Allergic conjuctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of the lining of the eye (conjunctiva) due to allergy. Although allergens differ, pollen is a common seasonal cause.
Allergic conjuctivitis. Allergic conjunctivitis is inflammation of the lining of the eye (conjunctiva) due to allergy. Although allergens differ, pollen is a common seasonal cause.
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Dx-Pterygium Preventive measures:- Use sunglasses that block out ultra-violet light (close-fitting, wrap around styles are best) Wear sunglasses and a hat with a wide brim when outdoors Avoid exposure to environmental irritants eg: smoke, dust, wind and chemical pollutants Use appropriate eye safety equipment in work environments.
First of all pterygium does not causes swelling of lids. Sudden onset in eye in young female with swelling of lids ask for usage of any contact lens. Probably all Viral conjunctivitis Foreginbody
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D/D Allergic conjunctivitis Episcleritis Foreign body Insect bite Contact lens associated red eye (CLARE) Also ask h/o prolonged computer use, can cause such symptoms due to dry eye Rx - tab cetrizine 10mg hs x 3 days, low potency steroids eyedrop fluorometholone 4 times a day for 1 week, lubricating eyedrop (CMC/hpmc/NaHa) 4 times a day x 1 month
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Conjunctivitis *Conjunctivitis* is a nonspecific term used to describe an inflammation of the conjunctiva, which can be caused by a wide range of conditions. It is commonly referred to as “red eye” or “pink eye.” Conjunctivitis may result from primary involvement of the conjunctival tissue or may occur secondary to other ocular or systemic conditions that produce conjunctival inflammation. ￼ Conjunctivitis in adults and 7 days old baby It happens when the conjunctiva is irritated by an infection or allergies. Your eyes are red and swollen (inflamed), and sometimes they have a sticky discharge. You can have conjunctivitis in one or both eyes. Some types of pink eye are very contagious (easily spread from person to person). In neonates, conjunctivitis is predominantly bacterial, and the most common organism is Chlamydia trachomatis. Chlamydial conjunctivitis typically presents with purulent unilateral or bilateral discharge about a week after birth in children born to mothers who have cervical chlamydial infection. Types of conjunctivitis Viral conjunctivitis is the most common type of pink eye. It is caused by the same virus that causes the common cold. This conjunctivitis is very contagious and often spreads through schools and other crowded places. It usually causes burning, red eyes with a watery discharge. ￼ Bacterial conjunctivitis is also very contagious. An infection from bacteria causes this form of pink eye. With bacterial conjunctivitis, you have sore, red eyes with a lot of sticky pus. Allergic conjunctivitis is a type of pink eye that comes from an allergic reaction to something. It is not contagious. Allergic pink eye makes your eyes very itchy, red and watery. Epidemiology Viral conjunctivitis is a common ocular disease in the United States and worldwide. Because it is so common, and because many cases are not brought to medical attention, accurate statistics on the frequency of the disease are unavailable. Viral infection frequently occurs in epidemics within families, schools, offices, shipyards, athletic teams, residential communities, and military organizations. History Robert Koch and John Elmer discovered conjunctivitisRobert Koch first discovered 2 different types of the conjunctivitis virus in 1883John Weeks discovered the same virus caused pink eye in 1886.The conjunctivitis bacteria is called the Koch Weeks bacillus.The virus was confirmed when Weeks successfully put the virus on his own eye, proving it. Causes of conjunctivitis Causes of conjunctivitis include: Bacterial or viral infectionInfection with a virus that may also cause a fever and sore throatSexually transmitted infections (STIs), including chlamydia and gonorrhoeaIrritants such as chlorine from swimming pools, shampoo, smoke, fumes or a loose eyelashSeasonal allergic conjunctivitis and perennial (all year round) allergic conjunctivitis, caused by pollen, dust mites or pet danderContact dermatoconjunctivitis, from eye drops, chemicals or make-upGiant papillary conjunctivitis, from wearing contact lenses, eye surgery stitches or any tubes or things fitted during eye operations. Risk groups You may be more at risk of getting infective conjunctivitis if: You’re old or young –it’s more common in children and the elderly, possibly because children come into contact with more infections at school, and elderly people may have a weaker immune