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How do you reduce swollen allergy eyes?

How do you reduce swollen allergy eyes?

Medicated OTC drops: Drops containing ketotifen ophthalmic, zaditor, alaway, etc, are often more effective than artificial tears or murine, if symptoms are severe. Also consider otc antihistamines, but avoid the ones with decongestants, as these can dry out your eyes. See an ophthalmolgist or eyemd if you are not improving in a few days, as there are stronger prescription eyedrops available if the otc does not work. ...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 do you reduce eyelid swelling?

How do you reduce eyelid swelling?

Cool compresses: Pour ice water on a clean cotton ball or wash cloth. Hold gently against lids until cloth is warm. Reapply as needed, but no sooner than 15 minutes. ...Read more

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How do you reduce finger swelling from allergies?

How do you reduce finger swelling from allergies?

Needs evaluation : Allergies generally don't cause finger swelling. You should discuss this with your physician, who can refer you to an allergist, if it seems like that's the problem. ...Read more

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What can I do to relieve swollen crusty eyes?

What can I do to relieve swollen crusty eyes?

Compresses!: Warm compresses (wash cloth with warm water) for about 10 minutes, then clean with the wash cloth, rinse and dry. If they are also itchy, then it may be allergic, so use cool compresses instead. If this does not help then see and eye care professional. ...Read more

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What do you do when your eye is swollen from allergies?

What do you do when your eye is swollen from allergies?

Eye drops: There are anti-allergy eye drops available. These drops typically contain anti-histamine in them which reduces eye-redness. With regards to swelling, ice should help. ...Read more

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How do you get rid of puffy eyes due to allergies or crying?

How do you get rid of puffy eyes due to allergies or crying?

Cool pack, etc...: Some people have darker lower lids because the skin there has more color. For women, make-up can help. Some people have puffiness due to extra blood in the tiny blood vessels in the skin. If this is from allergies or sinusitis, a doctor can treat it. It can also be from fatigue, crying, or eye irritation, in which case otc decongestant "get-the-red-out" eye drops (for less than 1-2 days) can help. ...Read more

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What can I do to alleviate itchy eyes?

Cool compresses!: Use cool compresses and place refrigerated artificial tears in eyes. Zaditor (ketotifen) is a fairly good over the counter allergy drop. If that does not work, see an ophthalmologist for a prescription allergy eye drop! ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have dry eyes or allergic conjunctivitis?

How do I tell if I have dry eyes or allergic conjunctivitis?

Dry eye vs allergy: Dry eye typically feels scratchy, irritated, like something is in your eye, light sensitive. Allergies in the eye typically causes itchiness in the eye. ...Read more

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How do you get swollen eyelids?

How do you get swollen eyelids?

Multiple reasons: Fluid accumulates in the eyelids from multiple reasons mainly, inflammation and inflammation. ...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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How do you normalize your swollen eyes?

Correct fat /fluid: Typical age related swelling is due to loosening of overlying skin or it can be from excess fluid in the body. Hence swelling is worst in the morning due to lying flat, fluid just collects in the loose skin and underlying fat while asleep. The stretching and loosening of skin and underlying fat requires blepharoplasty (cosmetic eye lid surgery) however check with md for kidney function. ...Read more

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How do I relieve my itchy throat due to allergies?

How do I relieve my itchy throat due to allergies?

It depends.: It is important to establish whether this is seasonal or year round. Are there any foods that make it worse (possible oral allergy syndrome)? Your family history, physical exam , skin test are also needed to make a diagnosis . Treatment will be determined after these work up . Making some suggestions to relieve itchy throat are not without risks. Please see a board certified allergy specialist ...Read more

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What to do to reduce swelling on injured eye?

What to do to reduce swelling on injured eye?

Swollen eye: Keep head elevated (rather than lying flat); apply cool compresses or ice wrapped in soft cloth for few minutes multiple times a day. If you don't have ulcers or bleeding problems or aren't on blood thinners, you can use an NSAID (advil/motrin/aleve/etc) as directed for pain & inflammation. If there was bruising, expect the discoloration to follow the pull of gravity down your face & gradually dis. ...Read more

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I want to ask how to reduce swelling under eyes ?

I want to ask how to reduce swelling under eyes ?

Exam: Get checked for eye allergies and infection. You can reduce swelling with cool compresses and sometimes tea bags and cucumber will help reduce swelling.Over the counter antihistamine mediciation will also help. ...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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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 should I do for itchy eyes due to allergies?

What should I do for itchy eyes due to allergies?

Itchy eyes: You can try over the counter zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops and if they don't work, you need to see an allergist for other eye drops and treatment of your allergies, as controlling allergic nasal symptoms can aid in controlling ocular symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I reduce eye swelling?

How can I reduce eye swelling?

Cool compresses: Depending on the cause of the swelling, cool or cold compresses can help a lot. If an infection is causing the swelling, further treatment may be needed. Blepharitis is a common cause of eyelid swelling, you can get more info: http://www.2020vision.Com/blepharitis.Html. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Allergic Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of eyes due to allergic reaction to allergens (i.e.; ...Read more