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Have a small patch of what looks like dry skin around left eye. Itchy and quite red. Appeared bout month ago, won't go away no matter what I use on it.

Have a small patch of what looks like dry skin around left eye. Itchy and quite red. Appeared bout month ago, won't go away no matter what I use on it.

Eyelid Dermatitis: You most likely have eyelid dermatitis which is an allergic or irritant reaction. You can try otc cortisone cream but if that does not work see your dermatologist. ...Read more

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I have a white spot on side of my left eye,its itchy and eye watering a bit. What could this be?

I have a white spot on side of my left eye,its itchy and eye watering a bit. What could this be?

See an eyedoc: It is probably a pingeucula or cyst, but could be a beginning squamous carcinoma in situ. Please see an ophthalmologist for a definitive diagnosis and treatment plan. You might use a cold washcloth to get some temporary relief in the meantime.

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My left eye was itchy like something in it n the corner by nose burned sometime wen i get up in the morning. Red spot by the pink thing other eye itch?

My left eye was itchy like something in it n the corner by nose burned sometime wen i get up in the morning. Red spot by the pink thing other eye itch?

Red eyes: It's common to have red eyes when you wake up in the mornings. Often, they will get better on their own. It also feels good to instill some artificial tear drops (otc) whenever you need to help your eyes feel and look better. Avoid using "get the red out" drops on a regular basis. ...Read more

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What are some reason for my left eye feel itchy, kind of hurting and swollen. My eye doctor said I have stigmatism?

Allergies can cause: Itchy, sometimes mildly painful and swollen eyes. Astigmatism is an irregular curvature of the cornea and affects only the quality of vision. It does cause itching, pain or swelling. So the two are unrelated. Treatment of allergies is possible with drop medications while astigmatism is treated with lenses. Usually allergic conjunctivitis affects both eyes not just one. ...Read more

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My daughter's left eye is itchy and watery and the skin around it is red, but no discharge. Allergies or possible start of pink eye?

My daughter's left eye is itchy and watery and the skin around it is red, but no discharge. Allergies or possible start of pink eye?

Many possibilities: It is April and allergy season is here, it is possible to be allergies although you would expect both eyes to be affected. Possible eye injury or also possible infectious conjunctivitis ...Read more

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I woke up to a swollen upper eyelid on just left eye. No itchiness, no pain, no crusts or discharge. Makes eye smaller. What do I do and what is it?

I woke up to a swollen upper eyelid  on just left eye. No itchiness, no pain, no crusts or discharge. Makes eye smaller. What do I do and what is it?

Swollen eyelid: Put a hot compress on it several times a day. If it gets worse or does not get better after a few days, then go see your eye MD. ...Read more

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My left eye gets itchy and red and I've felt pain and pressure and I have small little balls inside my eyelid is this an eye infection?

My left eye gets itchy and red and I've felt pain and pressure and I have small little balls inside my eyelid is this an eye infection?

See eye doc: Your symptoms suggest the possibility of a foreign body or infection or both in your left eye. You should see an eye specialist as soon as possible as early treatment could save you from loss of visual acuity. ...Read more

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My left eye is always itchy this past few days what will I do to stop this itchiness?

Dry eye or allergy?: Common causes are dryness, which causes more scratching and burning, or allergy, which causes itching but often will affect both eyes. Try artificial tears or lubricating drops that do not claim to relieve redness. Next, otc allergy drops can be tried. Look for 'ketotifen' as the active ingredient. ...Read more

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Since the middle of the night my left eye has been itchy but in the corner of my eye...

Since the middle of the night my left eye has been itchy but in the corner of my eye...

Allergies : It sounds like an allergy based symptom and may respond well to a trail of over the counter antihistamine eye drop, like Zaditor (ketotifen) ™. You may try some warm compresses to your eyelid with gentle cleaning with diluted baby shampoo on a washcloth. Look up a YouTube™ video on blepharitis treatment for specific details on eyelid hygiene. ...Read more

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Under my left eye is really itchy and when i rub it, it hurts and gets swollen and kinda purple. What is it?

