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How do you deal with eyes that are itchy due to pollen?

How do you deal with eyes that are itchy due to pollen?

Avoidance: Removal of environmental factors or triggers causing or exacerbating allergies. Good lid hygiene. Antihistamines or cold compresses for itching. Artificial tears. Short course of steroids in severe situations. ...Read more

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Pollen (Definition)

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


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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.

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

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How do you deal with allergies to cats? Are there vets with animal allergies? How do they deal with it?

How do you deal with allergies to cats?  Are there vets with animal allergies?  How do they deal with it?

Yes: As with any allergy, otc antihistamines, claritin, zyrtec, or Allegra are good choices. If these do not provide adequate relief, discuss possible nasal steroid sprays with your doctor. ...Read more

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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?

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

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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?

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?

Restasis: If you have already used artificial tears and they don't help enough than you should ask your doctor about restasis. It is a medicated drop that helps you make more tears. ...Read more

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Can you explain how pollen makes your eyes itchy if you are allergic to it?

Can you explain how pollen makes your eyes itchy if you are allergic to it?

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 more

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Help please? I want to know what are the factors that cause red eyes?

Help please? I want to know what are the factors that cause red eyes?

Red eyes : Many causes- can be associated with infection, inflammation , allergies or dryness caused by medication , allergies or inflammation. It is a good idea to get your eyes examined to determine what the cause of the redness is soas to treat appropriately. ...Read more

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How can our eyes see things and what has happened to your eyes if you are nearsighted?

How can our eyes see things and what has happened to your eyes if you are nearsighted?

Nearsightness: means the focusing parts of your eyes are naturally too strong. This make the distance vision blurry and the near vision clear. Glasses can help readjust the focusing power of your eyes, so that distance vision can also be clear. ...Read more

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I would like to know if there is anthing i can use to stop itchy anckles, and they are also swollen ?

I would like to know if there is anthing i can use to stop itchy anckles, and they are also swollen
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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 more

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What can people be allergic to if they stay inside a building with no windows?

What can people be allergic to if they stay inside a building with no windows?

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

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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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Can you recommend what to do to get rid of bad breath and dark circles under the eyes that seem to be permanent?

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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 more

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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?

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

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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?

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

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Could you tell me what are some alternative ways to treat red eyes if you do not have any visines?

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 more

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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? .

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?

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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