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I have a rash of little blisters, whitish droplets around the bottom of my eye lid that burns and itches what kind of ointment should I put on it?

I have a rash of little blisters, whitish droplets around the bottom of my eye lid that burns and itches what kind of ointment should I put on it?

Need exam: Rashes around the eyes need an exam. As you describe a "bubbly" rash, i would recommend an examination to make sure that this isn't a herpes silmplex virus infection, which can be serious around the eye, ; can affect the ocular surface. Treatment with oral antiviral agents and topical medication may be necessary. ...Read more

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I'm worried because my left eyelid itches and is swollen, what do you suggest?

Eyelid itching with: Swelling is usually indicative of an allergic reaction. Contact allergy can be responsible and treated with topical ophthalmic anti-inflammatory ointment prescribed from your ophthalmologist. Other common causes could include blepharitis (eyelid margin infection) and variations thereof, eczema and infection. Have it looked at by your eyecare provider for definitive diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have one swollen, outer, upper eyelid that is minimally pink and itches quite a bit. I 've had this for about 3 days.

I have one swollen, outer, upper eyelid that is minimally pink and itches quite a bit.  I 've had this for about 3 days.

Possible infection: Sounds like a developing blepharitis (eyelid infection.) needs to be treated. Make an appointment with a FL licensed provider Healthtap.com/dr-Willson ...Read more

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My left eyelid is swollen, itches and stings. This has persisted for a months, anyone know what it is?

My left eyelid is swollen, itches and stings. This has persisted for a months, anyone know what it is?

Allergy?: If your vision is unchanged and this has been going on for months, the most likely is an allergic conjunctivitis. You will need to see your eye md for appropriate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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My upper eyelid itches and is dry can i use clotrimazole for this?

My upper eyelid itches and is dry can i use clotrimazole for this?

Probably useless: Clotrimazole is an effective anti-skin fungal. Fungal infection of the lids is extremely rare. You might get a little benefit from the cream the clotrimazole is dissolved in. If the lid is dry, first start with any kind of skin cream and see if that helps. If the itching persists you can try over the counter cortisone cream applied very lightly once or twice per day. ...Read more

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I have a red bump under my eyelid that hurts, is swollen and itches at times what is it and how do I cure it fast?

I have a red bump under my eyelid that hurts, is swollen and itches at times what is it and how do I cure it fast?

Very warm compress: As well, use a washcloth, get very warm under water (not hot, as sensitive area). Use as a compress on the swollen area for about 15-20min couple times a day. ...Read more

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I have some red itches of skin on my eyelids that appeared about a month ago. They are sore, looked dry and occasionally peel. Haven't changed soaps. ?

I have some red itches of skin on my eyelids that appeared about a month ago. They are sore, looked dry and occasionally peel. Haven't changed soaps. ?

Blepharitis: This is an inflammation of the eyelids. If it has been present for a month, you will need to see an eye doctor. The soreness is suggestive of an infection vs itching an allergic reaction. ...Read more

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My two year old girl has somethg like boil under her eyelid and her eyes itches her a lot. i ve given her amoxillin but its still same?

My two year old girl has somethg like boil under her eyelid and her eyes itches her a lot. i ve given her amoxillin but its still same?

Hordeolum: This is likely an inflamed tear gland within the lid. They sometimes self heal with gentle heat but those who persist often have trapped cheesy material within & must be opened & drained by an eye doc. ...Read more

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I'll get itches on my eyelids, arms etc when I eat certain seafood. Does that mean I have allergies?

I'll get itches on my eyelids, arms etc when I eat certain seafood. Does that mean I have allergies?

Most likely: Do you develop hives or get choking sensation, swelling in throat, mouth, lips? Avoid those kinds of seafood that bring on symptoms. See an allergist to be tested. Mild cases may respond to antihistamines, but more severe one may require avoidance & carrying an epi-pen for emergency situations. ...Read more

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I have what looks like a small wart/pimple on the inside of my eyelid, its the same size as that thin line of skin below the eyelashes. Itches a bit.

I have what looks like a small wart/pimple on the inside of my eyelid, its the same size as that thin line of skin below the eyelashes. Itches a bit.

It sounds like it: could be a stye or hordeolum. You can try applying warm compresses to the area a few times/day and if it is not improving or if it is enlarging, you should have your doctor take a look. ...Read more

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My left eye is red and the eyelid swollen, it itches and gets watery easily. Is it pink eye or an infection?

My left eye is red and the eyelid swollen, it itches and gets watery easily. Is it pink eye or an infection?

Could be: Your description could very well be "pink eye, " a.K.A. Viral conjunctivitis. It could also be a bacterial infection or even a contact allergy. I would recommend seeing an ophthalmologist to be sure. They each require different treatment. ...Read more

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Eyelid just got over the flu. But now my upper eye lid is red and looks alittle swollen. Its the left eye only. Its not watery. Just itches on and off. Mostly when it start it itch its at the corner the part closed to your nose. Its not really discharging

Eyelid just got over the flu. But now my upper eye lid is red and looks alittle swollen. Its the left eye only. Its not watery. Just itches on and off. Mostly when it start it itch its at the corner the part closed to your nose. Its not really discharging

If : If the lid becomes painful, this likely represents a stye. Start using the lid soaks with a warm wash cloth 2-3 times daily for 2-3 minutes. If the lid continues to swell, i would recommend evaluation by your eye doctor. This could represent many different things. ...Read more

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My son's eye suddenly swelled up and he complains that it itches but doesn't hurt what could this be?

