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My eyes itches when i walk or sit along the sun, do I have an allergy?

My eyes itches when i walk or sit along the sun, do I have an allergy?

Possibly: Itching can be a sign of allergy but can also be a sign of dry eyes. Try using some over the counter artificial tears and see if that helps. If not, see about having your doctor prescribe prescription allergy drops. ...Read more

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Why can you be allergic to penicillin orally but be okay to use it in drops for eyes?

Why can you be allergic to penicillin orally but be okay to use it in drops for eyes?

Not true: First off penicillin is not available in any drop form for prescription use. There are many reasons for this but there are so many more effective alternatives that it is not made as a drop. If you are allergic to penicillin, then if you administered it into your eyes you would get an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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Can you be allergic to eye shadow? Is there a cure?

Can you be allergic to eye shadow? Is there a cure?

Eye shadow: It's rare to be allergic to eye shadow, as it's usually made from tiny metal particles. I'd try different brands. Some of my patients like clinique. ...Read more

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Can you explain how pollen makes your eyes itchy if you are allergic to it?

Can you explain how pollen makes your eyes itchy if you are allergic to it?

Histamine release: A person has allergies if his immune system over-reacts to certain types of pollen, and the histamine (and other chemicals) released by his immune system causes itching, runny nose, watery eyes, wheezing, cough, lots of mucus, etc... The treatment is avoidance of pollen, and use of oral or eye-drop antihistamines, and nasal steroids. For bad eye allergies, eye doctors prescribe eye-drop steroids. ...Read more

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Sun allergy in my eye, always watery?

Sun allergy in my eye, always watery?

Watery eye: Watery eye can be due to: allergy (usually with itching), dry eyes (tears do not stay on eye as they should ; cause reflex tearing), clogged meibomian glands; obstructed lacrimal drain. See your eyemd to rule out other causes that are much less common. http://eyedoc2020.blogspot.com/. ...Read more

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What are indications I am allergic to my cosmetics, esp for eyes?

What are indications I am allergic to my cosmetics, esp for eyes?

Timing: Is the application of the cosmetics following by the symptoms you are experiencing? If you stop the cosmetics for a couple of days and wash off what is there, does the symptom go away? Are there allergic symptoms elsewhere on the face and are you sort of an allergic person anyway? You might need the advice of a dermatologist or an ophthalmologist if the symptoms persist. ...Read more

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How can I tell what I am allergic to and how can I get rid of itchy and gooey eyes?

How can I tell what I am allergic to and how can I get rid of itchy and gooey eyes?

Allergen testing: Can get a complete workup by an allergist, e.g. Skin testing. Otherwise, can try exposing yourself and figuring out the causative agent, removing it, then re-exposing to see if the allergy is confirmed. ...Read more

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I started using new mascara and ever since then i've had this awful green yellow gunk in my eyes constantly. Could I be allergic to it or something?

I started using new mascara and ever since then i've had this awful green yellow gunk in my eyes constantly. Could I be allergic to it or something?

Contact dermatitis..: What you're experiencing is pretty common. A change in mascara and makeup causes a nasty reaction, either pink eye (conjunctivitis) or contact dermatitis, both which can create junk. I tell my patients to stop the new mascara asap, give it a day or two and if not improving, to come in and get checked out. ...Read more

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Put sunscreen all over face, stinging around eyes? What do I do and is this bad? I am allergic to sunscreen but used one i thought was fine with me.

Wash eye : Sunscreen frequently makes its way around the eyes. Wash out eyes gently with warm water. Sunscreen does not damage the eyes. The burning is from a non-ph balanced substance entering the eye and will resolve once washed out. ...Read more

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My left eye has been really itchy and causing problems with my contact lense, what is wrong? Am I allergic to it?

My left eye has been really itchy and causing problems with my contact lense, what is wrong?  Am I allergic to it?

? eye infection: You may need to see your doctor. Eye infections often start in 1 eye with itching, gritty feelings, redness or discharge from the eye. When rubbing you may spread it to the other eye. Remove your lenses and clean them well or discard if they are disposable, and wear your glasses until you see md. You could trap infection behind the contac lens. ...Read more

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Was allergic to something. Eyes were swollen. Put in antihistamine drops. Was better but still swollen. How long will swelling last?

Was allergic to something. Eyes were swollen. Put in antihistamine drops. Was better but still swollen. How long will swelling last?

Depends: On several factors including things like: what were you allergic to, are you still in contact with it, the severity of your allergic reaction, How often are you using the drops, etc. etc. ...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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Swollen right eye, twice after taking nsaids. Am I allergic to them? I was not before!

Swollen right eye, twice after taking nsaids. Am I allergic to them? I was not before!

Swollen right eye: Unilateral swelling is not often related to an allergic issue but it is possible. If it persists, you should see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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Can i take moxeza (moxifloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) eye drops if im allergic to pennicillion?

Can i take moxeza (moxifloxacin hydrochloride ophthalmic solution) eye drops if im allergic to pennicillion?

Yes: There is no cross-hypersensitivity reaction between these two classes of antibiotics. Always remember, however, that if you have a propensity to develop allergies to one drug you may also do this with others. Be careful. ...Read more

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Every time I stroke my cats I get swollen, red, itchy eyes (sometimes is only one) am I allergic to cats? Never had this problem before now.

Every time I stroke my cats I get swollen, red, itchy eyes (sometimes is only one) am I allergic to cats? Never had this problem before now.

It would seem so: You described allergic symptoms in response to a similar stimulus ( the cat). You have two choices, avoid cats or start using allergy medicine when you know you'll be around them. ...Read more