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Is it common to have an allergic reaction in only one eye?

Is it common to have an allergic reaction in only one eye?

Possible: It depends on which eye gets exposed. Usually, both eyes get exposed, so allergic reactions are commonly bilateral, but if only one gets exposed then you will get it in one eye. ...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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I had an allergic reaction to a cat a couple hours ago. My eyes were red and itchy and now one eye is smaller than the other, is it permanent?

I had an allergic reaction to a cat a couple hours ago. My eyes were red and itchy and now one eye is smaller than the other, is it permanent?

No: It will likely improve in less than 12 hrs but may take a couple of days to totally recover-assuming you are no longer in contact with articles contaminated by cat allergens or the cat itself. Take antihistamine and try some OTC anti-allergy eye drops. ...Read more

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I had a short course of Diamox (acetazolamide) for very high eye pressure post trabeculectomy and got such severe weakness and exhaustion that one week later im still housebound is this an allergic reaction ?

I had a short course of Diamox (acetazolamide) for very high eye pressure post trabeculectomy and got such severe weakness and exhaustion that one week later im still housebound is this an allergic reaction ?

Diamox (acetazolamide) side effect: Diamox (acetazolamide) can cause metabolic acidosis as well as hematologic complication affecting blood cells in your body. It can also induce immunolgic reaction causing rash and allergy reaction. You should consult your family doctor to discuss potential side effects from the medication. Your doctor may request further blood tests to confirm these adverse reactions. ...Read more

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For allergic reaction to eye drops do I call poison control ? No doctors are available right now it's saturday .& no one is home to take me anywhere

For allergic reaction to eye drops do I call poison control ? No doctors are available right now it's saturday .& no one  is home to take me anywhere

OK for a start: Depending on how severe / uncomfortable you are, can ask poison control for advice. They may say to get eyes checked at urgent care or er if no eye dr available, so may need to call friend / cab for ride, or ems if severe. ...Read more

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Allergic reaction itchy arms and hands, one eye swollen now better, then my skin became very dry what's the causes i went on vacation & was swimin tan?

Allergic reaction itchy arms and hands, one eye swollen now better, then my skin became very dry what's the causes i went on vacation & was swimin tan?

Itchy rash: I am more worried about your swollen eye than anything else, you need to seek immediate medical help as this reaction may progress. You may have reacted to a topical lotion you applied or it could be unrelated. ...Read more

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One of my eyes feels irritated and my nose runs slightly. Is it allergies? I'm 24 and have never had allergic reactions before

One of my eyes feels irritated and my nose runs slightly. Is it allergies? I'm 24 and have never had allergic reactions before

It is possible: It is possible that you do have allergies.Allergies can develop at any age consult your doctor and find out if it is really allergies. ...Read more

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I have an allergic reaction to the little black ants my eyes get swollen and ich badly and they hurt. Please help me find out what is going on.

I have an allergic reaction to the little black ants my eyes get swollen and ich badly and they hurt. Please help me find out what is going on.

Ant Allergy: Allergic reactions to ant bites occur not because of the venom itself but because of chemicals produced by the body's immune system while fighting the venom. Depending on the level of sensitivity, this could occur after multiple ant stings or even a single sting. See an allergist for desensitization shots. ...Read more

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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more