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How can I alleviate my red eyes from allergies?

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Dr. Sean McGhee
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
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In brief: Saline rinses

Some over the counter eye drops like visine, may provide some brief relief from the itchy eyes, but often rinsing with lots (and i mean lots) of saline drops or contact lens solution is better. Using cool, wet cloths and rinsing the eyelids with water will also help.
For longer lasting relief, some prescription eye drops are very helpful and allergy shots might be helpful in the long run.

In brief: Saline rinses

Some over the counter eye drops like visine, may provide some brief relief from the itchy eyes, but often rinsing with lots (and i mean lots) of saline drops or contact lens solution is better. Using cool, wet cloths and rinsing the eyelids with water will also help.
For longer lasting relief, some prescription eye drops are very helpful and allergy shots might be helpful in the long run.
Dr. Sean McGhee
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Dr. Yoram Padeh
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Allergy eye drops

Allergy eye drops are generally the main treatment of eye allergy symptoms, including red eyes.
Some are available over-the-counter (e.g. Zaditor), and some require a prescription (e.g. Optivar). They often contain antihistamines which block the allergic reaction which is causing the allergy symptoms. This treatment can be used in addition to rinsing with saline as mentioned.

In brief: Allergy eye drops

Allergy eye drops are generally the main treatment of eye allergy symptoms, including red eyes.
Some are available over-the-counter (e.g. Zaditor), and some require a prescription (e.g. Optivar). They often contain antihistamines which block the allergic reaction which is causing the allergy symptoms. This treatment can be used in addition to rinsing with saline as mentioned.
Dr. Yoram Padeh
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