systemYou’ve recently had an upper respiratory tract infection –such as a cold.You have diabetes or another condition that weakens your immune system –as you may be more vulnerable to infectionsYou’re taking corticosteroids (steroids) –which can weaken your immune systemYou have blepharitis (inflammation of the rims of the eyelids) –which can be caused by a bacterial infection and may lead to conjunctivitisYou’ve been in a crowded place – such as a busy train Symptoms of conjunctivitis can include Pink or red color in the white of the eye(s) (often one eye for bacterial and often both eyes for viral or allergic conjunctivitis)Swelling of the conjunctiva (the thin layer that lines the white part of the eye and the inside of the eyelid) and/or eyelidsIncreased tearingDischarge of pus, especially yellow-green (more common in bacterial conjunctivitis)Itching, irritation, and/or burningFeeling like a foreign body is in the eye(s) or an urge to rub the eye(s)Crusting of eyelids or lashes sometimes occurs, especially in the morningSymptoms of a cold, flu, or other respiratory infection may also be presentSensitivity to bright light sometimes occursEnlargement and/or tenderness, in some cases, of the lymph node in front of the ear. This enlargement may feel like a small lump when touched. (Lymph nodes act as filters in the body, collecting and destroying viruses and bacteria.)Symptoms of allergy, such as an itchy nose, sneezing, a scratchy throat, or asthma may be present in cases of allergic conjunctivitisContact lenses that do not stay in place on the eye and/or feel uncomfortable due to bumps that may form under the eyelid Possible complications include Meningitis – an infection of the meninges (the protective layer of cells surrounding the brain and spinal cord)Cellulitis – an infection of the deep layer of skin and tissue that causes the skin on the surface to become sore and inflamed. It’s usually easily treated with antibioticsSepticemia – more commonly known as blood poisoning, septicemia occurs when bacteria get into the bloodstream and attack the body’s tissuesOtitis media – a short-term ear infection that affects around one in four children who have had infective conjunctivitis caused by the hemophilic influenza bacteria Diagnosis and Testing Often, your ophthalmologist can diagnose conjunctivitis simply by examining your eye. Based on your symptoms, he or she can usually determine whether the inflammation is due to a viral or bacterial infection. He or she may perform the following tests to confirm a diagnosis: Medical History Your ophthalmologist can rule out many causes of conjunctivitis simply by asking about your symptoms and how they came about. He or she also asks whether you’ve been in close contact with other people who have conjunctivitis and if any irritant has come into contact with your eye. Slit Lamp Exam Most of the time, your doctor can diagnose conjunctivitis by using a slit lamp—an instrument that consists of a microscope and a high-energy beam of light. During a slit-lamp exam, your ophthalmologist shines a thin beam of light into your eye. This beam allows your doctor to examine the entire eye, including the conjunctiva; the sclera, or the white of the eye; the iris; and the cornea. ￼ For a more detailed look at the eye, your doctor may put a drop of a yellow dye called fluorescein into your eye, which allows him or her to see any damage to the surface of the eye. Visual Acuity Tests Doctors also check to see if conjunctivitis has affected your vision by conducting a visual acuity test. This test checks to see how well you can read letters or symbols from 20 feet away, while covering one eye at a time. ￼ Snellen chart for visual acuity test Eye Culture If you have had conjunctivitis for more than two or three weeks and it has not gone away on its own or with the help of home treatments, your doctor may want to perform an eye culture. During this test, your doctor takes a sample of the cells on the inside of your eyelids with a cotton swab and sends it to a laboratory to be examined by a pathologist. A pathologist, who studies diseases under a microscope, can determine whether your conjunctivitis is caused by viruses or bacteria. This helps your doctor determine the most effective treatment. Treatments and medications for Conjunctivitis Compresses To relieve the discomfort associated with viral, bacterial, or allergic conjunctivitis, your ophthalmologist may recommend applying either a warm or cold compress a moist washcloth or hand towel—to your closed eyelids three or four times a day.Warm compresses help to reduce the sticky buildup of discharge on the eyelids or crust that forms on your eyelashes, while cold compresses help to relieve itching and inflammation. Avoid Contact