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Itchy eyes for the past few months. Went to optom and they prescribed fucithalmic ointment. Did help a bit, but after using for a month still itches?

Itchy eyes for the past few months. Went to optom and they prescribed fucithalmic ointment. Did help a bit, but after using for a month still itches?

Allergic?: May be allergic conjunctivitis which is related to hayfever and may respond better to topical or oral antihistamines, or topical cromoglycate or in extreme cases require topical steroid drops and may explain why didn't quite improve with the fucithalmic antibiotic. Worth getting a doctor examination to confirm this diagnosis exclude alternative possibilities and work out best treatment. ...Read more

Dr. David Schleimer
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Swelling (Definition)

Swelling is the enlargement of organs, skin, or other body parts. It is caused by a buildup of fluid in the tissues. The extra fluid can lead to a rapid increase in weight over a short period of time (days to weeks). Swelling can occur all over the body (generalized) or only in one part ...Read more


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I hav itchy eyes often. Much itching at night cause excess eye discharge in morning. Eyelids swell n eyes turn red. Hav few eyelashes than usual. Why?

I hav itchy eyes often. Much itching at night cause excess eye discharge in morning. Eyelids swell n eyes turn red. Hav few eyelashes than usual. Why?

Allergy: Itching usually means allergy
if the discharge is real stringy/stretchy
definitely allergy
loss of lashes indicates a chronic condition. ...Read more

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I usually have itchy eyes during night and I don't feel to stop itching or rubbing my eyes which makes them red, teary and swollen. What to do?

I usually have itchy eyes during night and I don't feel to stop itching or rubbing my eyes which makes them red, teary and swollen. What to do?

Too dry in room?: Is there alot of heat in your toom that is drying the air out. If so, you want to get a humidifier. If you do not itch during the day, it is probably not allergies. You could also put sterile eyedrops in your eye before bed and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Is cromolyn sodium drops a good and safe OTC med for allergic itchy eyes? Recommendations for any other drops to relieve itching

Is cromolyn sodium drops a good and safe OTC med for allergic itchy eyes? Recommendations for any other drops to relieve itching

Fair to good: Many will do well just using artificial tears to wash out the pollen or other irritants. Zadator is a 2x daily otc product that has helped some. ...Read more

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My son's eye suddenly swelled up and he complains that it itches but doesn't hurt what could this be?

My son's eye suddenly swelled up and he complains that it itches but doesn't hurt what could this be?

Allergy: Itching is also suspicious for a chemical release called histamine. The body uses this in response to an allergy challenge. Pollen, dust, outside chemical contamination all may be causes. The eyelids are very thin so some swelling can be present. If white part of eye is reddish may be start of pinkeye. Place cool slice cucumber over eye for 15 minutes to help and see MD soon if continues itching ...Read more

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My eye itches and swells up, then white spots appear on the part of my eye above the eye lashes. What is happening?

My eye itches and swells up, then white spots appear on the part of my eye above the eye lashes. What is happening?

Eye itching: Eye itching & swelling which white spots above eyelashes: usually due to demodex or staphlococcus blepharitis. Consult with us to get Rx to help you get better faster. ...Read more

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The rigth inner corner of my eye itches really bad its been like that for a week what can it be? And what can I do to make it stop?

The rigth inner corner of my eye itches really bad its been like that for a week what can it be? And what can I do to make it stop?

Blepharitis: Localized area of itching, redness, and swelling may be an allergic reaction. Treatment includes an eye ointment containing a cortisone and possibly an antibiotic if the skin is broken, several times a day. Avoid make-up in that area. ...Read more

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Outer corner of right eye is red and has been for 3 weeks. It doesn't hurt but sometimes burns and itches. No discharge either, what could it be?

Outer corner of right eye is red and has been for 3 weeks. It doesn't hurt but sometimes burns and itches. No discharge either, what could it be?

Angular blepharitis: Probably a flare up of some blepahritis. Try warm compresses to the closed eyelids for 5 minutes twice daily, and clean the lid area with diluted baby shampoo. You may need to see your ophthalmologist for treatment with an ointment or drop. ...Read more

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I have really bad allergies and my right eye has been red all week and itches I tried eye drops, but it doesn't help too much what can I do?

I have really bad allergies and my right eye has been red all week and itches I tried eye drops, but it doesn't help too much what can I do?

See a physician: Any new eye symptoms should be evaluated by a physician as some viral infections and other problems put long term vision at risk. Eye allergy typically involves both eyes equally, but predominance in one eye is possible. If allergy is confirmed, prescription meds are available and this would be unlikely to improve rapidly without them. ...Read more

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Is there an over-the-counter or home remedy for a swollen, itchy eye lid? My left eye is swollen and has been for a week. It itches too. Well, my eye lid is itchy not my eye itself. There isn't a knot or anything like that. My eye itself isn't red or

Is there an over-the-counter or home remedy for a swollen, itchy eye lid? My left eye is swollen and has been for a week. It itches too. Well, my eye lid is itchy not my eye itself. There isn't a knot or anything like that. My eye itself isn't red or

This: This is not time for a home remedy, you have already waited too long to get the situation evaluated by your physician. I suggest contacting your physician immediately for an evaluation. You run the ultimate risk of losing eyesight in that eye. ...Read more

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I have severe allergies &, in addition to headache/throat, sometimes skin around eyes itches & I get small, itchy bumps that last weeks. Causes? Cures?

I have severe allergies &, in addition to headache/throat, sometimes skin around eyes itches & I get small, itchy bumps that last weeks. Causes? Cures?

