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Is it normal for my eyes to be itchy at a gas station?

Is it normal for my eyes to be itchy at a gas station?

Gas: The fumes from the gasoline may trigger an allergic response. This in turn can cause eye itching. Try some artificial tears if the itching persists. If this is not effective, call your local ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my eyes to be itchy when I cry?

Is it normal for my eyes to be itchy when I cry?

Yes: Normal tears are a complex mixture of fats, proteins, salts and fluid and usually will never be produced in quantity to overflow the lid. Crying produces a lot of tears from the lacrimal gland which lack some of these components and are designed to irrigate out an irritant. Try some artificial tears for relief after crying. ...Read more

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Is it normal for the skin around my eyes to be itchy?

Is it normal for the skin around my eyes to be itchy?

NO: Itching is usually a sign of allergy. This may be due to environmental factors or occasionally irritation from a chronically tearing eye. Best to make a list of all the things you use on your skin and see your ophthalmologist for a systematic treatment plan and identification of the allergens. Also may be due to dry eyes and eczema. ...Read more

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Is it normal for my eyes to get red and itchy every time the weather changes?

Is it normal for my eyes to get red and itchy every time the weather changes?

No: Sounds like you have an eye allergy. Best to see your ophthalmologist for a diagnosis since allergies can be see with changes in wind and humidity. Dry eye can also make the symptoms of eye allergy worse. Try some artificial tears to see if this makes a difference. ...Read more

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My eyes get watery and itchy when I start reading a book. Is this normal?

My eyes get watery and itchy when I start reading a book. Is this normal?

It may be dry eyes: If this symptom does not occur at any other time, it is likely related to dry eyes or the need for reading glasses. Although itchy eyes are often a sign of allergies, they would occur throughout the day. If you try artificial tears several times per day and still have these symptoms see an eye doctor who will evaluate your vision and overall eye health. ...Read more

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My eyes get really itchy and irritated when I take my contacts off. Is this normal?

My eyes get really itchy and irritated when I take my contacts off. Is this normal?

No: Could relate to contacts lens issues such as allergies, poor fit, overwear, solution intolerance, giant papillary conjunctivitis, etc. ...Read more

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My eyes can get extremely itchy because of my hayfever. But I at times they hurt and water a lot (making my vision burry) Is this normal for hayfever?

My eyes can get extremely itchy because of my hayfever. But I at times they hurt and water a lot (making my vision burry) Is this normal for hayfever?

Expected: You want to see your doctor / eye doctor for prescription medications to control those symptoms, meanwhile use OTC antihistamines regularly, but read the labels carefully, better use the newer generation, less sedating ones as loratadine or fexofenadine, trynot to rub your eyes, and wash with running water, good luck ...Read more