Lenses If you’ve been diagnosed with viral or bacterial conjunctivitis, your doctor may recommend removing contact lenses and wearing glasses instead for 10 to 12 days, or until the condition has gone away.Rarely, previously worn contact lenses may be a source of reinfection. For this reason, your doctor may ask you to carefully disinfect or discard those lenses and even their cases.For some people, eye makeup may be a source of contamination and reinfection, so your doctor may recommend that you discard certain products. Rinse Your Eye When you’re exposed to allergens, your body releases a chemical called histamine, causing redness, tears, and itching in the eye.For conjunctivitis caused by a mild irritant, like shampoo or perfume spray, sometimes rinsing the eye with cold or lukewarm water for at least five minutes can help relieve the discomfort. Avoid Triggers If you know what triggers symptoms of conjunctivitis, avoid them if possible. If you are prone to allergic conjunctivitis, for instance, limit the amount of time you spend outside when pollen or ragweed levels are high, or take allergy medications that can help prevent symptoms. Keeping the windows and doors closed during seasons with high pollen counts can prevent allergens from entering your home. Try not to let dust gather at home, and treat any mold. Medications Artificial Tears To relieve the dryness associated with viral, bacterial, and allergic conjunctivitis, or conjunctivitis caused by chemical irritation, your doctor may recommend artificial tears, an over-the-counter medication that lubricates the eye. Artificial tears also help eliminate allergens that cause conjunctivitis.Your doctor may recommend you use drops in both eyes, two to four times a day. If you only have conjunctivitis in one eye, you should not use the same drops in the unaffected eye, or you risk spreading the condition. Antibiotics For bacterial conjunctivitis, your doctor may recommend antibiotics in the form of eye drops. They are typically used three to four times a day for five to seven days. The dosage depends on your condition and the type of antibiotics your doctor prescribes. Antihistamines This class of medications is beneficial for allergic conjunctivitis. Administered topically twice a day or taken once a day by mouth, antihistamines block the action of histamine, a chemical that is produced when the body detects an allergen, such as pollen, dust, mold, or pet dander. This helps prevent inflammation, itching, and discomfort. Antihistamines are generally well tolerated but may contribute to dry eye. Anti-inflammatory Drugs Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs, also known as NSAIDs, reduce inflammation and redness, as well as itching. They are available as eye drops, and your doctor may recommend that you use the drops several times a day. When applied, they may cause a burning sensation, but it usually subsides over time. Topical Corticosteroids For severe conjunctivitis, which often results from a chemical injury, doctors may prescribe topical corticosteroids as a short-term treatment. Corticosteroids can reduce inflammation in the eye. Although they are effective, there can be serious side effects, including blurred vision, increased pressure in the eye, and cataracts. Therefore, your doctor may recommend that you use these medications for only a couple of weeks. Mast-Cell Stabilizers This type of medication, which is available as eye drops, targets allergic conjunctivitis by preventing the body from releasing histamine during an allergic reaction. Mast-cell stabilizers are intended for preventive use rather than immediate relief and may take up to two weeks to begin working.They can be effective in people with seasonal allergic conjunctivitis or those who have an allergic reaction to contact lenses. Preventing the Spread of Conjunctivitis Conjunctivitis caused by allergens is not contagious; however, viral and bacterial conjunctivitis can be easily spread from person to person and can cause epidemics. You can greatly reduce the risk of getting conjunctivitis or of passing it on to someone else by following some simple good hygiene steps. If you have infectious (viral or bacterial) conjunctivitis, you can help limit its spread to other people by following these steps: Wash your hands often with soap and warm water. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol.Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes.Wash any discharge from around the eyes several times a day. Hands should be washed first and then a clean washcloth or fresh cotton ball or tissue can be used to cleanse the eye area. Throw away cotton balls or tissues after use; if a washcloth is used, it should be washed with hot water and detergent. Wash your hands with soap and warm water when done.Wash hands after applying eye drops or ointment.Do not use the same eye drop dispenser/bottle for infected and non-infected eyes—even for the same person.Wash pillowcases, sheets, washcloths, and towels in hot water and detergent; hands should be washed after handling such items.Avoid sharing articles like towels, blankets, and pillowcases.Clean eyeglasses, being careful not to contaminate items (like towels) that might be shared by other people.Do not share eye makeup, face make-up, make-up brushes, contact lenses and containers, or eyeglasses.Do not use swimming pools. If you are around someone with infectious (viral or bacterial) conjunctivitis, you can reduce your risk of infection by following these steps: Wash your hands often with soap and warm water. If soap and warm water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand rub.Wash your hands after contact with an infected person or items he or she uses; for example, wash your hands after applying eye drops or ointment to an infected person’s eye(s) or after putting their bed linens in the washing machine.Avoid touching or rubbing your eyes.Do not share items used by an infected person; for example, do not share pillows, washcloths, towels, eye drops, eye or face makeup, and eyeglasses.Clean, store, and replace your contact lenses as instructed by your eye doctor. In addition, if you have infectious conjunctivitis, there are steps you can take to avoid reinfection once the infection goes away: Throw away and replace any eye or face makeup you used while infected.Throw away contact lens solutions that you used while your eyes were infected.Throw away disposable contact lenses and cases that were used while your eyes were infected.Clean extended wear lenses as directed.Clean eyeglasses and cases that were used while infected.Dr. Shailendra Kawtikwar2 Likes15 Answers
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The female patient visited with watering and grossly red eyes, other members and a few people in her locality having similar problem SPOT DIAGNOSISDr. E Ahmed0 Like8 Answers
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Friends today I am discussing about Allergies. An allergy is an immune system response to a foreign substance that’s not typically harmful to your body. These foreign substances are called allergens. They can include certain foods, pollen, or pet dander. Your immune system’s job is to keep you healthy by fighting harmful pathogens. It does this by attacking anything it thinks could put your body in danger. Depending on the allergen, this response may involve inflammation, sneezing, or a host of other symptoms. Your immune system normally adjusts to your environment. For example, when your body encounters something like pet dander, it should realize it’s harmless. In people with dander allergies, the immune system perceives it as an outside invader threatening the body and attacks it. Allergies are common. Several treatments can help you avoid your symptoms. Symptoms of allergies The symptoms you experience because of allergies are the result of several factors. These include the type of allergy you have and how severe the allergy is. If you take any medication before an anticipated allergic response, you may still experience some of these symptoms, but they may be reduced. For food allergies Food allergies can trigger swelling, hives, nausea, fatigue, and more. It may take a while for a person to realize that they have a food allergy. If you have a serious reaction after a meal and you’re not sure why, see a medical professional immediately. They can find the exact cause of your reaction or refer you to a specialist. For seasonal allergies Hay fever symptoms can mimic those of a cold. They include congestion, runny nose, and swollen eyes. Most of the time, you can manage these symptoms at home using over-the-counter treatments. See your doctor if your symptoms become unmanageable. For severe allergies Severe allergies can cause anaphylaxis. This is a life-threatening emergency that can lead to breathing difficulties, lightheadedness, and loss of consciousness. If you’re experiencing these symptoms after coming in contact with a possible allergen, seek medical help immediately. Everyone’s signs and symptoms of an allergic reaction are different. Read more about allergy symptoms and what might cause them. Allergies on skin Skin allergies may be a sign or symptom of an allergy. They may also be the direct result of exposure to an allergen. For example, eating a food you’re allergic to can cause several symptoms. You may experience tingling in your mouth and throat. You may also develop a rash. Contact dermatitis, however, is the result of your skin coming into