STOP! ...Itchy Time
Here in East Texas it's already allergy/itch time. I know, most of you still have snow...but here our cars are literally covered with a visible not-so-fine yellow (pollen) dust. Ew. Everyone is itchy, red, watery and rubbing. OH NO PINK EYE IS CATCHING! No, more like allergic conjunctivitis. I blog about this every year and here's my 2013 edition: 1) really bad, swollen lid eyes get steroids. Alrex and Lotemex. 2) itchy and watery eyes that are red get Rx antihistamines. Current favorite is Lastacaft. 3) best OTC/home remedies are Alaway (Bausch & Lomb), Zaditor (Novartis) and the knock offs like Wal-Zyr (Walgreen's)...as well as CHILLED ARTIFICIAL TEARS. No hot compresses for allergy eyes, people. Also skip the "homeopathic" remedies like Similisan & putting "local honey" in your eyes. Please stay away from the "A-Team": Visine-A, Opcon-A, Naphcon-A. Ok that about does it! Stop rubbing your eyes and make an appt with your O.D.!