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Doctor insights on: Scratchy Eyes

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Will scratchy eyes caused by allergy?

Will scratchy eyes caused by allergy?

Possibly: An itchy scratchy throat or eyes can be caused by allergies. These symptoms can also be caused by general irriation, dryness and viral symdromes to mention a few other casues. ...Read more

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Scratchy eyes, runny nose, sneeezing every few seconds. Does that sound like hayfever?

Scratchy eyes, runny nose, sneeezing every few seconds.  Does that sound like hayfever?

Gesundheit!: You're right! sounds like hay fever. You can try over the counter allergy medicine like Loratadine pills and allergy eye drops. Also nasal saline rinses (neti pot or neil med spray bottle) wash out pollen that triggers allergies. Talk with your regular doc for more help. Good luck! ...Read more

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How can I tell what I am allergic to and how can I get rid of itchy and gooey eyes?

How can I tell what I am allergic to and how can I get rid of itchy and gooey eyes?

Allergen testing: Can get a complete workup by an allergist, e.g. Skin testing. Otherwise, can try exposing yourself and figuring out the causative agent, removing it, then re-exposing to see if the allergy is confirmed. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Scratchy eyes?

What is the definition or description of: Scratchy eyes?

Corneal irritation: A symptom described as a "sratchy" feeling of the eyes, is generally referring to the a sense of sandy or gritty feeling one experiences when blinking the eyelids. The blinking action stimulates the corneal surface nerve endings that are irritated. The most common cause is related to ocular surface dryness, but other causes may include the presence of a foreign body, preservatives in eye drops. ...Read more

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Will scratchy eyes caused by allergy?

Possibly: An itchy scratchy throat or eyes can be caused by allergies. These symptoms can also be caused by general irriation, dryness and viral symdromes to mention a few other casues. ...Read more

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I am experiencing itchy eyes. The following also describes me: Gritty or scratchy eyes, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants. What shou...

I am experiencing  itchy eyes. The following also describes me: Gritty or scratchy eyes, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants. What shou...

OTC eye drops: As Visine or Clear eyes, can be used in the interim till you see your doctor / ophthalmologist, but read the labels carefully, and don't use for more than 3 days, wash your eyes often with running water to reduce the amount of allergens you're exposed to, good luck ...Read more

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I am experiencing itchy eyes. The following also describes me: Gritty or scratchy eyes, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants. What should I do?

I am experiencing  itchy eyes. The following also describes me: Gritty or scratchy eyes, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants. What should I do?

Eye drops: Zaditor (Ketotifen) eye drops are over the counter. These are antihistamine eye drops, can be used 1 drop in each eye twice daily as needed to help relieve itchy eyes if there is no history of eye diseases. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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I am experiencing itchy eyes. The following also describe me: Eye irritation, Gritty or scratchy eyes, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants, and Watery eyes. What should I do?

I am experiencing  itchy eyes. The following also describe me: Eye irritation, Gritty or scratchy eyes, made worse by exposure to allergen or irritants, and Watery eyes. What should I do?

? Allergic: conjunctivitis, or another eye problem, you want to see an ophthalmologist first, meanwhile, try to avoid / minimize rubbing your eyes, apply cold compresses, artificial tears, may help. Frequent hand washing to wash off allergens, and avoid allergens/irritants as much as you can. Finally, OTC antihistamines as cetirizine or loratadine taken regularly would help read the labels carefully,good luck ...Read more

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Scratchy eyes, runny nose, sneeezing every few seconds. Does that sound like hayfever?

Gesundheit!: You're right! sounds like hay fever. You can try over the counter allergy medicine like Loratadine pills and allergy eye drops. Also nasal saline rinses (neti pot or neil med spray bottle) wash out pollen that triggers allergies. Talk with your regular doc for more help. Good luck! ...Read more

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What should i do if i have sore throat, colds, And scratchy eyes?

What should i do if i have sore throat, colds, And scratchy eyes?

