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Loratadine Eye Drops
No but: In general , it is not a good idea to apply any medicated or preservative-containing on the lens. You can however put the drops in and wait about 30 minutes before wearing the contact lens. On the other hand, the worst scenario is that the drop may shorten the life of your lens somewhat if you do use the drops. ...Read more
I have a 2 year old boy and he is having congestion in his eyes . Can I give him Claritin (loratadine) d ? already giving him reg Claritin (loratadine) , singular and nasalnex
No: For a 2 yr old , you do't give any treatment must be seen by his pediatrician , for treatment. ...Read more
Had 2 tear ducts cauterized and didn't help so had all 4 done. Now eyes r tearing nonstop. Will tearing stop with time? Tried Claritin (loratadine) but no luck.
Too much done: Four duct cautery is often helpful for very dry eye, but can be too much for those who still have some tear production. Consider returning to doctor to try to reopen one on each side. ...Read more
I read that fexofenadine is better than loratadine for allergies is this true? Is this also true for chronic allergy eye?
What can I do to get rid of bags under my eyes? I have allergies and take otc loratadine.The more humid it gets, my eyes get worse.Thank you
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Have animal allergies and have been around a cat and dog. I had an itxhy eye whuch has now become vwry puffy and red. Can i take 20mg f loratadine?
Possibly: If this is due to an allergy. ...Read more
My eyes have swollen shut, after going outside on 3 occasions lately. I take zyrtec regularly. Use Flonase as prescribed. Tried claritin (loratadine). What now?
See an allergist: You can try a few more antihistamines, but it appears that you are failiing medications. You should follow up with a board certified allergist. ...Read more
My left eye around it has pain my eye brow hurts alil even when I touch it I've been taking Claritin (loratadine) & nasanex for 3days now nothing. Tumor? HA also
Pain around my left eye when I touch my eye brow it hurts alil been taking Claritin (loratadine) & nasanex 3 days now not working headache also. Should I b worried?
See doctor: Need to consult your doctor to find out the cause. I presume there has been no history of trauma to your head recently. ...Read more
Separate issues: Claritin (loratadine) is a reasonable anti-histamine and can be of assistance in attenuating your runny nose. It will have no effect on the dark circles around your eyes which is sometimes genetic but may have other causes. If the nose problem persists, see an otolaryngologist. An oculoplastic surgeon can deal with the dark circles. ...Read more
My eyes cry and are very itchy. I have allergies since its that time of year. I'm taking Claritin (loratadine) which seems to help. Advice?
Woke up with 2 puncture holes, and itchy welts, and eyes? Took a Claritin, (loratadine) and hives better. Holes still there? Should I be concerned?
I took a Claritin (loratadine) this morning and 2 hours later no relief. Watery eyes, and that constant feeling I need to sneeze. Can I take anything else?
Nasal steroid: Nasal steroid is far more effective than antihistamine in relieving nasal symptoms but it does take a few days for it to give you optimal benefits. Nasal antihistamine , which requires a Rx, works much faster. If you don't get enough relief from both of the above, an allergy consult would be a good option. ...Read more
I take cetirizine hydrochloride for PLE but today my nose has felt really bunged up and my eyes are stinging. Can I take loratadine as well?
My eye lids are sunburned. I've used cold tea bags and aloe. I've also taken motrin. Will Claritin (loratadine) help? I am at a resort so i'm limited to resources.
I've had an allergy for 6 months itchy eyes. The worst part is the horrable smell i get in my nose when i bend over. I have taken loratadine 10m which does not help.
Have bad bad allergys, if I took 2 Claritin (loratadine) at 1:30pm can I take a benedryl at 12:33 am for stuffy nose and waterey eyes, or another claritin (loratadine).?
My almost 21 mo old is sneezing and has watery eyes much like my older kids' allergies. Is a smaller dose of Claritin (loratadine) okay for her? It's bad day/night
Can take Claritin (loratadine) non drowsy for sneezy watery eyes- iam already taking azithromax antibiotic and advil. Can i take all 3?
Yes: There is no bad interaction between these 3 drugs. ...Read more
Dry eyes. Prescribed Loratadine for sinus infection. Make eyes a lot drier. Can replace antihistamine with decongestant to control post nasal drip?
Woke w/sinus pain side of nose near eye and just below corner of eyebrow. Read about serious sinus infections in ethmoid sinus! how common? How quickly could this occur? Took Claritin (loratadine) d & saline.
Hi, i've been taking cetrizine, loratadine and fexafenadine daily for a ? Allergic eczema, but still itchy, sore / red/ swollen eyes and mouth. Help
See allergist: It is time for you to consult an allergist since antihistamines alone are unlikely to solve your problem. Eczema requires regular use of moisturizer especially after bathing (due to a defect which leads to excessive loss of water from the skin) and patients with eczema often have staph on their skin making the eczema worse. It is time to see an allergist. Hydrocortisone cream may help the rash. ...Read more
I have horrible allergies right now (runny nose, itchy eyes, itchy throat) I took claritin (loratadine) & zyrtec they didn't work what do you suggest I try now?
Allergies: 21 year old lady with allergies unresponsive to OTC antihistamines. If blocking histamine has not worked, try using a nasal corticosteroid spray such as Flonase which you can buy over the counter. You should also try to avoid allergen triggers and visit a specialist in Rheumatology who can use an allergy panel to diagnose your specific allergy and possibly do immunotherapy. Good luck. ...Read more
I'm having severe itchy burning head from hair color allergy. Can I take two Loratadine tablets 10 milligram? One isn't helping very much
Worthless: there is no role for loratadine in treating this type of allergic reaction. A physician needs to evaluate the reaction and treat appropriately. If sure of the cause, the best otc medication would be topical hydrocortisone. Step 1, of course, is to rinse away the hair dye as much as possible. ...Read more
Had sinus infection since July.Doc put me on Loratadine since antibios weren't working. Soon as I take med pain middle of head. not there before. Bad?
Ringing in ears 2 weeks after bad head cold/cough. Was prescribed Claritin (loratadine) for ear tube blocked from cold. How long will ringing last?
I have a 10 year old girl who has been taken loratadine for a week and now she says she that her head hurts can I give tylenol (acetaminophen) or motrin?
Yes but: I suspect that her headache may be from nasal congestion which loratadine has no effect on. Consider trying a nasal steroid for a few days and see if this works better. Yes you can give her Tylenol (acetaminophen) or Motrin but it will not be that effective if the nasal congestion is causing the problem. If no response to nasal steroid, see your doctor. ...Read more
I've got eye allergies for a week now which have been making me rub my eyes like crazy. so got an over the counter anti histamine eye drop and also i took claritin on days when it was really bad. my inner eyes get very itchy. how long can i continue?
deal with the offending ALLERGEN ..for example do you own a PET??? (Particularly small animals)
See a Board Certified ALLERGIST for some TESTING
Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more
Depends: If the drops have been prescribed by an ophthalmologist for a specific reason or disease, then you should only stop with his or her permission. If the drops are yours, especially over the counter, you can always stop and see if the symptom you are treated is still present or not. ...Read more