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Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
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Itchy Eyes (Overview)

Itchy eye is a clinical finding in which a person's eye has a sensation of non-painful irritation that requires rubbing.


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Can head lice cause itchy eyes?

Can head lice cause itchy eyes?

Absolutely!: Lice can infest the eyelashes. They are hard to see without magnification, so see an eye doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Sandra Lora Cremers
215 doctors shared insights

Itchy Eyes (Overview)

Itchy eye is a clinical finding in which a person's eye has a sensation of non-painful irritation that requires rubbing.


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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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Treating Crossed Eyes (Checklist)

See a strabismus eye doctor specialist ASAP
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Is there something I can do about constantly itchy eyes?

Is there something I can do about constantly itchy eyes?

Antihistamine drops: Chronic ocular itching can be a sign of allergy. If the symptoms clear quickly with the application of antihistamine drops such as zaditor (ketotifen) then please use them. If the problem persists then you should see your eye doctor. ...Read more

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What causes vibrating and itchy eyes and what is cure?

What causes vibrating and itchy eyes and what is cure?

Fasciculations?: Not sure what you mean by vibrating. There are eyelid twitches (usually a lower lid) when your eyes are open or "fasciculations" or quivering of the upper eyelids when eyes are closed while awake. Caffeine has been implicated in both these scenarios but it could be strain of facial muscles from stress or routine gesticulations (facial expressions). Itching is usually allergy but could b other prob. ...Read more

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What can I do to cure itchy eyes?

What can I do to cure itchy eyes?

See a dermatologist: Assuming you mean itchy eyelids you may be allergic to something you can stop using on your skin there. If you are reacting to pollen you may benefit from an antihistamine such as claratin (loratadine). Most often it is eczema. Your dr. Can prescribe Elidel (pimecrolimus) or Protopic to apply as needed. Cortisone products are effective but may have risks with long term use on eyelids. ...Read more

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What do you do to get rid of itchy eyes?

Drops, cool compress: If the cause is allergies, then i would try an over the counter allergy drop (generic is ketotifen) first, along with artificial tears and/or cold compresses. Oral antihistamines like Benadryl (diphenhydramine) or zyrtec can also help, but may dry your eyes. If problems persist, seek care as there are other causes besides allergy. ...Read more

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Are zirtek allergy tablets good? I have extremely itchy eyes at the moment.

Are zirtek allergy tablets good? I have extremely itchy eyes at the moment.

Zyrtec (cetirizine) and allergy: If eyes itch due to allergies, over the counter antihistamines like zyrtec (cetirizine) may help. Eyes can also be itchy due to eczema or even conjunctivitis, a viral or bacterial infection of the eyes. In that case the whites of the eyes will be red and eyes will feel sticky in the morning when you wake up. If the itching is not relieved by an antihistamine, i suggest a visit to your doctor. ...Read more

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I get itchy eyes and runny nose when i go to my basement that has carpet. What can I do to prevent this?

I get itchy eyes and runny nose when i go to my basement that has carpet. What can I do to prevent this?

Mold/dust issues: These are classic reactions to ether mol wet or dry, mildew, and/or dust. Check the carpet especially under for hidden problems and the humidity. ...Read more