What products and techniques are out there for dealing with allergy eyes (tired eyes, dark circles, sometimes watery)?
Person's Gender: Male
Person's Age: 19
I specifically get tired eyes, dark circles, and only sometimes watery from food allergies. My eyes are like that 90% of the time. Do you mind providing more clarification on what and how what you recommend will solve these symptoms. Alaway and zaditor seem to be used to relieve the itching of allergic pinkeye, which I don't have. Correct me if I'm wrong? is there other solutions that are more tailored toward my symptoms? Thanks.
Unfortunately, many people who have an allergic phenotype, or predisposition (meaning they have had and do have significant systemic allergies for years) get what we call "allergic shiners" which are these dark circles under the eyes, that give the appearance of tired eyes and appearance. Unfortunately, even in most patients who are on every kind of allergy treatment known to man, these dark circles will still persist and there isn't really any treatment for them that's been known to make them go away.
About the best advice I can give you is to be on every kind of local and systemic allergy treatment that you can be on to help control your body's response to allergies. This would include an oral antihistamine every day (such as Claritin, Zyrtec, or Allegra), a leukotriene inhibitor like Singulair every day, a nasal steroid such as Flonase or Rhinocort daily, and if you have asthma, to use an inhaled steroid.
You're correct the allergy drops are useful in allergic conjunctivitis, so if you do get this, then it would be helpful to use those as well to help control this process on a local level.
Does that make sense?
and eye surgeon experienced in cataracts, glaucoma, retina & neuro-ophthalmology
I don't have asthma, I don't have anything other symptoms that I am aware of other then the following:dark circles / tired eyesfatiguelethargybrain fogstressanxietySo basically every day take:a oral antihistaminea leukotriene inhibitor a nasal steroidCan you please clarify why and how much they would help me?
Do you have sneezing, itchy/runny nose, or watery eyes on a fairly regular basis?
I always have a lot of mucus and earwax. I sneeze every other day to a few days. I have watery eyes almost every day.
The oral antihistamine and leukotriene inhibitor would help with the sneezing and watery eyes. The nasal steroid would help with the sneezing and all three together may have some affect on the dark circles.