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My eyes have been hurting, and I assumed I just need new glasses. Well, I'm sure I need new glasses, but..,

This morning I woke up and felt like both of them, especially the left one, had been punched.

I've been using Devita skin care on my face. They are "gluten sensitive" - which means the gluten has been separated from the wheat product, and they use oats in one product that is not certified gluten-free.

Anyway, I saw the "gluten sensitive safe" part and kept using them. Now I'm wondering.

I'm off to Whole Paycheck for some MyChelle skin care. My poor eyes are so swollen and sore. I don't know if it's general allergies or Devita but I'm going to try.

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Here it is prime Ragweed season. My son who never had problems before, woke up with one eye all swollen up. Doctor looked at it & said it looked like allergy. Said to get an OTC eye drop with (where are those reading glasses?)" Ketotifen". The brand name started with a Z or X. And to take Zyrtec. Not sure if that is gluten-free or not (likely it is gluten-free). She said that Zyrtec does a better job on eye symptoms of allergies than other.

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Thanks. I'm in az and I don't think ragweed is bad here but I'll check. Used to live in TX and it was BAD there. I am on a very strong antihistamine (was supposed to help my DH but didn't), so I guess I already have an antihistamine in my system. Hmm?

I'll try some eye drops and switch to the MyChelle and see.

This just feels worse than other times I've had seasonal allergies. My face has been a bit pink in places, also, which seasonal allergies have done to me in the past.

Ugh. This is such a PIA.

Ugh.

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Thanks. I'm in az and I don't think ragweed is bad here but I'll check. Used to live in TX and it was BAD there. I am on a very strong antihistamine (was supposed to help my DH but didn't), so I guess I already have an antihistamine in my system. Hmm?

I'll try some eye drops and switch to the MyChelle and see.

This just feels worse than other times I've had seasonal allergies. My face has been a bit pink in places, also, which seasonal allergies have done to me in the past.

Ugh. This is such a PIA.

Ugh.

Changing the lotion makes sense. Might not be gluten but some other ingredient. Might be whatever is in the air in AZ. Try the eye drops. Can't hurt.

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Yes, ragweed is in AZ. Hmm. It's been rainy here. I'm surprised my allergies are bad since my allergies always do better when it rains and gets rid of the dust.

Our native ragweed, triangle bursage, blooms in the spring.

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Yes, ragweed is in AZ. Hmm. It's been rainy here. I'm surprised my allergies are bad since my allergies always do better when it rains and gets rid of the dust.

It rains and the dead plant stuff turns moldy! Yeah! One more allergen! :D

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Here it is prime Ragweed season. My son who never had problems before, woke up with one eye all swollen up. Doctor looked at it & said it looked like allergy. Said to get an OTC eye drop with (where are those reading glasses?)" Ketotifen". The brand name started with a Z or X. And to take Zyrtec. Not sure if that is gluten-free or not (likely it is gluten-free). She said that Zyrtec does a better job on eye symptoms of allergies than other.

I would recommend Zaditor eye drops for the eye allergies. Works really well and it's gluten free. It has the recommended ingredient the doc suggested.

I would hold off on taking any oral allergy meds because they all make you spacey and doubly so if you are a kid. They usually are not necessary if you use the eye drops anyway. I have Sjogren's Syndrome on top of the allergy issues and these drops work very well. If I can use them, anyone can.

The ragweed is a killer right now! :(

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I would recommend Zaditor eye drops for the eye allergies. Works really well and it's gluten free. It has the recommended ingredient the doc suggested.

I would hold off on taking any oral allergy meds because they all make you spacey and doubly so if you are a kid. They usually are not necessary if you use the eye drops anyway. I have Sjogren's Syndrome on top of the allergy issues and these drops work very well. If I can use them, anyone can.

The ragweed is a killer right now! :(

That sounds like the name. I bought generic cause I'm cheap & trying to teach the boys thriftyness. & even with 1 eye swollen up, he could read the small print & check the active ingredient. :D

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Ok. Didn't use Devita at all yesterday. Used MyChelle last night and no "punched in the eyes" feeling/look this morning. Still aren't perfect, but better. Didn't get the drops yesterday...ran out of time. I'll get them today.

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Ok. Didn't use Devita at all yesterday. Used MyChelle last night and no "punched in the eyes" feeling/look this morning. Still aren't perfect, but better. Didn't get the drops yesterday...ran out of time. I'll get them today.

That punched look was how my son's looked, too! We asked if he got hit in some way but he didn't. Or got lotion in his eye. Sounds like it might be an allergic reaction to your lotion. Whether it's a gluten thing or something else.

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That punched look was how my son's looked, too! We asked if he got hit in some way but he didn't. Or got lotion in his eye. Sounds like it might be an allergic reaction to your lotion. Whether it's a gluten thing or something else.

Weird, huh? I've used that lotion for years.

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Well, it's been a few days off Devita and on MyChelle.

I probably am having some enviro allergies but my eyes feel much better off the Devita. Swelling is down, not so sensitive to light, don't hurt as much.

Sigh. I loved that Devita. I'll never know if it's the gluten or something else in it but evidently it's gotta go.

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Well, it's been a few days off Devita and on MyChelle.

I probably am having some enviro allergies but my eyes feel much better off the Devita. Swelling is down, not so sensitive to light, don't hurt as much.

Sigh. I loved that Devita. I'll never know if it's the gluten or something else in it but evidently it's gotta go.

Glad your eyes are better. M's started puffing up again & he took the Zyrtec and it went back down. Looks like his is probably ragweed. He isn't good at remembering to take it every night, so I expect he will puff up at least once more this allergy season. ;)

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Glad your eyes are better. M's started puffing up again & he took the Zyrtec and it went back down. Looks like his is probably ragweed. He isn't good at remembering to take it every night, so I expect he will puff up at least once more this allergy season. ;)

My son is the same way. He's on Claritin. He didn't take it last night because he wasn't sniffly. Geez - that's because of the Claritin!! Silly boys.

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