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Without eye drops what are some ways to relieve red allergy eyes?

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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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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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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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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What should I do about my 5 yr. Olds itchy, red and swollen allergy eyes ? Over the counter eye drops don't help. He takes benedrly and zyrtec (cetirizine)

What  should I do about my 5 yr. Olds itchy, red and swollen allergy eyes ? Over the counter eye drops don't help. He takes benedrly and zyrtec (cetirizine)

See an eye doctor: There are prescription medications that will likely help. Either an antihistamine, or antihistamine combination drop, steroid eye drops are sometimes used acutely for relief. See your ophthalmologist, ask not only for a treatmen, but a plan - what you can do on your own when your child has an exacerbation. ...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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Are similasan eye drops good for allergies, red eyes, and sties?

Are similasan eye drops good for allergies, red eyes, and sties?

Unproven & unknown: Similasan eye drops for allergy is a homeopathic remedy containing 3 substances that cause eye irritation. Homeopathy involves using highly diluted substances which cause symptoms when concentrated. Because similasan is so dilute that the risk of adverse effect is quite low. The effectiveness of homeopathic remedies remains controversial & unproven. Still if it works for you, that's great. ...Read more

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My eyes r always red I have allergies. What can I do to clear them up. I have use eye drops and they make them redder. Help?

My eyes r always red I have allergies. What can I do to clear them up. I have use eye drops and they make them redder. Help?

Red eyes: If an infection has been ruled out because of your red eyes see an allergist and get tested to find out what you are allergic to.Once tested you will be able to institute environmental control to help your condition ...Read more

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I get horrible, red, itchy eyes every allergy season. Which eye drops work best?

I get horrible, red, itchy eyes every allergy season. Which eye drops work best?

Depends on the cause: There are many causes of itchy eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause itchy eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Chronic red eyes, no medication has helped, got prescribed eye drops and allergy medicine. Doesn't see to help. Is it allergies or something else?

Chronic red eyes, no medication has helped, got prescribed eye drops and allergy medicine. Doesn't see to help. Is it allergies or something else?

Red eyes: Some people have very superficial conjunctival blood vessels naturally. These can be temporarily constricted with vasoconstrictor eye drops but the effect is short term followed by an exacerbation of vaso-dilation. Surgical techniques with stem cell implantation is being tried, which is still experimental. Most causes of red eyes are associated with irritants. Common cause is dry eyes. ...Read more

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Eyes are almost always irritated. Dry, watery, red, small amounts of mucus. Have allergies and dry eyes. Eye drops don't always help. Best solution?

Eyes are almost always irritated. Dry, watery, red, small amounts of mucus. Have allergies and dry eyes. Eye drops don't always help. Best solution?

Initial thoughts: Really need to examine the eyes to know what is going on here. Ithcy/watery eyes generally indicate allergy. Mucus stranding can be a sign of more severe allergy. Sometimes, the eyes become dry as a side effect of antihistamines (and maybe poor hydration) taken for allergies. Your eye drops may be of too little potency or may not be targeting true cause. ...Read more

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I think I may have a food allergy (eyes and face swollen, nose and eyes runny) - I drink 3 - 4 Allergex a day but minor relief. What could this be? Food allergy?

I think I may have a food allergy (eyes and face swollen, nose and eyes runny) - I drink 3 - 4 Allergex a day but minor relief. What could this be? Food allergy?

Possibly correct: The symptoms could definitely fit with an allergy. Inhalant allergens or food allergens could be behind your condition. High doses of antihistamines could be harmful in the absence of a clear diagnosis. I would suggest you consult your doctor for a clinical evaluation and possible allergy test. ...Read more

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Eyes are red, burning, watery, itching. Comes and goes. Upon waking sometimes also. Dry climate. Should I get dry eye or allergy eye drops?

Eyes are red, burning, watery, itching. Comes and goes. Upon waking sometimes also. Dry climate. Should I get dry eye or allergy eye drops?

Both: Use allergy drops to relieve itching and redness, and use lubricant drops to wash allergens out of the eye and provide wetness. ...Read more

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I put allergy eye drops in her eye & noticed a red vein with a dark spot at end, in both eyes. In same area. Drops made her eyes burn more.

I put allergy eye drops in her eye & noticed a red vein with a dark spot at end, in both eyes. In same area. Drops made her eyes burn more.

Type of drop: Without an actual picture, it is hard to tell what the problem is. As for burning- when the eyes are irritated , even plain saline may burn. On the other hand, an antihistamine eye drop called Optivar tends to cause more burning than others. Try refrigerating the eye drop to see if it cuts down the sting. ...Read more

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I think I may have a food allergy (eyes and face swollen, nose and eyes runny) -usually a day after Ive eaten wholewheat, steamedwheat or pasta - I I drink 3 - 4 Allergex a day but minor relief. I do not get digestive problems but def immune reaction?

I think I may have a food allergy (eyes and face swollen, nose and eyes runny) -usually a day after Ive eaten wholewheat, steamedwheat or pasta - I I drink 3 - 4 Allergex a day but minor relief. I do not get digestive problems but def immune reaction?

Unusual: Your history is interesting in that the symptoms don't appear until a day after the exposure when most food allergy symptoms occur within 2 hours after the exposure. Regardless of the mechanism, if you have problem from eating certain foods, avoidance is the best solution. ...Read more

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I have really bad allergies and my right eye has been red all week and itches I tried eye drops, but it doesn't help too much what can I do?

I have really bad allergies and my right eye has been red all week and itches I tried eye drops, but it doesn't help too much what can I do?

See a physician: Any new eye symptoms should be evaluated by a physician as some viral infections and other problems put long term vision at risk. Eye allergy typically involves both eyes equally, but predominance in one eye is possible. If allergy is confirmed, prescription meds are available and this would be unlikely to improve rapidly without them. ...Read more

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Have red scaly unclaimed area about 1/2 in under my left eye... Is there anything i can put on to help? Tried allergy eye drops. Also put some cortiso

Have red scaly unclaimed area about 1/2 in under my left eye... Is there anything i can put on to help? Tried allergy eye drops. Also put some cortiso

Try an ointment: Try either to moisturize the area (a light coat of vasaline or similar gel or lacrilube (artificial tears) ointment) or use a ophthalmic coating (such as Bacitracin or neosporin). If relief does not follow, see either your primary doctor or ophthalmologist or dermatologist. ...Read more

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My 51/2 yr old says her rt eye hurts its a little red says hurts to blink gave her allergy meds eye drops and ibprophen please help?

My 51/2 yr old says her rt eye hurts its a little red says hurts to blink gave her allergy meds eye drops and ibprophen please help?

Poss foreign body: Hurting to blink suggests a speck of dust is under the upper eyelid. If you can gently pull the upper lid from the globe, and irrigate with eyewash or saline, you might dislodge the offending particle. If copious irrigation is unsuccessful, an ophthalmologist should be able to assess the situation with anesthetic drops. Antibiotic drops are a better choice than the allergy drops; Ibuprofen is okay. ...Read more

Dr. Duane Gels
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Allergic Conjunctivitis (Definition)

Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of eyes due to allergic reaction to allergens (i.e.; ...Read more