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Can eye contacts cause red and itchy eyes with white discharge?

Can eye contacts cause red and itchy eyes with white discharge?

Yes, others can too: While this can signify an infection associated with contact lens overwear, a red, itchy eye with whitish discharge is quite consistent with allergies. Cool compressed, artificial tears, otc allergy drops such as zaditor (ketotifen) or alaway or prescription drops such as Pataday are all effective means of treating this. ...Read more

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Discharge (Definition)

Discharge can be a noun or a verb; it has multiple meanings in physics, chemistry, military, and legal usage. The most common medical meaning is a substance that is being excreted. Examples: pus is the discharge from a pimple; a vaginal discharge can mean infection; an ear discharge can mean an infection of the outer ear tract; a nasal discharge ...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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My Son is experiencing itchy eyes, watery eyes and discharge or mucus in eyes. And they are red ?

My Son is experiencing  itchy eyes, watery eyes and discharge or mucus in eyes. And they are red 

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Ophthalmologist: An eye Dr will help him. For antihistamine, use a non-sedating one: Allegra, Claritin, Zyrtec. Generics are the same except cost less. Ketotifen and other eye drops are effective. Allergy shots may help, but involve numerous shots over a long time. ...Read more

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Red face, itchy eyes and swollen glands. What is the cause of this?

Red face, itchy eyes and swollen glands. What is the cause of this?

Allergic reaction: Your description sounds like an alllergic reaction. Try taking oral allergy meds. If no improvement or worsening, see a regular doctor. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing discharge or mucus in eyes and itchy eyes. Can I give my 6 months tobramycin0.3% eye drops?

My Son is experiencing  discharge or mucus in eyes and itchy eyes. Can I give my 6 months tobramycin0.3% eye drops?

Hard to tell: Although tobramycin can be used for ages beyond 2 months, your son's problem may not be an infectious one given the presence of itching. Consider contacting your pediatrician. ...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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I am experiencing itchy eyes, sensation of something in eye, shadow over part of vision and eyelid redness.

I am experiencing  itchy eyes, sensation of something in eye, shadow over part of vision and eyelid redness.

Eye symptoms: Your symptoms, especially the shadow over part of vision, indicate the need for you to see an opthalmologist ASAP. You MAY have a retinal tear. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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My Son is experiencing itchy eyes, eyelid redness and red or bloodshot eyes (side: one eye only). Am I able to treat him with maxitrol? We were seen at urgent care 2 days ago and I do not want to have to take him back if at all possible.

My Son is experiencing  itchy eyes, eyelid redness and red or bloodshot eyes (side: one eye only). Am I able to treat him with maxitrol? We were seen at urgent care 2 days ago and I do not want to have to take him back if at all possible.

Herpes Simplex?: Yes, you can treat him with maxitrol IF he DOES NOT have herpes simplex of the eye. If you do not know this, then take him to the eye doctor before giving him this medicine which contains a steroid. The very best of wishes for health ...Read more

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Is it normal to get red and itchy eyes when wearing contact lenses for more than 8 hours?

Is it normal to get red and itchy eyes when wearing contact lenses for more than 8 hours?

Contact lenses: It may not be "normal" but it sure is common. Contact lenses can irritate the eyes due to dryness, allergy or poor material or fit. Sometimes contact lens intolerance can develop. It is important to have the underlying condition treated(allergy etc.) and to be sure that the fit, material and handling are all optimized and to minimize use time if possible. ...Read more

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I have red, swollen, itchy eyes. Could this be due to makeup allergy?

I have red, swollen, itchy eyes. Could this be due to makeup allergy?

Yes: Red, itchy, swollen eyes may indicate an allergy to almost anything...Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, eye makeup, lotions, mail polish and may other things. ...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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Every time I stroke my cats I get swollen, red, itchy eyes (sometimes is only one) am I allergic to cats? Never had this problem before now.

Every time I stroke my cats I get swollen, red, itchy eyes (sometimes is only one) am I allergic to cats? Never had this problem before now.

It would seem so: You described allergic symptoms in response to a similar stimulus ( the cat). You have two choices, avoid cats or start using allergy medicine when you know you'll be around them. ...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?

Could be allergy..: Most of the time eye itchiness signifies allergy in the eye. You can first try cool compresses and artificial tears to wash the allergens out. If that doesn't do the trick, over-the-counter drops like alaway and zaditor (ketotifen) can help (but check with a pediatrician for a 1-1/2 year old). ...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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Itchy Eyes (Definition)

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