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What To Take For Allergies When You Have Dry Eye?

Allergy Medicine To Use When You Have Dry Eye

 

What Allergy Medication to Take if You Have Dry Eye?

Doctors often recommend Allegra, Claritin and Zyrtec, which are great systemic allergy medications. Stay away from the decongestant versions (any similar to Claritin D) because those can be more drying to your eyes. Benadryl is also really drying.

Unfortunately, there are not a lot of great solutions for allergies out there that are not full of preservatives, as far as eye drops go either. Allergies are tough because when somebody has allergies and dry eye, as they often do, allergy medications are needed to get rid of that itch but can dry you out. We try to basically stay away from the decongestants. You may have to try a couple different ones just see which one works for you (for example, Dr. Travis knows that Claritin doesn’t work for him, but Zyrtec does. He also discovered that Zyrtec D really works but it makes him feel off so he doesn't use it).

We always recommend people with allergies use our Heyedrate Eyelid and Eyelash Spray as well because, again, you’re cleaning up the eyelids and the eyelids are going to help with keeping your eyes clean and free of allergies.

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Drs. Travis and Jenna Zigler, Eye Love

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