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How long does allergic conjunctivitis last?

How long does allergic conjunctivitis last?

Last: Allergic conjuntivitis is a chronic condition. You can have it for life. It is best treated with antihistamine eye drop medication and avoiding the allergen. ...Read more

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Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

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


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Allergic conjunctivitis; how long will it last, please help me get rid of it fast?

Allergic conjunctivitis; how long will it last, please help me get rid of it fast?

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

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How long should I wait after my last dose of fluorometholone eye drops (prescribed for allergic conjunctivitis) before wearing contacts again?

Soon: This depends upon the appearance and comfort of the eye. You should avoid contact wear when the eye is red or getting redder, but when the red is fading and the other symptoms you may have had are fading, then you can wear the contact. ...Read more

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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?

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?

In the arm: Like most injections/vaccinations, these are given in the upper arm. Allergy shots can take up to 2 years to become effective. Allergy therapy is also given as a liquid administered under the tongue. ...Read more

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I have been sick for 4 days with allergic conjunctivitis and sinus infection from tree and grass pollen, how many days can this last?

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 more

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Whats kerato allergic conjunctivitis?

Whats kerato allergic conjunctivitis?

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 more

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How do I treat allergic conjunctivitis?

How do I treat allergic conjunctivitis?

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

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How can I cure allergic conjunctivitis?

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

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What to do about allergic conjunctivitis.?

What to do about allergic conjunctivitis.?

Eye drops: There are several over the counter eye drops that can help.Artificial tear drops can wash out the offending agents. Another called zadator is useful as an antihistamine drop.Sometimes systemic antihistamines can also help. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis?

What are symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis?

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 more

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Dr. Duane Gels
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Allergic Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Allergic conjunctivitis is a condition in which the tissue lining the inside of the eyelids (conjunctiva) is irritated and swollen. It results from a reaction to allergy-causing substances such as pollen. Common symptoms may include red eyes, ...Read more