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Doctor insights on: What Are Ways To Reduce Eye Swelling As A Result Of Seasonal Allergies

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Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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How does you cure or reduce the symptoms of adult atopy? Tired of skin reactions to various things.

How does you cure or reduce the symptoms of adult atopy?  Tired of skin reactions to various things.

Atopy: There is no cure for atopy which is not usually a reaction to outside things but rather an internal problem. Prescription strength steroid creams and moisturizers are effective at minimizing the signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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What are some ways to reduce redness in eyes?

What are some ways to reduce redness in eyes?

Artificial tears: Start with some lubricating artificial tears. Try not to use visine-type drops. Consider going to an eye doctor to find the source of the redness. ...Read more

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What is the best eye allergy drops for eye allergies that result in swollen itchy eyes, specifically those which result in a lot of mucus?

What is the best eye allergy drops for eye allergies that result in swollen itchy eyes, specifically those which result in a lot of mucus?

They do exist: There are several otc eye drops specifically for allergies. There are other eye drops that may mask symptoms but are not specifically treating the cause. Topical decongestants are in the second category. Read labels and ingredients. A pharmacist should also be able to help. Each appropriate product will help any but not all. ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what are some weird ways to get rid of colds or allergies?

I'm curious as to what are some weird ways to get rid of colds or allergies?

See allergist for: Chronic allergy issues. Symptomatic relief only for colds. Tips: sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect ; mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey ; a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea. ...Read more

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Is there an all natural nose spray for seasonal allergies? If so , what brand ?I want to lessen the amt.of exposure to any chemicals, etc. Thanks!

Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
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Is there an all natural nose spray for seasonal allergies? If so , what brand ?I want to lessen the amt.of exposure to any chemicals, etc. Thanks!

Salt water: Nasal spray containing warm salt water would be your best bet but it is not going to be nearly as effective as medication. There must be many other nasal spray OTC for allergies containing natural ingredients but I have yet seen one which really works that well if at all. ...Read more

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What is the best combination of meds to treat nose and eye allergies (to pollen, etc...)?

What is the best combination of meds to treat nose and eye allergies (to pollen, etc...)?

Oral/eyedrops: With both nose and eye symptoms, i recommend trying oral meds first, such as Claritin or zyrtec. If the eye symptoms outweigh the nasal symptoms, or the eye symptoms are not improved with pills, i recommend topical antihistamine eyedrops such as pataday, bepreve, or lastacaft (alcaftadine). You can also use cool compresses for relief. ...Read more

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What are some common symptoms of eczema and how often do you see it as an allergist? Also what are the treatment techniques and the cure rate of this?

What are some common symptoms of eczema and how often do you see it as an allergist? Also what are the treatment techniques and the cure rate of this?

ECZEMA SYMPTOMS: ECZEMA IS A COMMON ITCHY RASH OFTEN IN THE BENDS OF THE ELBOWS AND THE BENDS OF THE KNEES. IT OFTEN RUNS IN FAMILIES AND GETS WORSE IN COLDER CLIMATES AND DURING STRESSFUL SITUATIONS. ALLERGISTS AND DERMATOLOGISTS USUALLY TAKE CARE OF THIS DISORDER. ...Read more

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What are the signs of an eye infection compared to eye allergies?

What are the signs of an eye infection compared to eye allergies?

Itchiness: Usually allergy is causes 'itchy eyes'. Also allergy is more likely to be bilateral than infection. An infectious conjunctivitis can cause a thicker discharge causing the eyelashes to stick together in the morning. Either way see an eye doctor for help. ...Read more

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What are some ways to help nasal congestion not caused by allergies?

What are some ways to help nasal congestion not caused by allergies?

Blocked nose: There are several causes of nasal obstruction including congestion from allergies and anatomical issues, too. The only way to tell the cause is to have your nose evaluated by a board certified otolaryngologist, ...Read more

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What are some ways to relieve throat tightness due to seasonal allergies?

What are some ways to relieve throat tightness due to seasonal allergies?

Seasonal allergies: Many use a netti pot to inhale moist vapor and add camphor or other oils to moisten the membranes and loosen secretions. Also, an ultrasonic bedroom humidifier. Unless lots of symptoms, like sneezing, itching, etc, avoid the drying effect of otc antihistamines. ...Read more

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Hi. What foods can be used to reduce the effects of allergy especially those that are rare such as rinheit allergy.I am allergic to soil ¬ums.

Hi. What foods can be used to reduce the effects of allergy especially those that are rare such as rinheit allergy.I am allergic to soil &notums.

What foods can I eat: Some advocate rotation of your foods to every four days to minimize likelihood of acquiring food sensitivity. A food allergy on the other hand can not be reduced by other specific foods. ...Read more

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Can there be some way to lessen the effects of food allergies?

Can there be some way to lessen the effects of food allergies?

Food allergy: There are currently no treatment for food allergy except avoiding it. Depending on the symptoms when you consume the food that you are allergic to, certain medications can be used to treat them. A new method being studied to treat food allergy is food immunotherapy. Hopefully that would be the treatment in the future. Allergists are specialized in those problems. ...Read more

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I know there are many causes of rhinitis(allergic nonalergic etc) but how do these conditions cause congestion?All by causing the turbinates to swell?

I know there are many causes of rhinitis(allergic nonalergic etc) but how do these conditions cause congestion?All by causing the turbinates to swell?

You got it: Different conditions can cause turbinates to swell even gravity and crying as we all know. FYI: it is normal for one turbinate be a little more swollen than the other. This alternates every 4 hr. and the blood flow is physiologically controlled by the autonomic nervous system. Remember that one function of the nose is to humidify, warm and filter the air we breathe in. ...Read more

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What are some of the things a person with depression can get due to it. E.G. Headache, pain in eye, etc & to what extent false pain may be also felt?

What are some of the things a person with depression can get due to it. E.G. Headache, pain in eye, etc & to what extent false pain may be also felt?

Complete eval.: It is always a good idea to have a complete medical evaluation in addition to starting treatment for depression. This is especially true when there is headache, pain in eye etc. Treatment for depression may involve medication or psychotherapy or both. ...Read more

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What causes an corneal ulcer for a contact wearer and are there other options besides seeing a doctor? I'm just using vigamox to reduce the redness.

What causes an corneal ulcer for a contact wearer and are there other options besides seeing a doctor? I'm just using vigamox to reduce the redness.

Ulcer: corneal ulcers can be sight threatening. It should not be self treated. Typically in a contact lens wearer, the lack of oxygenation of the cornea mixed with bacteria living on an overused contact spell trouble. Vigamox is a good antibiotic which can aid in ulcer reduction in some ulcers. However some types of pathogens are not responsive to Vigamox. ...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


Dr. Eric Weisman
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Seasonal Allergies (Definition)

An allergic response causing itchy, watery eyes, ...Read more