It could be: Eczema, chronic inflammation of your skin or irritation from contact with an offending agent. See your dr for an accurate diagnosis and treatment. http://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/eczema. ...Read more

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My left eye is so itchy so I rubbed it then I woke up with a bump in the left side of my eyeball. A bit swollen too. What to do?

My left eye is so itchy so I rubbed it then I woke up with a bump in the left side of my eyeball. A bit swollen too. What to do?

Sudden eye swelling: Hard to know what is going on from the description here, but sudden eye swelling around the eye could be a sign of bacterial infection, which can spread quickly and compromise your sight. Have this evaluated very quickly. Virtual consults on this site can be used for personalized advice, in this case to better determine urgency. ...Read more

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I am currently experiencing pain in the inner corner of my left eye. No redness, itchiness or visible swelling but it feels bruised. Pain in eyeball?

I am currently experiencing pain in the inner corner of my left eye. No redness, itchiness or visible swelling but it feels bruised.  Pain in eyeball?

Meibomian gland: Consult with us to see if one of the small Meibomian glands is clogged and a likely cause of such symptoms. see eyedoc2020@blogspot.com for more details. ...Read more

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Crazy thing I have a rash that is above both my eyelids, above my nose (like a unibrow). And below my left eye. It is itchy, dry and scaly. ?

Crazy thing I have a rash that is above both my eyelids, above my nose (like a unibrow).  And below my left eye.  It is itchy, dry and scaly.   ?

Seborrhea?: While this sounds like seborrheic dermatitis, no one can answer this without seeing it. If it isn't gone in two weeks, and a trial of over-the-counter Hydrocortisone fails, check with your family physician; no rush. I'm glad you are taking a proactive approach to your health. Good luck. ...Read more

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What to do if I have no lice, behind my ears I have rough small lumps, my left eye is more itchy than the other, what could this be, its so frustrating?

What to do if I have no lice, behind my ears I have rough small lumps, my left eye is more itchy than the other, what could this be, its so frustrating?

Cat-scratch diasease: Looks like you have condition that called Parinaud's oculoglandular syndrome. Develops 2-3 wks after cat - scratch. Try to see an eye specialist, might need a treatment with ABx. ...Read more

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Left eye is red and itchy on the crease of my eye?

Left eye is red and itchy on the crease of my eye?

May be due to Allerg: You might have Allergic Conjunctivitis.You can try over the counter eye drops for allergic condition of the eye always eye drops or see your doctor get it checked and get a appropriate prescription and confirm the diagnosis ...Read more

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My left eye has been really itchy and causing problems with my contact lense, what is wrong? Am I allergic to it?

My left eye has been really itchy and causing problems with my contact lense, what is wrong?  Am I allergic to it?

? eye infection: You may need to see your doctor. Eye infections often start in 1 eye with itching, gritty feelings, redness or discharge from the eye. When rubbing you may spread it to the other eye. Remove your lenses and clean them well or discard if they are disposable, and wear your glasses until you see md. You could trap infection behind the contac lens. ...Read more

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Hi. 2.5 weeks ago my left eye was red and itchy. I used Gemini Eye drops a few days on and off, now it's only red. Am I only treating symptoms?

Hi. 2.5 weeks ago my left eye was red and itchy. I used Gemini Eye drops a few days on and off,  now it's only red. Am I only treating symptoms?

Depends: Gemini eye drops contain Antazoline which is an antihistamine. If you are experiencing allergies, might be the thing to do. However, if infection this will not resolve the issue. ...Read more

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I wake up in the mornings with my right eye cloudy and goopy and my left eye pink, burning and itchy. What are some possible causes and rememdies?

I wake up in the mornings with my right eye cloudy and goopy and my left eye pink, burning and itchy. What are some possible causes and rememdies?

