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Medicine For Eye Allergies
Different itching between eye allergy, dry eye, and blepharitis? Whats the causes of eye allergy? Whats the good medicine for eye allergy(safe to use)?
Itchy: The itching caused by blepharitis and allergy are similar and can best be determined by a thorough eye exam. Dry eye usually causes a foreign body sensation or gritty/burning feeling. You can try zaditor (ketotifen) over the counter for allergy, but if this does not work, see your local eye doctor for an appointment. The fall allergy season has already begun. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Zaritor: Kerotifen (zaditor) eye drops is an effective antihistamine available over-the-counter at $25 for a 5 ml vial. Control stinging by keeping vial in frig. Otherwise this drug is quite safe. Avoid problem animals as much as possible. Wash hands after petting them. There are many prescription drugs as well as immunotherapy if these measures don't work. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What is the specific symptomps of eyes allergy and dry eyes ? What is the best medicine for eyes allergy ?
I have little white bumps under my eyes, have allergies, I take medicine but what can I do to make the white bumps go away?
I gave my son children’s benedryl about an hour ago for his allergy eyes, he also has a cough, can I give him cough medicine as well?
Data missing: Studies in the US have shown that most such products have little or no effect in kids under 6. Since you didn't provide the age it is hard to respond specifically. As a general rule you would not give a product containing another antihistamine so soon after the dose of Benadryl. The medicine should list its contents on the bottle.. ...Read more
Saline/antihistamine: You can try any over the counter antihistamine eye drops, avoid any that have additional medications in them such as a vasoconstrictor because they can cause rebound effect. Some examples: zyrtec, claritin, zaditor (ketotifen). Also use saline throughout the day which will help. Keep drops cool in refrigerator to provide more relief. ...Read more
Support: Suction after application of saline ( salt water ) drops, and a vaporizer. Cool compresses to the eyes. If your child is acting normally, sleeping well, etc. Nothing really needs done. Over the counter cold cures are not recommended due to safety risks.If your child is suffering, call your pediatrician. ...Read more
Find cause: The best medicine is trying to find out what is causing your child's symptoms. It could be something he is eating, inhaling as in a chemical or something in the environment. Try to pinpoint when the symptoms worsen and take all the information to your doc. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I've been having headaches across my eye brows daily for the last couple of weeks. Allergy medicine, or ain relievers don't work. What else should ?
Infection?: Daily headaches could be due to sinusitis, allergies, high blood pressure and even matters related to the brain. Sometimes allergy medicines need to be adjusted or nasal steroid sprays need to be added to reduce allergy symptoms. An antibiotic may be needed if a sinus infection is present. Sometimes a ct scan of the sinuses and brain is needed to pinpoint the cause. See your doctor. ...Read more
My mother took a medicine that caused her eyes to go red and it could be an allergy. Her eyes are burning extremely. What should she do ??
I suffer from bad allergies, I have a stuffy nose all day it's worst at night my eyes get so crusty that i can't open them i take eyedrop and medicine?
Allergies: Sounds like you are suffering! i would recommend that you see a board certified allergist for evaluation and treatment. You can feel better! ...Read more
I have sinus & eye allergies I use overthe counter medicine I find the effects are reduced is it possible to build a tolerance to otrivin & phenerghan?
Yes: Otrivin is a local decongestant, should not be used more than few days in a row, as continuous use would lead to rebound congestion, and shouldn't be used if you have cardiovascular disease, hypertension, diabetes, and others. Phenergan (promethazine) continuous usage can lead to tolerance: you need more of it after some time to have the same effect. See an allergist or ENT/ophthalmologist for management, good luck ...Read more