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Eye Dryness And Itching
Eyes are red, burning, watery, itching. Comes and goes. Upon waking sometimes also. Dry climate. Should I get dry eye or allergy eye drops?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am experiencing eye irritation and eye swelling/puffiness. Eye is also watery and then crusty.
Allergic conjunctivitis?- itchy, dry eyes, alaway doesn't help. Cloudy vision. And swelling of conjunctiva. Ragweed. Hypersensitive for allergy shots.
See allergist: There are several antihistamine eye drops you can try including one called zaditor (ketotifen) sold otc. However you may need to see an allergist if the problem continues. If you mean that you cannot tolerate allergy shots, i would urge you to get a 2nd opinion since this is quite rare. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I am experiencing itchy eyes, eye pain (quality: sore or burning, in the eyelid) both eyelids, eyelid pain, eyelid swelling, gritty or scratchy eyes, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants and eye irritation. Tired of the pain..
Eye iritation: suggest you see an ophthalmologist to make the correct diagnosis and start you on the appropriate drops. ...Read more
Can dry eyes when wearing contact lenses cause a runny nose and itchiness near tear duct? And sometimes headaches?
Inflammation and redness of/near Lacrimal caruncle. I am using eye drops for dry eyes.Is it due to allergy?
May Be Get Checked: It may be allergy but I will recommend you get it checked by your Opthalmologist ...Read more
Blepharitis. Eye MD.: The most common cause of those symptoms is a blockage of the meibomian glands. Their job, when flowing normally is to create the outermost oily layer of the tear film which retards evaporation of the tears. At least 50% of people have some blockage of those glands. At the worst a chalazion or stye can form. Management consists of eyelash scrubs with q-tip and baby shampoo plus hot compresses. ...Read more
Probably allergy: If the primary symptom is itchiness, the problem is probably an environmental allergy like pollen, dust mites or animal dander. A white, stretchy-stringy discharge is common with allergies. If the primary symptom is a yellow or green discharge, it is probably an infection (conjunctivitis). In adults, these infections are usually caused by cold viruses and usually resolve on their own. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Allergy: The most common cause of red, itchy eyes and flaky red skin on the eyelids is allergy - either environmental or a contact allergy. See your eye doctor for medication to resolve the episode. If these episodes are recurrent, you may wish to see an allergist to help to determine the exact cause of the allergy. ...Read more
Dermatitis: Most commonly, something is causing the irritation--either cleanser, makeup, lotion or creams. Try to think of what you may be using that could be causing irritation. Sometimes this is something that you have been using for a while. Excessive tearing, or moist skin can also dry out and cause irritated skin.. ...Read more
Some advice: Sexuality and sexually related symptoms can be very scary at any age. When you are sixteen, it is such a relief to find a doctor you can trust to help you in this confusing area. Tiaj, love yourself enough to find a doctor worthy of your trust, and have her explain this and all the other questions which will certainly come up. Good luck, young woman! ...Read more