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Sack of fluid on corner of the eyeball. Cause: from rubbing itchy eyes too much. Should I go to the ER or will this go away on its own?

Sack of fluid on corner of the eyeball. Cause: from rubbing itchy eyes too much. Should I go to the ER or will this go away on its own?

Wait: I'd recommend that you try some antihistamine eye drops (Zaditor ™) Claritin ™ or Benadryl (diphenhydramine) ™, & cool compresses first before seeing evaluation at a quick care center. Also, if, after a few days, your symptoms are substantially better, then this may just be what you thought along, ie., allergies. The fluid sac will lessen. However, if u r slowly recovering, an Eye MD would be the best doc to see. ...Read more

Dr. Robert Chang
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I usually have itchy eyes during night and i don't feel to stop itching or rubbing my eyes which makes them red, teary and swollen. What to do?

I  usually have itchy eyes during night and i don't feel to stop itching or rubbing my eyes which makes them red, teary and swollen. What to do?

Too dry in room?: Is there alot of heat in your toom that is drying the air out. If so, you want to get a humidifier. If you do not itch during the day, it is probably not allergies. You could also put sterile eyedrops in your eye before bed and see if that helps. ...Read more

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I have allergies I sneeze every morning but I have seen I have itchy eyes they itch all the time and I feel better rubbing them. Please help prescription needed?

I have allergies I sneeze every morning but I have seen I have itchy eyes they itch all the time and I feel better rubbing them. Please help prescription needed?

See your Doctor: There are steroid nasal sprays that are very efffective for controlling sneezing and nasal congestion. Naphcon a eye drops can be purchased without a prescription and help treat itchy eyes. ...Read more

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Severely Itchy eyes for over a week that get bloodshot and swollen due to rubbing. Symptom subsides with anti-histamine eyedrops and pill, but effects wear off in 6-8 hours. No secretions. Am also recovering from a cold and cough.

Severely Itchy eyes for over a week that get bloodshot and swollen due to rubbing. Symptom subsides with anti-histamine eyedrops and pill, but effects wear off in 6-8 hours. No secretions. Am also recovering from a cold and cough.

Could be allergies: Colds should not cause itching of the eyes. Ketotifen eye drops work for up to 12 hrs for ocular allergy. Cool compresses can also help the redness and itch. Keep your hands away from your eyes, it will only make things worse. ...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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What could be the cause of itchy eyes and what can I use to soothe the itchyness?

What could be the cause of itchy eyes and what can I use to soothe the itchyness?

Many possible causes: 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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What is the cause of these itchy eyes symptoms? No pus in the eyes.

What is the cause of these itchy eyes symptoms? No pus in the eyes.

Allergy: Allergy and dry eye are the most common. Blepharitis too, but often is associated with crusting. Go to ophthalmologist and get a prescription for pataday/bepreve- very helpful. Try artificial tears first. ...Read more

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If i'm over 60 and experiencing extremely itchy eyes, could this be a cause of blindness?

If i'm over 60 and experiencing extremely itchy eyes, could this be a cause of blindness?

No: This itch will not make you blind. It may indicate that you have a skin condition. Have it checked. ...Read more

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Can head lice cause itchy eyes?

Can head lice cause itchy eyes?

Absolutely!: Lice can infest the eyelashes. They are hard to see without magnification, so see an eye doctor. ...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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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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What causes vibrating and itchy eyes and what is cure?

What causes vibrating and itchy eyes and what is cure?

Fasciculations?: Not sure what you mean by vibrating. There are eyelid twitches (usually a lower lid) when your eyes are open or "fasciculations" or quivering of the upper eyelids when eyes are closed while awake. Caffeine has been implicated in both these scenarios but it could be strain of facial muscles from stress or routine gesticulations (facial expressions). Itching is usually allergy but could b other prob. ...Read more

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Itchy eyes and keep getting something in them when i rub them! what can I use to clean it out?

Itchy eyes and keep getting something in them when i rub them! what can I use to clean it out?

Allergies: Try an over the counter eye drop containing an antihistamine (zaditor) to alleviate the ocular itching. By rubbing your eyes, you are likes dislodging debris along your eyelashes which gets into your eyes and feels like sand. It's possible you could create more problems by rubbing your eyelids, such as an infection, abrasion/scratch, sty, eyelid swelling, and if chronic rubbing, worsening vision. ...Read more

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I get itchy eyes and runny nose when I go down to my basement. What could cause that?

I get itchy eyes and runny nose when I go down to my basement. What could cause that?

Allergies: Basements and other dark damp places may harbor allergens such as molds. These can be powerful allergens and cause intense itching. Be sure to check for these or water leakage. Just wear a mask with good ventilation or call a professional if you smell a musty odor. ...Read more

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I get allergies about once a week, year-round. It usually lasts about 24-36 hours. Itchy eyes, runny nose. What causes that?

I get allergies about once a week, year-round. It usually lasts about 24-36 hours. Itchy eyes, runny nose. What causes that?

Histamines: As a response to allergies the body releases histamine s among other things, which make the eyes itch. Treatment is antihistamine eye drops. All symptoms you described are the response to an allergen. ...Read more

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What could cause a blocked nose, itchy eyes and an itchy inner ear at the same time?

What could cause a blocked nose, itchy eyes and an itchy inner ear at the same time?

Allergy: These symptoms are most consistent with allergic rhinitis also known as hay fever. Symptoms include itchy ears, eyes, and nose, runny or congested nose, sneezing, and watery eyes. The itch in the ear can feel like you want to scratch deeply in your ear and high in the back of your throat. Taking over the counter medications such as Claritin (loratadine) or Allegra can help. ...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

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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