Antihistamine and dry eyes

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Avatar f tn If your dry eyes is due to the use of antihistimines it will go away if you stop these medicatios. However for most people, especially menopausal or post menopausal women it is permanent.
Avatar m tn One product that I use to treat my dry and often itchy eyes, is a homeopathic remedy called "Similasan". It relieves the burning and itching symptoms. I buy my drops at Walgreens.
Avatar f tn The past year I have been experiencing dry and peeling skin under my eyes. I've been using Eucerin calming cream on it and that seems to keep it under control. But if I stop for a few days, it comes back. It actually started on my eyelids last summer, but now is underneath my eyes more than above. I use Dermitage Skin Renewal and Lifting Cream, and sometimes Lift SP for wrinkles. But, the dryness started months before I started using those.
Avatar n tn it started yesterday and my left upper eye lid was swollen aswell. today the skin around both eyes is red, dry and burns when \i put moisturizer on it. i thought it might be eczema cuz of the cold but why would it start only now?
Avatar f tn antihistimines can dry the eyes and maybe this is causing you problems with your contact lenses!
1543395 tn?1293367109 Hello! over the last year i have suffered from on and off itch dry skin around my eyes and mouth, it usually happens when there has been an extreme change in weather, although it has also occurred randomly. I've never suffered from eczema and never get the irritation anywhere else on my body. i use moisturising creams and lip balms to try and moisturise the areas when they are really bad; this simply reduces the severity of the condition temporarily.
Avatar n tn wearing eye glasses forfar distance for more than 20 years.since last summer i have bouts of severe itching in both eyes especially the inner side and more in the morning.together with this my vision is deteriorating.i visited many prescribed cortisone ointment which helpedme a lot .but he told me not to use it for long.i still use artificial tears and antihistamine with little vision power was 0.5 less in lt eye,and 0.25 less in the rt eye.
Avatar n tn As for lotion, don't use it. Lotion has alcohol in it so it will dry fast, and can dry you out more. After a shower, while the area is still wet, take a little vaseline or cocoa butter and rub it in. This seals the moisture in--if you do it on dry skin, you'll have greasy dry skin.
Avatar n tn I have a cough at the moment and the doc says it is caused by asthma as the cough is dry and no cold symptoms or anything. I had the eye issue yesterday and he said that swelling of the eye area is caused by asthma.
233488 tn?1310696703 Omega 3 helps dry skin, dry mouth and dry hair. This also often takes 3-6 months to get maximum benefit and needs to be continued. Important to understand NO IMPROVEMENT MAY OCCUR FOR 4-6 MONTHS. Both Restasis and Omega 3 are normally taken for life. A recent study stating fish oil increased risk of prostate cancer in men is wrong. Omega 3 does NOT increase the risk of prostate cancer *See Missouri Medicine medical journal July/August 2013.
Avatar m tn Hi friend. u may have the problem of dry eyes,use sm lubricant for ur eyes like carboxymethlyl+sod. if the problem persist, acco. to u,that u hav itching on inner side corners for that u may have the need of syringing.then u have to consult with sm othalmologist.
Avatar n tn My right eyelid started to itch some 2 months before and later the skin on that part is very dry and wrinkled. now the itching has come to tear ducts and also on upper eyelash. Eyelids are also swollen a bit.When I wash my eyes with warm water, there is relief. Mostly itching causes in the night.Please give me some remedial measure.
1654177 tn?1319842094 My scalp is so dry since starting TX. I use Nioxin shampoo and conditioner and spray treatment, and I have most of my long hair still! However, certain patches of my scalp are flaking off sooo much, it is discusting. Sometimes I use dandruff shampoo but it doesn’t seem to help. Any suggestions?
Avatar m tn I'm only 27 years old so I'm now worried that I may have damaged my eyes and will have complications down the road because of it. Should I be worried or am I just being paranoid? Also should mention that I had used some antihistamine drops (ketotifen fumarate) off and on in the months leading up to all of this due to allergies. I'm mildly myopic at -3.75 in both eyes and have astigmatism -1.00 cyl.
Avatar n tn I have been having problems with my eyes swelling up and the lids get very dry. My lips are also getting very chapped for about three months now. At first the doctor told me my allergies were pretty bad and prescribed Zyrtec and Protopic to be applied around the eye area. I have been taking the medication but have noticed that everytime I feel a stressful situation coming on my eyes start to itch and pretty soon they are very swollen both on the lids and under my eyes.
Avatar n tn The skin on my face, particularly, goes through continuous boughts of really inflamed and allergy-ridden to really really really dry and back again. when it's in it's allergy phase, it get's so red and swollen that my face almost turns purple, my eyes swell, and I need to constantly ice my face to stop the pain. When the allergy heals, my skin immediately becomes really dry. Flaking all over.
