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What condition involves sore, bloodshot eyes and an itchy, runny nose?

What condition involves sore, bloodshot eyes and an itchy, runny nose?

Possilbe allergy: All of these symptoms can be related to envronmental allergy. However, a sinus condition such as an inflammation or infection could also cause the sma symptoms. ...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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Taking doxycycline--briefly cured ocular rosacea. Now have red, sore eyes from allergies.Treatment? 

Taking doxycycline--briefly cured ocular rosacea. Now have red, sore eyes from allergies.Treatment? 

Diagnosis first: If our eyes actually hurt, you need to see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor, md) asap. If red an ditch along with some discomfort (but no pain), use cold compresses, rinse y our eyes with artificial tears such as genteal, referesh or systane and take antihistamine drops (for instance ketotifen [zaditor, alaway). Don't take those that "takes the red out of y our eyes!" no better, see the eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can I cure my eye allergies (puffy itchy eyes)?

Can I cure my eye allergies (puffy itchy eyes)?

You can treat them: There are no real cures for eye allergies, but there are many effective treatments. Over the counter drops like zaditor (ketotifen) work well to control the symptoms. Sometimes you need to treat them with oral medicines like Allegra or zyrtec. See an ophthalmologist if these are not effective. ...Read more

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Very itchy, dry, sore eyes; allergic conjunctivitis or something viral?

Very itchy, dry, sore eyes; allergic conjunctivitis or something viral?

Could be either: Try cool compresses, artifical tears, and an allergy medicine such as zyrtec or allegra (fexofenadine). If it's viral, it will clear up on its own in a few days. If it doesn't, you should see your doctor. Also see your doctor if you wake up with goop in your eyelashes making them feel like they are glued shut. This can indicate a bacterial infection. ...Read more

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Allergic conjunctivitis?- itchy, dry eyes, alaway doesn't help. Cloudy vision. And swelling of conjunctiva. Ragweed. Hypersensitive for allergy shots.

Allergic conjunctivitis?- itchy, dry eyes, alaway doesn't help. Cloudy vision. And swelling of conjunctiva. Ragweed. Hypersensitive for allergy shots.

See allergist: There are several antihistamine eye drops you can try including one called zaditor (ketotifen) sold otc. However you may need to see an allergist if the problem continues. If you mean that you cannot tolerate allergy shots, i would urge you to get a 2nd opinion since this is quite rare. ...Read more

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Can a pink eye medicine help allergic reddened eyes?

Can a pink eye medicine help allergic reddened eyes?

Need allergy meds: 'pink eye' (conjuctivitis) is due to a viral or bacterial infection and responds to anti-biotic drops. Allergic conjuctivitis responds to allergy meds such as Patanol (olopatadine) eye drops or even otc oral meds such as benedryl, zyrtec, allegra, or Claritin (or generics). Hope you are better soon! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for Spring allergies with runny nose, sneezing, itchy face, and itching, red, burning eyes?

What is the best treatment for Spring allergies with runny nose, sneezing, itchy face, and itching, red, burning eyes?

Allergies: The best treatment is: get an allergy skin test before starting treatment to see what you are allergic to. Depending on results we see if OTC Claritin (loratadine) or other anti allergy meds will work for body & if a mast cell stabilizer or antihistamine or steroid drop is needed for the eyes. More info on Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com: "step ladder treatment for allergies". ...Read more

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I have severe seasonal outdoors allergies including itchy. Watery eyes, itchy throat, stuffy. Runny nose. What medication work best?

I have severe seasonal outdoors allergies including itchy. Watery eyes,  itchy throat,  stuffy. Runny nose.   What medication work best?

Allergy meds: You gave quite a bit of systemic symptoms so an oral agent would be best. In my experience, Allegra seems to be the best but claritin/ zyrtec are also very good. If your eyes need a topical eye drop, Pataday and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) are the best. ...Read more

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Sore nose dry eyes red face?

Sore nose dry eyes red face?

Many possible: Causes. You would need an in person exam to get an accurate diagnosis. Possibilities: infectious, inflammatory, autoimmune, dermatologic. ...Read more

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Tired, rhinitis, frequent sinus infections, acne, lethargic, eczema, puffy eyes with dark circles, irritable, clogged ears. What is wrong with me?

Tired, rhinitis, frequent sinus infections, acne, lethargic, eczema, puffy eyes with dark circles, irritable, clogged ears. What is wrong with  me?

Sounds like u : Need to see a good doctor...Where u will get evaluated and treated for all of your above complaints. A board certified internist is a good place to start.Find one u are comfortable with, and you will have good care for life. ...Read more

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Major allergies. Sore throat, nose stuffy, swollen cheeks and eyes. What kind of allergy medicine actually works ?

