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What are good OTC eye drops to relieve red eyes?

What are good OTC eye drops to relieve red eyes?

Tear replacement: Do not use drops that say "gets the red out" as these are drying. Anything that says tear replacement or eye lubrication should be fine. Two good brands are Systane and Refresh. ...Read more

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What are good eye drops to relieve red eyes?

What are good eye drops to relieve red eyes?

Artificial tears: Redness is a sign of irritation. Dry eye is the most common cause, so try over-the-counter artificial tear drops first. If other things, such as allergies are an issue, than you may need to see the doctor. Try to avoid using 'red-out' drops such as visine on a regular basis. Sometimes, blepharitis is the cause, and eyelid scrubbing with dilute baby shampoo can help. ...Read more

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What are the best OTC eye drops for red eyes?

What are the best OTC eye drops for red eyes?

See your eye doctor.: Better to see your eye doctor to determine the cause of the red eye prior to resorting to an over the counter (otc) drop for red eyes. You may require a prescription medication. In my opinion, there is no "best" otc drop for red eyes. When i see a patient that complains of red eyes and has been using an otc drop for red eyes, i generally cringe. Otc drops for red eyes in excess can get the red in. ...Read more

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Without eye drops what are some ways to relieve red allergy eyes?

Without eye drops what are some ways to relieve red allergy eyes?

Flushing with water: Washing the eyelids with lots of water or using a contact lens solution to rinse the eyes can be very helpful when your eyes are really itching and watering. Cool, wet towels on the eyes can also relieve some of the itching. These may not give complete relief though, and that's the time when you need medicine. ...Read more

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What OTC eye drops help with red eyes?

What OTC eye drops help with red eyes?

Depends on the cause: There are many causes of redness of the eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause redness of the eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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What eye drops are good for relieving dry eyes?

What eye drops are good for relieving dry eyes?

Artificial tears: Lubricating eye drops without chemicals that relieve redness are the best drops to start with. If you do not get relief after several days of using the drops 4 times per day, see an eye doctor to evaluate if other treatments would work better for you. ...Read more

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What are the best eye drops for itchy allergy eyes?

What are the best eye drops for itchy allergy eyes?

Depends: Some people have itchy eyes from irritants & dollar store eye drops/artificial tears wash will do fine. That can also work for some allergic eye issues by washing out the pollen/etc. Allergan makes an OTC "Zadator" which some find helpful. There are others but some try several before they find one that helps and fits their budget. ...Read more

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What are the best eye drops to use for itchy eyes with allergies?

What are the best eye drops to use for itchy eyes with allergies?

Several options: There are several otc meds that available that are ocular antihistamines. Tears and similar otc moisturizing drops are helpful as well. Interestingly, there is some data that rx nasal steroids can help with ocular symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the best OTC eye drops for allergys?

What are the best OTC eye drops for allergys?

Ketotifen: Ketotifen is the best otc eye drop for allergy, but prescription eye drops for allergy are superior. ...Read more

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Is there a good way to relieve itchy eyes when eye drops are not available?

Is there a good way to relieve itchy eyes when eye drops are not available?

Cool compresses: Occasionally, a cool wet washcloth over the eyes can temporarily relieve the symptoms. Heat can actually make the eyes more itchy. The best option, however, is an eye examination to determine the cause and provide a directed treatment. ...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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What are good eye drops for allergies?

What are good eye drops for allergies?

Options..: Allergic conjunctivitis: apply cool compress and liberally use artificial tears throughout the day. Practice allergen avoidance measures based on sensitivities. Try over-the-counter ophthalmic antihistamine, one drop to each eye twice daily (Zaditor, Alaway). OTC intranasal steroid sprays can also be helpful. Prescription eye drops like Pataday and Patanol (olopatadine) are effective as well. ...Read more

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What are the best drops for chronic red eyes without itchiness?

What are the best drops for chronic red eyes without itchiness?

Artificial tears: Use frequently. However, any cause of chronic red eye must be found out by an exam by an eye doctor to make sure it is nothing serious. Please do so. ...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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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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What are really good red eye drops for irritated eyes, that work with soft contact lens?

What are really good red eye drops for irritated eyes, that work with soft contact lens?

Is it your contact?: You need to be careful what drops you use when wearing soft contacts, generally only preservative free tears or moisture drops specifically formulated for contacts. If your eyes are frequently red in your contacts, though, i wonder if you are having irritation from your solution or your contacts. Are eyes still red when you take a weeklong holiday from your contacts? ...Read more

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What eye drops are good for dry eyes and how long can you use the drops?

What eye drops are good for dry eyes and how long can you use the drops?

Depends: The type of drops which will be most effective for you depends on the root cause of your dryness. Your best bet is to be evaluated by an eye doctor who can recommend a treatment plan tailored to you. ...Read more

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What are some good eye exercises to relieve tired eyes?

What are some good eye exercises to relieve tired eyes?

Unfortunately none: The feeling of tired eyes is usually related to straining for long periods of time, as well as dry eyes. The best way to help relieve the feeling is to take breaks when working - 5-10 minutes every hour - and to use lubricating eye drops. ...Read more

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