Avatar n tn I have had a painful burning, itchy red, sometimes purple rash about and below my eyes on my skin. My lips are dry especially at the side of the mouth. My latest symptom is little red "bumps" on the way back of my tongue. I can find no information what this could by. Tried creams and hydrocortisone from the pharmacy nothing helps. I've had this for about two months now. I moved 3 months ago from Florida to the Northeast. At first I thought it might be because of this.
Avatar n tn I have had eczema and dry skin since I was a child and it has been largely controlled. I don't know what my current situation is but my face has been getting more red. The redness also seems to stand, at times, in stark contrast to patchy, blanched areas of white around my eyes. The skin is smooth to the touch and not bumpy, just red with white patches. It's really annoying and causes me to be extremely self-conscious. Any idea?
735834 tn?1231923918 The rash itself came back about 8 months ago and has spread from tip to base of my penis, as well as covering my scrotum. A couple weeks ago a similar rash developed around my eyes and my anus has become somewhat itchy. I've tried various medications for jock itch and yeast infection and to no avail thus far, things only seem to be getting worse as time passes. I clean my laundry, bedding, and towels on a regular basis, as well as shower 1-2 times daily.
Avatar m tn 1 year ago i started to scratch the skin under my eyes frequently as bad habbit due to which rashes under my both eyes developed,they were dry and flaky with little bit itching . Then i started using NERISONE ointment without doctor`s precription. After frequent use Rashes disappered ;at first i thought they were cured so i stopped using the above mentioned ointment but after 3-4 days they reappeared which really worried me.
544468 tn?1225200966 I take Flaxseed Oil daily and drink plenty of water and eat good food. I have had this problem since I was around 7 or 8. It began around the eyes and ears and ended up literally allover my body with eczema. It was diagnosed as childhood eczema and strong steroid creams helped this but even those creams won't get rid of it. I am stuck for ideas on what to do and I am tired of having this irritated, red skin all the time. Any ideas? Thankyou.
Avatar n tn Hi, I have always had very dry sensitive skin but over the past year I have had a couple of episdoes where my legs particularly my thighs get extremely irritated. They itch and burn and I get that start out pink in color then turn dark red. These bumps are not clusted and do not seem to have heads or puss but are sometimes raised. There are also some white bumps. None of these bumps are very large. I had a blood test done for herpes that came back negative.
Avatar f tn You can apply some calamine lotion at the rash as it will help in soothing the skin. You can take some OTC oral antihistamine medications like Benadryl or Claritin and see if it helps. For mild-moderate symptoms a weak steroid may be used (e.g. hydrocortisone as dermacort), whilst more severe cases require a higher-potency steroid (e.g. clobetasol propionate, fluocinonide).But they are available under prescription and should be taken only after consulting a dermatologist.
Avatar n tn Im only 22, and have never had problems with eye circles or any puffiness, this started gradually two months ago. I get enough sleep at night but am generally tired throughout the day and my eyes feel heavy. I over wore a pair of contacts, but got new ones, thinking that might be the cause but it hasn't changed much at all. I did have a cold that lasted for two weeks about a month before this started.
203342 tn?1328740807 I've had this headache and tired eyes all day. The headache is in the front forehead area and my eyes just feel tired, heavy, dry and sore. I went to bed early last night too! I just don't get this. I take Tylenol and Advil and it doesn't seem to help. It just seems like it has to get out of my system. Sure wish I could figure this out so I could avoid this. It's getting pretty tiresome as I feel kind of out of it when I get these.
Avatar f tn I get dry flakiness just around my brow bone, right under my eyes I get thicker dry patches that look red, and on my neck I have itchy, splotchy and red patches that are dry as well. I just noticed that this happened last time my skin broke out worse too and that it was about one year ago, same time of year and all.
Avatar n tn As anything else - lip sticks of glosses give me little sores on my lips and cause them to puff up and get little scabs and peel contantly - i also get dry patches under my eyes and eye lids. When I visited a doctor they told me I may have an allergy to nail polish and an ingrediant in lip glosses/balms its also happens when I were nail polish. After removing it it usually clears up within a week.
Avatar m tn But in general, with severe dry eyes you want to avoid the ingredients of diphenhydramine (benadryl) or phenyephrine/pseudophedrine (sudafed), brompheniramine (bromfed) because they will worsen your dry eyes. Basically its the decongestants that can worsen dry eyes and blood pressure and the antihistamines that will worsen dry eyes. You may be able to use a once a day antihistamine like claritin or zyrtec which have fewer systemic side effects.
Avatar f tn It is possible that you have dry eyes or allergies. The treatments for this eye condition include Saline Eye Drops and Antihistamine. Or you may also apply a cold compress in closed eyes. Always remind yourself to never rub your eyes, because it will worsen the condition.
Avatar n tn Yesterday I went to the salon to get my haircut and in another place my lip started itchy furiously slightly lower than where the corner of my mouth is I woke up this morning and it is sore and blue/red from itchy so much. My under eyes are once again super dry and flake when i put concealor on them. I went to the dermatologist and she didnt suggest Excema. She said that it could the nail polish that I have been wearing, which is nothing new.