Ep. 35: How to treat environmental allergies (allergies of the eyes and nose)
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?
Additional Information & Links
How to use nasal spray: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ICqBAN28Tgo