direct contact with an allergen. This could happen if you touch something you’re allergic to, such as a cleaning product or plant. Types of skin allergies include: Rashes. Areas of skin are irritated, red, or swollen, and can be painful or itchy. Eczema. Patches of skin become inflamed and can itch and bleed. Contact dermatitis. Red, itchy patches of skin develop almost immediately after contact with an allergen. Sore throat. Pharynx or throat is irritated or inflamed. Hives. Red, itchy, and raised welts of various sizes and shapes develop on the surface of the skin. Swollen eyes. Eyes may be watery or itchy and look “puffy.” Itching. There’s irritation or inflammation in the skin. Burning. Skin inflammation leads to discomfort and stinging sensations on the skin. Rashes are one of the most common symptoms of a skin allergy. Find out how to identify rashes and how to treat them. Causes of allergies Researchers aren’t exactly sure why the immune system causes an allergic reaction when a normally harmless foreign substance enters the body. Allergies have a genetic component. This means parents can pass them down to their children. However, only a general susceptibility to allergic reaction is genetic. Specific allergies aren’t passed down. For instance, if your mother is allergic to shellfish, it doesn’t necessarily mean that you’ll be, too. Common types of allergens include: Animal products. These include pet dander, dust mite waste, and cockroaches. Drugs. Penicillin and sulfa drugs are common triggers. Foods. Wheat, nuts, milk, shellfish, and egg allergies are common. Insect stings. These include bees, wasps, and mosquitoes. Mold. Airborne spores from mold can trigger a reaction. Plants. Pollens from grass, weeds, and trees, as well as resin from plants such as poison ivy and poison oak, are very common plant allergens. Other allergens. Latex, often found in latex gloves and condoms, and metals like nickel are also common allergens. Seasonal allergies, also known as hay fever, are some of the most common allergies. These are caused by pollen released by plants. They cause: itchy eyes watery eyes runny nose coughing Food allergies are becoming more common. Find out about the most common types of food allergies and the symptoms they cause. Allergy treatments The best way to avoid allergies is to stay away from whatever triggers the reaction. If that’s not possible, there are treatment options available. Medication Allergy treatment often includes medications like antihistamines to control symptoms. The medication can be over the counter or prescription. What your doctor recommends depends on the severity of your allergies. Allergy medications include: antihistamines like diphenhydramine (Benadryl) corticosteroids cetirizine (Zyrtec) loratadine (Claritin) cromolyn sodium (Gastrocrom) decongestants (Afrin, Suphedrine PE, Sudafed) leukotriene modifiers (Singular, Zyflo) Immunotherapy Many people opt for immunotherapy. This involves several injections over the course of a few years to help the body get used to your allergy. Successful immunotherapy can prevent allergy symptoms from returning. Emergency epinephrine If you have a severe, life-threatening allergy, carry an emergency epinephrine shot. The shot counters allergic reactions until medical help arrives. Common brands of this treatment include EpiPen and Twinject. Some allergic responses are a medical emergency. Prepare for these emergency situations by knowing allergic reaction first aid. Natural remedies for allergies Many natural remedies and supplements are marketed as a treatment and even a way to prevent allergies. Discuss these with your doctor before trying them. Some natural treatments may actually contain other allergens and make your symptoms worse. For example, some dried teas use flowers and plants that are closely related to plants that might be causing you serious sneezing. The same is true for essential oils. Some people use these oils to relieve common symptoms of allergies, but essential oils still contain ingredients that can cause allergies. Each type of allergy has a host of natural remedies that may help speed up recovery. There are also natural options for children’s allergies, too. How allergies are diagnosed Your doctor can diagnose allergies in several ways. First, your doctor will ask about your symptoms and perform a physical exam. They’ll ask about anything unusual you may have eaten recently and any substances you may have come in contact with. For example, if you have a rash on your hands, your doctor may ask if you put on latex gloves recently. Lastly, a blood test and skin test can confirm or diagnose allergens your doctor suspects you have. Allergy blood test Your doctor may order a blood test. Your blood will