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Worst Allergic Conjunctivitis Symptom
Itchy, red, burning: This picture illustrates it well: itching, redness, burning, watering with puffiness and swelling, big shiners-notice the dark circles. Beware scratching the cornea and rubbing foreign bodies like dust/sand getting into the eye. Also the white of the eye can swell: chemosis. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Conjunctivitis is an inflammation of the thin mucous membrane that lines the front surface of the eyeball and the inside of the eyelids. As the inflammation increases, it causes the tiny blood vessels in the conjunctiva to dilate, thus leading to a redness of the eye. Depending on the cause of the conjunctitis there can also be itching, irritation, and discharge ...Read more
My eyes are very itchy, dry, gritty, and sore. Are these the symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis or something else?
Allergies or viral: Or due to problems with tear glands. ...Read more
Bloodshot eyes, clear discharge, fuzzy vision. No pain. Not allergic conjunctivitis or dry-eye. Prednisolone helped, but symptoms returned. Ideas?
See eye doctor: But I suspect that you may have dry eyes which may respond to regular use (3-4x/day) of artificial tear preferably in single-dose form. One of the major symptoms of dry eyes is tearing because the body is trying to overcome the dryness by periodically producing tear. I would not advise using prednisone for this condition. ...Read more
AKC? Treat ASAP!: Usually the term is atopic keratoconjunctivitis, or AKC. Think of this as eczema of the eye. Usually seen in older people, the cornea gets thickened slowly over time and is serious, worst case blindness. Often in association with eczema of eyelids, allergies. I've picked up a handful of cases. Needs ophthalmologist, even a corneal specialist if possible, ASAP! Dx early at your age, is treatable. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Conjunctivitis: Conjunctivitis can either be caused by allergy, viruses or bacteria. Allergic causes can be relieved by oral or topical antihistamines. Viral causes are self limiting (meaning there is no specific treatment, contagious but resolve on their own). Bacterial causes are treatable only by prescription antibiotic drops. Careful handwashing and avoiding towel sharing can help reduce spread to others. ...Read more
Desensitization: One can only truly overcome an allergic respose to an allergin through desensitization to that particular allergin. Allergists can test you and give shots to desensitize you. All other treatments are directed at blocking tha alleric response, not "curing" the condition. ...Read more
Several options: The most common symptom of allergic conjunctivitis is itching. You could try: 1. Cold compresses 2. Otc zaditor (ketotifen) eye drops 3. Avoidance of allergens if these do not work, your eye doctor has a lot of other options, including prescription antihistamines, mast cell stabilizers, non-steroidals, and steroid eye drops. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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