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Babies 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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
My baby has itchy eyes nose and ears? Can you help? She's 8 months old and is having trouble going to sleep because of 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 moreSee 3 more doctor answers
My child is now 8 months old & she always have itchy eyes and nose especially during bed time, what could be the course & what medicine would be best?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer