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I have excessive sneezing allergy problem and itching in eyes since 2 years. Please suggest me what could I do.

Dr. Nabanita Das 91% (194 ratings)
Bachelor of Ayurveda, Medicine and Surgery (BAMS), MD(Ayurveda)
Ayurveda, Guwahati
I have excessive sneezing allergy problem and itching in eyes since 2 years.
Please suggest me what could I do.
Dear lybrate-user, you can try Ayurvedic medicine. It's quite effective in allergy problems. 1.Avoid dust, cold exposure and other substances that trigger the allergy. 2. Take haridra khanda 1 tsf thrice daily with honey. 3. Extra immune tab, 2 tab twice daily for 3 months.
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He is suffering from allergy in both eyes. And left eye is lazy eye 6/18 vision. I want to know is it curable or not. Specs will be removed.

Dr. Jatin Soni 93% (36453 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
He is suffering from allergy in both eyes. And left eye is lazy eye 6/18 vision. I want to know is it curable or not....
Will have to wear spectacles for a clear vision and lazy eye needs to be treated with patch therapy after clinical examination.
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Red Eyes - Is It Just An Allergy Or Something Else?

Asg Eye Hospital 87% (10 ratings)
ABC
Ophthalmologist, Jodhpur
Red Eyes - Is It Just An Allergy Or Something Else?

While red bloodshot eyes may look worrisome at first sight, it is not a cause for concern all the time. There are benign, short-lasting bouts that will disappear on their own to serious medical reasons that could require intervention. Listed below are some common causes and ways to manage red eyes.

  1. Conjunctivitis: The most common cause of red or pink eye is conjunctivitis- infection of the membrane covering the sclera. The blood vessels are irritated and give the eye a red hue. This is contagious and very common in children, needs to be treated with antibiotic drops based on the cause.
  2. Allergy: Be it pollen, dust, dander, or some chemicals, the eyes could be sensitive to it and get inflamed and take on a red colour. This can be treated with a combination of prevention by avoiding exposure to the allergen (which causes the allergy) and some antihistamine drops if required.
  3. Contact lenses: Extended or improper use of contact lenses is the main reason for red eyes in contact lens users. There is reduced lubrication, increased accumulation of dust and microbes if the lens are not removed at frequent intervals. Removal of the lens and visit to the doctor are important for managing this.
  4. Computer Vision Syndrome: With people spending a large amount of time staring at computer screens and tablets and phone screens, the dryness in the eyes increases, thereby leading to red eyes. The reduced blinking when working on computers also affects the condition.  It is therefore very important to take conscious breaks to stare away from the monitors and use special glasses if required. In some cases, eye drops may also be required.
  5. Occupational Hazard: For people working outdoors, conditions such as dust, heat, smoke, and dry air increase the chances of red eyes. Reducing exposure as much as possible and use of protective eyewear is extremely essential.
  6. Dry Eye Syndrome: The tear glands produce a constant source of lubrication for the eyes and also cleanse the eyes from the minute dust particles and other irritants. For various reasons, the tears produced may not be sufficient and can lead to red eyes. Artificial tear substitute could be used for managing this.

Some benign reasons like swimming, smoking, lack of sleep, pregnancy, common cold also produce bloodshot eyes. On the other hand, corneal ulcer, uveitis, ocular herpes, glaucoma, and other medical conditions could also lead to red eyes. 

If it persists for more than 2 days, is painful, associated with discharge or sensitivity to light, it is important to seek medical help, especially if associated with injury or trauma. 

In case you have a concern or query you can always consult an expert & get answers to your questions!

 

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I have consulted to a numbers of doctors. But no improvement. My eyes remains alright upto when I put eyedrop. After stopping putting eye drops the allergy starts again.

Dr. Jatin Soni 93% (36453 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I have consulted to a numbers of doctors. But no improvement. My eyes remains alright upto when I put eyedrop. After ...
Few tips- avoid any triggering factor, take folicacid regularly, eat a healthy diet, always be stress free, exercise regularly.
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I'm suffered from eye allergy in summer season, what precautions should I take to relieve.

Dr. Jatin Soni 93% (36453 ratings)
MBBS
General Physician, Mumbai
I'm suffered from eye allergy in summer season, what precautions should I take to relieve.
We can use pyrimon eye drops solution after clinical examination and Few tips- avoid any triggering factor, take folicacid regularly, eat a healthy diet, always be stress free , exercise regularly
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Are You Suffering From Eye Allergy?

Dr. Prof M R Jain 89% (1212 ratings)
MS - Ophthalmology, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Jaipur
Are You Suffering From Eye Allergy?
Watching TV or working on the laptop for long hours can result in eye allergy. True or False? Take this quiz to find out now.
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Nasal congestion for 3 months now. Now for 1 month eye allergy and redness. Does it have any relation? Also having belching in stomach?

Dr. Shreyas Shah 90% (125 ratings)
MBBS, DNB (Ophthalmology), ROP
Ophthalmologist, Coimbatore
Nasal congestion for 3 months now. Now for 1 month eye allergy and redness. Does it have any relation? Also having be...
You might be having allergic rhinitis and allergic conjunctivitis probably due to some pollen allergan from the atmosphere. Use otrivin nasay spray for your nasal congestion and olopatidine eye drops for your eyes.
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Hello doctor. I am 24 years old. I had nevus of ota under my left eye. I have completed my 8 laser sessions. My doctor has prescribed me mustela xl cream. I want to know can I use it forever? Does mustela xl have any side effects in the long run? Will it harm my face? Please let me know. I also want to know does q switch laser cause any harm in the long run?

