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Infants getting two stys in a month. Seem to have itchy eyes after applying bacitracin.

Infants getting two stys in a month. Seem to have itchy eyes after applying bacitracin.

Throw away bacitraci: Bacitracin, neosporin, & triple antibiotic are common sensitizers. They are among the most common things that people are allergic to. Since they are not useful to treat or prevent any skin infections, they are best discarded. May need to see ophthalmologist. ...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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Will baby wash help my itchy eyes?

Will baby wash help my itchy eyes?

Not likely: You could try over the counter allergy drops and/or artificial tears. If this does not help, see an ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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What medicine is it safe to give my baby for itchy eyes?

What medicine is it safe to give my baby for itchy eyes?

No: Consult your pediatrician before using over the counter allergy medicines or eye drops. Itchy eyes are often a sign of allergy, but there many be other issues as well. If your child is having a hard time sleeping or constant irritation, your doctor may prescribe some mild allergy medications at a very specific dose based on your baby's weight. ...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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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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Can a four month old baby use gentamycin and dexamethasone eye drops for his itchy eyes prescribed by an opthalmo;ogist?

Yes: If an ophthalmologist has examined the baby & found it appropriate to use it is a good medication. I defer use of the eye drop combinations using Dexamethasone to the ophthalmologists because they have the additional training & equipment to spot issues where use would not be wise. ...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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Is it okay to scratch my itchy eyes?

Is it okay to scratch my itchy eyes?

Rubbing: Rubbing your eyes is never recommended. Not only is it unhealthy, it will likely cause even more histamine release and make the itching even worse. ...Read more

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