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My Eyes Feel Like They Are Scratched
When ever I rub my eye in a normal way it comes out with a pain like it is scratched, are my eyes very damaged?
Corneal abrasion: Any eye trauma should be evaluated by a medical professional. Small corneal abrasions will often heal spontaneously and may be more comfortable in the dark and with the eyes closed. There is still risk of infection or other complications, especially in contact lens users and those after refractive surgery (lasik). Symptoms include pain, sensation of something in the eye, and light sensitivity. ...Read more
Gently...: Don't press hard. Rubbing can cause problems. ...Read more
Many causes: Scratching of an eye is only one cause of redness (and pain and visual lowering). This could be allergy, contact lens problems, internal inflammation, lid inflammation, and a number of others. If the vision is affected, if there is pain, if there is pus discharge, then you should see your ophthalmologist for evaluation. ...Read more
I have a daughter that is 11 years old and always scratches her eyes and scringe her face. Is there any problem?
Allergic Rhinitis: Symptoms sound like allergies. Allergic rhinitis presents with variety of symptoms including nasal congestion, running, and itching (eyes and nose) that can be seasonal or year round. Triggers at her age are most likely allergic in nature (animal dander, pollen, dust mites). See an Allergist for testing to confirm triggers. Avoidance measures, nasal sprays, and allergy shots can be helpful. ...Read more
My baby is 5 months and he scratches his face a lot mainely arund his eyes. His face gets all red and sometimes bumpy. Is it dangerouse?
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