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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)

Essentially allergies occur when your immune system goes crazy and decides to has to fight against things it should be ignoring. The immune system of people without allergies simply ignores the pollen in the air or the dander on their cat while an allergic person's immune system creates cells to fight against the pollen or dander. The allergic reaction causes the ...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 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 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 side effect: Diamox 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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Why do I start sneezing and have watery eyes when I have an allergic reaction?

Why do I start sneezing and have watery eyes when I have an allergic reaction?

Defense: An allergic reaction is your body's attempt to clear itself of particles or substances which it percieves (sometimes inaccurately) to be a threat. Sneezing clears allergens from the nose and watery eyes flushes them away from the surface of the eye. ...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