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Hypotears Allergy Drugs
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
Conjuctivitis still present 3 weeks after tobra. Could it be an artificial tears allergy not infection ?
Unlikely: While it is possible to have reactions to the preservatives used in artifical tears, it is not common. You could try preservative free artificial tears. A better solution would be to see an eye doctor in order to determine the cause of the inflammation in the eye resulting in redness. ...Read more
Can patanol(allergy eye) n artificial tears used at same time?Whats good brand for allergy eye?Can I use artificialtears (morning) n contact after it?
Couple answers:: Patanol (olopatadine) and artificial tears can be taken together but they counteract each other so it's pointless. Patanol (olopatadine) dries out your eyes, artificial tears are supposed to wet your eyes but don't work well anyway. If u have allergies and dry eyes, try a punctum plug to help your dry eyes, which helps with contacts too. Or a mild steroid drop like Alrex will treat both. But these can't be used with contacts. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Of course: Every company that makes eyedrops, makes a variety of tears. There are some differences but the goal is to supplement natural tears and make the eye more comfortable. If you are treating eye dryness, you can try several different ones and see which makes you feel the best. Hypotears (artificial tears) is a good brand, but there are dozens of others as well. ...Read more
Hypotears (artificial tears): Hypotears: hypo tears lubricant eye drops, sterile, economy size 1 fl oz (30 ml) are lubricant eye drops available at amazon.Com or drugstore.Com and elsewhere. Commerically prepared eye lubricants are generally safe for anyone, any condition. The rare problem would be an allergy to a preservative or other component of the eye drops. ...Read more
Hypotears/artificial tears thats better for dry eyes? Can I use presenvative artificial tears for long term and daily?
Hypotears /artificial tears thats best for dry eye? Can I use artificialtears(preservative)daily for long term? I can't find restasis, what's other best?
Great question!: We don't know "why" people develop drug allergies, as there are many potential causes. Frequent exposure or prolonged use is one trigger - and this is seen with certain types of chemotherapy. Many factors, including genetic risks, other medications, and propensity for allergy probably play a role as well. ...Read more
#1:STOP DRUG FIRST: Stop the drug immediately and consider benadryl (diphenhydramine). Observe for symptoms of airway difficulty: lip or tongue swelling which should prompt you to call 911 if this should occur. Consider a medalert bracelet identifying the allergy or seeking an allergist for desensitization. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Epinephrine: For severe shellfish allergy, only injectable Epinephrine for reactions is a reliable treatment. Some people with very mild allergies can use antihistamines alone, but everyone should have Epinephrine available. Unfortunately, there are no drugs that will prevent or resolve a food allergy so you can eat the food without risk, although this is an active area of research. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Subtle: hives can occur as part of an allergy syndrome. people with chronic hives or who have an inborn low threshold for hives have difficulty differentiating simple hives from drug allergy. If the drug reaction is IgE-mediated, or occurs via a similar pathway without IgE, then one would expect additional symptoms other than hives (breathing problem, dizzy, nausea, swelling, headache, etc) ...Read more
What is the context: Depends on what you are looking for. No simple test. There are specific tests for certain things (penicillin). There are a few tests done to determine if an individual can tolerate a certain med (G6PD). Mostly, though, it comes down to trial of a med and knowledge of what to look for. For example if you get a cough with ACE inhib (lisinopril) your DR will change you to ARB (valsartan) ...Read more