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Ep. 35: How to treat environmental allergies (allergies of the eyes and nose)

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Dr G and Kortney take another deep dive, this time exploring how to treat allergies of the eyes and nose. A quick recap - when we talk about allergies of the eyes and nose, we are talking about allergic rhinitis and conjunctivitis. These are two forms of allergic responses that can be caused by things such as environmental allergens like pollen and grass, dust mites, and animal dander.

What we cover in this episode

  • Treatments for allergies of the eyes and nose: avoidance, natural methods, drug therapy and immunotherapy.

  • Types of drug therapy for treating allergies of the eyes and nose: antihistamines, nasal sprays, eye drops

  • If avoidance is not possible tips to create a safe space free from environmental allergies

  • Demystifying hypoallergenic pets

  • When to use and care for a Netti pot

  • Different types of nasal sprays: intern-nasal antihistamines, intern-nasal decongestants, intern-nasal steroids.

  • What to look out for and tips for using eye drops and artificial tears

  • Topical antihistamine for the eyes

  • Mast cell stabilizer eye drop & steroid eye drops

  • Is it possible to use one treatment to treat both allergies of the eyes and nose?

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