be tested for the presence of allergy-causing antibodies called immunoglobulin E (IgE). These are cells that react to allergens. Your doctor will use a blood test to confirm a diagnosis if they’re worried about the potential for a severe allergic reaction. Skin test Your doctor may also refer you to an allergist for testing and treatment. A skin test is a common type of allergy test carried out by an allergist. During this test, your skin is pricked or scratched with small needles containing potential allergens. Your skin’s reaction is documented. If you’re allergic to a particular substance, your skin will become red and inflamed. Different tests may be needed to diagnose all your potential allergies. Start here to get a better understanding of how allergy testing works. Preventing symptoms There’s no way to prevent allergies. But there are ways to prevent the symptoms from occurring. The best way to prevent allergy symptoms is to avoid the allergens that trigger them. Avoidance is the most effective way to prevent food allergy symptoms. An elimination diet can help you determine the cause of your allergies so you know how to avoid them. To help you avoid food allergens, thoroughly read food labels and ask questions while dining out. Preventing seasonal, contact, and other allergies comes down to knowing where the allergens are located and how to avoid them. If you’re allergic to dust, for example, you can help reduce symptoms by installing proper air filters in your home, getting your air ducts professionally cleaned, and dusting your home regularly. Proper allergy testing can help you pinpoint your exact triggers, which makes them easier to avoid. These other tips can also help you avoid dangerous allergic reactions. Complications of allergies While you may think of allergies as those pesky sniffles and sneezes that come around every new season, some of these allergic reactions can actually be life-threatening. Anaphylaxis, for example, is a serious reaction to the exposure of allergens. Most people associate anaphylaxis with food, but any allergen can cause the telltale signs: suddenly narrowed airways increased heart rate possible swelling of the tongue and mouth Allergy symptoms can create many complications. Your doctor can help determine the cause of your symptoms as well as the difference between a sensitivity and a full-blown allergy. Your doctor can also teach you how to manage your allergy symptoms so that you can avoid the worst complications. Asthma and allergies Asthma is a common respiratory condition. It makes breathing more difficult and can narrow the air passageways in your lungs. Asthma is closely related to allergies. Indeed, allergies can make existing asthma worse. It can also trigger asthma in a person who’s never had the condition. Many people with allergies may develop asthma. Here’s how to recognize if it happens to you. Allergies vs. cold Runny nose, sneezing, and coughing are common symptoms of allergies. They also happen to be common symptoms of a cold and a sinus infection. Indeed, deciphering between the sometimes-generic symptoms can be difficult. However, additional signs and symptoms of the conditions may help you distinguish between the three. For example, allergies can cause rashes on your skin and itchy eyes. The common cold can lead to body aches, even fever. A sinus infection typically produces thick, yellow discharge from your nose. Allergies can impact your immune system for prolonged periods of time. When the immune system is compromised, it makes you more likely to pick up viruses you come into contact with. This includes the virus that causes the common cold. In turn, having allergies actually increases your risk for having more colds. Identify the differences between the two common conditions with this helpful chart. Allergy cough Hay fever can produce symptoms that include sneezing, coughing, and a persistent, stubborn cough. It’s the result of your body’s overreaction to allergens. It isn’t contagious, but it can be miserable. Unlike a chronic cough, a cough caused by allergies and hay fever is temporary. You may only experience the symptoms of this seasonal allergy during specific times of the year, when plants are first blooming. Additionally, seasonal allergies can trigger asthma, and asthma can cause coughing. When a person with common seasonal allergies is exposed to an allergen, tightening airways can lead to a cough. Shortness of breath and chest tightening may also occur. Find out why hay fever coughs are typically worse at night and what you can do to ease them. Allergies and bronchitis Viruses or bacteria can cause bronchitis, or it can be the result of allergies. The first type, acute bronchitis, typically ends after several days or