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What medicine is it safe to give my baby for itchy eyes?

What medicine is it safe to give my baby for itchy eyes?

Depends on age: For infants less than 6 months i will recommend that your care provider checks your baby to recommend appropriate care. Cool compresses to the eyes may help relieve itching. Several antihistamines, like Diphenhydramine are available OTC for infants over 6 months but the dosing can be tricky and will encourage that you review any medication intended for your infant with your pcp before use. ...Read more

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My baby has itchy eyes and continues to rub them. Does this mean that she has allergies?

My baby has itchy eyes and continues to rub them. Does this mean that she has allergies?

Maybe: Smaller babies rub their eyes and ears when tired and close to sleep time. Dryness of the skin around the eyes can be another reason why your child may itch her eyes. An of course environmental allergens are another common reason. Other symptoms you may see with environmental allergies are watery eyes, itchy nose, nasal congestion and sneezing (for older kids). ...Read more

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Will baby wash help my itchy eyes?

Will baby wash help my itchy eyes?

Not likely: You could try over the counter allergy drops and/or artificial tears. If this does not help, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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My 8 month old baby has had red itchy eyes for a week now but no gunk. Is it just allergies? If so how do I find out what's causing it?

My 8 month old baby has had red itchy eyes for a week now but no gunk. Is it just allergies? If  so how do I find out what's causing it?

M.D. visit: If your baby has a blotchy rash that looks like hives this is also consistent with an allergic reaction. Red eyes may be caused by many conditions I would suggest gently rinsing the eyes with sterile saline to soothe the eye, and avoid any possible triggering agent such as dust. A visit with you doctor is suggested. ...Read more

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Can a four month old baby use gentamycin and dexamethasone eye drops for his itchy eyes prescribed by an opthalmo;ogist?

Yes: If an ophthalmologist has examined the baby & found it appropriate to use it is a good medication. I defer use of the eye drop combinations using Dexamethasone to the ophthalmologists because they have the additional training & equipment to spot issues where use would not be wise. ...Read more

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I have really itchy eyes, what to do?

I have really itchy eyes, what to do?

Allergy meds: Itchy eyes are most likely due to allergies. Try an over the counter drop like zaditor (ketotifen) and see if this gives you relief. Dry eyes can cause this as well and over the counter artificial tears 4 times a time should help if this is the problem. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure watery, itchy eyes?

What can I do to cure watery, itchy eyes?

Avoid allergens: It sounds like you have ocular allergies. Avoid triggers. Use artificial tears. Use antihistamine or mast cell stabilizer eye drops. Use systemic allergy medicines. ...Read more

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Can my burning, itchy eyes be due to dryness?

Can my burning, itchy eyes be due to dryness?

Yes: But burny itchy eyes can be due to other causes such as blepharitis, allergies, etc. Or a combination of factors. Try artificial tears to see if they help improve dryness. ...Read more

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What is a home remdy for watery and itchy eyes?

What is a home remdy for watery and itchy eyes?

Warm compresses at: least 5 mins. a day in the morning. See eye doctor and then have them recommend the best therapy for blepharitis or blepharoconjunctivitis. You may need stronger drops. ...Read more

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My 7 month old has itchy eyes....Wat can I give her?

Allergies??: First try to figure out what might be causing the irritation. Is it an allergy, for example some new food, pet, etc, or is it a contact irritation - new shampoo, smoking in house, new lotion. Eliminate those possibles first because prevention is best. If however, you can't get rid of the offending agent, try cool compresses to the eyes, and if eyes really puffy/itchy, oral Benadryl (diphenhydramine) is fine to use. ...Read more

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Please help! I have really itchy eyes- can anyone help?

Please help! I have really itchy eyes- can anyone help?

Many possibilities: There are many causes of itchy eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause itchy eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Can you tell me some home remedies for bloodshot, itchy eyes?

Can you tell me some home remedies for bloodshot, itchy eyes?

Most likely due to: Allergies. Try over the counter allergy eye drops. I like zaditor (ketotifen) the best. They do sting when put in, only need to just two times a day. If this does not help contact an eye care doctor for an eye exam. ...Read more

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Puffy, pink, irritated and itchy eyes. What are the solutions?

Puffy, pink, irritated and itchy eyes. What are the solutions?

Depends on the cause: There are many types and causes the eyes to itch. Several types of inflammatory conditions of the skin, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause itchy eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Besides eyedrops, what are the best ways to relieve itchy eyes?

Besides eyedrops, what are the best ways to relieve itchy eyes?

Remove the cause: Itchy eyes are often caused by pollens or ragweeds--can be miserable for some. The best treatment is avoidance, but that is not practical for most of us. So next best thing--flush your eyes out couple of times a day, especially after being outdoors. This remove some to most of the allergens. Nasal steroid such as Veramyst helps both nasal and occular allergies. Consult doc. Good luck. ...Read more

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