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What allergy eye drops can I purchase to relieve itchy eyes due to the high pollen count during the summer?

What allergy eye drops can I purchase to relieve itchy eyes due to the high pollen count during the summer?

Antihistamine: While lubricating drops help some, antihistamines drops do the most for eye allergy symptoms, including itching & watering. There are many over-the-counter antihistamine products to choose from. Older products may be combined with decongestants which decrease redness; however, overuse of these products may cause increased rebound redness. Plain antihistamine drops are your best bet for itching. ...Read more

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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 doc says cos I'm allergic to ondansetron that I'm also allergic to antihistamines, what can I use for gritty itchy eyes due to spring allergies?

My doc says cos I'm allergic to ondansetron that I'm also allergic to antihistamines, what can I use for gritty itchy eyes due to spring allergies?

Huh?: Ondansetron allergy is very uncommon. I am no allergist, but there is no apparent overlap between the antihistamine H1 and H2 receptor and the antiemetic HT3 receptor that I am aware of. In addition, antihistamines have been used as part of the treatment of ondansteron allergy. I suggest you clear this up with your doc. ...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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CAN MOLD GIVES YOU SKIN IRRITANT LIKE ITCHY RASH AND SKIN WHAT TO CLEAN TO GET RID OF MOLD ?

CAN MOLD GIVES YOU SKIN IRRITANT LIKE ITCHY RASH AND SKIN WHAT TO CLEAN TO GET RID OF MOLD ?

Contact dermatitis: Contact dermatitis with exposure to mold can be treated with topical steroid creams. If you are trying to clean mold from surfaces in your home like bathroom use an cleaner like CLR mold and mildew cleaner but always wear gloves. Larger mold issues such as mold in dry wall should be cleaned by a mold mediation specialist. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?

Can seasonal allergies cause itchy skin? If so, are there tests to confirm the cause? How is it treated? How can you tell allergies from eczema?

Allergies = Itching: One of the most common symptoms associated with allergies is itching. The itchiness can occur in your nose, eyes, mouth, or skin. Allergy testing will document what items you are allergic to as well as telling how allergic you are to each item. Eczema is often allergically mediated and may simply be another manifestation of your allergies. ...Read more

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Can seasonal allergies cause your ears to itch?

Can seasonal allergies cause your ears to itch?

Yes: They can definitely cause the sensation of itching in your eustacian tubes between your ears and throat. ...Read more

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I'm allergic to multiple trees, can I be allergic to tea tree oil? My skin becomes very dry and sometimes red. I've heard it helps treat acne.

I'm allergic to multiple trees, can I be allergic to tea tree oil? My skin becomes very dry and sometimes red. I've heard it helps treat acne.

Don't bother: It is not useful for acne. It is not useful for dry, red skin. In fact it is not much good for anything except as profit to those who sell it to gullible suckers. Nothing related to your "tree allergies" but it can be irritating. ...Read more

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How can you relieve eyes that are itchy and puffy due to acne cream?

How can you relieve eyes that are itchy and puffy due to acne cream?

Avoidance: When applying acne cream, avoid applying near/around the eyes, and applying sparingly. Most acne creams only require a pea-sized amount of product for a face application, which is applied by dabbing (on cheeks, chin, forehead, & nose) then rubbing in. If your symptoms occur or worsen despite proper application, stop using the product & see your physician as you may be having an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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What to do if hair products around people with fragrance allergies?

What to do if hair products around people with fragrance allergies?

Control baseline : Besides pouring varathane on the hair of those who use these things and letting it dry, or increasing airway ventilation, getting better baseline control of your airway allergies is the best thing you can do. If you can decrease airway inflammation by (much)better controlling allergies, this, over time, may make airways less sensitive/inflamed. Decreasing the non-specific sensitivity can help. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about the ingredient in eye drops that could cause an allergic reaction (thoat closing over)?

Can you tell me about the ingredient in eye drops that could cause an allergic reaction (thoat closing over)?

Allergy: Any medication has the potential of causing an allergic reaction. Whether eye drops or oral medication, a reaction that includes swelling of the throat is potentially very serious and requires immediate medical evaluation. ...Read more

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Which is the best anti-histamine to buy for itchy watery eyes from allergies?

Which is the best anti-histamine to buy for itchy watery eyes from allergies?

Several: There are several to choose from, but the most effective are Cetirizine (zyrtec) and fexofenadene (allegra). You might also consider an over the counter antihistamine eye drop such as ketotifen. ...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