Best Allergy Eye Drops – Have You Tried These Eye Drops for Itchy Eyes?

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so what are the best allergy eye drops
that are available both over-the-counter and help relieve your red and itchy eyes?
Well today we’re covering my two favorites so let’s take a look. hey
everybody what’s up this is dr. Joe Allen here from doctor eye health the
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description below I’ll hook up additional information about the
different products that we mentioned and anything else that I forget otherwise
let’s talk about eye allergies so the actual medical term for eye allergies is
called allergic conjunctivitis and that’s the allergy symptoms where your
eyes are turning red irritated kind of scratchy itchy feeling right along the
eyelids the eyelids will actually become puffy and swell and then they’ll even
experience tearing and you can have these eye allergy symptoms from
seasonal allergies, times like in the spring and fall when all the flowers or
the trees are pollinating or you can have it from perennial allergies. And
that’s more from being inside around like dust mites, sometimes cockroaches
and even pet dander or some of the most common perennial allergies, but I know
for a lot of people when you’re looking for over-the-counter options for allergy
symptoms then you want to find something that’s working but there’s just way too
many options on the shelf so here’s a couple of my favorites that are
over-the-counter and work excellent for eye allergy symptoms. now when it comes
to allergic conjunctivitis treatment there are two over-the-counter options
that I find work the best one is called Zaditor and another one’s called Alaway
and they have the same active ingredient which is called ketotifen fumarate now
ketotifen fumarate works by controlling both your antihistamine- as an
antihistamine. Controlling your histamine response as well as a mast cell
stabilizer so you can kind of get this dual action going on the antihistamine
addresses the allergy symptoms you have right now this moment and then the mast
cell stabilizer helps soothe things for future outbreaks. now Zaditor is pretty
easy to find because it is in the orange label so whenever you go into the store
we need to say hey find the one that is in the orange label and that’s the one
we want you to use now when I was living in South
Texas getting my doctorate people had something called cedar fever. basically
the seed of trees would open up the pollen would get into their eyes and it
gave a lot of people allergy symptoms so we basically got into the habit of
handing people a coupon for Zaditor hey pick this up it works great the
other one again is called Alaway. now again they both have same ingredients
they work the same way use one drop into both eyes twice a day whenever you’re
having allergy symptoms but again all the way ends at at or even though
they’re the same ingredient there’s a little difference Alaway is actually in
a little bit bigger bottle so Zaditor has a five milliliter bottle it
usually comes in around $12 u.s. for a single bottle of it but if you look at
alaway you get a 10 milliliter bottle and it’s only about $10 u.s. depending
on where you’re shopping you can of course check out some of the references
online if you want to see updated prices but of course you go to the pharmacy you
can compare the orange bottle Zaditor to the blue and white bottle of alaway and you’ll see the price difference now one of the big reasons why I like
these medications more than some of the other brands is that it doesn’t have any
other weird ingredients that help with redness of the eye a lot of time you
think oh my eyes are red I need some sort of a drop that’s going to get the
redness to go away but those medications that cause these blood vessels to
constrict and get the redness to go away can actually have a rebound effect and
make things worse over time so I do have another video that covers different eye
drops for red eyes and if you want to check that out I’ll hook that up here
and you do card above as well as in the description below but again when you’re
looking at these different allergy eye drops make sure that you read the label
on the back of the box and the instructions on the insert to make sure
that you don’t have any other allergic complications that you’re not allergic
to the drops themselves or any other inactive ingredients it’s important to
read these labels because if you’re a woman and you’re pregnant or nursing you
may see that head says hey talk to your doctor before using this and that’s
because these drops are actually category pregnancy C there’s only one
drop on the market for allergies that is okay for pregnancy is actually a
pregnancy category B so a bit safer and that one is actually prescription so
that one’s called lastacalf and you will have to talk to your eye doc
or your physician to get them prescription for that drop otherwise if
you are still having allergy symptoms your irritation the redness the
puffiness of your eyelids is not going away make sure you talk to your local
eye physician your eye doctor in your community so that they can actually make
sure that hey it’s the right diagnosis it’s actually allergies and to make sure
that it’s not something that needs to be treated with a stronger medication now I
personally don’t get allergies too often it’s usually when I’m in a kind of a
dusty moldy environment like a dark basement or something but being a
contact lens where you can still use these drops you just want to use the
drops and wait at least 10 to 15 minutes and then put your contact lenses in then
it should be fine to use but again if you’re using that drop a second time
throughout the day you have to take your contacts out and then wait again another
10-15 minutes but often times if you’re having that terrible red itchy sensation
you should probably take a break from your contacts anyway and just go ahead
and switch back to glasses and even sometimes just using a lubricating I
drop one that doesn’t have any antihistamine or really mast cell
stabilizer effect should be fine those also will rinse out and he sort of
pollen or debris that could have landed on the eye surface itself and a helper
rinse it out another cool tip is that aside from using eye drops and manage
your allergy symptoms try just using a cold wash rag and holding that on the
eyelids that coolness effect is gonna help reduce some of the eyelid swelling
and make it feel a lot more comfortable now another cool thing about these drops
is that they are approved for children’s use when they’re ages 3 and up
but if you do have a kid who’s having allergy symptoms I do think it’s best to
see a doctor just to make sure it actually is allergies versus something
else get crazy type of pinkeye or something but a lot of times we’ll be
able to prescribe either children’s alloway a little bit weaker form or they
can always get a different type of prescription that’s available again
through your physician so my health question of the day what kind of allergy
symptoms are you having go ahead and comment the section below let us know
what things you’re allergic to what kind of allergy symptoms you have and what
eyedrops help with managing your allergy symptoms
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46 thoughts on “Best Allergy Eye Drops – Have You Tried These Eye Drops for Itchy Eyes?

