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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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