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Why should you stop taking antihistamines if you have dry eyes?

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If you have allergies and dry eyes, and take antihistamines for the allergies, you may have to stop taking them, since antihistamines can make dry eye worse.

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute: "Facts About Dry Eye."

Mayo Clinic, Diseases and Conditions: "Dry eyes."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "The link between seasonal allergens and dry eye."

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Types of Allergies: Eye Allergy."

Medscape: "Dry, Itchy Eyes Could Mean More Than Just Allergy."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on May 31, 2019

SOURCES:

National Institutes of Health, National Eye Institute: "Facts About Dry Eye."

Mayo Clinic, Diseases and Conditions: "Dry eyes."

American Academy of Ophthalmology: "The link between seasonal allergens and dry eye."

American College of Allergy, Asthma & Immunology: "Types of Allergies: Eye Allergy."

Medscape: "Dry, Itchy Eyes Could Mean More Than Just Allergy."

Reviewed by Brian S. Boxer Wachler on May 31, 2019

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