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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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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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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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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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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