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What is the best solution for hayfever eyes?

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Dr. Theodore Wu
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Allergy eyes

Hayfever results in histamine release, which causes sinus drainage and itchy, puffy, watery eyes.
The best allergy eyedrops contain a combination of an antihistamine and a mast cell stabilizer. Over the counter, i recommend zaditor, which is used twice a day for 2 or 3 weeks during allergy season (now). Some excellent, long-acting, once-a-day allergy drops are Pataday and lastacaft (alcaftadine).

In brief: Allergy eyes

Hayfever results in histamine release, which causes sinus drainage and itchy, puffy, watery eyes.
The best allergy eyedrops contain a combination of an antihistamine and a mast cell stabilizer. Over the counter, i recommend zaditor, which is used twice a day for 2 or 3 weeks during allergy season (now). Some excellent, long-acting, once-a-day allergy drops are Pataday and lastacaft (alcaftadine).
Dr. Theodore Wu
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Dr. Marilyn Huheey
I do allergy drop testing comparing Optivar and Elestat one in each eye and find that 3/4 prefer the Optivar. Both are combination mast cell stabilizers and antihistamine.
Dr. Marilyn Huheey
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Avoid the cause

In most cases one can find out what they are reacting to, but sometimes they cannot avoid what it is.
If that happens, see someone about either allergy testing or try the over the counter allergy eye drops. If they don't work see an ophthalmologist for a prescription drop with a longer action.

In brief: Avoid the cause

In most cases one can find out what they are reacting to, but sometimes they cannot avoid what it is.
If that happens, see someone about either allergy testing or try the over the counter allergy eye drops. If they don't work see an ophthalmologist for a prescription drop with a longer action.
Dr. Marilyn Huheey
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