Conservative care: Force fluids x 8-10 glasses/day: 50% electrolyte rich fluids, 50% clear broth, bullion, consume .Warm water gargles, nasal saline mist, hot tea and honey,
Hot steam showers, Cold-Eze Lozenges, Tylenol 1-2 TABLETS every 4-6 hours as needed for fever greater than 100. Tea with dark brown honey OK to use Robitussin DM 1-2 tsp. every 4-6 hrs.as needed. OK to use 12 hour nasal spray for 2-3 days. Zyrtec 10mg 1/day. ...Read more

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I cooked fish I'm allergic, throat a little scratchy, eyes a little blurred, I took two benadryl (diphenhydramine) I have epi pen haven't used.

I cooked fish I'm allergic, throat a little scratchy, eyes a little blurred, I took two benadryl (diphenhydramine) I have epi pen haven't used.

IS it first time: R u allergic to fish already or it it the 1st time. Scratchy throat without any difficulty in breathing, sweating,dizziness from low BP, fast heart rate, tongue swelling,lip swelling ,skin rashes is okay though you are telling you have some blurry vision.If u have ranitidine or famotidine at home which are H2 blockers-Histamine receptor blockers taking Ranitidine 150 mg or Pepcid will help ...Read more

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Why am I coughing so much an my throat is feeling scratchy and my eyes are feeling like something is in them after I finished cleaning with bleach?

Why am I coughing so much an my throat is feeling scratchy and my eyes are feeling like something is in them after I finished cleaning with bleach?

Bleach is toxic!!: Please get fresh air, drink water, ventilate the space that you used bleach, rinse your eyes with clean water. If you have breathing problems - you will need to seek medical attention. ...Read more

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Frontal & maxillary pressure, headache, tired eyes,scratchy throat, and post nasal drip. Lymph node size of pea under R jaw. Can this cause node swell?

Frontal & maxillary pressure, headache, tired eyes,scratchy throat, and post nasal drip. Lymph node size of pea under R jaw. Can this cause node swell?

Probably : It sounds like you have inflammation in your sinuses and nasal passages. Perhaps allergies or possibly infection. Either could cause a prominent lymph node. I would recommend stomatic treatment with a non sedating antihistamine and a nasal steroid. Both are available over the counter. Ask your pharmacist. If symptoms persist for more than 2 weeks or worsen see your doctor. ...Read more

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I've had sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat, and chills (no fever). Does this sound like a cold or allergies?

I've had sneezing, runny nose, watery eyes, scratchy throat, and chills (no fever). Does this sound like a cold or allergies?

Cold: These are all symptoms of a cold. Allergy is less likely since this is so widespread. Do the usual: Plenty of fluids, warmth, hot baths and over the counter decongestants like Chlorpheneramine and expectorants if you are coughing. See your doctor if this is persistent. ...Read more

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I rode bike for 23 miles yesterday and now my eyes are scratchy. What might be the cause and what can I do about it?

Sun, dry or allergy: First congrats on such an endeavor! several causes of 'scratchy eyes' are possible: sun exposure may have caused slight 'corneal burn' or dry eyes from wind exposure. Allergy conditions may also cause the symptom. Over-the-counter (otc) claritin, (loratadine) allegra, or zyrtec may help. If persistent please see your doctor or ophthomologist. ...Read more

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It has been 3 months since cataract surgery. My eyes are scratchy more now, why?

It has been 3 months since cataract surgery. My eyes are scratchy more now, why?

Dry eye: During cataract surgery, nerves that sense dryness on the surface of the eye are cut. They can take 3 to 6 months to regrow. Without full sensation of dryness, the tear glands put out less tears making your eyes feel scratchy. Of course, allergies unrelated to your surgery can also cause scratchiness. ...Read more

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What is the most recommended remedy for itchy eyes and scratchy throat?

Antihistamine : You sound like you are having symptoms realted to environmental allergies. Itchy eyes (with redness, tearing, and irritation) along with a runny nose, sneezing and a scratchy throat are hallmarks of allergies. I would recommend an over the counter antihistamine like Claritin and a drop called zaditor (ketotifen). Cool compresses can also help with the eye itch. ...Read more