Blepharitis allergy: Blepharitis also causes itching & this can occur with allergies. It's a minor infection of the eyelids. Crusting & tearing is common. Warm compress with daily baby shampoo washing of the eyelids helps relieve this. Severe cases are placed on antibiotics by your doctor. Allergies can also cause symptoms of itching and burning. Good your eye doctor to help figure out what the source the problem is. ...Read more

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I play video games a lot and one day the corner of my left eye became red an itchy... What's wrong and what should I do? This occurred 2 days ago

I play video games a lot and one day the corner of my left eye became red an itchy... What's wrong and what should I do? This occurred 2 days ago

Eye drops: Playing video games too long can make eyes irritated, dry because the blink rate diminishes drastically. This may be as simple as a pinguecula, changes due to chronic irritation and uv light exposure. Treatment is initially with viscous, thick eyes drops like systane uktra. You can buy this over the counter. ...Read more

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I've been crying a lot, and now my left eye is flaky, red, itchy. The skin under does not look bruised or red. It also appears to have lost elasticity?

I've been crying a lot, and now my left eye is flaky, red, itchy. The skin under does not look bruised or red. It also appears to have lost elasticity?

Like chapped lips: Frequent tear overflow can wash away skin oils and protectants and cause surface damage similar to the chapping that lips sometimes suffer. One would hope that what ever the reason for the sadness is now over. But if the crying persists, you might protect the skin with emollient cream or vaseline which will protect it from the effects of the tears. ...Read more

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Ketotifen Fumarate ophthalmic solution Not working.Left eye still watery foggy itchy tired sensitive bothers me alot. What to do? Why eyedrop not help

Ketotifen Fumarate ophthalmic solution Not working.Left eye still watery foggy itchy tired sensitive bothers me alot. What to do? Why eyedrop not help

See Eye MD: There are a number of reasons why a medication does not work. See an ophthalmologist (or return to the one you saw). ...Read more

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Left eye & left nostril very itchy. Head pain on same side. Sinus pain and pressure on left side also. Nostril consistently draining clear water like?

Left eye & left nostril very itchy. Head pain on same side. Sinus pain and pressure on left side also. Nostril consistently draining clear water like?

Sounds like sinus: problem but occasionally migraines can act this way. You are pregnant and on steroids (for?) so you could be susceptible to certain types of infections. You can safely use saline nasal spray and a mild decongestant nasal spray if needed, inhale warmed humidified air (put towel over your head over sink), but see doc if you get any rash in your facial area, a fever, or drainage yellow/green. ...Read more

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sensation of something in eye and itchy eyes. Got like a brown mark which I can see if I pull my left eye lid up it is on the white of my eye?

 sensation of something in eye and itchy eyes. Got like a brown mark which I can see if I pull my left eye lid up it is on the white of my eye?

Need more info: Sounds uncomfortable! Was the brown mark there before? Many people have small birthmarks in the white part of their eyes, which aren't worrisome. Itchy eyes and a feeling of grit in the eyes could be many things - allergies, small foreign particles, small cuts on the eye surface, etc. I'm not sure the brown spot is related if it is in the same place and doesn't move. ...Read more

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I have little raised red bumps around both corners of only my eye left. It's not itchy-just sometimes stings/burns when I wash there. Any ideas?

I have little raised red bumps around both corners of only my eye left. It's not itchy-just sometimes stings/burns when I wash there. Any ideas?

Angular blepharitis : A picture would be very helpful, and length of time. Sudden onset and within the last 5 days would be more concerning. Redness usually indicates inflammation, and in that region probably caused by a low grade, smouldering kind of reaction to a bacteria that normally lives in harmony on our skin. The treatment would be a mild topical antibiotic - steroid combination ...Read more

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My left eye is teary and sometimes itchy. What could be wrong?

Allergies: Your description sounds like allergies. Try cool compresses, artificial tears, and topical and/or oral allergy meds. If no improvement, see an eye doctor. ...Read more

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What could be causing itchiness near the tear duct of my left eye?

Allergen: Tears drain anything in the eye through a drain near the inside corner. Irritating substances can be concentrated in this area. If the vision is not disturbed and there is no pus or pain, you can try over the counter anti-allergic eyedrops to improve this along with eye cleaning. If persistent, see your ophthalmologist. ...Read more