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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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Could mydriacyl/tropicamide be bought in uk without a prescription please?

Could mydriacyl/tropicamide be bought in uk without a prescription please?

Mydriacyl (tropicamide) drops: Did you ever find out?

I am confused...What would you want with these dilating drops?

If you need them and the eye doctor prescribes them then you can get them here. ...Read more

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Do tropicamide drops improve vision?

Do tropicamide drops improve vision?

It can: Tropicamide is a dilating drop, which means it makes your pupil larger, allowing more light in. If you have a corneal or lens condition (scars or certain kinds of cataracts) that affects the center of your vision, dilating your pupil may allow you to see around the blockage (opacity), improving you vision. This is especially true for people with a posterior subcapsular cataract. ...Read more

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How do tropicamide drops improve vision?

How do tropicamide drops improve vision?

Dilate drops: Only by dilating the pupils to allow more light to enter. ...Read more

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Do tropicamide drops improve your vision?

Do tropicamide drops improve your vision?

Not usually: Tropicamide is used to dilate the eyes for an examination. If you have a central cataract, or need amblyopia treatment, then dilating drops can sometimes improve vision but other lonbger acting ones work better than tropicamide. ...Read more

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My son has tropicamide drops every day; what are the drops for?

My son has tropicamide drops every day; what are the drops for?

Dilation of the eye: These drops cause dilation of the pupils. Typically they are used for dilating the eyes for examination. They can also be used after certain eye surgeries. Additionally they can be used to treat uveitis. ...Read more

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Would using tropicamide allow someone to see better in the dark? Better night vision?

Would using tropicamide allow someone to see better in the dark? Better night vision?

Not really: Your pupil will dilate anyway in dim illumination so artificially dilating it with tropicamide is not necessarily. In addition, most of the adaptation to light conditions occurs in the cells in the retina. ...Read more

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Have you had anyone break out with a face rash after inserting tropicamide drops?

Have you had anyone break out with a face rash after inserting tropicamide drops?

Tropicamide Drops: One possible side effect of this topical medication is an allergic reaction which can present as a rash. ...Read more

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Is tropicamide 1% eye drops over-the-counter drug?

Is tropicamide 1% eye drops over-the-counter drug?

No: This is a prescriptive only iris dilator. Why would you want to use this without the advice of your ophthalmologist anyway? It is one of the common chair side drops used for diagnosis and occasional treatment. ...Read more

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Is tropicamide eye drops an over-the-counter drug?

Is tropicamide eye drops an over-the-counter drug?

Nope: Tropicamide, also known as mydriacyl, (tropicamide) is one of several drops used to dilate the pupil during an eye exam. As such, there is no over-the-counter use for it! ...Read more

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Is tropicamide eye drops for some special eye problem?

Is tropicamide eye drops for some special eye problem?

No, diagnostic: Tropicamide is a dilating eye drop and is not usually used as therapy. If we want a person to keep their eye dilated to treat iritis, or for amblyopia treatment, usually another longer acting eye drop is used. ...Read more

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Is it possible to buy tropicamide eye drops at a store with a pharmacy like target or walmart?

Is it possible to buy tropicamide eye drops at a store with a pharmacy like target or walmart?

Not OTC: This eye drop is by prescription only and cannot be purchased Over The Counter (OTC). ...Read more

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How do you know if tropicamide to dilate pupils at eye exam caused glaucoma? Symptoms include heaviness in eyes, mild pain, blurry vision.

Probably not: Tropicamide is a an eye medication gnerally used to dilate the pupil during an eye examination. There is a minimal risk of inducing angle closure glaucoma in patients who are predisposed to this condition. This predispostion is usually determined before the eyes are dilated. The described symptoms are consistent with the effects of tropicamide which are temporary. ...Read more

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Why do some children have allergies?

Why do some children have allergies?

Exposure + Genes: One needs both a genetic component and "exposure" to a said allergen to develop an allergy. There is a growing support over the past 20 years, that growing up in an environment which is "too clean" can also lead to development of allergies down the road. Either way, allergies are on the rise. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies?

