what to use for allergic conjunctivitis

Patients often ask what to use for allergic conjunctivitis.

OTC antihistamine and decongestant eyedrops (Naphcon-A, etc) are good for short-term or intermittent symptoms. They're inexpensive and work fast...but have to be used QID.

Rx antihistamines (Emadine, Livostin) cost more. But they can be used long-term because they don't contain a decongestant.

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