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Does oxymetazoline eye drops help with burning, itchy eyes, or only to remove redness?

Does oxymetazoline eye drops help with burning, itchy eyes, or only to remove redness?

Anti-allergic: This is an anti-histamine which has some degree of effectiveness (it used to be a prescription only item). It will help with burning and itching that is of allergic origin. Any redness removed will be due to the anti-allergic effectiveness. ...Read more

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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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Girlfriend itchy eyes and itchy red face?

Girlfriend itchy eyes and itchy red face?

Allergic reaction: You could have an allergic response to something, whether food, lotions, medications or other. You can trial Benadryl and topical eye drops such as zaditor. You could also have dry skin i suppose too.If you don't respond or get worse, you may need to see a physician who may prescribe oral steroids. Additionally, an exam of your type of skin reaction can lead to clues to the diagnosis. Good luck. ...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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I usually have itchy eyes during night and i don't feel to stop itching or rubbing my eyes which makes them red, teary and swollen. What to do?

I  usually have itchy eyes during night and i don't feel to stop itching or rubbing my eyes which makes them red, teary and swollen. What to do?

Too dry in room?: Is there alot of heat in your toom that is drying the air out. If so, you want to get a humidifier. If you do not itch during the day, it is probably not allergies. You could also put sterile eyedrops in your eye before bed and see if that helps. ...Read more

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Is it normal to get red and itchy eyes when wearing contact lenses for more than 8 hours?

Is it normal to get red and itchy eyes when wearing contact lenses for more than 8 hours?

Contact lenses: It may not be "normal" but it sure is common. Contact lenses can irritate the eyes due to dryness, allergy or poor material or fit. Sometimes contact lens intolerance can develop. It is important to have the underlying condition treated(allergy etc.) and to be sure that the fit, material and handling are all optimized and to minimize use time if possible. ...Read more

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How to treat red, swollen, itchy eyes?

How to treat red, swollen, itchy eyes?

Allergy drops: If the problem is ocular allergy there are prescription allergy drops that are very effective in controlling eye symptoms. Oral allergy medicine can also help with allergy eye symptoms. Cold compresses will decrease redness swelling, and itching. ...Read more

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I have red, swollen, itchy eyes. Could this be due to makeup allergy?

I have red, swollen, itchy eyes. Could this be due to makeup allergy?

Yes: Red, itchy, swollen eyes may indicate an allergy to almost anything...Laundry detergent, dryer sheets, eye makeup, lotions, mail polish and may other things. ...Read more

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I get horrible, red, itchy eyes every allergy season. Which eye drops work best?

I get horrible, red, itchy eyes every allergy season. Which eye drops work best?

Depends on the cause: There are many causes of itchy eyes. Several types of inflammatory conditions, allergic reactions, detergents, chemicals, and sometimes bacterial, viral or fungal infections can cause itchy eyes. Have it evaluated by a professional and get the appropriate treatment. ...Read more