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What's the best treatment to get rid of allergic conjunctivitis?

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Dr. William Becker
Ophthalmology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Depends on $

There are different levels of therapy.
Ice packs (free), otc like zaditor or alaway ($10) or prescription drops like pataday, lastacaft, (alcaftadine) ellestat, et. Al. ($100). So "best" of all is prescribed meds that work in seconds and last all day. They are not cheap without insurance, but they do help.

In brief: Depends on $

There are different levels of therapy.
Ice packs (free), otc like zaditor or alaway ($10) or prescription drops like pataday, lastacaft, (alcaftadine) ellestat, et. Al. ($100). So "best" of all is prescribed meds that work in seconds and last all day. They are not cheap without insurance, but they do help.
Dr. William Becker
Dr. William Becker
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Anti-histamines

If you are certain it is allergic and not infectious, then you can use an over the counter anti-allergic eyedrops such as naphcon-a or one of many others.
If more severe or recurrent you should consult with your ophthalmologist for stronger medication and some means perhaps to stop it from recurring.

In brief: Anti-histamines

If you are certain it is allergic and not infectious, then you can use an over the counter anti-allergic eyedrops such as naphcon-a or one of many others.
If more severe or recurrent you should consult with your ophthalmologist for stronger medication and some means perhaps to stop it from recurring.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Pediatrics

In brief: Multiple things

First and foremost with any allergy is to limit exposure to what you're allergic to.
This does not mean you need to stay indoors, but after being outside wash hair and face/eyelashes, and use saline to flush your nose -- all can decrease pollen that leads to symptoms. Keep windows closed as much as possible, dust/vacuum regularly, wash sheets weekly in hot water. Use antihistamines for symptoms.

In brief: Multiple things

First and foremost with any allergy is to limit exposure to what you're allergic to.
This does not mean you need to stay indoors, but after being outside wash hair and face/eyelashes, and use saline to flush your nose -- all can decrease pollen that leads to symptoms. Keep windows closed as much as possible, dust/vacuum regularly, wash sheets weekly in hot water. Use antihistamines for symptoms.
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
Dr. Kristen Stuppy
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