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Is there a good way to relieve itchy eyes when eye drops are not available?

Is there a good way to relieve itchy eyes when eye drops are not available?

Cool compresses: Occasionally, a cool wet washcloth over the eyes can temporarily relieve the symptoms. Heat can actually make the eyes more itchy. The best option, however, is an eye examination to determine the cause and provide a directed treatment. ...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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What allergy eye drops can I purchase to relieve itchy eyes due to the high pollen count during the summer?

What allergy eye drops can I purchase to relieve itchy eyes due to the high pollen count during the summer?

Antihistamine: While lubricating drops help some, antihistamines drops do the most for eye allergy symptoms, including itching & watering. There are many over-the-counter antihistamine products to choose from. Older products may be combined with decongestants which decrease redness; however, overuse of these products may cause increased rebound redness. Plain antihistamine drops are your best bet for itching. ...Read more

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What type of eye drops is best for itchy eyes?

What type of eye drops is best for itchy eyes?

Cool compresses: Cooler temperatures helps relieve itching. Avoid warm compresses. These will bring more histamine to the itchy area and increase the problem. ...Read more

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I'm trying to find eye drops for itchy eyes: what type is best?

I'm trying to find eye drops for itchy eyes: what type is best?

Itchy eyes: Itchy eyes are most commonly due to dry eyes or allergies. Try an over the counter drop for dry eyes (ocular lubricant). If using the drop 2-3 times a day fails to improve symptoms get a diagnosis and treatment plan from an eye physician. ...Read more

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I have REALY itchy eyes I've tried itchy eye drops but that doesn't help what can I do..?

I have REALY itchy eyes I've tried itchy eye drops but that doesn't help what can I do..?

Itchy eyes: itchy eyes most often due to allergy (environment: pollen, makeup, pets, detergent, etc), viral conjunctivitis (contagious: see eyeMD asap if severe itching), dry eye. An eyeMD can recommend stronger drops to help as needed. More@ Eyedoc2020.blogspot.com ...Read more

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Are eye drops the only solution for red, itchy eyes?

Are eye drops the only solution for red, itchy eyes?

No: Depends on the problem. If there's something anatomic that can be treated, or some irritant that can be removed/avoided, or some treatment like punctal plug for associated dry eye... ...Read more

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What is the most recommended eye drops for dry, itchy eyes?

What is the most recommended eye drops for dry, itchy eyes?

Several: Various over the counter artificial tears, some are more watery vs. Oily, thicker tear lasts longer but can blur vision more. Try several to see what works best. Over the counter antihistamines can help with itching due to allergies. ...Read more

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What are the best eye drops to use for itchy eyes with allergies?

What are the best eye drops to use for itchy eyes with allergies?

Several options: There are several otc meds that available that are ocular antihistamines. Tears and similar otc moisturizing drops are helpful as well. Interestingly, there is some data that rx nasal steroids can help with ocular symptoms. ...Read more

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I have red eyes and itchy eyes and I brought optrex eye drops will they make my eyes worser?

I have red eyes and itchy eyes and I brought optrex eye drops will they make my eyes worser?

Probably not: Optrex is not an American company nor am I aware that they legally distribute products in the USA, however they do make artificial lubricants and possibly some decongestant products also that are probably safe to use. These drops contain preservatives that sometimes cause allergy. See an eye doctor if symptoms persist. ...Read more

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When i don't wear my glasses for a long time i get itchy eyes. Should I use eye drops, and which kind?

When i don't wear my glasses for a long time i get itchy eyes. Should I use eye drops, and which kind?

Yes drops will help: Either artificial tear drops or allergy eye drops for itching, both are over the counter ...Read more