weeks. Chronic bronchitis, however, can linger for months, possibly longer. It may also return frequently. Exposure to common allergens is the most common cause of chronic bronchitis. These allergens include: cigarette smoke air pollution dust pollen chemical fumes Unlike seasonal allergies, many of these allergens linger in environments like houses or offices. That can make chronic bronchitis more persistent and more likely to return. A cough is the only common symptom between chronic and acute bronchitis. Learn the other symptoms of bronchitis so you can understand more clearly what you may have. Allergies and babies Skin allergies are more common in younger children today than they were just a few decades ago. However, skin allergies decrease as children grow older. Respiratory and food allergies become more common as children get older. Common skin allergies on babies include: Eczema. This is an inflammatory skin condition that causes red rashes that itch. These rashes may develop slowly but be persistent. Allergic contact dermatitis. This type of skin allergy appears quickly, often immediately after your baby comes into contact with the irritant. More serious contact dermatitis can develop into painful blisters and cause skin cracking. Hives. Hives are red bumps or raised areas of skin that develop after exposure to an allergen. They don’t become scaly and crack, but itching the hives may make the skin bleed. Unusual rashes or hives on your baby’s body may alarm you. Understanding the difference in the type of skin allergies babies commonly experience can help you find a better treatment. Living with allergies Allergies are common and don’t have life-threatening consequences for most people. People who are at risk of anaphylaxis can learn how to manage their allergies and what to do in an emergency situation. Homeopathy is based on the paradoxical theory that “like cures like.” A substance (such as coffee) that causes a particular set of symptoms (such as insomnia, restlessness, and irritability) in a large dose can relieve those symptoms in an extremely diluted dose Here are common homeopathic remedies for allergies. Find the one that describes your dominant symptoms, and take a low-potency dosage (between 6x and 30c) two to three times a day for two weeks. If you notice that you’re feeling better, continue taking it through the allergy season or until you are symptom-free. If not, work with a qualified homeopath to find the right remedy. Allium cepa Try this remedy when nasal mucus irritates your nose or upper lip; your eyes are runny but the discharge is bland and non-irritating; you feel worse from warm rooms, and better in open air. Arsenicum album Symptoms for this remedy include stuffiness and copious watery nasal discharge that burns the lips; a burning sensation in the eyes, nose, and/or throat (often right-sided); sneezing upon waking, often with a tickle in the nose; anxiety and restlessness; symptoms are better from warmth (hot drinks, warm baths). Euphrasia officinalis Symptoms for this remedy are centered in the eyes: profuse tearing that is acrid and burning in nature; bland, non-irritating nasal discharge. Respiratory symptoms (runny nose, cough) are worse on rising in the morning; symptoms are better in open air and in the dark. Natrum muriaticum Try this remedy when you have a watery or egg-white-like nasal discharge; paroxysms of sneezing; chapped lips and cracks at the corners of the mouth; dark circles under the eyes; headaches. Sabadilla Symptoms for this remedy include an itchy nose; violent, debilitating sneezing; runny eyes that become worse in cold outdoor air and from flower pollen; symptoms are better from warm drinks and warm rooms. Wyethia Try this remedy when you experience extreme itching in the throat and palate that can extend to the ears; or a sore throat with hoarseness. Most health food stores carry homeopathic remedies, as well as combination remedies, which mix several remedies together into one “allergy relief” tablet. Although the latter approach sacrifices the precision of individualized prescribing, many allergy sufferers still find relief from their symptoms.Dr. Rajesh Gupta4 Likes7 Answers
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Four different types of allergic conjunctivitis. Please comment on them!Dr. E Ahmed0 Like7 Answers
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5yr old twins with h/o brown discolouration of both eyes with clear tears like discharge for 3 yrs.Started gradually and progressing over the years.N/H/O itching and pus discharge.However they can not see in sunlight.They have got some kind of photophobia.no known allergy.no hx of similar problem in the family.what are the differentials?Dr. Prashant Ved3 Likes16 Answers