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What can I take for irritated swollen eyes after allergic reaction?

What can I take for irritated swollen eyes after allergic reaction?

Treatment options: Try an antihistamine like zyrtec or Claritin and add some eye drops. Zaditor (ketotifen) is very good for allergies. It there is discharge, change in vision or pain then see your doctor. ...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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My eye doctor told me to use zylet 4 times a day every hours . But the eye drops caused me to have a allergic reaction and blurry swollen eyes ?

Stop and see eye MD: Zylet is a steroid and antibiotic drop. Side effects include burning, stinging, hypersensitivity or allergy. Blurry vision a rare side effect, this could be due to allergy or corneal changes but could also be due to an increase in eye pressure (from the steroid). You should inform your doctor, stop the drop ; have an eye exam to check your eye pressure. Try using artificial tears in the meantime. ...Read more

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Swollen eye and mouth, think is an allergic reaction from (kinetic sand)?

Swollen eye and mouth, think is an allergic reaction from (kinetic sand)?

Angioneurotic edema: Swelling of the eyes and mouth is usually caused by an allergy to something taken internally. You should consult her doctor to try to figure out what she is allergic to. It is often difficult to know for sure what causes it. If she has noisy breathing or struggles when taking a breath, she should be taken to the ER. ...Read more

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I'm on Lexapro (escitalopram) and klonopin for 2 months and have allergies . I woke up with a swollen eye could it just be my allergies or a reaction to pills?

I'm on Lexapro (escitalopram) and klonopin for 2 months and have allergies . I woke up with a swollen eye could it just be my allergies or a reaction to pills?

Either: While the swelling could be related to allergies it could also represent a reaction to your medicines. I suggest discussing it with the doctor who prescribed the medicine. ...Read more

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What can relieve swollen eyes caused by allergies?

What can relieve swollen eyes caused by allergies?

See below: There is an otc eye drop, zatidor, which will help. You can also try visine for allergies or naphcon a. ...Read more

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I wake up with swollen eyes or face a handful of times every month. I have been tested and do not have any remarkable allergies. What could this be?

I wake up with swollen eyes or face a handful of times every month. I have been tested and do not have any remarkable allergies. What could this be?

Something: Allergies to various objects or substances could still be possible. Dust mites? Sheets? Detergents? Soaps? Make up? I would see your doctor for a second consultation since this is persisting. Good luck ...Read more

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What can relieve swollen eyes from allergies? Otc eyedrops ok to use?

What can relieve swollen eyes from allergies?  Otc eyedrops ok to use?

Eye drops help: 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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Is their any way to reduce swollen eyes in the morning dt allergies, in the mornings I can't breathe, I sneeze, and eyes are very swollen ?

Is their any way to reduce swollen eyes in the morning dt allergies, in the mornings I can't breathe, I sneeze, and eyes are very swollen ?

Medicine: Are you already using an oral antihistamine? If so, an additional topical antihistamine may help. Cold compresses in the morning and sleeping with your head slightly elevated may also be of some benefit. See your doctor for recommendations of allergy medication is you are not using any. ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu
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Allergic Reaction (Definition)

Allergic reactions are sensitivities to substances, called allergens, that come into contact with the skin, nose, eyes, respiratory tract, and gastrointestinal tract. They can be inhaled into the ...Read more


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Eye Swelling (Definition)

Eye swelling is a clinical finding in which the skin or muscles around the eye retains ...Read more