How are children tested for allergies?

See below: They are tested the same as everyone else. They can have skin testing performed by an allergist, or blood work ordered by their primary care provider. ...Read more

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I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

I have an allergy to nuts and I was wondering if my children would also be allergic?

Nut allergy: Maybe. Your children may have inherited genes from you that make them more likely to develop an allergy, but they do not inherit a specific allergy to a food e.g. Nuts. The children have to be exposed to food proteins in the diet, before an allergy can develop. Once one develops an allergy then they are always allergic and need proper medical attention to prevent severe problems. ...Read more

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How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

How do docs test children for indoor & outdoor allergies?

Allergy tests: There are several types of testing. Some involve certain types of blood tests. Another method is to do a series of skin tests done by pricking the skin and applying different allergens. Other tests are provocative tests that can involve challanging the patient with allergic materials. Testing should be done by doctors specializing in allergy to obtain the best results. ...Read more

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What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

What testing is there for? Children and food allergies?

Skin & blood tests: Prick testing with allergenic extracts or fresh foods can help confirm allergy, as can blood tests for specific ige antibodies (rast-type tests). However, both types of testing can produce false positive results, and confirmation with food challenges may be needed. ...Read more

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Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Can a parents allergies be passed on to their children?

Not exactly: The ability to react to certain proteins in an allergic way is passed on from parents to their children, but a specific allergy is not. So if a mom is allergic to pollen and the dad is allergic to fire ants, their child may develop allergies but it may be to a food instead. If 1 parent has allergies, the child is 50% likely to develop allergies, but it's a 75% chance if both parents are allergic. ...Read more

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What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

What kind of allergy medicine is best for children under 3 years old, with bad allergy probelms?

Antihistamine: Zyrtec and Claritin (loratadine) are approved for age 6m and older. But speak with your doctor before giving this medication to your child. ...Read more

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Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Where can I find a statistic for the number of children who died from allergies causing anaphylaxis in the u.S.?

Only overall numbers: The incidence of anaphylaxis in children is unknown. Estimates of anaphylactic deaths (from drugs, foods, insect stings, and latex) in the us are 0.002 percent annually (2 per 100, 000): 500 fatalities from penicillin anaphylaxis; 40 fatalities from bee stings; 125-150 from food anaphylaxis. ...Read more

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My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

My husband has nut and fish allergies. I have 4 children, 2 without allergies should I get rest of kids tested before giving them these foods?

Food testing: Food allergies can be frightening but there is no reason to test the children if they have not had reactions. Always be cautious when introducing a new food to an allergic child. ...Read more

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I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

I give my 17mnth old 1/2 teaspoon of children's zyrtec (cetirizine) for allergies but some days it's not enough. Can I increase the dose or try something differ t?

Do not increase: A 17 month old should not have allergies to inhaled items like dust or pollen. Zyrtec (cetirizine) could cause drowsiness and I would avoid long term use of zyrtec (cetirizine) in your child. If your child has a runny or stuffy nose that is unresponsive to zyrtec (cetirizine) then see your doctor to make sure there isn't an infection brewing. ...Read more

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Do children grow out of allergies?

Do children grow out of allergies?

Yes: Not all of the food allergies are created equal. Food allergies like dairy, egg, wheat tend to be outgrown. Tree nut and peanut are less likely (although recent studies suggest that 20-30% outgrow the peanut allergy). Environmental allergies tend to "grow on you" with time. Note: the allergy test may remain positive despite the child having outgrown the allergy. Consult with an allergist. ...Read more

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How are children tested for allergies these days?

How are children tested for allergies these days?

Allergy testing: Usually encompasses skin and/or serum (blood) test which are consistent with the child's clinical history. ...Read more

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Tropicamide (Definition)

Tropicamide is a ciliary muscle paralyzing agent which is a kind of eye ...Read more


Dr. Jeffrey Stevens
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Mydriacyl (Definition)

Mydriacyl is a ciliary muscle paralyzing agent which is a kind of eye ...Read more