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If you are bothered by allergies and are constantly rubbing your itchy, red eyes, talk to your doctor about a prescription for Elestat Eye Drops to calm the symptoms of allergic conjunctivitis. Some women find allergies make it impossible to wear make-up and both sexes can appear as if they have been crying for hours.
Seasonal and year-round allergies can cause sneezing, runny or plugged nose, and itchy, red, puffy eyes initiated as your body’s immune system signals certain chemicals in your body that there is a threat. The increased tear and mucus production is how your body tries to expel the intruder as you sneeze and eyes water. Elestat Eye Drops or generic Epinastine will reduce your immune response and allow you some relief of the allergic symptoms. The generic alternative is not manufactured by the company that makes the brand product.
When instilled into your eyes as directed, Elestat Eye Drops works as an H1 receptor antagonist. This means the receptors that histamine binds to are blocked by Elestat Eye Drops so the message to release histamine is not received. This action will stop the increased permeability of your capillaries to white blood cells and certain proteins so the membrane that covers your eyeball and the inside of your eyelids will not become inflamed, your eyes will stop watering and itching, and you’re able to carry on with your day.
Allergic conjunctivitis is also called pink-eye, except this type is not contagious so you can assure your friends, co-workers, and family that they are not going to catch it. The allergens most likely to cause your seasonal allergy symptoms include pollens and molds while year-round (perennial) allergies involve pet dander, dust mites, certain medications or foods as well.
When exposed to any of these antigens, your immune system becomes over-active and believes you are now under the threat of an intruder. A signal goes out to your antibodies to help destroy the threat by attaching to it so other immune cells are able to join in and increase the attack. On the outside of your body, the effects of the battle going on inside appear as swelling, bloodshot eyes that itch and become watery, a plugged or runny nose, and sneezing.
Ask your doctor if there are risks for using Elestat Eye Drops while you are pregnant, trying to become pregnant, or are breast feeding. Discuss other medical conditions and allergies with your doctor and list any current OTC or Rx drugs, including herbal remedies and dietary or vitamin supplements so it can be determined if Elestat Eye Drops are safe for you to use.
Do not drive, operate machinery, or perform any task that requires you to see clearly after instilling Elestat Eye Drops. Remove any contact lenses before using Elestat Eye Drops as some of the ingredients could damage them and wait at least 15 minutes before putting contacts back in or as instructed by your doctor. Elestat Eye Drops are not an anti-infective so see your doctor if in doubt as to whether your symptoms indicate a bacterial, viral, or fungal infection.