Can you use antihistamine eye drops for irritation due to herpes in the eye?

Won't help. If you have active herpes in the eye, you need an antiviral medication, not an antihistamine. If you have 'dendrites', make sure you don't use anything with steroids. It will make it worse. Either way, i hope you're seeing an eye doc.

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Could you use antihistamine eye drops for irritation due to herpes simplex in the eye?

Yes . . but. No doubt some of the sensation from a Herpes infection is due to activation of the allergic system - and therefore an anti-histamine drop might relieve some of the discomfort. But it would not treat the primary infection, for which there are excellent and specific drops. Hopefully you have an ophthalmologist helping you with this. Read more...
Not recommended. Wouldn't help. Antivirals and possibly topical steroids may be indicated, if seen by an ophthalmologist. Read more...
Eye doc ASAP. Herpes of the eye is serious; get seen as soon as possible. Forget antihistamines, treat the infection. You need antivirals, like yesterday, and close involvement with an ophthalmologist who can hopefully can prevent long term damage. Close this app and call nearest eye doc for same day appointment. . Read more...

Can I use antihistamine eye drops if I already use maxidex (dexamethasone) drops?

Ask your doctor. Maxidex (dexamethasone) is a pretty strong steroid so i suspect something important is going on with your eyes. As such, i would not self treat with over the counter medications without the advice and consent of your treating physician. Read more...

Does an extend use of antihistamine eye drops has counterindications?

Extended. First. Some people have too much butning or swelling from the drops and can;t take them. Secondly make sure sure they are not steroid related as cheonic side effects will occur. Otherwise you may be on orinary antihistamine eye drops for an extended period of time with no side effects. Read more...