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Dust allergy makes my eyes red. Please help.


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Dr. Divya Banu M

Published At October 25, 2019
Reviewed AtJuly 26, 2023

Patient's Query

Hello doctor,

I am having dust allergy. Because of that my eyes are a kind of yellowish and sometimes red. What should I do to make it white and how can I stop this allergy?


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Line of treatment warranted for eye allergy include soft steroids like Loteprednol in the form of eye drops for two to three weeks to control allergy. Olopatadine as a long term therapy once a day (maintainenc therapy). Topical lubricants like Refresh tears to relieve symptoms. Cyclosporine or Ketorolac in case the allergy is severe. Occasional cold compresses over the eyelids to relieve pricking and itching. Allergy usually subsides when exposure to allergen goes away. Try identifying the substance to which you are allergic as well as seasonal variation of your symptoms.

Same symptoms don't mean you have the same problem. Consult a doctor now!

Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan
Dr. Bandivadekar Pooja Mohan

Ophthalmology (Eye Care)

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