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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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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Itchy Eyes (Definition)

Itchy eye is a clinical finding in which a person's eye has a sensation of non-painful ...Read more


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Does oxymetazoline eye drops help with burning, itchy eyes, or only to remove redness?

Does oxymetazoline eye drops help with burning, itchy eyes, or only to remove redness?

Anti-allergic: This is an anti-histamine which has some degree of effectiveness (it used to be a prescription only item). It will help with burning and itching that is of allergic origin. Any redness removed will be due to the anti-allergic effectiveness. ...Read more

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Itchy eyes and itchy red face?

Itchy eyes and itchy red face?

Allergy Likely: These symptoms are typical from allergic responses. Commonly, these could be from either environmental/seasonal allergy or a contact dermatitis type response (surface flare or inflammation due to coming in direct contact with something you are sensitive to). If basic allergy medications or eye drops do not give adequate relief, see your primary doctor or an allergist or ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Girlfriend itchy eyes and itchy red face?

Girlfriend itchy eyes and itchy red face?

Allergic reaction: You could have an allergic response to something, whether food, lotions, medications or other. You can trial Benadryl (diphenhydramine) and topical eye drops such as zaditor. You could also have dry skin i suppose too.If you don't respond or get worse, you may need to see a physician who may prescribe oral steroids. Additionally, an exam of your type of skin reaction can lead to clues to the diagnosis. Good luck. ...Read more

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My 1 1/2 year old has red itchy eyes. What can I do to help her?

My 1 1/2 year old has red itchy eyes. What can I do to help her?

Cool compresses!: Wash cloth with cool water and hold on the closed eyes. You can also use a preservative free artificial tear drop every couple hours. Otherwise see your pediatrician. ...Read more

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I rubbed my itchy eyes and now it's really red, puffy, and watery. What should I do?

I rubbed my itchy eyes and now it's really red, puffy, and watery. What should I do?

See a practitioner: If it does not improve. Rubbing itchy eyes can make them more irritated, so best to figure out cause. ...Read more

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How to treat red, swollen, itchy eyes?

How to treat red, swollen, itchy eyes?

Allergy drops: If the problem is ocular allergy there are prescription allergy drops that are very effective in controlling eye symptoms. Oral allergy medicine can also help with allergy eye symptoms. Cold compresses will decrease redness swelling, and itching. ...Read more

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