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What is the definition or description of: Naphcon allergy?

What is the definition or description of: Naphcon allergy?

Naphcon allergy: Naphcon (Naphazoline) (Vasocon, AK-Con, Albalon) is an
eye decongestant. An allergy occurs when your body’s immune system creates antibodies to a foreign substance causing a reaction that can be mild to severe. For potential adverse effects see: https://www. Drugs. Com/cdi/naphcon-drops. Html ...Read more

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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Are both naphcon and naphcon-a used for eye conditions due to allergies?

Are both naphcon and naphcon-a used for eye conditions due to allergies?

Avoid regular use: Both drops contain naphazoline, which is a potent blood vessel constrictor. This is what "gets the red out". If used too much it can causes rebound redness. Naphcon a contains an antihistamine as well. Try a plain allergy eye drop like zaditor, (ketotifen) alaway, or zyrtec drops. ...Read more

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Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and also use allergy eye drops (naphazoline & pheniramine)?

Can I take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and also use allergy eye drops (naphazoline & pheniramine)?

Yes: These drugs can supplement each other. Any systemic effect of the eyedrops is trivial compared to the strength of the Benadryl (diphenhydramine) so the combination is useful if the allergic symptoms are affecting other parts of your body. ...Read more

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Naphcon fot reddish eye after lasik by 7 months is it ok?

Naphcon fot reddish eye after lasik by 7 months is it ok?

Napthcon: Is an allergy drop it should be ok and your corneas should be well healed by now ...Read more

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Can naphcon be used as an eye lubricant or moisturizer?

Can naphcon be used as an eye lubricant or moisturizer?

Not really: These drops are vaso-constrictors that constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. They should only be used for a short time. Long term usage can cause rebound vaso-congestion which results in worsening redness in the eyes when the drop is not used. Using it more than a few times a day for a few weeks is likely too long. Artifical tears are better for a lubricant. ...Read more

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Is naphcon-a used for styes?

Not really: This a anti-histamine drop and will not help with a stye. ...Read more

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Is it safe to use naphcon-a and ofloxacin at the same time? Tnx

Is it safe to use naphcon-a and ofloxacin at the same time? Tnx

Yes: These are different classes of medications. Ofloxaxin is an antibiotic to treat bacterial infections of the eye, and naphcon a is an ocular decongestant/antihistamine that is often used for alleviating watery red itchy eyes. Although these meds may be used together, i'd advise that the more important one is ofloxacin. Treating the infection should alleviate your symptoms. If not, c your eye md. ...Read more

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What is the difference between artificial tears and regular naphcon?

What is the difference between artificial tears and regular naphcon?

Naphcon = medication: Naphcon drops are vaso-constrictors that constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. They should only be used for a short time. Long term usage can cause rebound vaso-congestion which results in worsening redness in the eyes when the drop is not used. Using it more than a few times a day for a few weeks is likely too long. Artifical tears are better for a lubricant for dry eyes. ...Read more

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What's the difference between artificial tears and regular naphcon drops?

What's the difference between artificial tears and regular naphcon drops?

Naphcon = medication: Naphcon drops are vaso-constrictors that constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. They should only be used for a short time. Long term usage can cause rebound vaso-congestion which results in worsening redness in the eyes when the drop is not used. Using it more than a few times a day for a few weeks is likely too long. Artifical tears are better for a lubricant for dry eyes. ...Read more

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Please advise what is the difference between artificial tears and regular naphcon?

Please advise what is the difference between artificial tears and regular naphcon?

A lot: Artificial tears attempt to replace portiond of the natural tear layer (mucous, aqueous, lipid). Different artificial tear replace these in different amounts. Naphcon is an antihistamine that blocks histamine receptors, reducing allergic symptoms. ...Read more

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Can I use Naphcon-A daily? It works better than olopatadine and ketotifen for me. If not, what can I use long term?

Can I use Naphcon-A daily? It works better than olopatadine and ketotifen for me. If not, what can I use long term?

Naphcon-A: Is a combination medicine, an antihistaminic and a decongestant, it would work on short term for symptoms relief, but on long term use, wouldn't be advised especially the decongestant part, olopatadine/ketotifen work on the long term, no immediate action, ising Naohcob-A for the short tetm and st tge same time initiating olopatadine regularly is a good option, then hold the Naphcon-A, use it PRN ...Read more

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Can naphcon be used as an eye lubricant?

Can naphcon be used as an eye lubricant?

Short term only: Artificial tear drops are safer for long-term use. Naphcon is good once in a while. ...Read more

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Which eye drop would work better: papiday or naphcon?

Which eye drop would work better: papiday or naphcon?

Pataday: I rx Pataday or Patanol (olopatadine) commonly. The over the counter allergy drops may in some cases have a rebound affect which is not desirable. ...Read more

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What's the difference between naphcon and naphcon-a drops?

What's the difference between naphcon and naphcon-a drops?

A = antihistamine: Naphcon is a vaso-constrictor that constricts the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. Naphcon-a also contains an anti-histamine for allergy symptoms such as itching. ...Read more

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When I first got pink I tried warm salt water. That did not help after a few days I was given ciplox n naphcon-a + anti bio now my vision is blurred?

When I first got pink I tried warm salt water. That did not help after a few days I was given ciplox n naphcon-a + anti bio now my vision is blurred?

Cold in eye: Most pink eye is viral in cause and might not respond to your listed treaent regimen. If condition persists call or visit your eyecare professional as you might have corneal involvement affecting vision and possibly more serious condition. ...Read more

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Are naphcon eye drops safe for contact lense use?

