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My eyes are horrible.

Any suggestions , my eyes are horrible today for allergies. Maybe cucumbers on my eyes ? The usually eye drops aren’t working .

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  • K8sMom2002

    Ben, what eye drops do you usually use? 

    Could you try a zip-top bag filled with aloe vera gel and chilled? The aloe vera tends to hold the coolness a bit longer, and it's flexible to go over your eyes like an eye mask. 

    If your eyes continue to be super itchy or swollen, could you talk to your doctor and see if your antihistamine may need tweaking? During certain times of the year, my DD has to increase her antihistamine. 

  • BenR

    Better but still bad. Only bothering me for half the day compared with the whole  day.

  • BenR

    @K8sMom2002 I use zatador , olatine(or however it’s spelled . Plus some over the counter . My eye doctor had me put cucumbers on my eyes . My allergist appointment is Friday .

  • Melissa G

    Ben, I switched to Zaditor this year, it has helped but I still have some days where my eyes still bother me. 

    Do you take a daily antihistamine? 

  • K8sMom2002

    Cucumber slices can feel nice and cool on swollen eyes … but it's always good to check with your allergist to see if there's anything in your medical history or allergies that might call for something different. I like things that will hold the cool like the cucumber does — things like the ziptop bag of chilled aloe vera that I mentioned above, or cool soaked tea bags. 

    There are eye masks that you can use as well — they're filled with gel that doesn't freeze but you can keep cool in the freezer. I have one of those and both my DD and I use it on occasion when our eyes are super swollen.

    Do you have mainly spring allergies? No fall allergies, such as ragweed?

  • BenR

    Thank you for advice . I’m seeing doctor on Friday. I’m allergic to  dust , dust mites , feathers in large quantities.  Willow tree (maybe some other trees) ,severe grass and ragweed allergies . Mold allergies.  Some animals I’m allergic to as well . Also I’m allergic to sulfates . Further during certain seasons I’m allergic to certain fruits and vegetables based on  the pollen in the air .  When it’s grass and ragweed mangos, pineapples and tomatoes bother me . I’m also allergic to latex so sometimes things bother me that are connect to that . Also sometimes I’m allergic to the shell or shellfish in certain foods . My doctor thinks it’s probably connected to the dust mites I’m allergic to . Plus I’m allergic to three families of antibiotics.

  • BenR

    Went well . Thanks for asking . My doctor gave me xolair shot also blood test to check for parasites, because of my trip to Mexico. Since my allergies and stomach have been horrible this week she thought it was a good idea . She said that sometimes with parasites your body thinks there like pollen and the same thing can happen. So she just wants to make sure.

  • Melissa G

    Glad to hear the appt went well! That is great that the dr is being proactive and trying to figure out what is going on. I hope the Xolair shot helps. 

  • BenR

    @Melissa G Thanks for asking.  Things have been better, though it’s depending on the day .  It’s been bad after the rain . Plus I pulled something in my back yesterday.