  1. ⚡💥 QOTD: What type of allergies do you have? Have you tried these drops or does something else work for you?

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  3. Thank You For
    Sharing It Seems Like Nothing
    Helps Me I Have Horrible Dry Eyes
    EveryDay I Have Terrible Itchy
    Eyes.And When My Eyes Are Dry
    I Get The Twitching Of The Eye.It Seems Like
    Since I’ve Gotten Older I Have Developed Horrible Dry

  4. I have a ton of allergies and typically just grab Benadryl. But recently have found myself constantly rubbing my eyes as they have been though most affected by my allergies. I absolutely hate eye drops but might be time to give these a try.

  5. Are these two drops similar to Pazeo? I tried a sample size bottle of Pazeo provided by my eye doctor and was amazed at how quickly my eyes stopped itching for an entire 24 hours until I needed another dose.

  6. Spot on! My eye doctor recommended Al away for allergies….worked like a charm. Thank you for another great video 👍

  7. I know I've had Alaway, but honestly can't remember if I liked it or not. The allergy drop that I always have around is Naphcon-A. 99% of my eye allergies come from pet dander….my parents have cats and I'm allergic, so whenever I go visit, this stuff is always in my purse because my eyelids will swell like crazy if cat dander gets in them. My seasonal allergies don't really affect my eyes at all, just my sinuses. But I do like the Naphcon-A for the cat allergy.

  8. I was curious about allergies that cause bumps under the eye lids. That's currently what I am dealing with and they have been bothering me year round. I finally got a steroid drop from eye doctor. But I am wondering will they ever go away? Does the the steroid help relieve just the itchiness and watering? Are there any other drops out there that at over the counter I can use?

  9. I’ve been getting this crazy thing where one eye will start itching and getting puffy out of nowhere, then it starts burning and feels like sandpaper on my eyeball when I blink. When I wake up I have to force my eye open because it gets so crusty. Fun times I tell ya. I just started using an allergy drop so hopefully that will help it.

    I’m allergic to pollen, pet dander, hedges, hay, certain Christmas tree smells, some fragrances, cats, and funeral lilies as I like to call them. I’m sure there’s more but those are the main ones.

