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What are allergy eyes?

What are allergy eyes?

Shiners: That term is used to refer to the redness that develops when allergic people get exposed to the allergens to which they're allergic, but more commonly referred to "allergic shiners". This is the dark circles under the eyes that result from nasal congestion. ...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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How do you reduce swollen allergy eyes?

How do you reduce swollen allergy eyes?

Medicated OTC drops: Drops containing ketotifen ophthalmic, zaditor, alaway, etc, are often more effective than artificial tears or murine, if symptoms are severe. Also consider otc antihistamines, but avoid the ones with decongestants, as these can dry out your eyes. See an ophthalmolgist or eyemd if you are not improving in a few days, as there are stronger prescription eyedrops available if the otc does not work. ...Read more

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What's recommended as a cure for itchy allergy eyes?

What's recommended as a cure for itchy allergy eyes?

Allergy eye drops: Use topical allergy eyedrops. You may need to get rx from eye doc. Patanol (olopatadine) works well. It also comes as a once a day preparation called pataday. ...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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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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Which allergy pills are better for someone with allergic conjunctivitis and dry eyes?

Which allergy pills are better for someone with allergic conjunctivitis and dry eyes?

?: Any of the 2nd generation less sedating antihistamines would do, can't tell which one would work in your case, but if it works, you need to take it regularly, read the labels carefully. You ultimately need to see your doctor / ophthalmologist as you mentioned dryness and redness too which can be something else other than just allergies, meanwhile use lubricant aye drops/artificial tears ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the best and fast relieving eye drops for itching allergy eyes?

I was wondering what are the best and fast relieving eye drops for itching allergy eyes?

Eye allergy: Over the counter, alaway ; zaditor are safe for long term use. Other eye drops are fine for short term as long as you don't have issues that would Prohibit you from use of decongestants. Besides allergen avoidance, tear replacement to help with dry eye, and good eye wear protection, patanol/pataday, optivar, bepreve, elestat, and Lastacaft (alcaftadine) are usual choices. Some burn or tingle with application. ...Read more

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Is patanol (olopatadine) and alaway the same group? I have allergy eyes. Itching , red, dry. Which one to use first or how?

Is patanol (olopatadine) and alaway the same group? I have allergy eyes. Itching , red, dry.  Which one to use first or how?

Yes: Alaway & Patanol (olopatadine) are both topical ocular antihistamines. Both useful for itchy, watery eyes once to twice daily. Coincident with ocular allergies is dry eye symptoms, which can be augmented by systemic antihistamine/decongestant treatment. I recommend using both the antihistamine eye drops as prescribed & adjunctive artificial tears at intervals in between for comfort. ...Read more

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Bad allergy eyes, have dark circles, i'm times puffy but most of all I have little white dots underneath my eyes and on my eyelids where eyelash grow?

Bad allergy eyes, have dark circles, i'm times puffy but most of all I have little white dots underneath my eyes and on my eyelids where eyelash grow?

See eye doctor: since the white dots may be from an infection. However the darks cycles may be from severe and chronic nasal congestion in which case an allergist may be of more help to you. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Allergic Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Allergic conjunctivitis is a condition in which the tissue lining the inside of the eyelids (conjunctiva) is irritated and swollen. It results from a reaction to allergy-causing substances such as pollen. Common symptoms may include red eyes, ...Read more