Cause:allergies: Cures:you symptoms points to allergies thus you need to see your primarymd to evaluate if you do have allergies and or irritants; what you are allergic to for avoidance, preventive measures, treatment and if you need further work up or a referral to an allergist. ...Read more

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Nasal Congestion for 3 weeks and left zygoma bone pain for last 3 days. X-ray of sinuses show no sinusitis. What could this be? Left eye itches as well.

Nasal Congestion for 3 weeks and left zygoma bone pain for last 3 days. X-ray of sinuses show no sinusitis. What could this be? Left eye itches as well.

Jaw?: If you grind your teeth, the cheek pain may be from that. A normal x-ray may not however totally rule out a sinus infection. If the suspicion is strong enough, a trial with abx and/or a CT scan may be needed. Left eye itching and nasal congestion are likely from allergies. Have you tried a nasal steroid? If yes, consider seeing an allergist. ...Read more

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How to cure eye itches? Can I use eye drops daily?

How to cure eye itches? Can I use eye drops daily?

Allergies: Itching of the eyeballs often seasonal can be helped by the use of antihistamine eye drops that may be purchased over the counter. Examples are Zaditor ™ and Alaway™. These may be used twice daily. For more serious allergic conditions, an examination to review the eyes will be Necessary. Additionally, if you're aware of what triggers the allergic symptoms, avoidance is best. Good luck. ...Read more

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Why do my eyes get so red and irratated and my face itches?

Why do my eyes get so red and irratated and my face itches?

Sounds like allergic: Sounds like an allergic response to something, either cream, eaten, or somehow in contact with! You need to investigate for the offending agent. ...Read more

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Small round dry patch on eye lid that itches, what are they?

Several possible: Causes. Need more data like duration of symptoms, severity of itch, whether you use any home remedies. If you want an accurate diagnosis, get it checked. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pink under my left eye. Really itches and it is now suddenly getting crusty?

What to do if I have pink under my left eye. Really itches and it is now suddenly getting crusty?

Allergic dermatitis: Itching is classically associated with allergies. Seasonal or contact may result in ocular symptoms. The scaling may be associated with rubbing or may be secondary to the allergy. ...Read more

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Itches eyes and rolls eyes up?

Itches eyes and rolls eyes up?

Dryness or allergies: Please consult you eye care physician. Itching and rolling your eyes up can be secondary to many causes of ocular surface inflammations. Allergies, dryness, blepharitis, just to mention a few.
Start preservative free artificial tears and see an eyecare physician. ...Read more

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Lump between eyes that is hard itches peels pops?

Lump between eyes that is hard itches peels pops?

What is the question: Sebaceous cyst, if problematic see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more

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What to do about really bad dry eyes when wearing a jacket and itches?

What to do about really bad dry eyes when wearing a jacket and itches?

Allergy: Allergy in the eye can feel dry and itchy. Try washing the jacket. It may be possible to wash the allergens off your jacket. If the itching persists, you may need to get a jacket made from a different material. ...Read more

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Because my eye still itches do I have infection?

Because my eye still itches do I have infection?

No: Itchiness, is not very specific symptom for an eye infection. Most of the time itchy eyes are related to allergies.
Dry eye also can cause itchy eyes.
You need to see your eye doctor to diagnose you with the right cause for itchy eyes. ...Read more

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Eyes always very red and left eye itches and tears?

Eyes always very red and left eye itches and tears?

See your doctor: Eyes are sensitive barometers of you and environment you are in, will read your allergens you are exposed, see your doctor to fine the cause to treat you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my left eye and face itches really bad?

Allergy or infection: It may be an allergic reaction to food, makeup, soap, insect sting. It also may be an infection of the eye or surrounding skin. Also a nerve infection or irritation may cause itching. Herpes can also cause itching and if it is in the eye needs immediate treatment as that may affect permanent damage to the eyesight. ...Read more

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My eyes itches when I walk or sit along the sun, do I have an allergy?

My eyes itches when I walk or sit along the sun, do I have an allergy?

Possibly: Itching can be a sign of allergy but can also be a sign of dry eyes. Try using some over the counter artificial tears and see if that helps. If not, see about having your doctor prescribe prescription allergy drops. ...Read more

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My eye still itches. Do I still need to continue the use of the eye drops?

My eye still itches. Do I still need to continue the use of the eye drops?

We need more info: What conditions were you treated for and what type of eye drops are you using. ...Read more

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The left corner of my eye is swollen and itches a lot, what can I do for these symptoms?

Eye irritation: Has many possible causes. Initially, you can try using over the counter artificial tears or allergy drops on a regular basis. If this doesn't help, then you should contact your eye doctor to make sure nothing more significant is taking place. ...Read more

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The skin around my eyelashes in the corner of my eye really hurts and itches, what happened?

The skin around my eyelashes in the corner of my eye really hurts and itches, what happened?

Eyelid tenderness: What products do you use on your lashes. Also it you have allergies the eyelids are a common area to notice irritation. Try not to rub the skin and watch what products you use on your hands, eyelid irritation is often due to skin care products used on the hands such as nail polish and artificial nails. ...Read more

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He's eyes are blurry and after he is washing his eye it itches. Like he's having sand in the eye.

He's eyes are blurry and after he is washing his eye it itches. Like he's having sand in the eye.

See eye Dr.: Your description of the symptoms is inadequate. However the feeling of sand in the eye could mean chronic infection of the conjunctiva. See an ophthalmologist for examination. ...Read more

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