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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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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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How to treat constant itchy, leaky eyes that didn't respond to conjunctivitis drops but only seemed to get more irritated and itchy after each use?

How to treat constant itchy, leaky eyes that didn't respond to conjunctivitis drops but only seemed to get more irritated and itchy after each use?

Itchy eyes : This condition is most likely allergic in nature and will repond well to cold compresses and anti allegy drops (such as zatidor over the counter). Do not use visine or clear eyes. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get burning itchy eyes after getting contact lenses for the first time I also keep getting white stuff come out how can I treat this?

Is it normal to get burning itchy eyes after getting contact lenses for the first time I also keep getting white stuff come out  how can I treat this?

Adaptation : Contact lens wear comfort takes adaptation. First of all, The lens should feel comfortable in the eye. Proper fitting is essential. Vision should b clear after lens settles. Starting out with low wear time (2hours) & slowly building helps. Excessive irritation/itchiness/mucous is a sign of improper fit, or sensitivity to the lens or contact solutions, or environ. allergies. Tell your Eye doc. ...Read more

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Hello doc im using alcon patanol (olopatadine) to treat my itchy eyes and it effective but my face become puffy especially at eyes area?

Hello doc im using alcon patanol (olopatadine) to treat my itchy eyes and it effective but my face become puffy especially at eyes area?

Eye allergy: Puffiness around the eyes is common manifestation of the allergy. The Patanol (olopatadine) should help with this. However, in rare instances, an allergy to a preservative in the eye drops develops which CAUSES worsening eye redness/puffiness. Discuss with your doctor or Allergist as a trial on an alternative may be warranted. ...Read more

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Why even on routine of Allegra (fexofenadine) and Flonase are itchy eyes harder to treat than any other hay fever symptom? Do I need RX eye drops?

Why even on routine of Allegra (fexofenadine) and Flonase are itchy eyes harder to treat than any other hay fever symptom? Do I need RX eye drops?

Conjunctivitis: Everyone responds to allergies differently, but persistent eye symptoms refactory to over-the-counter eyedrops might benefit from a prescription grade preparation. Make sure that you are practicing good avoidance measures, avoiding overuse of contacts when eyes are irritated, and washing eyes out with preservative-free drops. If you have persistent symptoms see an Allergist for further workup. ...Read more

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How can I alleviate itchy eyes?

How can I alleviate itchy eyes?

Many causes: Depending on the underlying cause, most cases of itchy eyes can be successfully treated. Most common causes are allergies, dry eye, and blepharitis. See an eye md to help determine the underlying cause, and seek treatment advice. Often a drop such as an artificial tear, otc or rx drop for allergies, sometimes a short course of a mild topical steroid, is prescribed. Cool compresses can be helpful. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure itchy eyes?

What can I do to cure itchy eyes?

See a dermatologist: Assuming you mean itchy eyelids you may be allergic to something you can stop using on your skin there. If you are reacting to pollen you may benefit from an antihistamine such as claratin (loratadine). Most often it is eczema. Your dr. Can prescribe Elidel (pimecrolimus) or Protopic to apply as needed. Cortisone products are effective but may have risks with long term use on eyelids. ...Read more

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Any ways to alleviate itchy eyes?

Any ways to alleviate itchy eyes?

Depends on the cause: 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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