Wednesday, July 28, 2021

How to Treat Swollen Eyelid from Allergic Reactions?

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Allergic is a reaction in which our immune system  ( the defense system of the body) is misguided to the foreign substances as harmful. It creates histamines ( histamine is a chemical that creates symptoms of allergy) such as itching, coughing, and sneezing.

Your medical physician can prescribe you over-the-counter medicine to treat allergic reactions or can prescribe drugs on prescription. if you are feeling trouble from minor allergic reactions to your eyes. You can cure them with antihistamines, decongestants, and corticosteroid drugs.


Use Cetrizine ( Antihistamine)

Allergic is a common cause of swollen eyelids as everyone knows about this. So we can treat minor allergic problems with antihistamines tablets with name Zyrtec or Rigix or Baydal. Cetrizine is used generically in these drugs and it is an antihistamine. Cetirizine is used to relieve skin allergy, nose allergy, throat allergy, food allergy, and eye allergy.


Tablets and syrups in both forms are available in the market. Syrups are used for children. The recommended dose of Cetrizine is one tablet daily at night before sleep. Because it is Sedative so the best time is for taking it before sleep.

In Children One teaspoon (5ml) you can give once daily at night before sleep.

Use Corticosteroids

Corticosteroids medicine are steroids and are used as anti-inflammatory drugs. They are used to treat inflammation of the blood vessels. So you can use any Corticosteroids tablet or ointment to reduce the swelling and inflammation of the eyelids.

Prednisolone tablets are involved in this category but you should not use these tablets for long-term treatment Because steroids affect directly kidneys and damage them badly. So please take this medicine you should consult its dosage to your Doctor.

Corticosteroid ointment is widely used to treat swollen eyelids with the brand names Polyfax eye ointment and Cortisporin eye ointment.

You can use these ointments twice a day. Both ointments are manufactured by GSK. Before applying these please read the literature carefully inside the packing.

Use Decongestants

Decongestants are used to relieve temporarily. This medication is used commonly for the short term and this is a temporary treatment. You can use this type of medication for cough, flu, sneezing, and minor allergic reactions.

The recommended dose of this medication is 3 to 4 times a day. but you can not use it continuously for more than a week.

Blurry vision, drowsiness, and dizziness are the main adverse effects of Decongestants. So before taking this plz take advice from pharmacists and doctors.

Pseudoephedrine is a common Decongestant and is commonly used in the winter season. it is available in the market with the name Arinac and Arinac Forte tablets and Arinac syrup forms.

Arinac is manufactured by Abbott Laboratories.

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