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Treatments for allergic conjunctivitis.⁣

Teaming up today with @pedsallergymd to talk about treatments for allergic conjunctivitis.⁣

Seasonal allergies are running high in NE Ohio especially this time of year .⁣

Fortunately many of your symptoms can be controlled with eyedrops! ⁣

Here is a rundown of some treatment options:⁣

1️⃣Artificial tears to dilute allergens⁣
2️⃣Cool compresses⁣
3️⃣Try to identify and eliminate allergens if possible⁣
4️⃣Consider systemic oral antihistamines (OTC Loratidine) especially if you are having other signs of seasonal allergies⁣
5️⃣My go to eye drops: combined H-1 receptor antagonist and mast cell stabilizers such as olopatadine hydrochloride 0.1% (Patanol or Ketoteifen (Zaditor))⁣
6️⃣Rarely I resort to topical steroids (prednisolone) if necessary, but steroids do have other side effects such as increasing cataract growth and possibly increasing your eye pressure⁣

Check out @pedsallergymd for information regarding allergic conjunctivitis.⁣

𝘛𝘩𝘪𝘴 𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘵 𝘪𝘴 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘦𝘥𝘶𝘤𝘢𝘵𝘪𝘰𝘯 𝘱𝘶𝘳𝘱𝘰𝘴𝘦𝘴 𝘰𝘯𝘭𝘺. 𝘗𝘭𝘦𝘢𝘴𝘦 𝘤𝘰𝘯𝘴𝘶𝘭𝘵 𝘺𝘰𝘶𝘳 𝘥𝘰𝘤𝘵𝘰𝘳 𝘧𝘰𝘳 𝘱𝘦𝘳𝘴𝘰𝘯𝘢𝘭 𝘮𝘦𝘥𝘪𝘤𝘢𝘭 𝘢𝘥𝘷𝘪𝘤𝘦.⁣

Anyone else suffer from seasonal allergies?👇🏽

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