Can Eye drops help with Eye allergies?

  1. Drops can help with symptoms such as itchy eyes, lacrimation, redness, watery discharge, stinging and burning.
  2. You could try artificial tears that have no medication, or drops that contain:
  3. Antihistamines: They provide short-term relief.
  4. Some eye drops contain both antihistamines and mast cell stabilisers for fast and long-lasting relief.
  5. Do not use for more than 2 -3 days.
  6. Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs): They can help, but they sting or burn a little when you put them in.
  7. Prescription corticosteroids: You may relieve severe or chronic symptoms, but you will use them only for a short time.if you have eye allergies and contact lenses, ask your eye care professional for eye drops to retain your lenses.


Very important: Always make sure you discuss and make decisions about your eye care based upon a formal appointment with your optician.

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