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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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My skin around my eyes is very itchy, does anyone know why?

Rash around eyes: The most common cause of eyelid dermatitis is from something your hands are touching that you transfer to your eye area. Stop touching or rubbing eyes. Apply pure petroleum jelly several times a day with a q tip and take over the counter antihistamines such as zyrtec (cetirizine) to keep you from scratching or touching this area. ...Read more

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What to do about dry, red, itchy, flakey skin around my eyes. someone please help me!?

What to do about dry, red, itchy, flakey skin around my eyes. someone please help me!?

Dermatitis developin: See an eye doctor is best, if this has been persistent and nothing is working, so that it can be evaluated under the slit lamp. Common cause of contact dermatitis from laundry detergent, or anti-static cling fibers left on sheets you are sleeping on pillows, sheets. Use mild organic detergents that are less irritative than surfactants. Otherwise, blepharitis may be issue. Use warm compresses. ...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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If the skin around my eyes is itchy (the lids and the skin under my eyes). What do I do?

If the skin around my eyes is itchy (the lids and the skin under my eyes). What do I do?

See a doctor: What you describe is likely allergy related, but you should see an ophthalmologist to be sure. There are eye drops that can be used to treat the symptoms, if it is allergy. ...Read more

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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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Itchy swollen skin around my eyes, anything i can take to treat this?

Itchy swollen skin around my eyes, anything i can take to treat this?

Cold compress: Peri-orbital (around the eye) edema (swelling) can be reduced by a cold compress to the area. This prevents capillary dilation and decreases edema. The itching is indicative of allergy type reaction. Either an over the counter oral antihistamine or over the counter topical eye allergy drop (also antihistamine) should help as well. ...Read more

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My eyes were itchy , i rubbed them hardly and now the skin around my eyes become black and i observe ugly lines when i laugh. Please help me?

My eyes were itchy , i rubbed them hardly and now the skin around my eyes become black and i observe ugly lines when i laugh. Please help me?

Allergies: It sounds like you have allergic eye disease. Itch and desire to rub are the hallmarks. Your doctor will have treatments to help. ...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?

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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