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The beginning of summer kicks off the camping and hiking season, anxiously awaited by those who have endured a long cold winter. This year will likely prove to be one of the busier camping seasons as many Americans bypass more expensive vacations that involve pricey airline tickets or gas guzzling road trips. Emergency department staff will probably see a greater number of people with contact dermatitis caused by exposure to poison ivy, poison oak or poison sumac. Many people have never seen poison ivy , or perhaps wouldn't recognize it if they saw it. Poison ivy, poison oak and poison sumac belong to the plant genus Toxicodendron (previously referred to as Rhus ). Toxicodendron means "poisonous tree." These plants have an oil-based substance in the resin on their leaves and in their stems and branches called urushiol that causes a delayed skin reaction in about 50% of people that contact it. Urushiol may cause severe contact dermatitis in people that have previousl...
Definition Most bumps on the eyelid are styes. A stye is an inflamed oil gland on the edge of your eyelid, where the lash meets the lid. It appears as a red, swollen bump that looks like a pimple. It is tender, especially to the touch. Alternative Names Bump on the eyelid; Stye; Hordeolum Causes, incidence, and risk factors A stye is caused by bacteria from the skin that get into the oil glands in the eyelids that provide lubrication to the tear film. Styes are similar to common acne pimples that occur elsewhere on the skin. You may have more than one stye at the same time. Styes usually develop over a few days and may drain and heal on their own. A stye can become a chalazion -- this is when an inflamed oil gland becomes fully blocked. If a chalazion gets large enough, it can cause trouble with your vision. If you have blepharitis (see eye redness ), you are more likely to get styes. Other possible eyelid bumps include: Xanthelasma -- raised yellow patches on your eyelids that can happen with ...
Generic Name: KETOTIFEN - OPHTHALMIC Pronounced: (KEE-toe-TYE-fen) Zyrtec Itchy Eye Drops Opht Uses
This medication is used to prevent and treat itching of
the eyes caused by allergies (allergic/seasonal conjunctivitis). Ketotifen is
an antihistamine for the eye that treats allergic symptoms by blocking a
certain natural substance (histamine). It is also a mast cell stabilizer that
prevents allergic reactions by reducing the release of natural substances that
cause an allergic reaction.
How To Use Zyrtec Itchy Eye Drops Opht
If you are using the over-the-counter product, read all
directions on the product package before using this medication. If your doctor
has prescribed this medication, use it exactly as directed.
Apply 1 drop to the affected eye(s), usually twice a day
(every 8 to 12 hours) or as directed by the package instructions or your
Dosage is based on your medical condition and response to
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