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What can relieve swollen eyes from allergies? Otc eyedrops ok to use?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Eye drops help

There are no real cures for eye allergies, but there are many effective treatments.
Over the counter drops like zaditor (ketotifen) work well to control the symptoms. Sometimes you need to treat them with oral medicines like Allegra or zyrtec. See an ophthalmologist if these are not effective.

In brief: Eye drops help

There are no real cures for eye allergies, but there are many effective treatments.
Over the counter drops like zaditor (ketotifen) work well to control the symptoms. Sometimes you need to treat them with oral medicines like Allegra or zyrtec. See an ophthalmologist if these are not effective.
Dr. Matheson Harris
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Dr. Howard Pomeranz
Ophthalmology

In brief: Eye allergy

There are several otc antihistamine drops that can be used to treat ocular allergies.
Ask your pharmacist to help you select one. If it doesn't work see an eye specialist to check your eyes.

In brief: Eye allergy

There are several otc antihistamine drops that can be used to treat ocular allergies.
Ask your pharmacist to help you select one. If it doesn't work see an eye specialist to check your eyes.
Dr. Howard Pomeranz
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Dr. Gregory Cohen
Ophthalmology

In brief: Try cool compresses

If the compresses don't work, a good otc drop is zaditor twice a day.
For prescription drops, Lastacaft (alcaftadine) and Pataday are also effective.

In brief: Try cool compresses

If the compresses don't work, a good otc drop is zaditor twice a day.
For prescription drops, Lastacaft (alcaftadine) and Pataday are also effective.
Dr. Gregory Cohen
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