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Different itching between eye allergy, dry eye, and blepharitis? What's the causes of eye allergy? What's the good medicine for eye allergy (safe to use)?

Different itching between eye allergy, dry eye, and blepharitis? What's the causes of eye allergy? What's 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 more

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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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How should I treat eye allergies without taking drugs all the time?

How should I treat eye allergies without taking drugs all the time?

Allergy shots: You can consult an allergist, get tested, find your triggers, learn to avoid them and get desensitized with allergy shots and decrease your dependence on medications to treat your allergies. ...Read more

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I have allergies to pets and my eyes itch. What other medicines can I use besides visine?

I have allergies to pets and my eyes itch. What other medicines can I use besides visine?

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 more

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What is the specific symptomps of eyes allergy and dry eyes? What is the best medicine for eyes allergy?

What is the specific symptomps of eyes allergy and dry eyes? What is the best medicine for eyes allergy?

Itch or burn: Both allergic and dry eyes tend to tear and get red. However allergic eyes are itching, dry eyes often burning and may even cause double vision. ...Read more

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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 have little white bumps under my eyes, have allergies, I take medicine but what can I do to make the white bumps go away?

White bumps: It is unclear from your description whether these are not normal skin appendages. You can try warm compresses for 10 minutes at a time. Otherwise best seen in person. ...Read more

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Best OTC allergy medicine for watery eyes?

Best OTC allergy medicine for watery eyes?

Ketotifen eye drops: Ketotifen is marketed over the couter as Zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops, and is used twice daily. Generally as effective as most prescription eye drops, and you only have to use it twice daily. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter allergy medicine for curing itchy eyes?

What is the best over-the-counter allergy medicine for curing itchy eyes?

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

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Allergy infection around eye, what medicine to take?

Allergy infection around eye, what medicine to take?

Unclear: Allergy is not an infection. As for allergic eye symptoms, OTC antihistamine eye drop often helps. As for infection, you will need to get a Rx by your doctor. ...Read more

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What kind of medicine for a baby 8 months old with noses allergy and watery eyes?

What kind of medicine for a baby 8 months old with noses allergy and watery eyes?

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

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What kind of medicine for a baby 8 months old with noses allergy and watery eyes?

What kind of medicine for a baby 8 months old with noses allergy and watery eyes?

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 more

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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?

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

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What is the most recommended over-the-counter allergy medicine for itchy/watery eyes?

What is the most recommended over-the-counter allergy medicine for itchy/watery eyes?

Zaditor (ketotifen): My personal favorite otc allergy medicine is zaditor, (ketotifen) an antihistamine drop manufactured by novartis. This drop is used twice daily for allergy symptoms and can be used daily as needed. ...Read more

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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??

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??

Stop medicine: ASAP. Take some benedryl and call your doctor. If she develops trouble breathing or her symptoms worsen go to the Er ...Read more

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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?

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

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Best treatment or medicine for itching eyes due to allergy in the pollen season?

Best treatment or medicine for itching eyes due to allergy in the pollen season?

Itchy eyes: There are many eye drops made for this purpose. Examples are acular, alamast, (pemirolast) Claritin eye, zyrtec eye, Patanol just to mention a few. Sometimes the oral antihistamines work well and sometimes they don't. ...Read more

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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?

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

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I've been hven a realli horrible headache bet weeny my nose n eyes n temples for 3days now what can I do I hve tried pain pills n allergies medicine n none of it has worked?

I've been hven a realli horrible headache bet weeny my nose n eyes n temples for 3days now what can I do I hve tried pain pills n allergies medicine n none of it has worked?

See your doctor: Agreed. Need to see your doctor. This could be the early signs of a sinus infection, but could be severe allergies (depending on your medical history) among other things. ...Read more

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Bad allergies. Tried every nose spray and OTC allergy medicine. Still not really helping. What can I do? Eyes and puffy cheeks. Uncomfortable.

Bad allergies. Tried every nose spray and OTC allergy medicine. Still not really helping. What can I do? Eyes and puffy cheeks. Uncomfortable.

Double up meds: Often allergists give Allegra in the morning and zyrtec at bedtime in addition to taking a prescription nasal spray. Otc nasal sprays are either decongestants which should not be used for over 5 days or anti-allergy sprays, e.G cromolyn, 1 spray, each nostril, every 3-4 hr but not as effective as the prescription sprays so ultimately you should contact your md and probably need an allergy consult. ...Read more

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Chronic red eyes, no medication has helped, got prescribed eye drops and allergy medicine. Doesn't see to help. Is it allergies or something else?

Chronic red eyes, no medication has helped, got prescribed eye drops and allergy medicine. Doesn't see to help. Is it allergies or something else?

More info: It could be dry eyes or blepharitis or other cause of red eyes. It says you take synthroid (thyroxine) so a condition called thyroid eye disease could also play a role. I wold recommend frequent lubrication drops (artificial tears) every few hours and if there is no improvement in a couple of weeks then see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What is the best allergy treatment for eyes I mean the best eye drops for allergy. Not over-the-counter drugs. Oral antihistamine alone not helping.

What is the best allergy treatment for eyes I mean the best eye drops for allergy. Not over-the-counter drugs. Oral antihistamine alone not helping.

Patanol (olopatadine): I prefer patanol (olopatadine) drops. There are others which are similar. The important thing is to wash your face with a cool wash cloth before applying to remove any lingering allergens from your facial skin and around your eyes. This helps my patients a great deal. If you're not better with drops see an allergist for testing, you may want to consider allergy shots. ...Read more

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I have tried almost every allergy medicine that is OTC and nothing seems to help. What can I do? No insurance. My nose runs all the time and my eyes tear when I lay down. Sinuses are blocked most of the time. I have had this for almost six weeks now.

I have tried almost every allergy medicine that is OTC and nothing seems to help. What can I do? No insurance. My nose runs all the time and my eyes tear when I lay down. Sinuses are blocked most of the time. I have had this for almost six weeks now.

Free clinic maybe?: When otc medications do not work, it's time to see and be evaluated by a doctor. If you don't have insurance, you might try to call and see if there are any free clinics closed by. A county hospital clinic is also a choice. ...Read more

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Which is the best allergy (liquid) medicine for sneezing/stuffy nose and watery eyes?

Which is the best allergy (liquid) medicine for sneezing/stuffy nose and watery eyes?

Depends: What is best is what would work the best for you since everyone responds to medication differently. Although we tend to use more topical sprays for nasal and drops for eye symptoms, I presume you are referring to oral liquid in that case, your best bet may be zyrtec syrup. ...Read more

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I took a 24 hour allergy medicine 4.5 hours ago and it hasn't helped at all with my runny nose and watery eyes. Could I take nyquil to help me sleep?

Yes you can: Yes you can take extra nyquil. You might also want to try otc allergy eye drops to help relieved your eye symptoms. However, those are weak medications and only work for mild symptoms. At this stage, it would be better if you seek professional help to treat your symptoms more appropriately to prevent you from getting a sinusitis. ...Read more

Eye Allergies (Definition)

An allergic response causing itchy, watery eyes, sneezing, ...Read more