Major allergies. Sore throat, nose stuffy, swollen cheeks and eyes. What kind of allergy medicine actually works ?

Rheumatology: Rheumatology is the branch of medicine that tests and treats allergies. You should visit a rheumatologist to get allergy testing. If you are taking medicine, this could be a serious allergic reaction if your face is swollen, see an MD right away before anything else. Antihistamines work well for allergies but you want to figure out what to treat.+ Pregnancy test before any medicine if possible. ...Read more

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Can similasan dry eye reliefdrops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Can similasan dry eye reliefdrops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Comforting: Similasan is a tear replacement with no therapeutic qualities. It is generally used for eye dryness, and may provide comfort when pink eye is present. It will not alter the course of the self limited infection of the lining of the eye. No harm will come from its use. ...Read more

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Itchy throat, itchy eyes, and runny nose. What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

Itchy throat, itchy eyes, and runny nose. What is the best over-the-counter medicine for allergies?

Claritin, (loratadine) allergra..: Good evening, for symptoms of allergy such as itchy throat, itchy eyes and runny nose, over the counter medications such as Claritin (loratadine) 10 milligrams are safe to take. Frequent use once per day may be needed until the end of pollen season. ...Read more

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Are similasan eye drops good for allergies, red eyes, and sties?

Are similasan eye drops good for allergies, red eyes, and sties?

Unproven & unknown: Similasan eye drops for allergy is a homeopathic remedy containing 3 substances that cause eye irritation. Homeopathy involves using highly diluted substances which cause symptoms when concentrated. Because similasan is so dilute that the risk of adverse effect is quite low. The effectiveness of homeopathic remedies remains controversial & unproven. Still if it works for you, that's great. ...Read more

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My eyes are red & they burn & itch and my nose is stuffy is this allergies?

My eyes are red & they burn & itch and my nose is stuffy is this allergies?

Probably: Common allergy symptoms are itching (eyes, nose), sneezing, runny nose with clear mucus, nasal congestion. If it improves with an antihistamine, that further supports the diagnosis. If the symptoms persist, consider seeing an allergist so testing can identify the trigger. With avoidance, those symptoms will resolve! ...Read more

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Swollen red spots under the eyes, treatment?

Swollen red spots under the eyes, treatment?

Blepharitis-Rosacea?: Careful exam to achieve correct diagnosis ; direct therapy. Swelling ; redness usually symptoms of low grade infection-inflammation. Gentle cleansing with mild soap ; otc polysporin (bacitracin and polymyxin) ointment can be helpful. Seek care if persists or fails to respond. ...Read more

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Could similasan dry eye relief drops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Could similasan dry eye relief drops also work for irritated red pink eye?

Pink eye: If red pink eye is due to a virus, artificial tears will help relieve symptoms of irritation and should do no harm (non preserved are best as can use every hr if need; preserved no more than 4x/d); but they do not cure virus: needs to run its course 2 wks; see eyeMD if need stronger meds for relief & for rapid antigen test to see if is a virus. ...Read more

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Taking doxycycline--briefly cured ocular rosacea. Now have red, sore eyes from allergies.Treatment? 

Diagnosis first: If our eyes actually hurt, you need to see an ophthalmologist (eye doctor, md) asap. If red an ditch along with some discomfort (but no pain), use cold compresses, rinse y our eyes with artificial tears such as genteal, referesh or systane and take antihistamine drops (for instance ketotifen [zaditor, alaway). Don't take those that "takes the red out of y our eyes!" no better, see the eye doctor. ...Read more

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I think I have sore eyes/pink eyes. What home remedy should I do and what medicine to immediately relieve the soreness, gritty feeling, redness?

I think I have sore eyes/pink eyes. What home remedy should I do and what medicine to immediately relieve the soreness, gritty feeling, redness?

Dry eye syndrome: Your eyes may be dry and therefore can be helped with ocular lubricants, such as refresh tears, systane ultra, genteal mild to moderate level. These drops may be used every 3 to 4 hours as needed. Also humidification of your local living environment, sleeping with windows closed, fans off, clean vacuumed bedroom may also help. Dietary fishoil or flaxxseed oil may help. If not better, c eye md. ...Read more

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Skin test says no airborne allergies but i get allergy like symtoms (sneezing, runny nose, sore eyes) what else could this be?

Non allergic rhinits: This is called non allergic rhinitis. There is also an entity called "entopy" as opposed to "atopy". Atopy typically describes allergic patients. Entopy is used to describe pt with allergy symptoms but neg skin test. Interestingly, in these pt, in research settings their nasal secretions can be obtained and allergy antibody can be detected to common allergens. ...Read more

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Sore eyes/discharge/eyes stuck together/ red eyes -what is it? And should she stay off school?

Sore eyes/discharge/eyes stuck together/ red eyes -what is it? And should she stay off school?

