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My eosinophils on my labs was 6.8. Is this normal even when taking 10 mg Claritin/day? I had allergic conjunctivitis and blurriness during eye exam.

My eosinophils on my labs was 6.8. Is this normal even when taking 10 mg Claritin/day?  I had allergic conjunctivitis and blurriness during eye exam.

EOSINOPHILIA: YES: EOSINOPHILIA IS COMMONLY SEAN WITH ALLERGY FLARE. Even on antihistamines. To be through it should be rejected, but it is only minimally elevated ...Read more

Dr. Jon Fishburn
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Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more


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For how long should you wait after getting pink eye to get an eye exam for new glasses?

For how long should you wait after getting pink eye to get an eye exam for new glasses?

Once your eyes feel: Normal (no more tearing, redness, stickiness, discharge), which may be several weeks. ...Read more

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Could you have conjunctivitis without getting sticky eyes?

Could you have conjunctivitis without getting sticky eyes?

Yes: Mild conjunctivitis can be associated with eye redness and irritation without crusting/stickiness/discharge. I would recommend trying cool compresses, chilled over-the-counter artificial tears, and observation. If it is getting worse or not resolving, you need to see an eye doctor for a complete evaluation. ...Read more

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Hello, my eyes are so delicates, why? And what can I do for this. I have alérgic conjunctivitis

Hello, my eyes are so delicates, why? And what can I do for this. I have alérgic conjunctivitis

The allergies: Mauricio, if you have allergic conjunctivitis, it is not unusual for your eyes to be sensitive. Try an antihistamine eye drop. They can be found in the allergy section of almost every drug store. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Does conjunctivitis usually cause eye pain?

Does conjunctivitis usually cause eye pain?

Varies: Depending on the cause of the conjunctivitis, it can cause tenderness or a mild irritation versus no pain. ...Read more

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Can some eye drops exacerbate your conjunctivitis?

Can some eye drops exacerbate your conjunctivitis?

Yes: As an interesting fact, most of the conjunctivitis I see is virally caused. Often an affected individual has been treated at Urgent care facility after hrs, & is prescribed an antibiotic, usually an aminoglycoside (gentamicin, or tobramycin). When they see me, it's on the basis of worsening eye condition. Often (not always) 1 of these 2 antibiotics causes significant ocular Irritation. ...Read more

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I am suffering in conjunctivitis on left eye. Please help.

I am suffering in conjunctivitis on left eye. Please help.

A quick visit: To your doctor should sort that out for you. If a viral conjunctivitis ( most common) symptoms resolve spontaneously in a few days. Your doctor should just take a look to establish diagnosis. ...Read more

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How long does eye pain associated with conjunctivitis last?

How long does eye pain associated with conjunctivitis last?

Usually less than 5 : Eye pain with conjunctivitus usually improves over a few days. There are less common types that can involve the cornea and can go on quiet abit longer. Herpes simplex can be a cause of conjuctivitus and is a leading cause of corneal blindness. In most cases there will be sever e pain, decreased vision and light sensitivity. ...Read more

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How do I tell if I have dry eyes or allergic conjunctivitis?

How do I tell if I have dry eyes or allergic conjunctivitis?

Dry eye vs allergy: Dry eye typically feels scratchy, irritated, like something is in your eye, light sensitive. Allergies in the eye typically causes itchiness in the eye. ...Read more

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How to sleep when you have conjunctivitis crud in your eyes?

How to sleep when you have conjunctivitis crud in your eyes?

Eye discharge: If you have an active conjunctivitis, appropriate topical therapy (drops and/or ointment) should resolve this problem in a few days and sleeping will not be a problem. Then follow with good hygiene. ...Read more

Dr. David Chandler
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Eye Exam (Definition)

An eye exam consists of checking the vision. If this is not normal a manifest refraction is done to determine if any glasses are needed. This is the test where the patient is asked which lens is better number one or two. Then the health of the eye is evaluated with a microscope called a slit lamp. To be able to see the back of the eye, the retina, ...Read more