  10. How about for constant eye goo? My optician said I have allergies and that's why my eyes eject a viscous goo throught the day. I cant afford the patinol or any other prescriptions. My eye will actually swell enough to cause the eyelids to be closed more than the other eye. I kid you not, when I went to the store there were at least 40 kinds to choose from. I picked the only one that said it was specifically for allergies and not just the symptoms.

  11. I have lots of allergies. They are particularly bad in the fall and the spring. Right now, I’ve switched back to glasses until I can get them under control. I have zaditor, it’s not helping at this point. I think if this continues, I’m just going to have to visit my doctor and get something stronger. It’s frustrating not being able to wear contacts. They are actually more comfortable on my face.

  12. First of all thank you sir for tell us this things about lense..
    Sir i have a question..
    Right = -7.00 -0.75 10°
    Left = -4.75 -1.50 170°
    *THIS is my eye power.
    *Sir please suggest me( 1 month ) lenses.
    *i have dry eyes..
    So sir suggest me (lenses,liquid & eyedrops for dry eye).
    *I works 12-14 hours a day with lenses .i am use currently "'alcon air optics aqua '".

  13. I’ve used “Emadine” for a month for contact lens allergy. I think, antihistaminic drop made my eyes more red. Does an antihistaminic eyedrop cause the vasodilation on eyes?

  14. Please visit this blog for more detail information before using any medicine be careful and don't fool

  15. Doc. Im not sure if it is an allergy or not, my right eye is always itchy, red and swollen. But my left eye is completely okay. My right eyes swollen 4 times for this year.

  16. I have itchy eyes too, I live in West Africa and it started coming Africa before when I was in Pakistan it never happened. I went to the doctor they gave me some eye drops and said you may have glaucoma or conjectavitus but they were not sure my eyes not itchy after using those drops. Recently we had a visit to Pakistan for about 50 days without using eye drops my eyes went well. Now coming back to Africa again right from first day my eyes started itching. Plz help and tell me if it is glaucoma?

  17. Ah yes, ocular allergies are a huge problem here in NC; my patients come in droves during season changes for allergy-related problems. Will definitely recommend these drops! As always, I enjoy how concise and informative your videos are!👁👁

  18. Bro I need help my lil sister has redness and the eye doctors says that she has pimples can you tell something please the doctor says that it is serious

  19. Hey Doc, I was changing a ceiling light bulb yesterday, and a tiny bit of fiberglass fell into my right eye – yes, next time, goggles… The burning and itching is quite similar to an allergy, but this is really burning. I live on the Central Coast of CA, and we received close to 2x the yearly average of rainfall – 29 inches! Needless to say, the air is thick with pollen exacerbating the eye-irritation. I'm on my way to an Ophthalmologist to receive some relief and hopefully a cure.. Follow up to come, thanks!

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  21. I Have Such Horrible
    Allergies Having This Horrible
    Feeling Of My Eyes Feeling
    Heavy Like There's Sand In It.

  22. Hi doctor . Plz I need your help . My mom is in Morocco she has tension on her eyes . The doctor give her a drop eyes called (xolamol) one of her eyes is puffy and become too small . Plz doctor any advice or any drop eye so I can send it to her from here. Thank you so much

  23. Sir, I have been troubled for all 3 years. Please help me. Sir, I have become allergic. Sir, it has been 3 years. I am not feeling allergic. Sir please help me. Water is falling from my eyes. The eyes do prick in the eyes. Sir please help and the eye turn red.please help me

  24. I never really have allergies but the past year around spring summer and fall my eyes will all of a sudden burn so bad my eyes start tearing and I need to have a tissue at all times to hold the corner of my eye with it and then the burning stops after a minute. It's actually really dangerous at times when I'm driving because sometimes both eyes will do it at the same time. Hoping this alaway helps! 🙁

  25. Hi doctor I am from africa and I am ellergic to everything like cold weather;dust;flowers;perfumes;detagen;smoky areas.
    I have itchy eyes nose ears and my body,how can u help me please(I am pregnant) thank u.

  26. Salute. I’ve dry , itchy and watery eyes. Am 55 years old. Any recommendations.thank you , really.greetings from Dubai where I live. ❤️

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