Dr. Pulak Mukherjee 89% (4314 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Hooghly
Hello doctor. I am 24 years old. I had nevus of ota under my left eye. I have completed my 8 laser sessions. My docto...
Well this can't be use for long.laser treatment hv soo mny side effect.itching,,bruising,,sensitivity to sun,,recurreent skin problem,,demarcation line,,changes in pigmentation...
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Allergic Conjunctivitis - How It Can Be Treated?

Dr. Neha Shukla 88% (60 ratings)
DOMS, MBBS
Ophthalmologist, Delhi
Allergic Conjunctivitis - How It Can Be Treated?

If your eyes suddenly look reddish and feel extremely itchy, you may be suffering from allergic conjunctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis is triggered by exposure to allergens like pollen or mold spores. An allergy to eye drops or contact lens solution can also trigger this condition. Allergic conjunctivitis is a very common health condition and more common during the hay fever season.

There are two types of allergic conjunctivitis; acute allergic conjunctivitis and chronic allergic conjunctivitis. Acute allergic conjunctivitis is characterized by the swelling of eyelids and intense itchiness and burning. Amongst the two, this is a more common condition. Chronic allergic conjunctivitis can occur during any season and has symptoms that come and go. It is a milder response to allergens such as dust, food, pollen, chemical scents etc.

On presenting the symptoms of conjunctivitis to a doctor, he may ask for an allergy skin test, a blood test or a scraping of the conjunctival tissue to understand the type of conjunctivitis you are suffering from. Allergic conjunctivitis can be treated with a combination of medication and home care.

Antihistamines are the most common form of treatment for this disease. This can reduce and block the release of histamines in the body. Artificial eye drops may also be used to create a screen over the eye and prevent the eye from coming in contact with the allergen. Eye drops may also be used to shrink swollen blood vessels in the eye. Steroid eye drops may also be used along with anti inflammatory eye drops.

Home care to treat allergic conjunctivitis focuses on preventing the trigger. Today, apps on your phone can update you n the pollen levels in the air. Close your windows every time you notice a higher than normal pollen count and keep your home as dust free as possible. You could also use an air purifier in your home. Also, avoid exposure to strong chemicals, dyes, perfumes etc.

To avoid the condition from worsening, avoid rubbing your eyes and wash your hands every time you touch your eyes. Disinfect your towels, sheets and pillowcases that come in contact with your eyes every few days with hot water. Wash eyes with cold water twice daily especially after coming home from outside. Do not share your make up or brushes with other people. This is a healthy habit to follow even when you are not suffering from this condition. While you suffer from pink eye you should also not wear contact lenses. Once the eye has healed, discard the old lenses and replace them with a new pair. If you wish to discuss about any specific problem, you can consult an Ophthalmologist.

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Eye Allergies - 5 Homeopathic Remedies For It

Dr. Pankaj Sen 91% (225 ratings)
BHMS
Homeopath, Indore
Eye Allergies - 5 Homeopathic Remedies For It

Eye allergy or allergic conjunctivitis is an eye disorder where inflammation of the conjunctiva in the eyes takes place. Eye allergies are different from contagious or bacterial conjunctivitis. Eye allergies are more likely to occur during the hot, summer season. Homeopathy offers excellent treatment for eye allergies. Below listed are are some homeopathic medicines, which cure eye allergies, along with the symptoms when they are prescribed.

  1. Apis Mel: Apis Mel treats eye allergies characterized by a burning and stinging sensation in the eyes. Oedema accumulates around the eyes, and the eyelids become swollen and puffy. Watery discharge comes out of the eyes.
  2. Euphrasia: This is an effective homeopathic medicine for treating eye allergies where there is an acrid discharge from the eyes. The discharge is acidic and burns the skin that comes in contact with the same. Burning pain in the eyes is indicated. The eyes become watery.
  3. Argentum Nitricum: Argentum Nitricum is an effective homeopathic medicine used in case of eye allergies with an abundant, prulent discharge. The patient develops photo phobia, and splinter like pain in the eyes is experienced. The conjunctiva swells.
  4. Ruta: This is a fine homeopathic medicine for treating eye allergies where there is a sensation of the presence of a foreign body in the eyes. Indicated by severe eye irritation, the patient feels something like a dust particle is stuck in his eyes. The eyes become red and painful.
  5. Pulsatilla: Pulsatilla is used when there is relief due to the application of cold water. Symptoms include discharge of a thick, yellow fluid from the eyes. Itching and burning is caused. The eyelids feel agglutinated.

Other than homeopathic remedies, natural, home-based remedies can be used to treat eye allergies as well. They are:

  1. Cold compress: Application of cold compress around the allergy affected area provides relief. Soak a cloth in cold water and apply it gently to the affected area. Chamomile tea bags can be used as cold compress.
  2. Cucumber: You can place round slices of cucumber over the allergy affected area on the eyes to get relief. Cucumbers contain anti-irritation properties, which help to reduce puffiness, swelling and irritation in the eyes.
  3. Rosewater: Rose water is an effective natural remedy for eye allergies. It soothes and cools the eyes, and makes the eyes clear. Rose water can be used as an eye drop.
  4. Green tea: Green tea is completely natural and gives relief to eye allergies. It soothes the eyes and is anti-inflammatory in nature.

Eye allergies are common and affect people during summer the most. They may reoccur every year. Homeopathic and natural treatment methods for eye allergies are very efficient treatment procedures. If you wish to discuss any specific problem, you can consult a homeopath.

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