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Are There Any Good Home Remedies For Itchy Eyes
No: The problem with home remedies is that it is unsafe to treat a symptom without knowing its specific cause. Itchy eyes, for example, can be caused by allergies or infections. Treating the wrong cause may allow the actual condition to become worse. It is always safest to see an eye doctor who can then tell you whether there are home remedies that can treat your particular condition. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Antihistamine : You sound like you are having symptoms realted to environmental allergies. Itchy eyes (with redness, tearing, and irritation) along with a runny nose, sneezing and a scratchy throat are hallmarks of allergies. I would recommend an over the counter antihistamine like Claritin and a drop called zaditor (ketotifen). Cool compresses can also help with the eye itch. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Inside or out: Using moisturizing drops to rinse away irritants would be helpful. Aloe vera gel applied carefully on the eyelids would help eyelid itching (don't get let it get in the eye). Herbal supplement with stinging nettles and cinnamon have been helpful for control of itching from allergies. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Itchy eyes: Try rinsing with the eyes with clean tap water then placing a cold compress on them. Rinsing out the dust and pollen helps a lot by removing the cause of the itching. The coldness gives some immediate relief. There are other home remedies that are no longer recommended as standard of care, but it is a free country. If it weren't for the messed up legal environment, I could tell you about them. ...Read more
Can you tell me what you suggest if there were any changes in diet or any organic remedies i could take for the itchy eyes?
Have it evaluated.: You may need to see an allergy specialist and determine what you are allergic to. ...Read more
Zyrtec (cetirizine) and allergy: If eyes itch due to allergies, over the counter antihistamines like zyrtec (cetirizine) may help. Eyes can also be itchy due to eczema or even conjunctivitis, a viral or bacterial infection of the eyes. In that case the whites of the eyes will be red and eyes will feel sticky in the morning when you wake up. If the itching is not relieved by an antihistamine, i suggest a visit to your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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