Viral conjunctivitis: You may have pink eye (viral conjunctivitis). This is contagious and can be spread by your hands and anything you touch. I recommend you stay home from school and go to your eye doctor to rule out other conditions such as allergy or infection. Wash your hands, use cool compresses to the eyes and artificial tears to help with your symptoms. It will go away in 1-2 weeks. ...Read more

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I took eye drops for my sore eyes and the next day i saw that my eyes are extremely red, should I worry? Is it an allergic reaction?

I took eye drops for my sore eyes and the next day i saw that my eyes are extremely red, should I worry? Is it an allergic reaction?

Perhaps: Allergic reaction usually causes more symptoms than redness, such as itching, swelling, watering. Often the drops sting when applied. Don't worry, just get it checked so you can get a better drop to use ...Read more

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What could be wrong if my left eye is red! it looks like sore eyes and is a bit itchy but not so teary! could this mean an infection or anything?

What could be wrong if my left eye is red!  it looks like sore eyes and is a bit itchy but not so teary! could this mean an infection or anything?

Could be infection: A viral eye infection, which is contagious, can cause one or both eyes to be very red, itch, swell, and tear (usually a clear discharge). The symptoms may get worse quickly. Cool compresses can help, and an eye doctor may provide eye drops to help symptomatically. A broken blood vessel on the eye surface can look terrible, but is usually harmless. Many things can cause a red eye, so get an exam. ...Read more

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One of my eyes has discharged to redness or itchy. is this allergies? i have sore throat and congested.

One of my eyes has discharged to redness or itchy. is this allergies? i have sore throat and congested.

Possibly: Allergic conjunctivitis causes redness, watering and itching. The conjunctiva (inside of your eyelid) can have a cobblestone appearance. Sinus congestion is also common. If symptoms get better with an antihistamine (benadryl/dihpenhydramine) or Zyrtec/cetirizine) then it's allergies. However, allergies do not usually give a sore throat. Viral URI causes sore throat, congestion, conjunctivitis ...Read more

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Under eye redness-cause and treatment. Area under left eye red puffy and little sore?

Could be a stye: This might be an obstructed gland in the eyelid. If there only mild swelling or tenderness and no double vision or visual loss, try some warm compresses for a few days. ...Read more

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What is the best way to cure the sore eyes of my 5mos old baby?

What is the best way to cure the sore eyes of my 5mos old baby?

Evaluation: Since a five month old will not describe pain or discomfort, then there must be something you are seeing like redness, discharge, debris on lids, eye rubbing by the child, etc. If this is a persistent problem, then you should see your pediatrician or a pediatric ophthalmologist for a better diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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I have a flight tomorrow, and I still have sore eyes. What is the fastest cure for sore eyes?

I have a flight tomorrow, and I still have sore eyes.  What is the fastest cure for sore eyes?

See your Eye MD: "sore eyes" does not give me a clue as to what is wrong with your eyes so i can't suggest any remedies. I can share with you the three symptoms that represent eye emergencies: pain, redness, and loss of vision. In the instance that any one of those items occurs, the only correct action is to see and eye md immediately. ...Read more

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Cure of sore eyes with discharges?

Conjunctivitis: Eye discharge can be caused by viruses or bacteria and in some severe cases from sexually transmitted diseases. On the other extreme it doesn't have to be serious, it could be simple bacterial overgrowth. Crusty discharge which is clightly itchy is common. If you have eye pain or if lights hurt your eyes or visual impairment it represents a more serious infection. ...Read more

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What is the cure for sore eyes on children?

What is the cure for sore eyes on children?

See an eye doctor: Sore eyes in kids may be as simple as needing glasses to something more serious. Please see an eyemd soon! ...Read more

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What is the best treatment for Spring allergies with runny nose, sneezing, itchy face, and itching, red, burning eyes?

Allergies: The best treatment is: get an allergy skin test before starting treatment to see what you are allergic to. Depending on results we see if OTC Claritin (loratadine) or other anti allergy meds will work for body & if a mast cell stabilizer or antihistamine or steroid drop is needed for the eyes. More info on Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com: "step ladder treatment for allergies". ...Read more

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My 6 year old has sore, red eyes with yellow matter coming out of them. He has a cold, wet washcloth over them now. He also has seasonal allergies. ?

My 6 year old has sore, red eyes with yellow matter coming out of them. He has a cold, wet washcloth over them now. He also has seasonal allergies. ?

Could be an infxn: If he is having yellow discharge it is very possible he has a bacterial infection going on and he will need an antibiotic. Typically with a viral or allergic infection you get clear discharge so I can almost rule out pink eye. I think he should get checked out ...Read more

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Rosacea (Definition)

A condition of the thinning of skin where you can see blood vessels ...Read more