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How Long Should Allergic Conjunctivitis Last
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more
Avoid the allergen.: 1) avoid the offending agent. 2) variety of newer generation antihistamines - discuss with your doctor or at least your pharmacist. ...Read more
Allergic conjunctivitis on eyes, if i get allergy injection therapy, will it be injected on eye or another bodypart ? N how long the theraphy i should?
I have been sick for 4 days with allergic conjunctivitis and sinus infection from tree and grass pollen, how many days can this last?
Treat infec/allergy: If you have thick eye drainage as well as thick nasal drainage, these symptoms may be related to an infection. Typically, the drainage is clear if due from an allergic reaction. The two conditions may be related in that the allergic reaction causes inflammation which can decrease local defenses to infection. Both can occur, and I would suggest avoiding pollens, closing windows, & staying indoors. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
AKC? Treat ASAP!: Usually the term is atopic keratoconjunctivitis, or AKC. Think of this as eczema of the eye. Usually seen in older people, the cornea gets thickened slowly over time and is serious, worst case blindness. Often in association with eczema of eyelids, allergies. I've picked up a handful of cases. Needs ophthalmologist, even a corneal specialist if possible, ASAP! Dx early at your age, is treatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis can either be caused by allergy, viruses or bacteria. Allergic causes can be relieved by oral or topical antihistamines. Viral causes are self limiting (meaning there is no specific treatment, contagious but resolve on their own). Bacterial causes are treatable only by prescription antibiotic drops. Careful handwashing and avoiding towel sharing can help reduce spread to others. ...Read more
Desensitization: One can only truly overcome an allergic respose to an allergin through desensitization to that particular allergin. Allergists can test you and give shots to desensitize you. All other treatments are directed at blocking tha alleric response, not "curing" the condition. ...Read more
Itchy, red, burning: This picture illustrates it well: itching, redness, burning, watering with puffiness and swelling, big shiners-notice the dark circles. Beware scratching the cornea and rubbing foreign bodies like dust/sand getting into the eye. Also the white of the eye can swell: chemosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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