My son's eye suddenly swelled up and he complains that it itches but doesn't hurt what could this be?

Allergy: Itching is also suspicious for a chemical release called histamine. The body uses this in response to an allergy challenge. Pollen, dust, outside chemical contamination all may be causes. The eyelids are very thin so some swelling can be present. If white part of eye is reddish may be start of pinkeye. Place cool slice cucumber over eye for 15 minutes to help and see MD soon if continues itching ...Read more

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The rigth inner corner of my eye itches really bad its been like that for a week what can it be?and what can i do to make it stop?

The rigth inner corner of my eye itches really bad its been like that for a week  what can it be?and what can i do to make it stop?

Blepharitis: Localized area of itching, redness, and swelling may be an allergic reaction. Treatment includes an eye ointment containing a cortisone and possibly an antibiotic if the skin is broken, several times a day. Avoid make-up in that area. ...Read more

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How to cure eye itches? Can I use eye drops daily?

How to cure eye itches? Can I use eye drops daily?

Allergies : Itching of the eyeballs often seasonal can be helped by the use of antihistamine eye drops that may be purchased over the counter. Examples are Zaditor ™ and Alaway™. These may be used twice daily. For more serious allergic conditions, an examination to review the eyes will be Necessary. Additionally, if you're aware of what triggers the allergic symptoms, avoidance is best. Good luck. ...Read more

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Small round dry patch on eye lid that itches, what are they?

Small round dry patch on eye lid that itches, what are they?

Several possible: Causes. Need more data like duration of symptoms, severity of itch, whether you use any home remedies. If you want an accurate diagnosis, get it checked. ...Read more

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What to do if I have pink under my left eye. Really itches and it is now suddenly getting crusty?

What to do if I have pink under my left eye. Really itches and it is now suddenly getting crusty?

Allergic dermatitis: Itching is classically associated with allergies. Seasonal or contact may result in ocular symptoms. The scaling may be associated with rubbing or may be secondary to the allergy. ...Read more

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Because my eye still itches do I have infection?

Because my eye still itches do I have infection?

No: Itchiness, is not very specific symptom for an eye infection. Most of the time itchy eyes are related to allergies.
Dry eye also can cause itchy eyes.
You need to see your eye doctor to diagnose you with the right cause for itchy eyes. ...Read more

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Eyes always very red and left eye itches and tears?

Eyes always very red and left eye itches and tears?

See your doctor: Eyes are sensitive barometers of you and environment you are in , will read your allergens you are exposed , see your doctor to fine the cause to treat you. ...Read more

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What does it mean if my left eye and face itches really bad?

What does it mean if my left eye and face itches really bad?

Allergy or infection: It may be an allergic reaction to food, makeup, soap, insect sting. It also may be an infection of the eye or surrounding skin. Also a nerve infection or irritation may cause itching. Herpes can also cause itching and if it is in the eye needs immediate treatment as that may affect permanent damage to the eyesight. ...Read more

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My eye still itches. Do I still need to continue the use of the eye drops?

My eye still itches. Do I still need to continue the use of the eye drops?

We need more info: What conditions were you treated for and what type of eye drops are you using. ...Read more

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The left corner of my eye is swollen and itches a lot, what can I do for these symptoms?

Eye irritation: Has many possible causes. Initially, you can try using over the counter artificial tears or allergy drops on a regular basis. If this doesn't help, then you should contact your eye doctor to make sure nothing more significant is taking place. ...Read more

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The skin around my eyelashes in the corner of my eye really hurts and itches, what happened?

The skin around my eyelashes in the corner of my eye really hurts and itches, what happened?

Eyelid tenderness: What products do you use on your lashes. Also it you have allergies the eyelids are a common area to notice irritation. Try not to rub the skin and watch what products you use on your hands, eyelid irritation is often due to skin care products used on the hands such as nail polish and artificial nails. ...Read more

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He's eyes are blurry and after he is washing his eye it itches. Like he's having sand in the eye.

He's eyes are blurry and after he is washing his eye it itches. Like he's having sand in the eye.

See eye Dr.: Your description of the symptoms is inadequate. However the feeling of sand in the eye could mean chronic infection of the conjunctiva. See an ophthalmologist for examination. ...Read more

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Un diagnosed swelling since 4 years below right eye. Soft Swelling, varies but is persistent. Itches very rarely. Please Help?

Un diagnosed swelling since 4 years below right eye.  Soft Swelling, varies but is persistent. Itches very rarely. Please Help?

Get it checked: Have a healthcare personnel look at the swelling to determine the nature of it. Your primary care provider or a skin doctor will be of great help. ...Read more

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The inner corner of my left eye has been red for hours. itches, feels like a grain of sand is in my eye. Eyes not dry & bugs me most with eyes closed ?

Allergy: You may have allergic reaction to some thing. did you have any exposure to foreign body? Pls wash your closed eye with cold water many times. If did not go away you can use allergy drop (Alaway, Zadidor 2x per day) or artificial tears. If still persist then see an eye doc. ...Read more