a next generation. It also can be irritating, functioning as an allergen, leading to sneezing ...Read more
Are dry eyes something that can be cured? I have read on how to maintain symptoms of dry eyes but not how to get rid of them completely.
Not usually: Dry eyes can be caused by some medications and can be irritated by quite a few things (e.g. smoke, sunlight, air travel). So if you have one of those situations, address accordingly. often, however, it is an intrinsic problem. If you wear contact lenses, Then you need to be extra careful. Some people believe that taking Omega-3/6 fatty acid supplements may help. There are also many lubricants OTC. ...Read more
How do you deal with allergies to cats? Are there vets with animal allergies? How do they deal with it?
Have eye allergies and use opatanol but my eyes are quite red when i wake up. Can you suggest what may be the problem and what solutions there are?
Allergen overload: You may have pollen in your hair and cause issues for your eyes overnight. Wash your hair at night to see if it helps. Patanol is a twice daily medicine so if not using an evening dose you may need to dose twice. You may choose to add on an oral antihistamine. Would recommend something non sedating as opposed to Diphenhydramine unless at night. ...Read more
What to do if i've got become extremely bloodshot and they look dry in the mirror. Can you recommend some eye drops that will help with this?
Histamine release: A person has allergies if his immune system over-reacts to certain types of pollen, and the histamine (and other chemicals) released by his immune system causes itching, runny nose, watery eyes, wheezing, cough, lots of mucus, etc... The treatment is avoidance of pollen, and use of oral or eye-drop antihistamines, and nasal steroids. For bad eye allergies, eye doctors prescribe eye-drop steroids. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the symptoms of depression and what can be done to counteract them without medicine? Is there a main reason i feel so shut down and seek to keep people away so i don't hurt them with my words. They seem to hurt anyways. What can I do to know if m
I would like to know if there is anthing i can use to stop itchy anckles, and they are also swollen
Swelling concern: Itching can be from rash or dry skin. The selling can be primary or secondary. If it secondary to itching that is ok and treatable with cream. If however swelling is primary a workup for peripheral vascular disease, lymphedema, or congestive heart failure is indicated. See primary care for evaluation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dust mites and mold: Indoor allergens can be a major cause of allergy symptoms. Depending on where you work, dust mites, molds, and insects (cockroaches) can be major allergens. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bad breath and dark circles under the eyes that seem to be permanent?
Good OH and airway: Bad breath can be treated with good oral hygiene and perio tx. Airway volume may be the problem. Narrow palate often leads to malocclusion, compromised periodontal health (ultimately bone loss and bad breadth), most importantly, less airway volume (reduction of oxygen intake). Expand the palate in children has proven to increase airway volume and reduced or eliminate dark circle under the eye. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cant always be away from dogs w my slight allergy to them. Besides flovent for asthma what can I get to help allergy for when they are around me.thank?
Avoidance & OTC meds: As you know, minimizing exposure to allergens is usually the most effective approach--> try to be in separate room, maintain good ventilation, no dusting or brushing when you're around, etc. When you can't avoid the irritant, OTC allergy meds may be helpful (e.g., Benadryl, (diphenhydramine) Clariitin, Zyrtec). If not enough, your PCP may consider more aggressive allergy treatment, like Singulair. Good luck. ...Read more
Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?
Allergies = Itching: One of the most common symptoms associated with allergies is itching. The itchiness can occur in your nose, eyes, mouth, or skin. Allergy testing will document what items you are allergic to as well as telling how allergic you are to each item. Eczema is often allergically mediated and may simply be another manifestation of your allergies. ...Read more
Could you tell me what are some alternative ways to treat red eyes if you do not have any visines?
Depends: Visine is frequently a good eye lubricant (as long as you are not using the kind "gets the red out" which is drying. But the best solution depends upon the cause: infection?, allergy?, trauma?, bleeding? Internal inflammation? Check with your ophthalmologist for the best solution. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How can you tell it's allergies? I wonder if my kids are allergic. Young twins; some rashes and sneezing. What are the first signs of allergies?
Rashes and sneezing: Check with your pediatrician.Get a more detailed answer ›
What if no lotions seem to help my dry skin? What are some additional things that i can do to care for dry skin when lotions don’t seem to be enough?
The : The soap you use is very important. For instant soaps like "irish spring" or "lever 2000" can be very harsh on the skin. Soaps or cleansers that contain moisturizers can be much gentler on the skin. "caress" is especially gentle. This way you are not stripping the skin of all of it's moisture before you apply lotion. ...Read more
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