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Dr. Dan B.
Dr. Dan B., Board Certified Ophthalmologist
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how to clear up red, itchy,watery,burning eyes

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how to clear up red, itchy,watery,burning eyes
Submitted: 5 years ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. Dan B. replied 5 years ago.

Doctor DanB : Hello and thanks for your question. Do your eyes itch so bad that you want to claw your eyes our sometimes or is the itching more of a minor part of your symptoms?
Customer :

I could easly just claw them

Doctor DanB :

Okay, then this sounds like allergies to me.

Doctor DanB :

What I would recommend is getting a drop either called Alaway or Zaditor. These can be purchased over-the-counter at your local pharmacy. They are excellent OTC allergy drops. I think the optivar is not working for you.

Doctor DanB :

I would also recommend to continue to use the cool compresses and also the use of artificial tears 3-4x/day in both eyes can go a long way towards soothing the symptoms you're having.

Customer :

Thank You

Doctor DanB :

In addition, if these are helping but not quite enough, then you can either add an oral antihistamine to your regimen (such as claritin or zyrtec) or get a prescription drop such as Pataday that works very well.

Doctor DanB :

Does all that make sense? Do you have any questions about that?

Customer :

yes

Doctor DanB :

Do you have any further questions I can answer about this?

Doctor DanB :

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