Are naphcon eye drops safe for contact lense use?

Not while in eyes: Do not use any drops that are not specifically labeled a safe to use when your contacts are in your eyes. Naphcon can be used occasionally when the lenses are not in. ...Read more

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Should I be using naphcon-a to relieve pink eye symptoms?

Find the Cause: Naphcon-a merely treats a symptom! A proper eye exam is necessary to determine the underlying cause of redness. The most common causes are dry eye, ocular allergy, blepharitis and viral conjunctivitis. There are also some more rare causes of redness that need to be ruled out. ...Read more

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What's the difference between naphcon and naphcon-a eye drops?

Anti-allergic: Both drops contain a mild vasoconstrictor (naphazolamine) which can help whiten up allergically affected eyes. Naphcon-a, an alcon company brand name, also contains pheneramine, which is a mild anti-histamine. So plain naphcon can briefly eliminate the redness but does not treat anything while naphcon a can decrease the redness but also treat the allergy. ...Read more

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My eye is most time red especially, if I just woke. Please what can I do? I used naphcon A but no changes. What can I do about it. Please any help to st

My eye is most time red especially, if I just woke. Please what can I do? I used naphcon A but no changes. What can I do about it. Please any help to st

Artificial tears: Naphcon is for mild allergies. This may or may not be the reason for your red eyes. Often it is just dryness. This is usually worse when you wake up cause your eyes don't get lubricated well while sleeping. Try artificial tears doing the day and an artificial tear ointment at night. If you have decreased vision, pain, discharge, or persistent redness, get an eye exam. ...Read more

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use?

Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use?

Yes: Naphcon-a drops, an over the counter anti-allergic drop, can be used at the same time as you wear your contacts. ...Read more

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How much opcon-a or naphcon-a eye drops use would be bad for you?

How much opcon-a or naphcon-a eye drops use would be bad for you?

Frequent use: Frequent use leads to tolerance and ineffectiveness. Everyday use will leave your eyes more injected than ever. Occasional use is ok, but for treating the underlying cause if redness or itching, there are better things your doctor can recommend. ...Read more

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use at the same time?

Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for contact lens use at the same time?

Not recommended: If you are having allergic symptoms, like itching, watering and redness. Take out your contacts, and then put in allergy drops. Btw, zaditor (ketotifen) is much better than naphcon-a. ...Read more

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Is too much opcon-a or naphcon-a eye drop use bad for you? How much is too much?

Is too much opcon-a or naphcon-a eye drop use bad for you? How much is too much?

Yes: Both these drops are vaso-constrictors that constrict the blood vessels on the surface of the eye. They should only be used for a short time. Long term usage can cause rebound vaso-congestion which results in worsening redness in the eyes when the drop is not used. Using it more than a few times a day for a few weeks is likely too long. ...Read more

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Can I use naphcon a to relieve viral pink eye?

Can I use naphcon a to relieve viral pink eye?

Yes and also...: Naphcon works well, along with cold compresses and artificial tears for lubrication and relief. ...Read more

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I have pink eye. Can I use Naphcon-A? Is it safe?

I have pink eye. Can I use Naphcon-A? Is it safe?

If Allergic: This medication is for the temporary relief of the minor eye symptoms of itching and redness caused by ragweed, pollen, grass, animal dander and hair...essentially Allergic causes. If bacterial conjuctivitis (pink eye), than you would need a different antibiotic medication that covers that. ...Read more

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Should I be using naphcon a to help relieve viral pink eye?

Should I be using naphcon a to help relieve viral pink eye?

Limited use: Naphcon is a vasoconstrictor that causes the blood vessels on your conjunctiva to constrict and this causes the redness and congestion to go down. It is a symptomatic treatment but does not change anything with the viral infection course. Overusage of the naphcon is a problem as it can cause rebound vasocongestion (more redness and discomfort). Some people become "addicted" to these drops. ...Read more

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Do you think I should be using naphcon a to relieve viral pink eye?

Do you think I should be using naphcon a to relieve viral pink eye?

Safe: Yes, its safe. Make sure you throw it out after 1-2 weeks so you don't reinfect your eye. ...Read more

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Are naphcon-a eye drops safe for use while contact lenses are still in?

No: The medication is absorbe by the contact lens and may reach levels toxic to the corneal surface. ...Read more

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How do I reverse redness in both eyes from eye drop over use, caused by months of using naphcon a eye drops?

How do I reverse redness in both eyes from eye drop over use, caused by months of using naphcon a eye drops?

Stop the Naphcon A: Excessive use of eye drops containing preservatives can cause a condition called "medicamentosa". Treatment involves stopping the offending eyedrop and switching to an artificial tear that does not contain preservatives. The labeling should state: "preservative free".

Since many serious eye problems can cause redness you should contact a local eye doctor as soon as possible. ...Read more

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I am currently using naphcon a eye drop which works wonder for my reddish eyes. I have some serious hay fever. But ketotifen eye drops doesn't work th?

I am currently using naphcon a eye drop which works wonder for my reddish eyes. I have some serious hay fever. But ketotifen eye drops doesn't work th?

Individuals vary.: I love Naphcon-A too! Very, very inexpensive as well. 2nd generation antihistamines, like ketotifen may be less effective than some 1st generation antihistamines like Naphcon-A (2 drug combo. Interestingly, if you took the oral equivalent of pheniramine (1 of the drugs in it) it can be very sedating, but this is not as much of a problem when used in the eyes. ...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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Naphazoline (Definition)

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Naphcon (Definition)

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